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Germany's RWE to cut one in three jobs in $2.9 billion coal exit deal

16 Jan 2020

FRANKFURT RWE , Germany's biggest power producer, will cut about 6,000 jobs, or nearly a third of its current workforce, by 2030 as the country moves to phase out brown coal as an energy source, the company said on Thursday.

Australia's massive fires could become routine, climate scientists warn

14 Jan 2020

LONDON Bushfires ravaging Australia have provided a foretaste of the kinds of conditions that could become normal unless the world moves rapidly to curb emissions of the greenhouse gases driving global warming, scientists have warned.

Under fire over climate summit, Chile blames big polluters

16 Dec 2019

SANTIAGO/LONDON/MADRID Chile defended itself on Monday against criticism it was too weak in presiding over international climate change negotiations, saying it did all it could but that four big polluting countries got in the way.

Major states snub calls for climate action as U.N. summit wraps up

15 Dec 2019

MADRID A handful of major states resisted pressure on Sunday to ramp up efforts to combat global warming as a U.N. climate summit ground to a close, angering smaller countries and a growing protest movement that is pushing for emergency action. | Video

Negotiators work through the night to salvage U.N. climate summit

15 Dec 2019

MADRID Negotiators worked into the early hours of Sunday to try to salvage a strong global commitment to fight climate change after some of the most vulnerable nations said they were being sidelined at a marathon U.N. summit in Madrid.

Anger erupts at U.N. climate summit as major economies resist bold action

14 Dec 2019

MADRID Major economies resisted calls for bolder climate commitments as a U.N. summit in Madrid limped towards a delayed conclusion on Saturday, dimming hopes that nations will act in time to stop rising temperatures devastating people and the natural world.

EU leads call for stronger climate ambition as U.N. summit wavers

14 Dec 2019

MADRID, Dec 14 The European Union warned on Saturday that a U.N. summit in Madrid must send a strong signal that countries are ready to do more to cut emissions, as fears grew that international efforts to fight climate change were slipping into reverse.

Fate of global climate action 'in the balance' as U.N. talks go down to wire

14 Dec 2019

MADRID Big polluting countries faced last-ditch pressure from smaller nations to show serious commitment to fighting climate change as negotiators battled into the early hours of Saturday to salvage a result from a fraught U.N. summit in Madrid.

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