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Nations agree on phase-out of super greenhouse gases in Kigali meet

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP | Representatives from almost 200 countries reached an agreement Saturday on the phase-out of potent greenhouse gases used in refrigerators and air conditioners, a major step in curbing global warming, a Rwandan minister hosting the talks announced. “The amendment and decisions are adopted,” said Rwanda’s Minister …

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US, China climate move signals hopeful era

Paris, France | AFP | Climate activists and small nations at risk of global warming’s direst consequences, welcomed Saturday’s ratification by China and the United States of a global pact to curb planet-harming carbon emissions. The move by the world’s two largest greenhouse gas emitters brought the hard-fought agreement, concluded …

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July was Earth’s hottest month in modern times

  Miami, United States | AFP | Soaring temperatures worldwide made July the Earth’s hottest month in modern times, setting a new high mark for global heat in 137 years of record-keeping, US government scientists said Wednesday. The report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration came just two days …

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Petersberg climate dialogue

By Angela Merkel and François Hollande A call for a fundamental shift to low-carbon infrastructure, technologies, land use France, incoming Presidency of COP 21, and Germany, Presidency of the G 7, are firmly decided to take all efforts to reach an ambitious, comprehensive and binding UN climate agreement by the …

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