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Two Korean firms end electric car battery row, averting US ban | Automotive Industry News

Two South Korean electric-vehicle battery makers reached a last-minute settlement in a bitter U.S. trade dispute, sparing President Joe Biden…

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Middle East

White House mulls nearly doubling Obama’s climate pledge | Business and Economy News

The White House is considering a pledge to cut U.S. greenhouse-gas emissions by 50% or more by the end of…

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Asia

India’s Modi reaffirms Paris accord pledge in meeting with Kerry | Climate News

Indian PM tells US climate envoy New Delhi is committed to meeting pledges under 2015 Paris climate change agreement and…

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Latin America

Does Biden’s American Jobs Plan go big enough on climate change? | Climate News

At first glance, United States President Joe Biden’s giant American Jobs Plan seems like an environmentalist’s dream: enormous investment in…

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Latin America

Aramco’s new disclosures still understate its carbon footprint | Business and Economy News

Saudi Aramco still has a long way to go in ensuring that its emissions disclosures match those of other oil majors.…

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Europe

Extinction Rebellion occupies financial headquarters in Brussels

Environmental protesters occupied the headquarters of two financial institutions in Brussels for several hours on Thursday, to protest against the…

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Latin America

Fast & furious: Will Biden’s $174BN accelerate a global EV boom? | Automotive Industry News

The U.S. auto industry sees President Joe Biden’s infrastructure package as accelerating a global shift toward electric vehicles, thanks to…

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Middle East

Economists want ‘drastic’ action to stop climate change: Survey | Business and Economy News

Two-thirds of respondents say economic benefits from net-zero emissions by 2050 would outweigh the cost of achieving it. A growing…

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Europe

Biden says Xi, Putin welcome at White House climate summit | Climate News

Biden will host world leaders to outline how their countries will reduce carbon emissions to meet a global 2030 goal.…

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Africa

Large tornado causes damage across Alabama | Climate News

Severe weather continues Thursday as authorities survey damage in small towns around Alabama. A tornado hit small communities south of…

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Europe

India’s massive coal mines auction sends mixed climate signals | Business and Economy News

India – the world’s third-biggest emitter of greenhouse gases – will put 67 coal mines up for auction at once,…

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Europe

US climate adviser meets energy industry to align climate goals | Business and Economy News

Oil and gas industry representatives and White House officials discussed emissions and plans to decarbonise the economy. Representatives from the…

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Middle East

Deforestation: The $53bn threat to agri-businesses | Business and Economy News

Deforestation and extreme weather are two of the risks that could lead to losses for firms, a survey of 500…

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Latin America

Infographic: How has the world changed since COVID-19? | Business and Economy News

It has been one year since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic. The virus, which is microscopic…

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Europe

Climate concerns to crime: Bitcoin’s dark side draws scrutiny | Business and Economy News

Bitcoin’s latest rally to another all-time high north of $60,000 may have lost some steam this week, but its blistering…

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Latin America

Elon Musk’s Tesla building giant battery to plug into Texas grid | Automotive Industry News

Elon Musk is getting into the Texas power market, with previously unrevealed construction of a gigantic battery connected to an…

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Europe

Rising seas: A failure of economics to cut greenhouse emissions

Changing the way we measure economic growth may help redress the balance between nature and exploitation of resources. Aj Europe

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Africa

Haaland hearings signal uphill battle for Biden’s climate agenda | Business and Economy News

United States President Joe Biden is facing stiff resistance in the US Senate to his nominations for multiple cabinet and…

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Europe

Race for EV batteries pits conservationists against green energy | Automotive Industry News

Last September, in the arid hills of northern Nevada in the US, a cluster of flowers found nowhere else on…

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Latin America

Global CO2 pollution returns to pre-COVID levels: IEA | Climate News

Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions have returned to pre-pandemic levels and then some, threatening to put climate treaty targets for…

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Africa

Wildfire victims sue PG&E’s former management for neglect | Climate News

California company accused of ‘dereliction of duty’, claimants fear it will not be able to pay $13.5bn settlement. A trust…

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Africa

Indian climate activist gets bail in sedition case over farm stir | Agriculture News

New Delhi court grants bail to Disha Ravi, 22, saying there was ‘scanty and sketchy evidence’ of sedition in her…

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Europe

Family sues Texas power companies for $100m over death of boy, 11 | Climate News

Cristian Pavon’s family says ‘gross negligence’ caused death by ‘hypothermia’, as Texans receive sky-high energy bills. The family of an…

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Africa

Biden set to declare major disaster in storm-hit Texas | Climate News

Biden expedites governor’s request as state deals with widespread water access issues and more than 180,000 without power. US President…

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Africa

Power returns but water an issue as Texas reels from icy storm | Climate News

Historic storm leaves dozens dead and millions without water as power returns to US state of Texas. Power is returning…

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Africa

Cruz blasted for reportedly flying to Cancun amid Texas freeze | Climate News

Senator Ted Cruz comes under fire from Texans after reports that he left struggling state for warmer Mexico. US Senator…

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Africa

Thousands of ‘cold-stunned’ sea turtles rescued off Texas coast | Climate News

Nearly 5,000 stunned turtles washed ashore in the US state amid a deadly cold wave that has caused power outages,…

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Asia

UN chief, climate envoy Kerry to mark US return to Paris accord | Climate News

Return to 2015 climate agreement comes as Biden administration seeks to re-engage in international organisations. United States Special Presidential Envoy…

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Millions without power as deep freeze continues across US | Climate News

At least one person was dead and more than four million were without power in the southern US state of…

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Africa

Why Indian police arrested a 22-year-old climate activist | Climate News

Disha Ravi has been charged with sedition for creating and sharing an online document to support the ongoing farmers protest…

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Asia

Millions in Texas lose power as winter storm drops temps to -22C | Climate News

The state of Texas continued to reel under a deep freeze, leaving utilities scrambling to meet record power demand and…

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Asia

Disha Ravi: Arrest of young Indian activist triggers outrage | Climate News

Free speech concerns raised after Disha Ravi, 22, is arrested for sharing online ‘toolkit’ with information on the farmers’ protest.…

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