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EU ministers 'bracing for battle' on carbon market reform

EU environment ministers are bracing for a tough debate to find a compromise on reforms to the carbon market, EU sources said, with nations split over how to balance climate ambitions with protection for energy-intensive industry.

Nearly 200 nations agree binding deal to cut greenhouse gases

Nearly 200 nations have agreed a legally binding deal to cut back on greenhouse gases used in refrigerators and air conditioners, a major move against climate change

G20 a success for China, but hard issues kicked down the road

China is lauding its successful hosting of the G20 summit in scenic Hangzhou, with open confrontation largely avoided and broad consensus reached over the fragile state of the global economy and the need for a wide range of policies

After warming fast, part of Antarctica gets a chill: study

 The Antarctic Peninsula, among the fastest warming places on Earth last century, has since cooled due to natural swings in the local climate, scientists said on Wednesday, adding that the respite from the thaw is likely to be brief.

Rotterdam offers burial at sea for greenhouse gases

 A scheme to collect millions of tonnes of greenhouse gases and bury them under the North Sea off the coast of Rotterdam is Europe's best hope of showing it can make carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology work.

Record hot years almost certainly caused by man-made warming

 A record-breaking string of hot years since 2000 is almost certainly a sign of man-made global warming, with vanishingly small chances that it was caused by random, natural swings,

Food being wasted at an alarming rate

 VietNamNet Bridge – Food wastage is an epidemic that concerns the world not just because it contributes to greenhouse gases, but because it affects the natural resources and bio-diversity of a country.

Next two years hottest, says Met Office

 The next two years could be the hottest on record globally, says research from the UK's Met Office.

Climate change: Obama to unveil Clean Power Plan

 US President Barack Obama is due to unveil what he called "the biggest, most important step we have ever taken" in tackling climate change.

China greenhouse gases: Progress is made, report says

 China's greenhouse gas emissions could start to decline within 10 years, according to a report from the London School of Economics.

Turkey to open first sea tunnel to ever link two continents

 Turkey will on Tuesday unveil the world's first sea tunnel connecting two continents, fulfilling a sultan's dream 150 years ago, but also fuelling recent anti-government sentiment for such mega projects.