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How far will Freeland go to get climate change in NAFTA?

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says she wants to see environmental provisions strengthened in a re-done North American Free Trade Agreement, but it’s not clear exactly how far Canada’s top diplomat will go to get climate change into NAFTA.

How far will Freeland go to get climate change in NAFTA?

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House Science Committee chair says climate change is a good thing.

Rep. Lamar Smith is arguing that pumping the atmosphere full of carbon dioxide is “beneficial” to global trade, crop production and the lushness of the planet.

WASHINGTON — Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) — who has spent his career cozying up to fossil fuel interests, dismissing the threat of climate change and harassing federal climate scientists — is now arguing that pumping the atmosphere full of carbon dioxide is “beneficial” to global trade, crop production and the lushness of the planet. 

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Could trade dispute with China bring an end to US solar boom?

Low-cost solar cells produced in China have helped power the recent surge in the U.S. solar industry. But a case now before the federal International Trade Commission could lead to tariffs that would jeopardize U.S. solar’s rapid growth.

Cheap Chinese solar cells have powered a boom in the U.S. solar industry. They have helped drive down the cost of making electricity from sunlight by about 70 percent since 2010, leading to double-digit growth rates in rooftop and utility-scale installations, according to the industry. Last year, for the first time, solar added more generating capacity to the electricity grid than any other fuel, including natural gas. That’s welcome news to those who worry about climate change. 

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World food trade runs chokepoint gauntlet.

A group of physical chokepoints – roads, ports and waterways – could disrupt the flow of world food trade, with drastic consequences.

The crowded Suez Cana is a likely checkpoint for the world food trade.

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Solar panel makers look to White House for help.
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Solar panel makers look to White House for help.

Solar panel manufacturers are pushing to impose trade penalties on imports to the United States, dividing their industry while potentially creating a new trade case for President Trump.

BY TIMOTHY CAMA - 06/20/17 06:00 AM EDT

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A torrent of water and concrete imperil Chennai’s IT boom.

Almost a decade ago, when the first of Chennai’s IT office buildings replaced coconut groves along the Bay of Bengal, leaders hailed the potential for a new wave of clean jobs. Nine years later, it is clear that planners did not fully anticipate the consequences.

CHENNAI, India – Almost a decade ago, when the first of Chennai’s bleach-white IT office buildings replaced coconut groves along the Bay of Bengal south of the city center, leaders hailed the potential for a new wave of clean jobs. Nine years later, it is clear that planners did not fully anticipate the consequences.

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In tougher climate, Chinese automaker cuts jobs, shifts to green cars.

Chinese automaker Qoros, founded 10 years ago, has cut jobs and is shifting its focus to faster-growth electric cars in response to increased competition in the world's largest car market.

BEIJING, Feb 24 Chinese automaker Qoros, founded 10 years ago, has cut jobs and is shifting its focus to faster-growth electric cars in response to increased competition in the world's largest car market.

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