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Greta Thunberg demands 'crisis' response to climate change

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg urged European leaders on Thursday to take emergency action on climate change, saying people in power had practically "given up" on the possibility of handing over a decent future to coming generations.
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Global CO2 emissions from power sector fell 2% last year: Study
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Global CO2 emissions from power sector fell 2% last year: Study

Global carbon dioxide emissions from the power sector fell by 2% last year, the biggest fall since at least 1990, owing to reduced coal usage in Europe and the United States, a study showed on Monday.

Arctic 'doomsday' food vault welcomes millionth seed variety
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Arctic 'doomsday' food vault welcomes millionth seed variety

On Tuesday, 30 gene banks deposited seeds, also including offerings from India, Mali and Peru.

Island states, threatened by disasters, demand urgent action at U.N. climate talks
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Island states, threatened by disasters, demand urgent action at U.N. climate talks

Island nations at risk of being erased from the map by rising seas accused rich countries of losing sight of the urgency of the climate crisis on Thursday as a marathon U.N. summit in Madrid entered its final stretch.

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Drought-hit Australian towns prepare for 'unimaginable' water crisis

Drought-hit Australian towns prepare for 'unimaginable' water crisis

The little town of Guyra in eastern Australia lies next to a freshwater lagoon just half a day's drive from Sydney, but its drinking water is due to run dry in 400 days' time.

BP faces climate protests at investor meeting, Shell gets boost

BP faces climate protests at investor meeting, Shell gets boost

Activists disrupted BP's annual shareholder meeting on Tuesday shouting "this is a crime scene" in the latest climate protest against the oil and gas group, while rival Royal Dutch Shell got some rare praise from investors on its emissions policies.

Greenpeace activists block BP London HQ demanding end to oil exploration
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Greenpeace activists block BP London HQ demanding end to oil exploration

Greenpeace activists blocked the entrance to BP's London headquarters on Monday, demanding one of the world's biggest energy companies ends all new oil and gas exploration or goes out of business.

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