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Articles by Natasha Geiling

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US, Australia fight push to bar fossil fuel interests from climate talks

Developing nations want to ban fossil fuel interests from participating in, and sponsoring, UN climate talks – much to the chagrin of countries like US and Australia.

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Trump’s new economics director is climate denier who thinks animals can ‘snuggle’ under pipelines

Trump’s new economics director is climate denier who thinks animals can ‘snuggle’ under pipelines

President Donald Trump names CNBC host Larry Kudlow as new director of the National Economic Council, adding yet another climate science denier to the White House.

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Trump bashes wind energy in state that gets a third of its power  from wind

Trump bashes wind energy in state that gets a third of its power from wind

Trump rants against wind energy, warning of lights going out and “birds falling to the ground”.

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More coal mines will lead to more poverty, new report warns

More coal mines will lead to more poverty, new report warns

Supporters of Adani mine says coal crucial to solving poverty, but new report suggests new coal mines will only worsen climate change and drive poor nations deeper into poverty.

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European utilities commit to no new coal plants after 2020

European utilities commit to no new coal plants after 2020

As part of meeting its commitment under the Paris Agreement, the European Union announced it will build no more coal plants after 2020.

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Wind energy setting records around the world, can't shake policy uncertainty

Wind energy setting records around the world, can’t shake policy uncertainty

Wind energy had a big year in 2016, particularly in the US and Europe  – yet it still faces an unpredictable policy future.

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California isn’t backing down on ambitious climate goal, despite Trump reversal

California isn’t backing down on ambitious climate goal, despite Trump reversal

California shows it isn’t messing around when it comes to climate action, even in the face of federal rollbacks.

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Declining coal means flat global emissions for third year running

Declining coal means flat global emissions for third year running

For the third year in a row, global carbon emissions have remained flat, thanks in large part to declining emissions in China.

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India, world’s fourth-largest emitter, ratifies Paris climate agreement

India, world’s fourth-largest emitter, ratifies Paris climate agreement

Getting India on board is a huge deal for global climate action.

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US city of Boulder commits to going 100 per cent renewable

US city of Boulder commits to going 100 per cent renewable

Boulder, Colorado the latest in a series of US cities making the pledge to go totally green. There are now 17 in total.

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We were promised the greenest Olympics ever. We got an ecological disaster

We were promised the greenest Olympics ever. We got an ecological disaster

So how did an international environmental champion fail to meet the promises of a sustainable Rio in time for the city’s biggest international event in decades?