Archive for June 15th, 2017:

Juncker rejects US climate deal re-negotiation

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Green groups across Europe protested the US pullout from Paris Speaking to the European Parliament, Jean-Claude Juncker categorically ruled out any re-negotiation of the Paris climate agreement. The European Commission President said: “We have spent 20 years negotiating”, and now was the time for implementation. US President Trump has

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Dams could ‘permanently damage Amazon’

Image copyright Edgargo Latrubesse Image caption The Amazon basin is the largest and most complex river system in the world The Amazon basin could suffer significant and irreversible damage if an extensive dam building programme goes ahead, scientists say. Currently, 428 hydroelectric dams are planned, with 140 already built or under construction. Researchers warn that

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Air pollution plan ‘unfair’ on local authorities

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Air pollution levels in London could stay above legal limits for the next decade if action isn’t taken The UK government is abdicating its responsibilities and “unfairly shifting the burden” of dealing with dirty air on to local authorities, says an industry body. The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

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