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  1. Interactive map: Countries' climate targets beyond 2020

    In the lead up to climate meetings in Paris at the end of the year, countries will release draft targets - the framework of a possible global climate deal. Follow our interactive map as we track these targets.

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  2. Obama signs executive order to cut government’s greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent, increase use of renewable energy

    Obama has signed an executive order which directs federal agencies in the US to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent and to increase the use of renewable energy sources to 25 percent by 2025.

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  3. New rooftops in France must be covered in plants or solar panels

    France decrees new rooftops must be covered in plants or solar panels. But the new law is much more limited in its scope than environmentalists had hoped for.

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  4. Is Syriza the first Green government in Europe?

    At the end of January, Greek voters elected the radical leftist Syriza party into power. Syriza’s colours are red and purple and green, identifying it as socialist, feminist and environmentalist. The party platform includes all the key demands of the Green Party. Which begs the question: Is Syriza the first Green government in Europe?

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  5. UK fracking moratorium fails to pass Parliament vote

    A motion calling for a moratorium on fracking - the controversial shale gas extraction technology - fails to pass Parliament vote as the UK government unveils a series of tax breaks for the fracking industry.

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  6. Swiss 'environmental' anti-immigrant plan defeated

    In referendum, 74% of Swiss voters reject eco-nationalist call for immigration limits and third world population control.

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  7. U.S. Senate rejects Keystone XL approval bill by a narrow margin

    The U.S. Senate has rejected a bill that would allow the controversial Keystone XL pipeline to be completed. The bill was rejected by a narrow margin, with 59 yes votes and 41 no votes. The bill would have needed 60 votes to pass.

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  8. U.S. wildfires grow while budget to fight them is depleted

    The U.S. Forest Service's annual budget for fighting wildfires is rapidly dwindling; in fact, it may run out by the end of the month: the fires, on the other hand, will keep burning.

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  9. UK government admits: air pollution limits won't be met until after 2030

    The UK government admits that it doesn't expect to meet EU's legal limits for nitrogen dioxide air pollution in London, Birmingham and Leeds until after 2030. That means the UK will miss EU’s deadline by over 20 years – potentially resulting in the death of thousands of people.

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