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Obama action on methane emissions ‘misses 90% of pollution’

Gas burns off from a newly tracked well in North Dakota. Photograph: Les Stone/Corbis

Given the current trend, the U.S. would become the world’s largest producer of natural gas in a year – which means the impact of current methane emissions would be disastrous. Obama’s plan to cut down on future methane emissions, leaving out the ongoing emissions are nowhere near adequate. . . . → Read More: Obama action on methane emissions ‘misses 90% of pollution’

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Paris mayor announces plans to ban diesel cars from French capital by 2020

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Anne Hidalgo’s anti-pollution drive could also see pedestrianised zones and only essential vehicles allowed at weekends

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Eating less meat essential to curb climate change, says report

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Global livestock industry produces more greenhouse gas emissions than transport but fear of a consumer backlash is preventing action, says Chatham House report

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Lima climate talks: EU and US at odds over legally binding emissions targets

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EU says mandatory carbon emissions cuts should be set for all countries, whereas US wants individual countries to be free to adjust the scale and pace of reductions

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Bank of England investigating risk of ‘carbon bubble’

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Enquiry to assess chances of an economic crash if climate change rules render coal, oil and gas assets worthless

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Obama to unveil new limits on ozone pollution in victory for health groups

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New guidelines will bring US up to par with health standards in other industrialised countries and are a victory for environmental groups

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Air pollution costs Britain £10bn a year, report shows

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Britain is third highest contributor to air pollution that costs Europe up to £149bn a year, says EU agency report

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CO2 emissions must be zero by 2070 to prevent climate disaster, UN says

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‘Negative emissions’ are needed globally by second half of century to stave off dangerous climate change, say UN scientists

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Australia one of only four nations forecast to miss 2020 emissions target

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A UN report says Australia and just three other nations will not meet their pledge to reduce emissions by 2020

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EU court rules UK government must clean up dangerous air pollution

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UK government must urgently improve air quality in British cities following a landmark case that could see more vehicles restricted from city centres

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