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  • Some climate change impacts unavoidable: World Bank

    By Alister Doyle
  • U.N. Green Fund gets $9.3 billion in pledges at Berlin conference

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Donor nations pledged up to $9.3 billion on Thursday to a U.N. fund to help developing countries tackle climate change, but environmental campaigners said the funds fell short of what they want.     The U.N. Green Climate Fund (GCF) is...

    China outlines plan to reach new climate goals

    BEIJING China on Wednesday set a target for coal use through 2020 with an eye on a commitment made with the US last week to curtail greenhouse gas emissions. The guidelines aim to ensure that coal burning reaches no higher than 4.2 billion tons per...

    Ebola's impact on Africa economy might be less than feared: World Bank

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The cost of the Ebola epidemic for Sub-Saharan Africa's economy is likely to be closer to $3 billion-$4 billion and not the worst-case scenario of $32 billion, the World Bank's chief economist for the continent said on Wednesday....

    Flawed debt and trade policies plague U.S.

    Flawed debt and trade policies plague U.S.
    The U.S. environmentalists are ecstatic about the handshake, non-binding agreement between Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. In reality, the Chinese have merely agreed to follow their existing energy strategy of...