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European heads of state will vote this week on the European Green Deal. Many at the climate conference in Madrid hope the EU will take the US' place this time around, and that an EU-China agreement may be announced ahead of 2020.
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The Saudi Arabian Oil Company, also known as Saudi Aramco, is offering 1.5% of the company in an initial public offering on the Saudi stock exchange.
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This week, a delegation of Indigenous youth have delivered a collective message to United Nations leadership: Take meaningful action on climate change.
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As Montenegro shifts from coal toward cleaner energy, new hydropower plants are springing up all over the Balkan region. But renewable energy doesn’t always mean green.
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Donald Trump repeated his disapproval of the pact just last week at a shale oil and gas conference in Pittsburgh.
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Only 9% of plastics are recycled — but the world is actually using fewer natural materials while maintaining economic growth.
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Musicians from Iron Maiden, Scorpions, Def Leppard and the Brazilian band Angra got spider species named after them.
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The New York attorney general says Exxon used two sets of books and misled investors by downplaying the potential costs of carbon emissions
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Does your winter wear come with an animal who helped make it? If you're shopping at Sheep Inc., the answer is yes. But for co-founder Edzard van der Wyck it's not a gimmick — it's a reminder about how clothes are made, and what the fashion industry costs the environment.
Greta Thunberg
Greta Thunberg, the favorite to win Friday’s Nobel Peace Prize, has inspired books, met with heads of state, and testified before Congress, the European Parliament and the United Nations. Her Friday school strikes for climate action have expanded to millions of people around the world.   

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