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Paying to preserve trees helps fight warming: study

MIAMI: Paying small amounts of cash to convince landowners not to cut down their trees is a highly effective strategy for reducing carbon emissions that drive climate change, researchers said on Thursday. Trees are important because they…

Why nuclear could become the next ‘fossil’ fuel

HOMESTEAD, United States: A gray dinosaur statue outside south Florida's largest power plant is meant to symbolize two decommissioned fossil fuel reactors, but it also could be seen to represent a nuclear industry crumpling under mounting…

Record amount of renewables capacity added in 2016: UN

PARIS: The world added a record 138.5 gigawatts of renewable power capacity in 2016 despite a 23 percent drop in investment, reflecting the falling cost of clean energy, the UN announced on Thursday. The new energy -- mainly from wind and…

Trump poised to roll back climate protections

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump will on Tuesday roll back a slew of environmental protections enacted by Barack Obama, in a bid to untether the fossil fuel industry. In a maiden trip to the Environmental Protection Agency, Trump will…