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U.S. Military Agency Invests $100m in 'Genetic Extinction' Technologies

A US military agency is investing $100m in genetic extinction technologies that could wipe out malarial mosquitoes, invasive rodents or other species, emails released under freedom of information rules show.

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EU Declared Monsanto Weedkiller Safe After Intervention From Controversial U.S. Official

The European Food Safety Authority dismissed a study linking a Monsanto weedkiller to cancer after counsel from a US Environmental Protection Agency officer allegedly linked to the company.

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Why We're Going to Have to Start Sucking Pollution Out of the Air to Save the Climate

The EU has admitted it has not yet looked into the polices needed to hold global warming to 1.5C, as agreed at the landmark Paris agreement, and will instead ask a UN climate science panel for advice involving ‘negative emissions’ technology.

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India Unveils Global Solar Alliance of 120 Countries at Paris Climate Summit

India’s prime minister has launched an international solar alliance of over 120 countries with the French president, François Hollande, at the Paris COP21 climate summit. 

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France Uses Emergency Laws to Put Climate Activists Under House Arrest for Planning to Protest

At least 24 climate activists have been put under house arrest by French police, accused of flouting a ban on organising protests during next week’s Paris climate summit, the Guardian has learned. 

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This African Nation Is Poised to Become a Solar Superpower

The Moroccan city of Ouarzazate is used to big productions. On the edge of the Sahara desert and the centre of the north African country’s ‘Ouallywood’ film industry it has played host to big-budget location shots in Lawrence of Arabia, The Mummy, The Living Daylights and even Game of Thrones.

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Activists Promise Largest Climate Civil Disobedience Ever at U.N. Paris Summit

Thousands of climate change campaigners have promised to blockade a major UN climate summit in Paris with what they say will be non-violent direct action on a scale Europe has not seen before.

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25 Million Birds Illegally Killed in Mediterranean Each Year, Says Report

About 25 million birds are being unlawfully shot, trapped and glued in a Mediterranean crime wave that is even affecting birds vulnerable to extinction, according to the first report of its kind.

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Islamic Leaders Issue Bold Call for Rapid Phase Out of Fossil Fuels

Islamic leaders have issued a powerful call to 1.6 billion Muslims around the world to work towards phasing out greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and a 100 percent renewable energy strategy.

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Dutch Government Ordered to Cut Carbon Emissions in Landmark Ruling

A court in the Hague has declared the Dutch government’s climate policy illegal and ordered it to cut its emissions by at least 25 percent within five years, in a landmark ruling.

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