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The latest news on the environment and global climate change, the impact it is having on communities everywhere, and what is being done (or not being done) to save the planet. || News Plexus LLC — delivering your news in a convenient, AD-FREE and easy-to-read stream.

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NewsPlexus Media August 3, 2020

US officials seek limits on "habitat" for imperiled species
The Trump administration is moving to restrict what land and water areas can be declared as "habitat" for imperiled plants and animals — potentially excluding locations that species could use in the future as climate change upends ecosystems. An administration proposal obtained in advance by The Associated Press and publicly released Friday would for the first time define "habitat" for purposes of enforcing the Endangered Species Act, the landmark law that has dictated species protections efforts in the U.S. since 1973.
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NewsPlexus Media July 31, 2020

US energy use hit 30-year low during pandemic shutdowns
U.S. energy consumption plummeted to its lowest level in more than 30 years this spring as the nation’s economy largely shut down because of the coronavirus, federal officials reported Wednesday. The drop was driven by less demand for coal that is burned for electricity and oil that’s refined into gasoline and jet fuel, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said.
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NewsPlexus Media July 22, 2020

EPA finds plastic trash contaminates 2 remote Hawaii beaches
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has designated the waters of two remote beaches in Hawaii as contaminated by trash, forcing the state to address the persistent problem of plastic deposited on its coastlines by swirling Pacific Ocean currents. The decision will require authorities to establish a daily limit for the trash at the two locations, one of which is so notorious for collecting debris that some call it “Plastic Beach” or “Junk Beach.”
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NewsPlexus Media July 22, 2020

Rich Americans spew more carbon pollution at home than poor
Rich Americans produce nearly 25% more heat-trapping gases than poorer people at home, according to a comprehensive study of U.S. residential carbon footprints. Scientists studied 93 million housing units in the nation to analyze how much greenhouse gases are being spewed in different locations and by income, according to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Residential carbon emissions comprise close to one-fifth of global warming gases emitted by the burning of coal, oil and natural gas.
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NewsPlexus Media July 17, 2020

Climate change makes freak Siberian heat 600 times likelier
Nearly impossible without man-made global warming, this year’s freak Siberian heat wave is producing climate change’s most flagrant footprint of extreme weather, a new flash study says. International scientists released a study Wednesday that found the greenhouse effect multiplied the chance of the region’s prolonged heat by at least 600 times, and maybe tens of thousands of times.
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NewsPlexus Media July 16, 2020

Burger King addresses climate change by changing cows' diets
Burger King is staging an intervention with its cows. The chain has rebalanced the diet of some of the cows by adding lemon grass in a bid to limit bovine contributions to climate change. By tweaking their diet, Burger King said Tuesday that it believes it can reduce a cow's daily methane emissions by about 33%.
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NewsPlexus Media July 12, 2020

France ordered to fight pollution or pay millions in fines
France's highest administrative body ordered the government to take immediate measures to combat pollution in Paris and several regions or pay up to 20 million euros ($22.6 million) a year in fines. The Council of State's unusual ruling Friday came after the government failed to fulfill a 2017 order to reduce pollution in accordance with EU rules.
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NewsPlexus Media July 10, 2020

UN: World could hit 1.5-degree warming threshold by 2024
The world could see annual global temperatures pass a key threshold for the first time in the coming five years, the U.N. weather agency said Thursday. The World Meteorological Organization said forecasts suggest there's a 20% chance that global temperatures will be 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 Fahrenheit) higher than the pre-industrial average in at least one year between 2020 and 2024.
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NewsPlexus Media July 1, 2020

Dem climate plan would end greenhouse gas emissions by 2050
House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a plan to address climate change that would set a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, while pushing renewable energy such as wind and solar power and addressing environmental contamination that disproportionately harms low-income and minority communities. The election-year plan backed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other leaders is less ambitious than a sweeping Green New Deal that a group of progressive Democrats outlined last year to combat climate change and create thousands of jobs in renewable energy.
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NewsPlexus Media June 29, 2020

Russian nickel producer admits pollution in Arctic tundra
A Russian metallurgical company said Sunday that it improperly pumped wastewater into the Arctic tundra and that it has suspended the responsible employees. The statement from Nornickel is the second time in a month the company has been connected to pollution in the ecologically delicate region.
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NewsPlexus Media June 25, 2020

Germany bans single-use plastic straws, food containers
Germany is banning the sale of single-use plastic straws, cotton buds and food containers, bringing it in line with a European Union directive intended to reduce the amount of plastic garbage that pollutes the environment.
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NewsPlexus Media June 11, 2020

EU urged to act against pesticides to fight insect decline
Environmental groups are urging the European Union to take drastic action to protect insects, saying in a report Tuesday that more than 40% of the world’s insect species are in decline because of pesticide use and industrial farming. Friends of the Earth Europe and the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, a think tank with close ties to the German Green Party, said the EU's strategy to protect biodiversity and develop organic farming is not enough, as one-third of all inspect species are threatened with extinction.
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NewsPlexus Media June 7, 2020

Heat-trapping carbon dioxide in air hits new record high
The world hit another new record high for heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, despite reduced emissions because of the coronavirus pandemic, scientists announced Thursday. Measurements of carbon dioxide, the chief human-caused greenhouse gas, averaged 417.1 parts per million at Mauna Loa, Hawaii, for the month of May, when carbon levels in the air peak, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said. That's 2.4 parts per million higher than a year ago.
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NewsPlexus Media May 31, 2020

Activists raise alarms over virus litter along French coast
Soggy, algae-caked surgical masks resting on the seabed. Soiled, waterlogged rubber gloves, waving eerily beneath the Mediterranean waves. A French environmental group is finding this virus-era detritus littering the Mediterranean floor near the French Riviera resort of Antibes and is trying to raise awareness and clean it up.
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NewsPlexus Media May 30, 2020

States, cities challenge Trump mileage standards rollback
Nearly two dozen states and several cities on Wednesday filed a legal challenge to the Trump administration's rollback of Obama-era mileage standards, saying science backed up the old regulations developed with the help of the nation's car makers.
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NewsPlexus Media May 22, 2020

Flood raises fears of pollution at Michigan toxic waste site
It took seven years to settle on a plan for cleansing two rivers and floodplains polluted with dioxins from a Dow Chemical Co. plant in central Michigan. The work itself has lasted nearly twice as long, with plenty still to do. Now, scientists and activists fear some of the progress may have washed away with floodwaters that overwhelmed two dams this week, chasing 11,000 people from homes in and near Midland, the company's headquarters city.
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NewsPlexus Media May 22, 2020

Democrats decry 'pandemic of pollution' under Trump's EPA
Democrats on Wednesday blasted the Trump administration's moves to roll back environmental regulations during the coronavirus crisis, with one senator saying a "pandemic of pollution'' has been released. The Environmental Protection Agency has weakened regulations dealing with fuel efficiency and mercury emissions and has waived enforcement on a range of public health and environmental mandates, saying industries could have trouble complying with them during the coronavirus pandemic. The rollbacks are among dozens of actions by the EPA to ease requirements on industry to monitor, report and reduce toxic pollutants, heavy metals and climate-damaging fossil fuel emissions.
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NewsPlexus Media May 20, 2020

Coronavirus threatens 'years of progress' on climate issues
The coronavirus pandemic threatens to derail any progress made in recent years to deal with the climate change crisis, organizers of the annual gathering of business and political elites in the Swiss ski resort of Davos said Tuesday. In a survey of industry professionals that reassesses the risks to the global outlook in light of the pandemic, the World Economic Forum said "years of progress" on addressing climate change could be undone and that it is important for countries to make sure environmental issues are at the heart of recovery plans.
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NewsPlexus Media May 20, 2020

Study: World carbon pollution falls 17% during pandemic peak
The world cut its daily carbon dioxide emissions by 17% at the peak of the pandemic shutdown last month, a new study found. But with life and heat-trapping gas levels inching back toward normal, the brief pollution break will likely be “a drop in the ocean" when it comes to climate change, scientists said.
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NewsPlexus Media May 5, 2020

Billions projected to suffer nearly unlivable heat in 2070
In just 50 years, 2 billion to 3.5 billion people, mostly the poor who can’t afford air conditioning, will be living in a climate that historically has been too hot to handle, a new study said. With every 1.8 degree (1 degree Celsius) increase in global average annual temperature from man-made climate change, about a billion or so people will end up in areas too warm day-in, day-out to be habitable without cooling technology, according to ecologist Marten Scheffer of Wageningen University in the Netherlands, co-author of the study.
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NewsPlexus Media April 24, 2020

Pandemic forces global climate protest to be held online
outh groups are moving a long-planned global climate protest online Friday to skirt restrictions on public assemblies during the coronavirus pandemic, though some symbolic stunts will take place offline, too.
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NewsPlexus Media April 22, 2020

Defiant Louisiana pastor arrested over coronavirus protest
Louisiana authorities arrested a pastor on an assault charge on Tuesday after he admitted that he drove his church bus toward a man who has been protesting his decision to hold mass gatherings in defiance of public health orders during the coronavirus pandemic. The police department in Central, a suburb of the capital of Baton Rouge, said on a posting on their Facebook page that Tony Spell, the pastor of Life Tabernacle Church, turned himself into the department and was arrested on charges of aggravated assault and improper backing.
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NewsPlexus Media April 22, 2020

Lockdown reveals fresh air, cleaner rivers in India
India's extended lockdown to curb the coronavirus outbreak has shut down schools, workplaces, industries, transport, and forced people to stay home. It also led to an unexpected bonus in the country with six out of 10 of the world's most polluted cities: cleaner air.
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NewsPlexus Media April 18, 2020

Study: Warming makes US West megadrought worst in modern age
A two-decade-long dry spell that has parched much of the western United States is turning into one of the deepest megadroughts in the region in more than 1,200 years, a new study found. And about half of this historic drought can be blamed on man-made global warming, according to a study in Thursday’s journal Science.
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NewsPlexus Media April 8, 2020

Report: Outbreak triggers drop in climate-changing emissions
Despite mocking the idea of climate change, President Donald Trump will preside over one of the country’s sharpest drops in climate-damaging emissions on record, as the economic paralysis from the coronavirus tamps down energy use, according to an Energy Department projection on Tuesday. The agency’s Energy Information Administration projects a 7.5% drop in fossil fuel emissions for 2020. That would be the biggest cut in U.S. energy emissions since at least 1990, EIA records show.
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NewsPlexus Media April 8, 2020

Bleaching on Great Barrier Reef more widespread than ever
An aerial survey of the Great Barrier Reef shows coral bleaching is sweeping across the area off the east of Australia for the third time in five years. Bleaching has struck all three regions of the world's largest coral reef system and is more widespread than ever, scientists from James Cook University in Queensland state said Tuesday.
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NewsPlexus Media April 1, 2020

Could do better: Japan gently chided by UN climate chief
The top U.N. climate official on Tuesday chided Japan over its new plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which environmental campaigners say shows no real ambition to increase existing efforts. All signatories of the 2015 Paris Agreement are supposed to submit a revised plan before this year's U.N. climate meeting in November.
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NewsPlexus Media March 31, 2020

New Trump mileage standards to gut Obama climate effort
President Donald Trump is poised to roll back ambitious Obama-era vehicle mileage standards and raise the ceiling on damaging fossil fuel emissions for years to come, gutting one of the United States' biggest efforts against climate change. The Trump administration is expected to release a final rule Tuesday on mileage standards through 2026. The change — making good on the rollback after two years of Trump threatening and fighting states and a faction of automakers that opposed the move — waters down a tough Obama mileage standard that would have encouraged automakers to ramp up production of electric vehicles and more fuel-efficient gas and diesel vehicles.
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NewsPlexus Media March 29, 2020

Whales face more fatal ship collisions as waters warm
Climate change is imperiling the world's largest animals by increasing the likelihood of fatal collisions between whales and big ships that ply the same waters. Warming ocean temperatures are causing some species of whales in pursuit of food to stray more frequently into shipping lanes, scientists say.
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NewsPlexus Media March 27, 2020

Citing virus, EPA has stopped enforcing environmental laws
The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday abruptly waived enforcement on a range of legally mandated public health and environmental protections, saying industries could have trouble complying with them during the coronavirus pandemic.
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NewsPlexus Media March 20, 2020

As virus shuts down cities in Europe, pollution drops
The European Union’s space agency's earth-observation satellites have detected a significant reduction in the pollutant nitrogen dioxide, a byproduct of the use of diesel motors and other human activities, in northern Italy as the advance of the COVID-19 has led to drastic measures curtailing ordinary life.
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NewsPlexus Media March 16, 2020

Mexico: Monarch butterflies drop 53% in wintering area
The number of monarch butterflies that showed up at their winter resting grounds decreased about 53% this year, Mexican officials said Friday. Some activists called the decline "heartbreaking," but the Mexico head of the World Wildlife Fund said the reduction "is not alarming."
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NewsPlexus Media March 9, 2020

Great Barrier Reef enters crucial period in coral bleaching
The Great Barrier Reef is facing a critical period of heat stress over the coming weeks following the most widespread coral bleaching the natural wonder has ever endured, scientists said Friday. David Wachenfeld, chief scientist at the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, the government agency that manages the coral expanse off northeast Australia, said ocean temperatures over the next month will be crucial to how the reef recovers from heat-induced bleaching.
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NewsPlexus Media March 9, 2020

Who's greener? Mine fight pits electric cars against flower
The rare Tiehm's buckwheat stands less than a foot tall in Nevada's rocky high desert, its thin, leafless stems adorned with tiny yellow flowers in spring. To the Australian company that wants to mine lithium beneath the federal land where it grows, the perennial herb is a potential roadblock to a metal badly needed for electric vehicles and the global push to reduce greenhouse gases. To environmentalists determined to halt the open pit mine, it's a precious species that exists nowhere else in the world. And to plant ecologists, it's a scientific challenge to try to grow the wildflower from seeds in a greenhouse.
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NewsPlexus Media March 3, 2020

Half of world's sandy beaches at risk from climate change
Scientists say that half of the world's sandy beaches could disappear by the end of the century if climate change continues unchecked. Researchers at the European Union's Joint Research Center in Ispra, Italy, used satellite images to track the way beaches have changed over the past 30 years and simulated how global warming might affect them in the future.
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NewsPlexus Media March 3, 2020

No ice wine for you: Warm winter nixes special German wine
A warm winter means that, for apparently the first time in the history of German winemaking, the country's fabled vineyards will produce no ice wine — a pricey, golden nectar made from grapes that have been left to freeze on the vine. The German Wine Institute said Sunday that none of the country's wine regions saw the necessary low temperature of minus 7 degrees Celsius, or 19 degrees Fahrenheit.
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NewsPlexus Media March 2, 2020

Ski racing community starts to back away from toxic wax
At ski races across the United States, competitors are starting to abandon a type of wax many count on for speed amid concerns it contains potentially hazardous chemicals that threaten human health and could reach streams and other critical groundwater sources. The International Ski Federation, the governing body for international skiing, announced plans to ban the use of fluorinated waxes in all disciplines next season.
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NewsPlexus Media March 1, 2020

UK court blocks Heathrow expansion over climate concerns
Heathrow Airport's plans to increase capacity of Europe's biggest travel hub by over 50% were stalled Thursday when a British court said the government failed to consider its commitment to combat climate change when it approved the project. The ruling throws in doubt the future of the 14 billion-pound ($18 billion) plan to build a third runway at Heathrow, the west London hub that already handles more than 1,300 flights a day.
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NewsPlexus Media March 1, 2020

US considers more water recycling — including from oilfields
The Trump administration moved Thursday on a water-recycling push it says could get good use out of more of the wastewater that industries, cities and farms spew out, including the billions of barrels of watery waste generated by oil and gas fields each year. Some environmental groups eye the effort suspiciously, fearing the Trump administration will use the project to allow businesses to offload hazardous wastewater in ways that threaten drinking water sources and otherwise risk public health.
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NewsPlexus Media March 1, 2020

California is abnormally dry after low-precipitation winter
A dry beginning of the year has left most of California abnormally parched, as officials brace for the possibility of an early and more intense wildfire season amid record-breaking temperatures. Drought has expanded from just under 10% of the state last week to nearly a quarter, mainly in central California, the heart of the state's agricultural sector, according to a U.S. Drought Monitor map made public Thursday. The map released weekly shows another 43% of the state is now abnormally dry.
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NewsPlexus Media February 26, 2020

Scientists gather to study risk from microplastic pollution
Tiny bits of broken-down plastic smaller than a fraction of a grain of rice are turning up everywhere in oceans, from the water to the guts of fish and the poop of sea otters and giant killer whales. Yet little is known about the effects of these "microplastics" — on sea creatures or humans.
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NewsPlexus Media February 25, 2020

GOP lawmakers walk out after Oregon climate bill advances
Republican senators slipped out of the Oregon State Capitol on Monday, preventing the state Senate from convening in an attempt to doom a bill aimed at stemming global warming. The walkout was a repeat of action the GOP took last year to kill similar climate change legislation, a maneuver that prompted threats of having state police forcibly return lawmakers to the Statehouse.
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NewsPlexus Media February 24, 2020

Groups want cows corralled to protect jumping mouse habitat
Environmentalists have accused U.S. land managers of failing to keep livestock and wild horses out of streams and other wetlands in Arizona's White Mountains, resulting in damage to habitat required by a rare mouse species found only in the Southwest. The lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Tucson said the U.S. Forest Service is violating the Endangered Species Act and damaging the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse's habitat by failing to maintain fences, round up feral animals and enforce grazing regulations on forest land in southeastern Arizona.
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NewsPlexus Media February 20, 2020

Fire at Minnesota recycling plant affecting air quality
Officials are monitoring the air quality in Becker where a fire at a metal recycling plantcontinues to burn. Firefighters continued to fight the stubborn blaze Wednesday after working all day and through the night Tuesday at Northern Metal Recycling plant. The fire still had a number of hot spots and was not fully under control as of early Wednesday afternoon.
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NewsPlexus Media February 19, 2020

Delta says it will invest $1 billion to cut carbon emissions
Delta Air Lines said Friday it will invest $1 billion over the next 10 years in measures designed to offset climate-warming carbon emissions from its planes. Delta said the money would go into things such as boosting fuel efficiency and investing in efforts to remove carbon from the atmosphere by planting trees and restoring wetlands.
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NewsPlexus Media February 18, 2020

Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to fight climate change
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said Monday that he plans to spend $10 billion of his own fortune to help fight climate change. Bezos, the world’s richest person, said in an Instagram post that he'll start giving grants this summer to scientists, activists and nonprofits working to protect Earth.
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NewsPlexus Media February 14, 2020

Macron vows 'fight of the century' against climate change
France’s leader called the battle against climate change and environmental destruction “the fight of the century” Thursday after visiting a melting glacier in the French Alps. But President Emmanuel Macron’s tour of the Mer de Glace glacier and an ice cave carved into it near the mountain town of Chamonix was condemned as an electoral stunt by environmental campaigners.
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NewsPlexus Media February 14, 2020

Last month was hottest January on record, US scientists say
Last month was the hottest January since scientists began keeping temperature records in 1880, U.S. government forecasters said Thursday.
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NewsPlexus Media February 12, 2020

Push to scale back US environmental law draws ire at hearing
The Trump administration on Tuesday hosted the first of two hearings on its proposal to speed energy and other projects by rolling back a landmark environmental law. Opponents from Western states argued the long-term benefits of keeping the environmental reviews. Among other changes, President Donald Trump wants to limit public reviews of projects — a process that's enshrined in the National Environmental Policy Act signed in 1970 by President Richard Nixon.
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NewsPlexus Media February 12, 2020

Africa shouldn't need to beg for climate aid: Bank president
Africa shouldn’t have to beg for help in addressing climate change, the president of the African Development Bank said Tuesday, adding that polluting global powers “have to pay.” Akinwumi Adesina told The Associated Press in an interview on the sidelines of the African Union summit that the financing promised to African countries to cope with the consequences of climate change “needs to be put on the table.”
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