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(Reuters) – Acting U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler, President Donald Trump’s pick to run the agency permanently, held nearly 20 times more meetings with industry representatives than with conservationists during his first two months on the job, according to a copy of his schedule. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Thousands of Belgian students skipped classes for the fourth week in a row on Thursday to protest against global warming, part of a growing youth protest around the world. Belgian students claim for urgent measures to combat climate change during a demonstration in central Brussels, Belgium January 31, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman Beating
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FILE PHOTO: German Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer attends a weekly cabinet meeting in Berlin, Germany, January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/File Photo BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s transport minister has urged the European Commission in a letter to review its stringent limits on nitrogen dioxide pollution, saying some doctors are questioning their health merits, mass-selling Bild reported.
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia needs to cut carbon emissions more sharply to meet its 2030 Paris Climate accord target, the OECD warned on Wednesday, contradicting claims by the country’s conservative government that the goal will be easily met. FILE PHOTO – Vapour pours from a steel mill chimney in the industrial town of Port Kembla,
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