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January 31 headlines
Iran dismisses Barack Obama’s claims that sanctions prompted nuclear talks
Iran has said comments in Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech about how sanctions linked to its nuclear programme had forced Tehran to the negotiating table were “unrealistic and unconstructive”. Guardian.
Drug trafficking is speeding deforestation in Central America
A new report says that drug smuggling in Central America is rapidly increasing rates of deforestation. Remote forests in Honduras and Guatemala and being cut down to facilitate landing strips for the transportation of narcotics. BBC.
Britain needs more nuclear not fracking, says IEA
The UK should consider building more nuclear power plants and should not expect cheap energy prices to come from a US-style “revolution” in shale oil and gas, the world’s top energy forecaster has warned. Telegraph.
Royal Dutch Shell suspends Arctic drilling plans
Royal Dutch Shell is to suspend its controversial drilling in Arctic waters off Alaska as part of a multibillion-dollar scaling back of spending on new projects under Ben van Beurden, chief executive. A recent US appeals court decision led to the firm suspending plan for further exploration in the Chukchi Sea. Financial Times.
Penguins suffering from climate change, scientists say
Penguins are in peril because of extreme environmental conditions linked to climate change, research has shown. Two new studies highlight the plight of penguin colonies trying to cope with the effects of global warming in Argentina and Antarctica. Guardian.
Renewables could make farms financially viable – Green Futures
Taiji – Japan’s dolphin slaughter continues – Ecologist
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