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3 February headlines
14 of the 15 hottest years on record have occurred since 2000, UN says
Fourteen of the 15 hottest years on record have occurred since 2000, according to the UN World Meteorological Organisation, as rising carbon emissions continue to trap heat and drive climate change. Guardian.
Ex-EU science chief Anne Glover: GM tech ‘is safe’
The technology behind GM crops is safe, according to scientific consensus, says the outgoing science adviser to the European Commission. BBC.
Shell prepares to dismantle North Sea giants
Royal Dutch Shell will on Tuesday set out ambitious plans to decommission the North Sea’s Brent oilfield- one of the UK’s largest – in a multibillion-dollar project over the next ten years. Financial Times.
BP profits slump as low oil prices bites but dividend maintained
BP has reported a slump in profits and warned that it is preparing for the “new reality of lower prices” by slashing spending on new projects. Telegraph.
‘Suppressed’ EU report could have banned pesticides worth billions
As many as 31 pesticides with a value running into billion of pounds could have been banned because of potential health risks, if a blocked EU paper had been acted on. Guardian.
Action on climate change is cheaper than inaction – Global Issues
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