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30 June headlines
UN climate talks moving at snail’s pace, says Ban Ki-moon
Negotiations for a deal to fight climate change were moving at a “snail’s pace”, the United Nations chief, Ban Ki-Moon, told a high-level meeting on Monday. The UN and other leaders warned that time was running out to reach a strong climate change deal in Paris at the end of the year. Guardian.
Climate change plans require urgent action, government warned
The UK must take urgent action to prepare for the impact of climate change, the government has been warned. Ministers should focus on the future risks of heatwaves and flooding, says the Committee on Climate Change. BBC.
Poor design of homes and hospitals will add to heatwave problems
A heatwave threatening to engulf England this week will heat thousands of people hard because so many homes and hospitals are prone to overhearing, the government’s top climate advisers warn. Financial Times.
US Supreme Court blocks new toxic pollution changes
The US Supreme Court has blocked a key government attempt to limit pollution from the country’s power plants. In a 5-4 split, the court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency failed to factor in the full financial cost to industry of the changes. BBC.
Iceland whaling season under way despite protest
Icelandic whaling boats have left port to begin the 2015 whaling season, authorities said on Monday as more than 700,000 people signed a petition calling for an end to the hunt. Guardian.
Putting the ‘New Deal’ in climate R&D – Financial Times
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