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EU agrees deal to cut greenhouse emissions from cars
The European Union agreed on Monday to a goal of cutting carbon emissions from cars by 37.5 percent in a decade, finally settling differences between vehicle-producing countries and environmentally-conscious lawmakers.

Germany: EU deal to cut cars' carbon emissions is a good result
German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze said on Tuesday that new goals agreed by the European Union to slash carbon emissions from cars by 37.5 percent in a decade would help protect the climate and future jobs.

Volkswagen to review investment plans to meet new EU CO2 targets: CEO
Volkswagen will have to review its plans for a shift toward mass production of electric vehicles to meet new European Union CO2 targets in 2030, CEO Herbert Diess said in a statement on Tuesday.

Australia Federal Court narrows BHP's suits over Samarco disaster
The Federal Court of Australia on Tuesday ordered that the number of class-action lawsuits against BHP Group over a Brazilian mine collapse be narrowed to one from three.

Companies in England to pay packaging waste costs under new proposals
Companies and factories in England will have a legal obligation to foot the bill for the disposal or recycling of waste packaging they produce under new plans by Britain's environment minister.

Chile prosecutors examine possible Iranian oil link to fumes that sent hundreds for treatment
Chilean law enforcement officials are investigating the delivery of Iranian crude oil to state energy company ENAP as a possible source of the noxious fumes that caused hundreds of people to seek hospital treatment in August, a prosecutors' office told Reuters.

Israel to stop electricity production from coal by 2030
Israel said on Monday it would stop the use of coal by 2030, joining a host of other countries in an alliance that aims to transition to cleaner sources of energy.

Dry winds threaten Ivory Coast cocoa bean development
Dry winds and below-average rainfall in most of Ivory Coast's cocoa growing regions last week could jeopardize the development of the last stage of the October-to-March main crop, farmers said on Monday.

Berlin: German transport sector may have to contribute more to climate protection
The German government is considering demanding that the transport sector make bigger contributions towards helping Germany achieve its climate protection goals, a government spokesman said on Monday.

Shareholders call on ExxonMobil to set greenhouse gas reduction targets
A number of institutional investors in ExxonMobil Corp have said they will file a shareholder resolution which calls on the world's largest oil company to set targets for lowering its greenhouse gas emissions.

 

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