U.S. House Votes to Block Climate Rules, Using Critical Budget Bill | InsideClimate News

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Lawmakers voted to block funding for enforcement of two Obama-era climate change rules, one involving methane from the oil and gas industry. .

Paris climate deal: US denies it will stay in accord – BBC News

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The US has insisted it will leave the Paris climate accord, despite reports that it may be softening its stance.
Officials who met a White House representative on Saturday said afterwards the US would either stay in the 2015 accord or change its approach.

Living in China Takes 3½ Years Off Your Life – WSJ

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“Particulate matter is the greatest environmental risk to human health around the world, and most of the damages are occurring in China and India,” said Michael Greenstone, Energy Policy Institute’s director.

Trump Administration Won’t Withdraw from Paris Climate Deal – WSJ

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Trump administration officials said Saturday the U.S. wouldn’t pull out of the Paris Agreement, offering to re-engage in the international deal to fight climate change, according to the European Union’s top energy official. .

Bitcoin ‘won’t end well’: Wall St titan Jamie Dimon says he’ll fire anyone trading virtual currency because it’s a ‘fraud’ | Financial Post

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JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon said he would fire any employee trading bitcoin for being “stupid.

China to Ban Sale of Fossil Fuel Cars in Electric Vehicle Push – Bloomberg

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China will set a deadline for automakers to end sales of fossil-fuel powered vehicles, a move aimed at pushing companies to speed efforts in developing electric vehicles for the world’s biggest auto market.

Justin Trudeau condemns North Korean missile testing, asks UN to step in | CTV News

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has condemned North Korea’s latest nuclear weapon testing and is urging the United Nations to take further steps to contain the country’s nuclear proliferation efforts.
North Korea’s nuclear test and “aggressive” missile testing program “represents a clear and present threat to the safety and security of its neighbours and the international community,” Trudeau said in a statement released Sunday.

Pentagon chief lets transgender troops remain in service – Channel NewsAsia

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US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday (Aug 29) that transgender troops would continue to serve in the military while he studies an order by President Donald Trump banning them from US forces.

Sea Shepherd battle with Japanese whaling ships ends with a whimper | National Post

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It’s a whimper of an ending to one of the most visible, controversial and arguably effective challenges to Japanese whaling in international waters.
Sea Shepherd — the marine wildlife conservation group that has hounded whalers since 2005 — has announced it won’t be launching any boats this season.

‘A catastrophe’: Brazil looks to escape recession by opening Amazon reserve for mining | National Post

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Brazil’s government has opened a massive national reserve to vast commercial mining in a move critics dubbed the “biggest attack on the Amazon in the past 50 years.”

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