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Oil producers face 'huge liabilities' in climate deal

Saudi Arabia’s top climate negotiator said that growing pressure to phase out fossil fuels does not help the UN climate negotiations and that a new climate deal should help oil producers diversify their economies.  

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Venezuela says shale oil is a disaster

Shale oil is a disaster for climate change, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rafael Ramirez said as the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) prepares to decide on oil output policy.   "The US

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CIGS solar technology ideal for Mideast says Manz

Germany-based Manz AG, a leading high-tech engineering firm, said its copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) thin-film solar technology are less sensitive to dust, making the technology ideal for the Middle East’s desert climate.

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CIGS solar technology ideal for Mideast says Manz

Germany-based Manz AG, a leading high-tech engineering firm, said its copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) thin-film solar technology are less sensitive to dust, making the technology ideal for the Middle East’s desert climate.

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Act quickly against climate-linked health risks: WHO

The health sector needs to act quickly and assertively to promote climate-smart strategies, climate and health experts warned at a global conference on health and climate, which opened today in Geneva. The health sector needs to a

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WHO set to host global health, climate summit

The World Health Organization (WHO) is set to host a three-day conference in Geneva aiming to help countries better protect human health from risks associated with climate change. The first Global Conference on Health and Climate

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For most, global warming now 'normal' climate

Global warming has been going on for so long that most people were not even born the last time the Earth was cooler than average in 1985 in a shift that is altering perceptions of a "normal" climate, scientists said. Dec

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Dutch firm unveils special ceiling for GCC

Dutch firm Hunter Douglas said it has launched a new ceiling that can safely handle the GCC’s harsh climate while promoting sustainable building design. Sustainable building is booming in the Middle East, and is set to grow

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Climate change threatens tourism industry

Climate change is a growing threat to tourism, from thawing ski resorts to coral reefs hit by warmer seas, and the industry itself should do more to curb its soaring greenhouse gas emissions, a study showed on Tuesday. Tourism'

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Global warming damages corals vital to small islands

Global warming is causing trillions of dollars of damage to coral reefs, aggravating risks to tropical small island states threatened by rising sea levels, a UN report said. The rise in sea levels off some islands in the Western P

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