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World leaders arrived today to the Paris climate summit where they will try and reach a new global climate agreement for 2020 and beyond. Experts say that the political will finally exists for a deal to be reached, but several sticking points remain. #cop21

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Governments are just as much to blame when it comes to letting car manufacturers get away with dodging regulation requirements, as the companies themselves.

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More than 400,000 litres of crude oil has spilled in the unique ecosystem of Santa Barbara in California, USA, following a raptured oil pipeline. As animals are starting to wash up dead on the shores, environmentalists say the US need tougher regulations to avoid more devastating oil spills.

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During the worst drought in modern history, people in California are struggling to meet the mandatory statewide water reduction limits. "It's all well and good that the wealthy are having their lawns painted green, but that's not a solution," one LA Palms resident says.

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Costa Rica, the small Latin American country, has been powered with 100 percent renewable energy since the start of this year. This achievement is the result of heavy rain, some volcano-powered geothermal power plants, and extensive renewable energy policies.

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A new UN report warns that unless urgent action is taken to dramatically improve the management of our #water, the world could suffer a 40 percent shortfall in water supply by 2030.

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When Francois Hollande was elected president in 2012, he promised to substantially reduce France's reliance on #nuclear power. But now, three years later, that pledge might never be fulfilled as Hollande's government seems to backtrack on previous nuclear promises.

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The Gates Foundation is being urged to dump its sizeable fossil fuel assets. #BillGates cares deeply about world health and development, both of which are affected by climate, but will his charity divest?

Do you think the Gates Foundation should #divest ?

#keepitintheground  

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Obama has signed an executive order which directs federal agencies in the US to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent and to increase the use of renewable energy sources to 25 percent by 2025.

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#France decrees new rooftops must be covered in plants or solar panels. But the new law is much more limited in its scope than environmentalists had hoped for.

What do you think about #greenroofs ?
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