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For an hour on Saturday, millions of people switched off lights in order to protest against climate change and promote energy-saving, plunging major cities and global landmarks into darkness. (photo, from aljazeera.net) (more…)

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The climate deal reached in Copenhagen has been welcomed by UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon (photo, from bbc.co.uk) as an “essential beginning”.

This declaration followed a motion passed by delegates that recognises the agreement, which the US reached with key nations including China. (more…)

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After the Australian parliament rejected a proposal to establish a greenhouse gas emissions trading system, the government said it will re-introduce it. (photo, from aljazeera.net)

The emission trading scheme (ETS) was the government’s key policy on climate change. It was defeated in the Senate by 41-33 votes. (more…)

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Tony Abbott was chosen to replace Malcolm Turnbull as Australia’s opposition Liberal Party new leader. The election took place at a Canberra meeting, amid row over the government’s carbon trading laws. (photo, from bbc.co.uk) (more…)

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