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The most promising candidate for an effective HIV vaccine in over a decade is moving to large-scale human trials

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In a major win for California’s fight against global warming, the state appears to have hit its first target for cutting greenhouse gases — and it reached the goal early.

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan has this week announced the creation of a £500 million Mayor’s Energy Efficiency Fund which will focus on helping public sector organizations and small businesses to cut carbon emissions.

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The production of renewable energy in Germany has hit a new record, providing more than 40 per cent of the country’s power supply in the first half of 2018.

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The World Heritage Committee credited Belize’s safeguarding measures as the cause for the historic conservational victory.

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The UK Government announced late last week that it had mobilized more than £4 billion in public and private financing for climate change action in developing countries through its International Climate Finance commitment.

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The #MeToo movement captured the nation’s attention after a top-ranking Finance Ministry official was accused by a female reporter of repeated sexual harassment.

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Starbucks says it will eliminate plastic straws from its stores globally by 2020. The company becomes the largest food and beverage company to do so as calls to cut waste globally grow louder.

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The new minimum wage for Lane County is $10.75. The Portland area totals to $12 per hour, and non-urban counties are at $10.50 per hour.

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The groundbreaking project has delivered its first power to the UK National Grid this week, marking yet another landmark moment for the offshore wind industry.

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