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MEPs vote to ratify Paris Agreement

The EU ratification and deposit will cross the 55% emission threshold and therefore trigger the entry into force of the Paris Agreement. The ratification at the union level approved by the EU Parliament enables the bloc to join the Paris agreement before the remaining member nations finalize their domestic approval procedures .

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Poll finds vast gaps in USA climate views

Americans remain deeply polarized on climate change, but broadly support increased reliance on solar and wind energy, a new poll has found. Similarly, Pew found only "39% of Americans say they trust climate scientists a lot when it comes to providing information about the causes of climate change".

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Brown University's J. Michael Kosterlitz wins Nobel Prize in Physics

Michael Kosterlitz of Brown University. "This year's Laureates opened the door on an unknown world where matter can assume odd states", the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences ", stated in its news release. Kosterlitz, speaking to reporters in Helsinki where he was working, joked: "I've been waiting for my desk-top quantum computer for years and it's showing no signs of appearing".

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This Candle Will Apparently Make Your Room Smell Like a New Mac

The company usually sells stuff like iPhone wallet cases and a modified sunglasses holder for your Apple Watch to fit around. The secret is the power of smell, which Twelve South is harnessing with their New Mac Candle. The hand-poured, 100 per cent soy wax candle costs a relatively reasonable US$24, and lasts for 45-55 hours. Personally, I love the smell of opening a Mac box, but I don't know if I'd survive living in a house that's filled with it.

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FARC ready to 'fix' Colombia peace deal

Some reports suggest there might be another pivotal player in any attempts to revive the deal: Alvaro Uribe, the powerful former president who spearheaded a campaign against the peace deal. "The effect is political", he said on Colombian television. It is largely unclear what the path forward looks like, as rebel fighters were supposed to give up their weapons and rejoin society.

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Pakistan accuses India of cross-border firing

Radio Pakistan reported that Sharif chaired the important meeting of all parliamentary leaders in capital Islamabad . The exchange of fire came after Ban urged "both sides to exercise maximum restraint and take immediate steps to de-escalate the situation", his spokesman said late on Friday.