In a landmark for the protection of the environment case, judicial power in the Netherlands obliges the Dutch government to cut the country's greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25 percent by 2020.

The Hague District Court announced the ruling today and climate activists cheered when Presiding Judge Hans Hofhuis read the ruling. According to AP, the court announced that based on current government climate policy the Netherlands will cut its emissions by only 17 percent by 2020, compared with...

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