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Macron pays US scientists to move to France

Wednesday - Eighteen climate scientists from the US and elsewhere have hit the jackpot as France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, awarded them millions of euros in grants to relocate to France.

How Big Oil is tightening its grip on the White House

Wednesday - The oil industry has stalled action on climate change from the inside and sold America on fossil fuels – and its influence goes back further than people realise.

GE's 12,000 job cuts highlight how it went wrong

Wednesday - After spending years building up its gas-power business, General Electric is trying to figure out how to keep pace in a world that’s no longer all that interested in fossil fuels.

Tsunami of data could pump up global emissions by 2025

Wednesday - Billions of internet-connected devices could produce 3.5 per cent of global emissions within 10 years and 14 per cent by 2040.

These high-speed trains could take 3m cars off the roads

Wednesday - A $3 billion project that will introduce high-speed deisel trains to the US could take up to three million cars off the roads.

Australia's greenhouse gas emissions highest on record

Tuesday - Australia’s emissions over the past year were the highest on record, when relatively unreliable emissions from land use are excluded, according to new estimates.

Paris summit will call for shipping to meet climate goals

Tuesday - The shipping industry will be urged to align with international climate goals under a declaration to be launched at a climate summit in Paris today.


It's hard to get people to reduce food waste

Tuesday - Seventy-six per cent of global consumers say sustainability is important – but only 42 per cent say they always attempt to minimise household food waste, a new survey shows.

To phase out coal, leaders should learn from tobacco

Tuesday - A few countries are set to join the coal phase-out club at the One Planet Summit in Paris today, but more levers will be needed to bring major coal users in line.

Meat tax ‘inevitable’ to beat climate and health crises

Tuesday - “Sin taxes” on meat to reduce its huge impact on climate change and human health look inevitable, according to analysts.

GRUB'S UP! Climate-conscious foodies swap cows for crickets

Tuesday - A wave of social enterprises are trying to get people to eat insects instead of meat.

How planting trees changed lives in a former coal town

Tuesday - The UK's National Forest has not only transformed an industrial landscape, it has given people a new sense of belonging and wellbeing, created jobs and boosted wildlife.

Business chiefs call for carbon transparency

Monday - Leading chief financial officers, chairs of pension funds and the chief executives of global accounting bodies – including one from New Zealand - are calling for transparency about carbon exposure.

US judge sends Volkswagen exec to jail for seven years

Monday - A senior Volkswagen executive has been sentenced to seven years in prison by a US court after being found guilty of concealing software used to evade pollution limits on nearly 600,000 diesel...

Europe's coal plants bleeding cash

Monday - Almost all coal plants in the European Union will be outspending their income by the end of the next decade, relying on subsidies to stay open to back up wind and solar generation.

Fiji summit calls for action on climate migration

Monday - Civil society leaders from more than 100 countries meeting in Suva have called for action on climate-induced displacement.

UK sees value in rebirth of the railways

Monday - Proposals in the UK aimed at reversing decades of decline in the rail system, have been praised as the “rebirth of the railways”.

The most northerly town in the world is at risk of disappearing

Monday - It’s freezing, snowing and so far north that the sun won’t rise again until March, but the 2000 residents of the world’s most northerly town wish it were much colder.

Farm grows food under streets of Paris

Monday - La Caverne is an urban farm that grows mushrooms, herbs and greens beneath the streets of Paris.


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