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EU sets 32% renewable energy target by 2030

Tuesday - European Union lawmakers and member states have agreed on a renewable energy law, including support for electric vehicles and rooftop solar panels.

US coastal property worth billions at risk

Tuesday - More than 150,000 US homes and businesses could face frequent high-tide flooding within 15 years. That could double by 2045, a new report says.

South Africa sets draft climate laws

Tuesday - South Africa will set carbon targets for each sector of the economy every five years, under a draft climate law out for public consultation.

Samsung commits to 100% renewable energy

Tuesday - Samsung has become the latest international company to take the step towards obtaining 100 per cent of its energy from clean sources.

Australian firms told to catch up on climate risk

Tuesday - Australian companies are not doing enough work to model the risks of climate change and how it will affect their profitability, a new report says.

Pollution-recording gear can't cope with off-the-dial Delhi

Tuesday - Smog more toxic than can be measured by monitoring devices blanketing New Delhi, months before the start of the city's traditional pollution season.

Global warming set to exceed 1.5deg by 2040

Monday - Global warming is on course to exceed the most stringent goal set in the Paris agreement by around 2040, threatening economic growth, according to a draft report that is the UN’s starkest warning yet of the risks of climate change.

Slower cyclones will mean more damage

Monday - Tropical cyclones are slowing down. Hurricanes have lost their hurry. Paradoxically, this is bad news: they have more time to work their mischief.

Billions of tonnes of CO2 safe underground, says report

Monday - Storing billions of tonnes of CO2 underground would be a “safe and effective” way to help to limit the effects of climate change, a new study says.

Warming world will weaken rice nutrition

Monday - Climate change will make rice less nutritious, putting millions of the world’s poor at risk, new studies show.

SICK CITIES: Can a skin cream really help you face the streets?

Monday - The booming market for products for ‘urban skin’ reflects anxieties about the health impacts of living in cities – but is it all just a marketing gimmick?

McDonald's bows to customer demands over straws

Monday - McDonald’s will end the use of plastic straws in its British restaurants next year, after nearly half a million people called on the company to ditch them.

Rising emissions big step backwards, says BP

Friday - The renewed upward march of global carbon emissions is worrying and a big step backwards in the fight against climate change, according to BP.

OPINION: Earth will survive ... we might not

Adam Frank

Friday - By ADAM FRANK | In 1968, the astronaut William Anders looked out from his moon-circling Apollo 8 capsule and saw the mottled blue Earth emerging over the gray lunar horizon.

Dow saves $120 million by investing in nature

Friday - The Dow Chemical Company says it has saved $120 million over the past year from its ‘valuing nature’ project.

Scotland takes pride in emissions cuts

Friday - The Scottish Government says that as of 2016 the country has managed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 49 per cent compared to 1990.

Elon Musk cuts Tesla's work force

Friday - Elon Musk will cut his work force by about 9 per cent, or roughly 3500 of Tesla's 37,500 employees, as part of a company-wide restructuring.

Gas-guzzler Australia on road to becoming the next Cuba

Friday - Australia's reluctance to recognise electric vehicles could mean that eventually it will join Cuba as the globe's Jurassic Park for cars.

Climate change dust storms can kill

14 Jun 18 - The US Dust Bowl in the 1930s was one of the worst environmental disasters of the 20th century.

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