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Japanese investors back renewables

Today 11:00am - Major Japanese investors, including those most indebted to coal, are seeking to back large-scale renewables projects across Asia, marking a “monumental” shift that energy market analysts say is “the start of the end for thermal coal”.

New ultra-thin material seen as breakthrough

Today 11:00am - A new ultra-thin film that absorbs solar energy could revolutionise the harvesting of solar thermal energy.

We'll just make Manhattan bigger, says New York

Today 11:00am - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to protect Manhattan from climate change by expanding the island’s southern shore to keep rising seas at bay.

Energy and oil majors turn to rural Africa

Today 11:00am - Armed with solar panels, lanterns and mini-grids, European energy giants hope to capture the data of hundreds of millions of new, increasingly wealthy customers in rural Africa.

HOT CHOCOLATE: Cocoa is helping to slow climate change

Today 11:00am - If you like chocolate you’ll love this: the same tree that provides your indulgent treat is helping to slow climate change, thanks to cocoa fuel.

EU votes for 55% emissions cuts by 2030

Monday - The European Parliament have voted in favour of increasing the EU’s 2030 emission cuts target to 55 per cent and a net-zero mid-century target, bringing an end to weeks of infighting.

Hydrogen could be fuel of the future

Monday - The fuel used to thrust enormous rockets away from Earth’s gravitational pull is hydrogen - and it also holds potential as a source of energy for daily activities like driving and heating houses.

US blocks UN action on geoengineering

Monday - The US has joined Saudi Arabia to derail a UN resolution that sought to improve the world’s understanding of potential efforts to lace the sky with sunlight-reflecting aerosols or use carbon-catching...

Why radical plan to cool climate could work

Monday - A new study contradicts fears that using solar geoengineering to fight climate change could dangerously alter rainfall and storm patterns in some parts of the world.

What world knew when today's leaders were little Greta's age

Monday - Scientists were warning about the risks of climate change and the burning of fossil fuels before today's world leaders were Greta Thunberg's age.

Environment a deadly mess, says UN

Friday - Earth is sick with multiple and worsening environmental ills killing millions of people yearly, a new UN report says.

CRUISE CONTROL: Bigger ships, bigger trouble

Friday - As more gigantic cruise ships take to the high seas in the coming years, the industry says it intends to embrace low-carbon technologies and reduce its environmental impact.

Sorry, says expert, but Bitcoin can't be green

Friday - Bitcoin can’t be green – even when it is powered by renewable energy, an expert says.

Digging up stuff responsible for half our carbon emissions

Friday - Extractive industries are responsible for half of the world’s carbon emissions and more than 80 per cent of biodiversity loss, according to a comprehensive new survey.

UK to end of fossil fuel heating in new houses

Friday - The UK Government has announced plans to end fossil fuel heating systems in new houses from 2025.

Arctic warming must be urgently tackled, warns UN

Thursday - Sharp and potentially devastating temperature rises of 3deg to 5deg in the Arctic are now inevitable even if the world succeeds in cutting greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris agreement,...

Global air pollution deaths double previous estimates

Air pollution over London

Thursday - The number of early deaths caused by air pollution is double previous estimates, according to research, meaning toxic air is killing more people than tobacco smoking.

Scientists call for stronger land-clearing laws

Thursday - Australia’s high rates of forest loss and weakening land clearing laws are increasing bushfire risk, and undermining the country's ability to meet national targets aimed at curbing climate change.

Human growth robs other species of space

Thursday - As human growth adds to our numbers and demands, other species’ survival chances shrink. Scientists can now name 1,700 creatures at ever greater risk.

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