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Global carbon prices too low, warns OECD

Thursday - Carbon prices in major advanced economies are too low to cut greenhouse gas emissions and stave off the worst effects of climate change, says the OECD.

Just where on Earth is China's climate highway leading us?

Thursday - Triumph or catastrophe? Where will China’s climate path lead us all? So far there are both hopeful moves and warning signs, a new book says.

‘Circle of five’ carmakers under EU cartel probe

Thursday - The European Commission's anti-competition team is looking into BMW, Daimler and the VW group for allegedly limiting the roll-out of technology meant to clean up car emissions.

Diesel vehicle numbers still growing

Thursday - Three years after the Dieselgate scandal erupted, the number of highly polluting diesel vehicles on Europe’s roads has risen to 43 million.

European nations make plans for hydrogen

Thursday - Dozens of European countries are backing a plan to increase the use of hydrogen as an alternative to fossil fuels to cut the continent’s carbon emissions.

Germany takes the h-train

Thursday - Germany has launched the world's first hydrogen train. It has a range of 960km on a single tank of hydrogen, similar to that of diesel trains.

Shell announces methane emissions target

Wednesday - Royal Dutch Shell has announced plans to reduce methane emissions.


It’s time to make polluters pay for damage

Wednesday - In the last few days as hurricane Florence battered the east coast of the United States and typhoon Mangkhut hit the Philippines and China an important scientific breakthrough took place.

Campaign aims to name plastic polluters

Wednesday - A global call has gone out to combat plastic pollution with plans to name and shame the most pervasive polluting companies.

Pollution particles found in mothers' placentas

Wednesday - New research shows direct evidence that toxic air – already strongly linked to harm in unborn babies – travels through mothers’ bodies.

France plans to go big on bikes

Wednesday - France plans to launch a major endeavour to triple the amount of cyclists on its streets within the next seven years.

Pay more for your clothes, workers tell fashion brands

Wednesday - Garment workers in Bangladesh have rejected an increase in the minimum wage, urging global brands to pay more for the clothes they buy.

CONCRETE FACTS: Why cement emissions matter for the globe

Tuesday - If the cement industry were a country, it would be the third largest emitter in the world.

Financial watchdog chases big firms over climate risk

Tuesday - Budget airline EasyJet and three other major companies have been reported to the UK’s Financial Reporting Council for failing to adequately report to shareholders on their climate change exposure.

OPINION: The answer's not a better kind of coffee cup

Tuesday - By GEORGE MONBIOT | We must challenge the corporations that urge us to live in a throwaway society rather than seeking ‘greener’ ways of maintaining the status quo.

New tree named ... in time for its headstone

Tuesday - A tree species discovered in Cameroon nearly 70 years ago has been named -just in time to etch that name on its headstone.

Mexico strikes green gold with bioplastics

Tuesday - Tequila, avocado and corn are proving their worth beyond Mexican fiesta staples as key components for a fast-growing bioplastics market.

Google street cars will map city air pollution

Tuesday - Google Street View cars will be outfitted with sensors that test air quality in cities and towns across the globe.

Australian emissions soar over Paris targets

Monday - New studies show Australia is on track to miss its Paris Agreement emissions target by nearly a billion tonnes.


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