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Five billion could be short of water by 2050, says UN

Wednesday - More than five billion people could suffer water shortages by 2050 due to climate change, increased demand and polluted supplies, according to a UN report.

OPINION: The Paris Agreement is deeply flawed

Dr Jason Hickel

Wednesday - THE PARIS accord is built on speculative tech fantasies. It can not save us from climate catastrophe, says Dr JASON HICKEL of the University of London.

Millions on the move will head for border hotspots and slums

Wednesday - Climate change will result in a massive movement of people inside countries and across borders, creating “hotspots” where tens of millions pour into already crowded slums, according to the World Bank.

London leads new global green finance rankings

Wednesday - London’s reputation as a leading financial centre has now extended to include the field of sustainability.

Climate champion Weatherill chucks it in

Jay Weatherill

Tuesday - The Turnbull government is one step closer to being able to implement its proposed national energy guarantee, courtesy of Jay Weatherill’s departure as the South Australian premier after Saturday’s state election.

Farmers to be given first targets on soil health

Tuesday - A bill will be brought before the UK parliament this year mandating, for the first time, measures and targets to preserve and improve the health of the nation's soils.

The real reasons we’re not building clean energy

Tuesday - At this rate, it’s going to take nearly 400 years to transform the energy system.

Adidas has sold a million shoes made of plastic from the ocean

Tuesday - Adidas chief executive Kasper Rorsted has let slip that his company last year sold one million shoes made out of ocean plastic.

Antarctica needs massive engineering works

Monday - .Mammoth engineering projects are planned in Antarctica and Greenland to help slow down the disintegration of the planet’s main glaciers.

Norway’s electric car demand outstrips supply

Monday - One out of every five new cars sold in Norway is electric, and more than 50 per cent of new cars sold in 2017 were electric or plug-in hybrids.

Europe goes for two-speed approach to sustainable finance

Monday - Europe is quickly adopting an imbalanced, two-speed approach to sustainable finance, in which the “green” is moving much faster than the “social”.

Changing climate threatens Easter Island's mighty moai

Monday - Rising sea levels are eroding Easter Island and its many archaeological sites, including its iconic moai statues and village remains.

NUCLEAR FUSION: Don't hold your breath

Friday - One of the cliches of nuclear power research is that a commercial fusion reactor is only ever a few decades away – and always will be.

New York commits $1.4b to renewable energy work

Friday - New York has said it will spend $1.4 billion on 26 renewable projects, including 22 solar farms, three wind farms, and one hydroelectric project.

Nervous about nukes? Don't worry, just swallow this pill

Friday - Belgian pharmacies will provide radiation-busting iodine tablets free of charge to anyone as part of the country’s new nuclear strategy,

UN forest project doing more harm than good

Friday - The harm a UN forest project in Africa is doing to local people is greater than the good it is managing to achieve for them, researchers say.

Coffee cups and food packaging could face levy

Friday - Single-useplastic items such as disposable coffee cups, takeaway boxes and polystyrene packaging could be hit with charges in the UK akin to the 5p levy on plastic bags.

Seeding clouds is common ... but does it work?

Friday - Cloud seeding has been used to influence weather conditions in in more than 50 countries worldwide. But we still don’t know whether it works.

Schwarzenegger planning to sue oil companies

15 Mar 18 - Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is planning to sue oil companies, alleging they are "knowingly killing people all over the world".

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