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Weakened Merkel means boost for coal phaseout

Tuesday - A three-way coalition in Germany is the most likely outcome of a surprising election, putting the Greens in a position to pursue their goal of ending coal power.

Australia failing to meet Paris targets, report says

Tuesday - With the Coalition still hamstrung by internal divide over a clean energy target, a new report shows Australia is in danger of not meeting its Paris agreement commitments unless it acts soon.

Palm oil giant makes debut in sustainability index

Tuesday - Singapore palm oil company Golden Agri-Resources has been featured in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for the first time.

Ontario joins California-Quebec carbon market

Tuesday - Ontario has signed an agreement with California to enter its joint carbon cap and trade market with Quebec, from next January 1.

Plastic chunks on Arctic icefloe show how pollution has spread

Tuesday - A discovery by scientists is prompting fears that melting ice will allow more plastic to be released into the central Arctic Ocean – with huge effects on wildlife.

On a parched planet, nations look to the clouds

Tuesday - To cope with worsening heat and drought, countries from the United States to China are turning to “cloud seeding” to boost rainfall.

Assumed safety of pesticide use is false, says top scientist

Tuesday - Damning assessment by one of the UK’s chief scientific advisers says global regulations have ignored the impacts of dosing whole landscapes and must change.


SHEAR CRUELTY: Forget fur, is it time to stop wearing wool?

Tuesday - Animal rights charity Peta is best known for its naked anti-fur stunts, but these days it is more worried about wool.

Electric cars could be biggest disruption since the iPhone

Monday - It’s been 10 years since Apple unleashed a surge of innovation that upended the mobile phone industry. Electric cars could be about to pull the same trick on Big Oil.

Land defenders call on UN to act against violence

Monday - Land rights defenders from 29 countries have written to the UN asking it to act against violent corporate and state-sponsored groups which they say are threatening their lives and trashing the...

Can the United States afford another hurricane?

Monday - The 2017 North Atlantic hurricane season still has about five weeks to go, but it’s already one of the most expensive on record. Repeated storms are stretching the public and private sectors thin.

Innovation fuels Europe’s leadership on shared mobility

Monday - European cities are stepping up their efforts on shared mobility, aiming to reduce traffic jams and pollution while generating the most profitable business in this field on the planet.

More countries eye turning waste into energy

Monday - Countries with large quantities of waste from forestry, manure or straw from farms are now looking for economic ways to turn them into forms of renewable energy.

London could cut waste by 60% through circular model

Monday - London could reduce its waste by 60 per cent by 2041 through a circular economy approach, says a new report.

Long-lost Congo notebooks may shed light on tree secrets

Monday - A cache of decaying notebooks found in a crumbling Congo research station has provided unexpected evidence with which to help to solve a crucial puzzle – predicting how vegetation will respond to...

Evian launches carbon-neutral bottling plant

Monday - Evian has introduced its first carbon-neutral bottling facility as part of the company’s plans to become 100 per cent carbon neutral by 2020.

Nicaragua yes leaves US and Syria out in the cold

Friday - President Daniel Ortega has announced that Nicaragua will sign the Paris Agreement, leaving the US and Syria the only two countries not taking part in the global accord.

May speaks out against Trump climate stance

Friday - Theresa May has issued a veiled warning to Donald Trump, arguing that his plan to withdraw from the Paris climate change treaty ranks alongside North Korea’s nuclear missile tests as a threat to...

Fiji’s COP 23 message: ‘We are all in the same canoe’

Friday - Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has urged leaders in New York to look beyond narrow self-interest as he outlined his plans for the COP23 climate talks presidency.


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