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EU and China agree on climate change action

Today 10:00am - Climate change will become a “main pillar” of the relationship between the European Union and China, leaders said yesterday.

How Trump’s trade war could be used to fight climate change

Today 10:00am - What if countries responded to US President Donald Trump’s tariffs by taxing imports based on their carbon footprint instead?

Why Central American farmers are jumping ship

Today 10:00am - As immigration issues along the US southern border continue to roil the country, one driving force of migration from troubled Central American countries has received relatively little notice: climate change.

It's red alert time, says Paris Agreement leader

Laurent Fabius

Tuesday - The world community has taken action against climate change but it must “triple its efforts” to reduce emissions, says the man who presided over the Paris Agreement.

Prolonged heatwave brings record high temperatures

Monday - Record high temperatures have been set across much of the world as an unusually prolonged and broad heatwave intensifies concerns about climate change.

Ireland's vote highlights global divestments

Monday - Nearly 900 institutions have committed to some level of divestment from oil, gas and coal. Others believe they can push climate action more effectively as investors.

These countries have not ratified the Paris Agreement

Monday - Nearly three years after the Paris Agreement was reached, more than a tenth of global emissions are generated in countries that have not formally adopted the deal.


China and EU can lead on climate action

12 Jul 18 - After the US surrendered its influence, the EU-China summit in Beijing next week will be yet another moment for both economies to show leadership on climate action.

Clever catamaran is carrying energy message to the world

11 Jul 18 - Aboard the strange-looking catamaran Energy Observer, two Frenchmen are sailing around the planet without using any fossil fuel.

Study holds tides and temperatures shock

6 Jul 18 - Researchers say temperature rises as a result of global warming could eventually be double what has been projected and sea levels could rise by six metres or more.

Boss quits as climate fund meeting ends in chaos

Howard Bamsey

6 Jul 18 - The latest meeting of the Green Climate Fund ended in chaos as members failed to agree on approving any finance for the developing world and the executive director quit.

Venture capitalists could help to save the planet

6 Jul 18 - Cleantech could help to tackle the biggest environmental issues today, yet private investors remain hesitant to take the leap.

SONIC DOOM: How noise kills thousands of people each year

5 Jul 18 - From heart disease to diabetes, noise is having dire effects on people’s health. So who is most at risk, what can be done about it – and can you protect yourself?

US green fund cuts will hurt poor countries

4 Jul 18 - The US has cut its contribution to the Global Environment Facility, raising concerns about access to finance for environmental protection in the developing world.

World atlas traces Earth’s human scar

3 Jul 18 - Earth’s human scar, the mark humankind has left upon the planet, is growing apace: threequarters of the ice-free land areas of the globe have been in some way degraded, according to a new global...

Trade war would harm environment, warns UN

3 Jul 18 - A global trade war would damage efforts to combat climate change, protect the environment and fight poverty, according to the UN’s environment chief.

History teaches us to be careful when planting trees

3 Jul 18 - Care should be taken in jumping on the “forests are always better” bandwagon, experts warn.

Sorry, baristas, instant coffee has smallest carbon footprint

3 Jul 18 - how you prepare your coffee at home can add 50 per cent or more to its overall environmental footprint.

These are the toughest emissions to cut ...

2 Jul 18 - Without improvements in shipping, cement and steel, major sources of greenhouse gas pollution will be locked in for generations, new research shows.


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