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Can Norway solve the plastic crisis, one bottle at a time?

Tuesday - A bottle deposit hub on the outskirts of Oslo has had a stream of high-level international visitors. Can its success be replicated worldwide?

Huge iceberg threatens Greenland village

Monday - A 100-metre high iceberg has drifted close to a village on Greenland’s west coast, prompting fears of a tsunami if it breaks up.

Ireland first country to divest from fossil fuels

Friday - Ireland will become the first country to sell off its investments in fossil fuel companies, after a bill was passed with all-party support in the lower house of parliament.

Germany powers to renewables record

Friday - Germany has set a record for renewable power production during the first six months of 2018.

Plastic waste makes floating pleasure park

Friday - More than 1000 square feet of plastic ultimately destined to pollute the ocean is getting a second lease on life in Rotterdam.

Spain to lead energy transition in Europe?

10 Jul 18 - The creation of the new ministry for ecological transition in Spain brings fresh air not only at the national level but also at the EU level as Spain can give a push in the fight against climate change.

TV coverage of bike races holds climate change clues

10 Jul 18 - The impact of climate change on trees has been detected by analysing almost four decades of archive video footage from the Tour of Flanders cycling race.


POPE'S PLEA: Don't turn Earth into a rubbish pile

9 Jul 18 - POPE FRANCIS has urged governments to make good on their commitments to curb global warming, warning that climate change threatens to turn the Earth into a vast pile of “rubble, deserts and refuse”.

Baltic Sea oxygen levels at 1500-year low

9 Jul 18 - The coastal waters of the Baltic have been starved of oxygen to a level unseen in at least 1500 years largely as a result of modern human activity, scientists say.

Italy wants to put a million e-cars on the road

28 Jun 18 - The populist government in Italy, Europe’s most sluggish market for electric cars, has a big-bang plan to put a million of the vehicles on the nation’s roads.

France approves six offshore wind farms

26 Jun 18 - France has given the go ahead to six new wind farms off the country's west coast.

European banks launch green mortgage scheme

21 Jun 18 - A group of 37 major European banks are joining forces to launch a new energy efficiency scheme.

EU efforts not living up to Paris promises

20 Jun 18 - Many EU countries are veering off the course of action they committed to under the Paris Agreement, according to a new report.

EU sets 32% renewable energy target by 2030

19 Jun 18 - European Union lawmakers and member states have agreed on a renewable energy law, including support for electric vehicles and rooftop solar panels.

EU closes in on clean energy package

13 Jun 18 - The EU is near agreement on measures to put its 2030 climate target into action, with a meeting of energy ministers swinging towards more ambition.

Dutch government appeals emissions ruling

30 May 18 - The Dutch government has launched a bid to overturn a landmark climate ruling, arguing that judges in The Hague “sidelined democracy” when they ordered a 25 per cent cut in carbon emissions by 2020.

'We can't see a future' group takes EU to court

29 May 18 - Litigants from eight countries are claiming EU institutions are not protecting their fundamental rights.

New rules make investors report on e-risks

28 May 18 - The European Commission has released fresh proposals to ensure the financial sector contributes to combating climate change.

Shareholders put pressure on Shell

22 May 18 - Royal Dutch Shell faces a shareholder challenge over climate change this week, as investors insist oil and gas firms should offer more transparency and action on carbon emissions.


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