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Shippers fear fruit trade will be hurt

Today 11:00am - The trade in avocados, cherries and blueberries could suffer from a proposed short-term measure to cut carbon emissions from shipping, according to Chile and Peru.

BIRDS EMBATTLED; Europe faces biodiversity oblivion

Today 11:00am - Intensive farming and pesticides could turn Europe’s farmland into a desert that ultimately imperils all humans, say the authors of report on the decline of bird numbers.

Ocean heatwave caused massive gas release

Today 11:00am - A severe heatwave off Western Australia eight years ago hammered the world's largest region of seagrass, triggering the release of as much as nine million tonnes of carbon dioxide.

Figueres wants green bonds to hit $1t by 2020

Today 11:00am - Green bonds issuance needs to hit $1 trillion a year by 2020 to support international climate goals, says former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres.

Ocean economy set to reach $3t by 2030

Today 11:00am - A major new report for the UK Government has highlighted the huge economic potential presented by the world’s oceans.

What a difference half a degree of temperature would make

Thursday - A difference of just half a degree of global warming, from 1.5deg to 2deg, would mean that an additional five million people worldwide will have the land where their homes are located permanently submerged underwater.

Can climate litigation save the world?

Thursday - Courts are a new front line of climate action with cases against governments and oil firms spiralling, and while victories have so far been rare the pressure for change is growing.

OPINION: Empty half the Earth of its humans

Thursday - People tend to like cities, and have been congregating in them ever since the invention of agriculture, 10,000 or so years ago. That’s why we call it civilisation, explains science fiction writer KIM...

World’s largest green bond fund aims for $2b pot

Thursday - The world’s largest green bond fund has been launched with the intention of building a $2 billion purse.

Oil threat looms over national park land

Thursday - More than 71,000 hectares of protected countryside, including national park land, in the south-east of England are at risk from a new wave of oil drilling.

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...

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.

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