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Big Oil spent 1% on green energy in 2018

Today 10:00am - Top oil and gas companies jointly spent around 1 per cent of their 2018 budgets on clean energy, a new study shows.

Why 2018 will see record for carbon emissions

Today 10:00am - In 2018, humanity will pump more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than ever, and yet last year was a record year for renewable energy. What gives?

Flash floods increase as mercury climbs

Monday - Scientists once again have confirmed that humankind’s actions have triggered ever-greater extremes of rainfall – and an ever-greater rise in disastrous flash floods.

End of the end of the Earth ... according to Jonathan Franzen

Monday - A writer at the top of his game considers climate change, what we can do and what keeps him from despair.

Carbon Clock wound back - just a tick

Friday - The Carbon Clock showing how much time the world has left before it exhausts its carbon budget has been set back a fraction.

Red-meat tax would save many lives, says study

Friday - Taxing red meat would save many lives and raise billions to pay for healthcare, according to new research.

WORTHY AWARD: 'Single-use' named 2018 word of the year

Friday - Single-use, a term referring to products – often made of plastic – that are made to be used once and thrown away, has been named Collins Dictionary’s word of the year for 2018.


In two years we could face our own extinction, says UN

6 Nov 18 - The world must thrash out a new deal for nature in the next two years or humanity could be the first species to document our own extinction, warns the United Nation’s biodiversity chief.

Climate warming messes with the jet stream

5 Nov 18 - Greenhouse gases are increasingly disrupting the jet stream, a powerful river of winds that steers weather systems in the Northern Hemisphere.

The Paris climate gang is breaking up

2 Nov 18 - In 2015, a group of countries banded together to shape the global climate pact, but political turmoil is pulling the alliance apart.

Electric food – the new sci-fi diet that could save our planet

2 Nov 18 - Growing food without plants or animals sounds like science fiction. But it could stop environmental destruction.

Wildlife in 'mindblowing' crisis, says WWF

1 Nov 18 - Global wildlife populations have fallen by 60 per cent in just over four decades, as accelerating pollution, deforestation, climate change and other manmade factors have created a "mindblowing"...

Big brands pledge to turn tide on plastic waste

31 Oct 18 - Big brands – from Coca Cola to Kellogg – have pledged to cut all plastic waste from their operations in what the UN calls the most ambitious effort yet to fight plastic pollution.

Litigation likely to rise on back of IPCC report

30 Oct 18 - Climate-related litigations are set to break new grounds following the rcent landmark IPCC report which provides lawyers with new evidence that limiting global warming to 1.5deg is still possible.

Air pollution the new tobacco, warns WHO head

29 Oct 18 - Air pollution is the new tobacco, the head of the World Health Organisation has warned, saying the simple act of breathing is killing seven million people a year and harming billions more.

Climate fund approves $1b for poor countries

29 Oct 18 - A UN Green Climate Fund backed fund has approved more than $1 billion for 19 new projects to help developing countries to tackle climate change.

Hunger for raw materials bad news for the climate

26 Oct 18 - Just when you might think the world has heard an unmistakable warning of the need to curb climate change drastically and fast, along comes another warning, about humans’ voracious appetite for the...

How a little warming paved the way for reign of the dinosaurs

24 Oct 18 - Massive flooding of Pangea millions of years ago - caused by climate warming of 4deg-7deg - led to mass extinction and allowed for dinosaurs to rapidly diversify and spread around the world.

Study finds 90% of table salt contains microplastics

23 Oct 18 - Ninety per cent sea, rock and lake salt brands sold around the world contain microplastics, a new study shows.


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