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Musk eyes 500,000 e-cars a year from new China factory

Friday - Tesla founder Elon Musk says his new factory in Shanghai - the company's first outside the US - will build 500,000 electric cars a year.

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.

Tiny fern might lead us to big solutions

Friday - A tiny fern might provide global impact for sinking atmospheric carbon dioxide, fixing nitrogen in agriculture and shooing pesky insects from crops.

Heatwave could be making Americans think

Friday - Record-breaking high temperatures across much of North America appear to be shaping people’s thinking, a survey finds.

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.

Clean energy investment passes $138b

Thursday - Global investment in clean technologies is closely tracking last year and has already hit $138.2 billion, according to new analysis.

China and EU can lead on climate action

Thursday - 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.

Chinese lead green bonds charge

Thursday - China issued $30 billion in green bonds in 2017, remaining the world leader in the market.

Meet the man who paves highways with old plastic

Thursday - Chemistry professor Dr Rajagopalan Vasudevan, 73, wants us to know that repurposed plastic can be good for the environment.

India’s cheap cars fixation stalls EV dream

Thursday - India’s obsession with affordable small cars could delay the Narendra Modi government’s ambitious plan to only sell electric vehicles in the country by 2030.

Life's a toxic cocktail in the land of Genghis Khan

Thursday - The lifestyle of nomads in the ancient home of Genghis Khan and his Mongol horde is under threat as never before. Climate change, combined with local environment mismanagement, government neglect and...

Big Krill backs vast Antarctic ocean sanctuary

Wednesday - The creation of the world’s biggest ocean sanctuary, protecting a huge tract of remote seas around Antarctica, has come a step closer after major fishing companies came out in favour of the plan.

Cement producers developing climate plan

Wednesday - Cement makers who run one of the world's biggest industries - and are a leading producer of greenhouse gas emissions - might finally be making moves to combat climate change.

Six ways Andrew Wheeler could reshape the EPA

Wednesday - Former US coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler inherits some important decisions from Scott Pruitt at the EPA, including on the Clean Power Plan, auto standards, methane and use of science.

Smarter renewables open up new markets

Wednesday - The need to stop global warming in its tracks has spurred the growth of two smarter renewables that are helping to reshape the electricity industry.

Clever catamaran is carrying energy message to the world

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

Church of England wields divestment axe

Wednesday - The Church of England will divest from all fossil fuel companies which are not taking steps to combat climate change.

GAS GROWTH: The answer lies in feedback loops

Tuesday - Greenhouse gases escaping from wetlands and permafrost could slash the world’s carbon budget by nearly a quarter, scientists say.

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