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Aviation industry hears clamour for electric planes

Today 11:00am - Aerospace companies gathering for the Paris air show this week are turning their thoughts to a future run on electricity rather than fossil fuels.

Arctic permafrost melting 70 years ahead of time

Today 11:00am - Permafrost has begun thawing in the Canadian Arctic more than 70 years early because of climate change, according to new research.

A weekly walk in the woods works wonders for the soul

Today 11:00am - A dose of nature of just two hours a week is associated with better health and psychological wellbeing, scientists say.

Florida clears path for autonomous vehicles

Today 11:00am - Florida establishes a clear legal framework for self-driving cars to operate within the state.

Australia gives go-ahead to Adani mine

Friday - Australia has given the final approval for construction to begin on a controversial coal mine to be built by Indian company Adani.

Coal-dependent Japan sets neutral goal

Friday - Heavy on tech, light on any plans to tackle its coal dependency, Japan has released its climate legislation.

POWERHOUSE: Pentagon gas emissions higher than Portugal

Friday - The US creates more planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions through its defense operations alone than industrialised countries such as Sweden and Portugal.

App tracks deforestation - as it happens

Friday - A new website allows companies to track deforestation in their supply chains as it happens, with campaigners urging more effort to stop it.

Emissions from energy rise at fastest rate since 2011

Thursday - Carbon emissions from the global energy industry last year rose at the fastest rate in almost a decade.

UK commits to 2050 emissions target

Thursday - Greenhouse gas emissions in the UK will be cut to almost zero by 2050, under the terms of a new government plan to tackle climate change.

African city heat set to grow intolerably

Thursday - The entire African continent faces lethal weather conditions for many of its people.

KELP KILLING: Fortunes being made from seaweed harvest

Thursday - Growing awareness of the climate crisis and a shift to plant-based diets have turned kelp farming into a thriving industry.

Thirty years to climate meltdown – or not?

Wednesday - How much of a threat is climate meltdown? Should we treat it as the biggest danger to life in the 21st century, or as one of many problems − serious, but manageable?

Largest hybrid-electric aircraft takes flight

Wednesday - The highest-capacity hybrid-electric aircraft has taken to the skies in California on its first test flight.

Brazil leader guts environmental agencies

Wednesday - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro appears intent on decriminalizing Amazon deforestation, ending most fines, straitjacketing law enforcement, and gutting environmental agencies with mass firings.

Survey finds number of plant extinctions is 'frightening'

Wednesday - Human destruction of the living world is causing a “frightening” number of plant extinctions, according to scientists who have completed the first global analysis of the issue.

At this rate, we'll have more plastic than fish in the ocean

11 Jun 19 - If humanity continues dumping plastics into nature at the current rate, there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s seas by 2050.

Bloomberg mission is to close all US coal plants

11 Jun 19 - Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has a new $500 million mission - to close every coal plant in the US by 2030.

Loss of plants will make a world of difference

11 Jun 19 - Up to a million species might go extinct due to human activity. We all know the mammals in trouble, but how many of us could name an endangered plant?

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CellCube to bring grid battery to South Australia

23 May 19 - Renewables firm Pangea Energy and vanadium battery producer CellCube have...

Minesto partners with leading financial adviser

22 May 19 - Swedish marine energy developer Minesto has engaged with leading financial...

Finland using circular economy of textiles

21 May 19 - In Finland, end-of-life textiles no longer end up in landfills, but there is...

Adidas launches 100% recyclable footwear

26 Apr 19 - Adidas has launched a 100 per cent recyclable shoe aimed at unlocking a...

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