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Severe fire danger for Australia as temperatures smash records

Monday - Parts of Australia, including Sydney, have sweltered through the hottest November night on record with temperatures likely to stay high, prompting authorities to issue a total fire ban.

Climate ‘apocalypse’ fears stopping people having children

Monday - People worried about the climate crisis are deciding not to have children because of fears that their offspring would have to struggle through a climate apocalypse, according to the first academic study of the issue.

Ammonia – a fuel of the future?

Monday - Like hydrogen, ammonia can play a key role in decarbonising Europe’s heavy industry and transport. So why isn’t it grabbing the headlines in the same way?

Big bosses join to beat climate change

Friday - Australia’s top corporate leaders have met to discuss tackling climate change in line with the Paris Agreement as part of an environmental initiative backed by Richard Branson’s The B Team.

EU backs global hydrogen market with euro as key currency

Friday - Europe wants to install the euro as the reference currency for trading hydrogen, but a global market with harmonised standards needs to be put in place first in order to meet demand, says the EU’s energy commissioner.

EU urged to address aviation’s full climate impact, including non-CO2 emissions

Friday - The aviation sector’s climate impact is three times bigger than the effect of its carbon dioxide emissions alone, a new study shows, prompting calls for action.

Western Europe cools on plans for nuclear power

Friday - News that two more reactors in the United Kingdom are to shut down on safety grounds earlier than planned has capped a depressing month for nuclear power in Europe.


'Jet-zero' green flight goal dismissed as a gimmick

Thursday - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s “jet-zero” goal of a commercial transatlantic flight producing no carbon emissions by 2025 is a gimmick, according to experts, who say technology alone cannot...

Norway hikes cash for rainforests, seeking corporate help to slow losses

Thursday - Norway is doubling the price it guarantees developing nations to keep their tropical forests standing, in a step to slow catastrophic losses and encourage big companies to invest far more in nature...

Steelmakers call for ‘Green Deal’ to counter Chinese dumping

25 Nov 20 - New Zealand is not alone in considering a carbon border-tax on steel; steelmakers in Europe say they need a "Green Deal" to protect them from high-emissions imports from China.

Carbon-pricing rises as world's weapon of choice in climate fight

25 Nov 20 - Can you put a price on pollution? Some of the world's biggest economies are doing just that as they wrestle with how to make good on grand pledges to tame planet-warming emissions.

Coal financing evaporates as countries go carbon-free

25 Nov 20 - Financing for coal projects is drying up at ever increasing rates as more countries target zero carbon emissions amid an energy transition sweeping the world, participants at Asia’s biggest gathering...

CO2 hits new record despite covid-19 lockdowns

24 Nov 20 - Climate-heating gases have reached record levels in the atmosphere despite the global lockdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the UN’s World Meteorological Organisation has said.

EU, UN-led pact commits oil and gas firms to tackle methane emissions

24 Nov 20 - Dozens of oil and gas companies have committed to report more accurately on and, ultimately, reduce emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane which is liable to leak from oilfields and pipelines.

Mixed farming beats intensive agriculture methods

24 Nov 20 - Once again, researchers have shown that it should be possible to feed the human race and leave enough space for the rest of creation, simply by going back to centuries-old mixed farming practices.

XR launches campaign of financial disobedience

24 Nov 20 - Extinction Rebellion is launching a campaign of financial civil disobedience aimed at exposing the “political economy’s complicity” in the unfolding ecological crisis.

Net-zero and ‘passive’ houses can cut carbon emissions

24 Nov 20 - From the street, you wouldn’t be able to tell a net-zero or passive house from any other recently built home. Even from the inside, the only visible clues are thick walls and deep windowsills. Only...

Trump takes another swipe at Paris Agreement

23 Nov 20 - Out-going United States president Donald Trump railed against the Paris climate accord overnight, telling world leaders at a virtual summit that the agreement was designed to cripple the US economy,...

Boomers are the greenest generation - study

23 Nov 20 - Parents and grandparents, not the so-called Generation Green, are the most likely groups to try to minimise their environmental footprint, a new study finds.


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