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Record Antarctic temperatures fuel sea level worry

Friday - Sea levels might threaten coastal cities sooner than expected, scientists say, as ice loss speeds up and Antarctic temperatures rise.

Coronavirus cuts China’s CO2 emissions

Friday - As China battles one of the most serious virus epidemics of the century, the impacts on the country’s energy demand and emissions are only beginning to be felt.

Researchers claim solar efficiency breakthrough

Friday - A flexible solar “skin” that could be used to generate power on homes, cars and phones is a step closer to development after the technology was used to break a world record for electricity conversion, researchers say.

UK airports must shut to reach 2050 climate target

Friday - All UK airports must close by 2050 for the country to reach its target of net zero climate emissions by then, scientists say.

Tesla creeps closer to 640-mile mark

Friday - Tesla has announced an increased range as a step toward bringing electric vehicles — and their contribution to combating climate change — into the mainstream.

Oil and gas climate impact worse than we thought

Thursday - The oil and gas industry has had a far worse impact on the climate than previously believed, according to a study indicating that human emissions of fossil methane have been underestimated by up to 40 per cent.

Renewables could power the world by 2050

Thursday - Wind, water and solar sources − the renewable energy trio − could meet almost all the needs of our power-hungry society in 30 years.


Climate change could wipe out coral reefs by 2100

Thursday - The changing climate could destroy nearly all remaining coral reefs by the end of the century, according to new research.

Coal giant eyes 30% fall in carbon emissions

Thursday - Mining giant Glencore has predicted its carbon footprint will shrink by almost a third by 2035, but will not set climate targets for the company.

Why we must protect 30% of Earth for animals

Thursday - Governments should sharply expand protected areas for animals and plants to cover 30% of the planet by 2030 to pull back from “the precipice of irreversible loss of biodiversity”, a group of former...

Some aerosol emissions might have an up-side

Thursday - Human aerosol emissions might have partially offset global economic inequality by reducing warming.

Bezos pledges $10b to save the planet

Jeff Bezos

Wednesday - Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder and Washington Post owner, has announced that he is donating $10 billion to save the Earth’s environment – barely a month after it was revealed Amazon threatened to...

Climate research struggles to find funding

Wednesday - Climate research is the poor relation of the academic world. Since 1990 it has won less than five per cent of the research funds available.

Morrison backs technology over taxation

Scott Morrison

Wednesday - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has described a report he might adopt a technology investment target to avoid signing up to a commitment of zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 as...

Malaysia’s banks buck trend against coal

Wednesday - Malaysia’s major banks are bucking a global trend toward the decarbonisation of the finance industry by continuing to finance new coal-fired power projects in Southeast Asia, a new report has found.

EU plans to halve municipal waste by 2030

18 Feb 20 - The European Commission will aim to “absolutely decouple” economic growth from natural resource use in a draft circular economy action plan due to be unveiled in March.

Carbon pricing role crucial, say experts

18 Feb 20 - Carbon pricing is emerging as central to international climate negotiations, the Mercator Climate Institute says.

Europe’s airports face watery grave

18 Feb 20 - More than 20 of Europe’s airports could be under water by the end of the century if current climate trends continue.

CROSSING THE LINE: A scientist’s road from neutrality

Nathan Phillips

18 Feb 20 - American scientist Nathan Phillips, who has just ended a 14-day hunger strike, said he was compelled to action by dissatisfaction with academia’s passivity and the fervor of his students.


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