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China, Russia and Canada policies a threat

Monday - China, Russia and Canada’s current climate policies would drive the world above a catastrophic 5deg of warming by the end of the century, according to a study that ranks the climate goals of different countries.

Crucial Antarctic current is changing

Monday - The Antarctic Circumpolar Current is the strongest ocean current on our planet and is vital for Earth’s health. It is also changing as the climate warms.

Trump plans coal sideshow at Katowice

Monday - The Trump administration plans to set up a side-event promoting fossil fuels at the UN climate talks in Katowice, Poland, next month.

Bolsonaro names climate denier as key minister

Monday - Brazil’s president-elect Jair Bolsonaro has named an anti-globalist diplomat to lead on foreign affairs and his country’s relationship to the Paris Agreement.

Fires become more complex, nuanced ... and alarming

Monday - Why do wildfires seem to be escalating? Despite president Donald Trump’s tweet that the California fires were caused by “gross mismanagement” of forests, the answer is more complex, nuanced, and alarming.

Crab fishers sue fossil fuel industry

Monday - The largest US West Coast commercial fishing association is suing 30 fossil fuel companies it says are accountable for harming shellfish and livelihoods as the ocean warms.

Spy in the sky spots households wasting heat

Friday - People in the UK who waste heat by failing to ensure their homes, offices and factories are leak-proof will soon have the prospect of a spy in the sky to persuade them to mend their ways.


France acts to ban deforestation imports

Friday - France intends to stop importing soy, palm oil, beef, wood and other products linked to deforestation and unsustainable agriculture by 2030, shooting ahead of the rest of the EU.

Anti-fossil fuel campaigns contain lessons

Friday - Compared with so much ineffective climate activism, the present wave of anti-fossil fuel politics has an important advantage: it resonates better with ordinary people.

Carmakers slam new Spanish climate law

Friday - The Spanish car lobby has hit back at the draft of the country’s first climate law published this week, which proposes to ban the sale and registration of lighter diesel and petrol vehicles from 2040.

Greenland crater points to another climate-changing asteroid collision

Friday - A massive crater under Greenland’s ice points to a previously unknown climate-altering asteroid impact in the time of humans.

Bolsonaro already at work in the Amazon

Thursday - Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon jumped almost 50 per cent during the three-month electoral season that brought Jair Bolsonaro to power, according to preliminary official figures.

Trump plans to target heavy trucks

Thursday - The Trump administration plans to cut air pollution from heavy-duty trucks, marking one of its first moves to regulate US industry rather than roll back environmental standards.

Venice flooding is getting worse

Thursday - The spectacular centrepiece of Venice, St Mark’s Square, now floods more than 60 times a year, up from four times a year in 1900.

Sweet taste of chocolate has turned sour for orangutans

Thursday - Cadbury chocolate maker Mondelçz International has destroyed more than 25,000 hectares of orangutan habitat in Indonesia, says a new report from Greenpeace.

Heatwaves can hurt male insect fertility

Thursday - A new study of beetles could explain their global decline – and also be a warning to humankind.

We have no capacity to absorb new fossil fuel plants

Wednesday - The world has so many existing fossil fuel projects that it cannot afford to build any more polluting infrastructure without busting international climate change goals, the global energy watchdog has...

EU states call for tough action on deforestation

Wednesday - The UK, France and Germany have called on the European Commission to launch tough new action to halt deforestation by the end of the year.

Hydrogen is back in the energy picture

Wednesday - As the price of renewable energy drops and storage technologies mature, hydrogen fuel is drawing fresh attention.


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