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This new coal mine in Germany will soon gobble up 20 villages

Thursday - When the Garzweiler open cast coal mine in Germany is finished, 5000 people will have been relocated and 20 villages will have been wiped off the face of the Earth.

Europe facing trillion-euros coastal flooding bill

Thursday - Costs from coastal flooding in Europe could hit almost one trillion euros by 2100, according to researchers.

Rising sea levels threaten Sinatra's old hangout

Thursday - A proposed island to protect a resort that once was the haunt of stars like Frank Sinatra and Marlene Dietrich could be its ruin.

France to set penalties on non-recycled plastic

Wednesday - France plans to introduce a penalty system next year that would increase the costs of consumer goods with packaging made of non-recycled plastic.

EU carbon emissions price hits 10-year high

Tuesday - The amount polluters pay for emitting carbon in the EU has hit a 10-year high, in a blow for coal power station owners and a boost for renewable energy.

LITTER TWITTER: In this park, clever crows do the dirty work

13 Aug 18 - Six crows trained to pick up cigarette ends and rubbish will be put to work this week at a French historical theme park.

Unions want Poland to push coal at UN climate talks

9 Aug 18 - Poland's trade unions are mounting a defence of coal workers against the impacts of climate policies in an effort to influence the agenda of the UN climate summit to be held in Katowice this December.


Battery makers fight for foothold in Europe

8 Aug 18 - Battery manufacturers are jostling for a leadership position in Europe as electric vehicle sales gather momentum.

Ireland sees need to increase carbon tax

Leo Varadkar

7 Aug 18 - The Irish Government is planning to increase the country’s carbon tax in a bid to meet its climate-change goals.

German farmers want $1b in drought aid

2 Aug 18 - Farmers in the north and east of Germany are seeking more than $1 billion in aid for unprecedented losses as a result of continued high temperatures and lack of rain.

HOT NEWS: How the media has reported the northern heatwave

31 Jul 18 - This year’s northern-hemisphere summer has seen a succession of heatwaves. How has the media reported the extreme weather and how has the coverage referenced climate change?

Anchovies, the fish that gave too much

27 Jul 18 - The Italian fish sauce colatura is made from anchovies and literally adds the Med into the famously healthy Mediterranean diet. So many good things, however, have a downside.

Germany finds reaching climate targets hard work

26 Jul 18 - The German government will introduce a climate protection law to ensure the country reaches its 2030 climate targets.

Europe keeps on setting clean-energy records

18 Jul 18 - Two of the biggest economies in Europe last week set new records for clean energy.

Can Norway solve the plastic crisis, one bottle at a time?

17 Jul 18 - A bottle deposit hub on the outskirts of Oslo has had a stream of high-level international visitors. Can its success be replicated worldwide?

Huge iceberg threatens Greenland village

16 Jul 18 - A 100-metre high iceberg has drifted close to a village on Greenland’s west coast, prompting fears of a tsunami if it breaks up.

Ireland first country to divest from fossil fuels

13 Jul 18 - 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

13 Jul 18 - Germany has set a record for renewable power production during the first six months of 2018.

Plastic waste makes floating pleasure park

13 Jul 18 - More than 1000 square feet of plastic ultimately destined to pollute the ocean is getting a second lease on life in Rotterdam.


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