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Global warming set to exceed 1.5deg by 2040

Today 12:00pm - Global warming is on course to exceed the most stringent goal set in the Paris agreement by around 2040, threatening economic growth, according to a draft report that is the UN’s starkest warning yet of the risks of climate change.

Slower cyclones will mean more damage

Today 12:00pm - Tropical cyclones are slowing down. Hurricanes have lost their hurry. Paradoxically, this is bad news: they have more time to work their mischief.

Billions of tonnes of CO2 safe underground, says report

Today 12:00pm - Storing billions of tonnes of CO2 underground would be a “safe and effective” way to help to limit the effects of climate change, a new study says.

Warming world will weaken rice nutrition

Today 12:00pm - Climate change will make rice less nutritious, putting millions of the world’s poor at risk, new studies show.

SICK CITIES: Can a skin cream really help you face the streets?

Today 12:00pm - The booming market for products for ‘urban skin’ reflects anxieties about the health impacts of living in cities – but is it all just a marketing gimmick?

McDonald's bows to customer demands over straws

Today 12:00pm - McDonald’s will end the use of plastic straws in its British restaurants next year, after nearly half a million people called on the company to ditch them.

Rising emissions big step backwards, says BP

Friday - The renewed upward march of global carbon emissions is worrying and a big step backwards in the fight against climate change, according to BP.

OPINION: Earth will survive ... we might not

Adam Frank

Friday - By ADAM FRANK | In 1968, the astronaut William Anders looked out from his moon-circling Apollo 8 capsule and saw the mottled blue Earth emerging over the gray lunar horizon.

Dow saves $120 million by investing in nature

Friday - The Dow Chemical Company says it has saved $120 million over the past year from its ‘valuing nature’ project.

Scotland takes pride in emissions cuts

Friday - The Scottish Government says that as of 2016 the country has managed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 49 per cent compared to 1990.

Elon Musk cuts Tesla's work force

Friday - Elon Musk will cut his work force by about 9 per cent, or roughly 3500 of Tesla's 37,500 employees, as part of a company-wide restructuring.

Gas-guzzler Australia on road to becoming the next Cuba

Friday - Australia's reluctance to recognise electric vehicles could mean that eventually it will join Cuba as the globe's Jurassic Park for cars.

Climate change dust storms can kill

Thursday - The US Dust Bowl in the 1930s was one of the worst environmental disasters of the 20th century.

Universal basic income and rewilding can do the trick

Thursday - Enough concrete has been produced to cover the entire surface of the Earth in a layer two millimetres thick.

Climate pressure could hurt major corn regions

Thursday - Two new studies looking at corn and vegetables warn of a rising risk of food shocks and malnutrition with unchecked global warming.

Israel to top up drying Sea of Galilee

Thursday - The shrinking Sea of Galilee, the inland lake where Christians believe Jesus walked on water, is to be topped up with desalinated seawater.

Giant baobabs die suddenly after thousands of years

Thursday - Climate change is the suspect in the abrupt deaths in the past decade of some of Africa’s 2500-year-old baobab trees.

Why methane should be treated differently

Wednesday - New research provides a way out of a longstanding quandary in climate policy: how best to account for the warming effects of greenhouse gases that have different atmospheric lifetimes.

Investor seeks removal of eight company chairs

Wednesday - Britain’s biggest asset manager wants to remove the chairmen of the board at eight companies worldwide, which it says have failed to confront the threats posed by climate change.

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