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Plastic pollution risks near-permanent contamination

Friday - Humans have produced more than eight billion tonnes of plastic since the 1950s with the majority ending up in landfill or polluting the world’s continents and oceans.

CON JOB: We must stop fighting as individuals

Friday - OPINION: Stop obsessing with how personally green you live – and start collectively taking on corporate power.

At halfway point, 2017 is second-hottest year on record

Thursday - At the halfway point of the year, 2017 remains the second-hottest year to date — a surprise given the demise of the El Niño that helped to boost temperatures to record levels last year.

World’s young face $535 trillion bill for climate

Thursday - The next generation will have to pay a $535 trillion bill to tackle climate change, relying on unproven and speculative technology.

Protesters die as Canadian company mines hills of silver

Thursday - In Guatemala, one of the world’s largest silver deposits reaps millions for its Canadian owners - but for local farmers the price is their land and even their lives

Activists being murdered in record numbers

18 Jul 17 - Some 200 environmental and land-rights activists were killed in 2016, making it the deadliest year on record.

Is it a human right to have a healthy environment?

18 Jul 17 - Do we have a fundamental right to breathe clean air, drink clean water and eat safe food?


HEY, BABE: Want to save the climate? Have fewer children

14 Jul 17 - The greatest impact individuals can have in fighting climate change is to have one fewer child, according to a new study that identifies the most effective ways people can cut their carbon emissions.

And now, the weather: Prepare for 10,000 years of drought

13 Jul 17 - Climate history locked in stalagmite evidence warns of 10,000 years of drought – 100 centuries – to come in the Middle East.

Countries with coral reefs must do more, says UN

12 Jul 17 - Custodians of world heritage-listed sites should aim to keep global temperature increases to just 1.5deg, the United Nations says.

UN climate fund under fire for using private banks

12 Jul 17 - Civil society organisations warn that the Green Climate Fund’s decision to accredit more private banks will disadvantage poor countries.

Sahel monsoon might see African drylands bloom

11 Jul 17 - Suddenly, a drought-stricken African region could benefit from a Sahel monsoon, with climate change storm clouds breaking over Chad and Mali.

G20 leaders' climate statement highlights rift with US

10 Jul 17 - World leaders have made clear the isolated stance of the US on climate change, with 19 of the G20 countries affirming their commitment to the “irreversible” Paris climate agreement.

G20 SUMMIT: Dealing with climate change in the Age of Trump

7 Jul 17 - As the world’s big emitters meet, their response to the G20 climate plan will be a barometer of their willingness to push back on Trump and fulfill the Paris accord.

RICH LIST: Is inequality bad for the whole environment?

6 Jul 17 - From buying stuff to eating meat to wasting water, there is growing evidence that countries with a bigger gap between rich and poor do more harm to the planet and its climate.

Poor countries prepare to fight climate change alone

6 Jul 17 - Developing countries have been promised $100 billion per year by 2020. With no sign of it arriving some are taking matters into their own hands.

G20 fossil fuel investment threatens Paris targets

5 Jul 17 - G20 countries have stepped up green finance, but their investment in fossil fuels remains so high that the “well below 2 degree” warming limits set in the Paris Agreement will be missed by a wide...

Universities in global South aim to end reliance on West

5 Jul 17 - Universities from the world’s least developed countries have launched a cooperative programme aimed at ending their dependence on climate experts and expensive consultants from rich countries.

Cash begins trickling out of Green Climate Fund

4 Jul 17 - Lambasted by Donald Trump and much criticised from all sides, the seemingly friendless Green Climate Fund has begun doling out money.


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