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Australia claims climate success

Thursday - Despite three decades of relative inaction on climate change and stalling from successive Australian Governments, the Morrison Government has claimed success in meeting Australia’s targets under the Kyoto Protocol, which came to an end on Wednesday.

We've 'reached peak emissions and oil demand'

Thursday - Global oil demand and carbon dioxide emissions probably peaked in 2019 as the Covid-19 pandemic will have a lasting impact on both, says energy consultancy DNV GL.

UK heading for the heat

Thursday - The likelihood of the UK experiencing deadly 40deg temperatures for the first time is “rapidly accelerating” due to the climate crisis, scientists have found.

Storing electricity under ground...

Thursday - A Texas company has plans to store surplus electricity under ground - in pressurised water.

...and in tall brick towers

Thursday - Welcome to the Energy Vault - a giant tower with a crane at its centre and thousands of massive stackable bricks, each weighing more than a fully loaded school bus.

Spain to close half its coal-fired power stations

Wednesday - Spain is on track to become a coal-free country in record time. All of its remaining coal-fired thermal power plants started shutting down yesterday, a year-and-a-half after the closure of the coal mines.

How Pacific nations can survive climate change

Scott Morrison

Wednesday - They contribute only 0.03 per cent of global carbon emissions, but small island developing states, particularly in the Pacific, are at extreme risk to the threats of climate change.

Beavers new threat as Arctic lakes thaw

Wednesday - Beavers are creating lakes that accelerate the thawing of frozen soils and potentially increase greenhouse gas emissions, a study finds.

Burning coal caused mass extinctions

Tuesday - Geologists have linked one of the planet’s most devastating events to the burning of fossil fuels, as ancient coal fires set in train a global extinction wave.

Microplastics are in the soils of even the remotest places

Tuesday - If microplastics can enter the food web on King George Island, they can probably do so almost anywhere on earth.

How Europe can be carbon-neutral by 2040

Tuesday - The European Union can reach climate neutrality as early as 2040, according to a group of environmental NGOs which have mapped out a scenario to move the bloc towards a 100 per cent renewable energy...

Ireland latest country to set net-zero target

Tuesday - Ireland’s new coalition government has set itself a goal to deliver steep greenhouse gas emissions cuts every year to reach neutrality by 2050.

World's biggest renewables companies abysmal on human rights

Tuesday - Renewable energy companies are falling short on efforts to safeguard the rights of workers and communities in their operations and throughout mineral supply chains, placing the sector’s legitimacy...

KENYA CALL: My land is now owned by lions

Monday - PARSOLOI KUPAI'S home, situated on the edge of Ol Kinyei conservancy near the Maasai Mara game reserve, is no different from any other Maasai homestead – oval-shaped huts with an almost flat roof and...

Trump plan would open huge area of Alaska to drilling

Monday - Some of most ecologically sensitive lands in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, a few hundred miles west of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, might soon be open for business to the oil...

Extremists exploit rural nostalgia and farmers’ anger

Monday - The poster advertising an evening of debate and organic canapés looked familiar to environmentally conscious Germans - a rugged pair of hands, cupping fertile brown soil, underneath the slogan “Farms...

Shipping needs to clean up act - and do it now

Older vessels need improving now without waiting for cleaner replacements
Photo Credit: Paulhami, Wikimedia Commons

26 Jun 20 - The shipping industry is in urgent need of a makeover: while limited attempts are being made to lessen polluting emissions of climate-changing greenhouse gases in the road transport and aviation...

Why we need the opposite of a carbon tax

26 Jun 20 - For the past few decades, the consensus among leading economists has been that putting a price on carbon is the most efficient way to reduce emissions.

THAT'S RICH: Affluence is killing the planet

26 Jun 20 - iN SOCIETIES where money can buy almost everything, being rich is generally perceived as something good. But there's a catch: affluence trashes our planetary life support systems.

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