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NUCLEAR FUSION: Don't hold your breath

Friday - One of the cliches of nuclear power research is that a commercial fusion reactor is only ever a few decades away – and always will be.

New York commits $1.4b to renewable energy work

Friday - New York has said it will spend $1.4 billion on 26 renewable projects, including 22 solar farms, three wind farms, and one hydroelectric project.

Nervous about nukes? Don't worry, just swallow this pill

Friday - Belgian pharmacies will provide radiation-busting iodine tablets free of charge to anyone as part of the country’s new nuclear strategy,

UN forest project doing more harm than good

Friday - The harm a UN forest project in Africa is doing to local people is greater than the good it is managing to achieve for them, researchers say.

Coffee cups and food packaging could face levy

Friday - Single-useplastic items such as disposable coffee cups, takeaway boxes and polystyrene packaging could be hit with charges in the UK akin to the 5p levy on plastic bags.

Seeding clouds is common ... but does it work?

Friday - Cloud seeding has been used to influence weather conditions in in more than 50 countries worldwide. But we still don’t know whether it works.

Schwarzenegger planning to sue oil companies

Thursday - Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is planning to sue oil companies, alleging they are "knowingly killing people all over the world".

Pompeo is a buddy of the Koch brothers

Thursday - Mike Pompeo, Donald Trump's choice to replace Rex Tillerson as US foreign affairs chief, is an ally of the Koch brothers and a critic of the Paris climate agreement.

Krill fishing poses serious threat to Antarctic

Thursday - Industrial fishing for krill in the pristine waters around Antarctica is threatening the future of one of the world’s last great wildernesses, says a new report.

World’s great forests could lose half of all wildlife

Thursday - The world’s greatest forests could lose more than half of their plant species by the end of the century unless nations ramp up efforts to tackle climate change, says a new report.

RAIN OR SHINE: New solar cell captures energy from raindrops

Thursday - A solar panel that can generate electricity from falling raindrops has been invented, enabling power to flow even when skies cloud over or the sun has set.

Renault-Nissan battery aims to leapfrog competition

Thursday - The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance is aiming to take the lead in new solid-state battery technology.

Germany’s new government deal fails Paris test

Wednesday - With the coalition agreement for a new German government under Angela Merkel, a major opportunity to realign German climate policy to the challenges of the Paris climate change agreement has passed.

What is biodiversity and why does it matter?

Wednesday - The air you breathe, the water you drink and the food you eat all rely on biodiversity, but right now it is in crisis – because of us.

Did burning coalfields cause Earth’s worst mass extinction?

Wednesday - Earth has gone through five mass extinction events – scientists are worried we’re on course to trigger a sixth – and the deadliest one happened 252 million years ago.

Greens want to end sale of fossil fuel cars by 2030

Wednesday - The Ausralian Greens have proposed introducing mandatory fuel efficiency standards, ending the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030, and imposing a four-year 17 per cent tax on luxury vehicles.

How protons can power our future energy needs

Wednesday - As the world embraces inherently variable renewable energy sources to tackle climate change, we will need a truly gargantuan amount of electrical energy storage.

Europe, too, likes the look of circular economy

Tuesday - As the EU doubles down on its waste management efforts and sets its sights on tackling plastic waste, the idea of a circular economy and internal market for recycling is gathering momentum.

Climate change is a disaster foretold (just like World War I)

Tuesday - The warnings about an unfolding climate catastrophe are getting more desperate, yet the march to destruction continues.

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