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Coal giant Glencore to limit production

Thursday - Commodities giant Glencore has bowed to pressure from shareholders to limit coal production for environmental reasons.

Scientist made global warming a household term

Thursday - The scientist who made “global warming” a household term as he fought to popularise the view that greenhouse gases could lead to a dramatic climate change has died aged 87.

TISSUE ISSUE: Are our ancient forests paying a heavy price?

Thursday - The world’s largest tissue-paper companies are being accused of exacerbating climate change and destroying ancient forests to make toilet rolls.

Majority of European firms have no reduction targets

Wednesday - Most European companies have no target for reducing their greenhouse gas emissions even though 80% see climate change as a business risk, a survey has found.

Florida is drowning ... but they're still building condos

Wednesday - People tend to respond to immediate threats and financial consequences – and Florida’s coastal real estate might be on the cusp of delivering that harsh wake-up call.

Renewable energy will be tops by 2040, says BP

Wednesday - Renewable energy will be the world’s main source of power within two decades, according to BP.

UK plans to make plastic producers pay

Wednesday - Britain is about to set out plans to overhaul its recycling system, including making plastic packaging producers pay the full cost of dealing with their waste.


Our biggest animals are being hunted to extinction

Wednesday - The world’s biggest animals – the largest birds, the bigger mammals and even reptiles, sharks and amphibians – are in increasing danger of extinction.

Angry islanders reject rights swap idea

Enele Sopoaga

Tuesday - Tuvalu Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga has angril rejected the idea that islanders would exchange maritime rights for Australian citizenship, telling Canberra to focus on breaking its coal addiction

Ireland lays ground for stronger climate action

Tuesday - Ireland’s struggle with climate change cuts to the heart of people’s daily lives and reflects the country’s revival after recession: more cars on the road and thriving cattle farms.

Ice voyage will explore ocean hidden for 100,000 years

Tuesday - Scientists are setting out to explore an Antarctic marine realm that was hidden from the Sun for more than 100,000 years.

Scientists feel under attack over Adani work

Tuesday - Australian scientists say relentless, sustained, and needlessly personal media attacks on those analysing the impacts of the Adani coalmine undermines the role of science.

Changing weather could make food less safe

Tuesday - Governments must pay more attention to food safety, and address the issue in their action plans to tackle climate change, say officials and researchers.

Sharp rise in methane threatens climate targets

Monday - Dramatic rises in atmospheric methane are threatening to derail plans to hold global temperature rises to 2deg, scientists have warned.

Climate-disasters bill $650b over three years

Monday - Climate-related disasters have cost the world $650 billion over the past three years, according to a new report.

Trump’s wall violates conservation laws

Monday - US President Donald Trump (https://inhabitat.com/tag/trump) is moving forward with the construction of his Mexican border wall, even if it means sidestepping important environmental laws.

In this Siberian town, the snow - and the future - is black

Monday - Residents of a coalmining region in Siberia have been posting videos online showing entire streets and districts covered in toxic black snow that critics say highlight a manmade ecological...

Young protesters ask: If not us, who?

15 Feb 19 - As a movement grows across the world, young people say they want politicians to protect their interests.

Why Australia won’t meet Paris targets

15 Feb 19 - There’s no way Australia achieve the targets five years early without major policy changes, which are unlikely under the current government, says a leading climate scientist.


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