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Green Investment Bank sale a disaster, say critics

Friday - The UK government’s decision to sell the Green Investment Bank to Australian bank Macquarie for £2.3bn has been attacked by critics including the Liberal Democrats and Greenpeace as “politically dubious” and a “disaster.

China gets tough on shipping emissions

Friday - Every year, more than 60 per cent of the world’s seaborne cargoes and 30 per cent of the world’s shipping containers pass through China’s ports, creating an air pollution problem Beijing is now trying to solve.

Trump's people postpone Paris decision

Friday - Trump administration officials have postponed a meeting scheduled for this week to discuss the US government’s position on the Paris climate change agreement.

Clean water should be affordable to everyone

Friday - Ask someone in Flint, Michigan, or São Paolo, Brazil — the list of cities rocked by water disasters seems to grow each day — how much safe, clean water is worth.

Toyota wins Green Car-of-the-Year Award ... again

Friday - Toyota has again won the World Green Car-of-the-Year Award.

Who wants to work with wind turbines? Plenty, it seems

Friday - The fastest-growing occupation in the United States — by a long shot, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics — is wind turbine technician.

Food carts get taste of solar

Friday - New York’s thousands of food carts are generating carbon credits.


Harvard boffins to turn back the sun's rays

Thursday - Harvard scientists later this year will redirect the sun’s rays back into space as part of a larger research programme aimed at understanding the benefits and risks of geoengineering the planet to...

Fracking brings new oil boom to Alaska

Thursday - Despite opposition from environmental groups and President Obama’s 2016 ban on drilling in federal Arctic waters, exploration in Alaska has revealed massive new volumes of oil.

Brazil MPs bid to cut protection for huge forest

Thursday - A committee of Brazil’s Congress has approved proposals to roll back protections on 1.1 million hectares of forest and national park.

CLOSE OF PLAY: Cricket is facing a climate crisis

Thursday - From the ochre-coloured Australian outback to the windswept Scottish coast, cricket is defined almost entirely by the weather conditions. If they change, so does the essence of the game.

22,000 years of history goes down the drain

Thursday - A freezer malfunction at a university has melted part of the world’s largest collection of ice cores from the Canadian Arctic, reducing some of the ancient ice into puddles.

Harvesting fertiliser from ‘bionic’ leaves

Thursday - The Harvard scientist who pioneered a “bionic leaf” that could generate the production of fuel has taken artificial photosynthesis a step further.

We must make our soils great again

Wednesday - Restoring soil fertility is one of humanity’s best options for making progress on three daunting challenges: Feeding everyone, weathering climate change and conserving biodiversity.

Climate change promises rough ride for airlines

Wednesday - By TIM RADFORD | Keep that seat belt buckled − it could be a bumpy flight. New research predicts that severe clear air turbulence in the stratosphere could increase by 149 per cent because of...

Boeing backs electric commuter jet

Wednesday - Seattle startup Zunum Aero has received funding from Boeing HorizonX and JetBlue Technology Ventures toward making its dream of electrified air travel a reality.

Stop swooning over Justin Trudeau ... he's a disaster

Wednesday - Donald Trump is a creep and unpleasant to look at, but at least he’s not a stunning hypocrite when it comes to climate change, says climate activist Bill McKibben.

DEATH METAL: Nickel had role in our worst mass extinction

Wednesday - Around 250 million years ago, life on Earth nearly came to an end, in a mass extinction between the Permian and Triassic periods known as the Great Dying.

Star Wars desert moisture farming comes a step closer

Wednesday - Luke Skywalker's family farmed moisture from the atmosphere using devices called “vaporators”. In the planet’s hot and dry desert landscape, moisture farming was an important activity for survival.


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