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Trump stance on Paris deal sad, says Pope

Wednesday - Speaking on World Food Day, Francis said climate change was a driver of hunger and migration and the Paris climate agreement was the legal basis for the solution.

One-third of population could be living in Africa by 2100

Tuesday - Today, one out of six people on Earth live in Africa. These same projections predict that the proportion will be one in four in 2050 and more than one in three by 2100.

IMF tells rich nations climate change is urgent business

12 Oct 17 - The International Monetary Fund has warned the world’s richest nations to have a greater sense of urgency about climate change.

Americans seem to care least about climate change

10 Oct 17 - When asked about major threats to their country, Europeans are more likely than Americans to cite global climate change.

Think you’re too smart to be taken in by silly food labels?

10 Oct 17 - The bakery that tried to list ‘love’ as a granola ingredient might not have got away with it, but elsewhere dubious and confusing labelling is rife – and it is ruining our diets.

Oceans tell the story of how our planet is warming

6 Oct 17 - More than 90 per cent of the excess heat trapped by greenhouse gas emissions has been absorbed into the oceans.

Thou shalt not burn coal ... Catholics shun fossil fuels

5 Oct 17 - Forty Roman Catholic groups have announced they will shun investments in fossil fuels and have urged others to follow suit.


Ireland a spectacular climate change failure

4 Oct 17 - Ireland has failed spectacularly in its response to the challenges posed by climate change over the last 15 years, the Citizens’ Assembly has been told.

Coca-Cola gave us a billion more plastic bottles last year

3 Oct 17 - Coca-Cola increased its production of throwaway plastic bottles last year by well over a billion, according to analysis by Greenpeace.

PROMISES, PROMISES: Does Big Business really mean business?

2 Oct 17 - Corporations globally have made hundreds of commitments on deforestation. But what do these pledges really mean and why do scandals keep happening?

Yes, says the UN, the planet can be pollution free

2 Oct 17 - Pollution is controllable and avoidable through political leadership, high-level champions and commitments, says a new UN report.

RAW DEAL: Have children lost touch with the natural world?

2 Oct 17 - Studies show that children are better at identifying Pokémon characters than real animals and plants.

You must do more, IMF tells rich countries

29 Sep 17 - The International Monetary Fund has told rich countries they must do more to help poor nations cope with climate change or suffer the consequences.

Green bonds expected to top $130b this year

28 Sep 17 - Green bonds issuance is set to reach a record $134.9 billion by the end of this year.

Mass wildlife extinction threatens global food supplies

27 Sep 17 - The sixth mass extinction of global wildlife already under way is seriously threatening the world’s food supplies, according to experts.

Land defenders call on UN to act against violence

25 Sep 17 - Land rights defenders from 29 countries have written to the UN asking it to act against violent corporate and state-sponsored groups which they say are threatening their lives and trashing the...

Long-lost Congo notebooks may shed light on tree secrets

25 Sep 17 - A cache of decaying notebooks found in a crumbling Congo research station has provided unexpected evidence with which to help to solve a crucial puzzle – predicting how vegetation will respond to...

United Nations must do more on climate change

21 Sep 17 - Right now, the capability of the UN’s institutions to understand, prepare and respond to climate change risks is terrifyingly inadequate.

OCTLANTIS: Underwater city built (and run) by octopuses

21 Sep 17 - The discovery of aquatic architecture has led scientists to compare the behaviour of cephalopods to humans – but octopus city life is no utopia.


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