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Mass starvation is our fate if we keep flogging the land to death

Thursday - The Earth cannot accommodate our need and greed for food. We must change our diet before it’s too late, says George Monbiot.

Insurance giant dumps investments in tar sands

Thursday - One of the world’s biggest financial services companies is both dumping investments and ending insurance for controversial US oil pipelines.

Germany the champion nation for recycling

Thursday - Germany is the leading nation for recycling, followed closely by Wales and Singapore, according to new research.

... and France is best at food sustainability

Thursday - A war on waste food in France has helped it secure the top spot in a ranking of countries by their food sustainability.

Belt-and-road countries could top China’s emissions

Thursday - China is seeking to clean up its overseas investments and is calling for international support.

Europe utilities vow to be carbon neutral by 2050

Thursday - More than 3500 European utility companies have vowed to lead the low-carbon energy transition, calling on policymakers to accelerate electrification.

BUBBLE POWER: New device could stop plastic in its tracks

Thursday - When a river flows into the ocean, so does plastic. Lots of it. Globally, rivers transport as much as four million tonnes of plastic out to sea every year.

Macron pays US scientists to move to France

Wednesday - Eighteen climate scientists from the US and elsewhere have hit the jackpot as France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, awarded them millions of euros in grants to relocate to France.

How Big Oil is tightening its grip on the White House

Wednesday - The oil industry has stalled action on climate change from the inside and sold America on fossil fuels – and its influence goes back further than people realise.

GE's 12,000 job cuts highlight how it went wrong

Wednesday - After spending years building up its gas-power business, General Electric is trying to figure out how to keep pace in a world that’s no longer all that interested in fossil fuels.

Tsunami of data could pump up global emissions by 2025

Wednesday - Billions of internet-connected devices could produce 3.5 per cent of global emissions within 10 years and 14 per cent by 2040.

These high-speed trains could take 3m cars off the roads

Wednesday - A $3 billion project that will introduce high-speed deisel trains to the US could take up to three million cars off the roads.

Australia's greenhouse gas emissions highest on record

Tuesday - Australia’s emissions over the past year were the highest on record, when relatively unreliable emissions from land use are excluded, according to new estimates.

Paris summit will call for shipping to meet climate goals

Tuesday - The shipping industry will be urged to align with international climate goals under a declaration to be launched at a climate summit in Paris today.

It's hard to get people to reduce food waste

Tuesday - Seventy-six per cent of global consumers say sustainability is important – but only 42 per cent say they always attempt to minimise household food waste, a new survey shows.

To phase out coal, leaders should learn from tobacco

Tuesday - A few countries are set to join the coal phase-out club at the One Planet Summit in Paris today, but more levers will be needed to bring major coal users in line.

Meat tax ‘inevitable’ to beat climate and health crises

Tuesday - “Sin taxes” on meat to reduce its huge impact on climate change and human health look inevitable, according to analysts.

GRUB'S UP! Climate-conscious foodies swap cows for crickets

Tuesday - A wave of social enterprises are trying to get people to eat insects instead of meat.

How planting trees changed lives in a former coal town

Tuesday - The UK's National Forest has not only transformed an industrial landscape, it has given people a new sense of belonging and wellbeing, created jobs and boosted wildlife.

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