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CARBON FIBRE: The wonder material with a dirty secret

Friday - Carbon fibre is increasingly celebrated as a wonder material for the clean economy.

Oil theft provides billions for terrorists and drug cartels

Friday - Oil theft is fuelling terrorist groups and drug cartels around the world, according to a new analysis.

Moore’s Law for carbon could beat global warming

Friday - A plan to halve carbon emissions every decade, while green energy continues to double every five years, provides a simple but rigorous roadmap to tackle climate change, scientists say.

Australia to shut big-polluting power station

Friday - Australia's most polluting power station, Hazelwood, is set to become the ninth coal-fired power station to close its doors, as the nation’s transition from fossil fuels to clean renewable energy continues.

Arctic ice falls to record winter low

Friday - The extent of Arctic ice has fallen to a new wintertime low, as climate change drives freakishly high temperatures in the polar regions.

London taxis go green with electric factory

Friday - London’s iconic black cabs are going green with the opening of a £300 million electric vehicle manufacturing plant.

Europe poised for total ban on bee-harming pesticides

Friday - The world’s most widely used insecticides would be banned from all fields across Europe under draft regulations from the European commission.

Coal in freefall as new plants dive by two-thirds

Thursday - The amount of new coal power being built around the world fell by nearly two-thirds last year, prompting campaigners to claim the polluting fossil fuel is in freefall.

European cities want 10 million smart streetlamps

Thursday - Local governments around Europe paid €7.6 billion to light public streets in 2015. But their bills could be cut down by up to 70 per cent if local governments are willing to shell out extra funds to...

Climate change on pace to kill an Ice Age remnant

Thursday - Humans are in the process of changing the planet in a way that hasn’t happened in 2.6 million years.

Grassland lab raises the alarm on species loss

Thursday - Scientists in California who turned a patch of natural grassland into a laboratory have established a subtle link between flowering times and the mix of species in an ecosystem – indicating that...

Norway must put oil ventures to ‘climate test’

Thursday - Norway has some of the most ambitious emissions policies in the world, but is opening oil fields that cannot pay back in a safe climate future.

FAMILY FEUD: Princess Anne backs GM crops and livestock

Thursday - Princess Anne has strongly backed genetically modified crops, saying she would grow them on her own land and that GM livestock would be a “bonus”.

Getting smarter could add $2 trillion to economy

Wednesday - More sustainable use of materials and energy would not only cover the cost of keeping global warming below 2deg, but also add an extra $2 trillion to the global economy by 2050, says the United...

Overheated world heads into uncharted territory

Wednesday - The record-breaking heat that made 2016 the hottest year recorded has continued into 2017, pushing the world into “truly uncharted territory”, according to the World Meteorological Organisation.

Peak oil? Sooner than you think

Wednesday - Once peak oil is finally reached – whenever that is – demand will begin to drop thereafter, perhaps precipitously.

US budget aims broadside at climate change

Wednesday - If anything, it’s worse than expected: sweeping cutbacks to environmental programmes; an abandonment of efforts aimed at cleaning up air and water pollution around the US; and, most worrying for the...

SAHARA SAGA: If humans did this they could do it again

Wednesday - Once upon a time, the Sahara was green. There were vast lakes. Hippos and giraffe lived there, and large human populations of fishers foraged for food alongside the lakeshores.

Nappies and tampons set to fuel power stations

Wednesday - One of the UK’s trickiest waste problems is being tackled by turning the undesirable into the combustible – tampons and incontinence pads are being converted into dry, burnable bales.

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24 Nov 16 - Sharp Corporation’s efforts to responsibly manage the environmental effects of...

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