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Spy in the sky spots households wasting heat

Friday - People in the UK who waste heat by failing to ensure their homes, offices and factories are leak-proof will soon have the prospect of a spy in the sky to persuade them to mend their ways.

France acts to ban deforestation imports

Friday - France intends to stop importing soy, palm oil, beef, wood and other products linked to deforestation and unsustainable agriculture by 2030, shooting ahead of the rest of the EU.

Anti-fossil fuel campaigns contain lessons

Friday - Compared with so much ineffective climate activism, the present wave of anti-fossil fuel politics has an important advantage: it resonates better with ordinary people.

Carmakers slam new Spanish climate law

Friday - The Spanish car lobby has hit back at the draft of the country’s first climate law published this week, which proposes to ban the sale and registration of lighter diesel and petrol vehicles from 2040.

Greenland crater points to another climate-changing asteroid collision

Friday - A massive crater under Greenland’s ice points to a previously unknown climate-altering asteroid impact in the time of humans.

Bolsonaro already at work in the Amazon

Thursday - Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon jumped almost 50 per cent during the three-month electoral season that brought Jair Bolsonaro to power, according to preliminary official figures.

Trump plans to target heavy trucks

Thursday - The Trump administration plans to cut air pollution from heavy-duty trucks, marking one of its first moves to regulate US industry rather than roll back environmental standards.


Venice flooding is getting worse

Thursday - The spectacular centrepiece of Venice, St Mark’s Square, now floods more than 60 times a year, up from four times a year in 1900.

Sweet taste of chocolate has turned sour for orangutans

Thursday - Cadbury chocolate maker Mondelçz International has destroyed more than 25,000 hectares of orangutan habitat in Indonesia, says a new report from Greenpeace.

Heatwaves can hurt male insect fertility

Thursday - A new study of beetles could explain their global decline – and also be a warning to humankind.

We have no capacity to absorb new fossil fuel plants

Wednesday - The world has so many existing fossil fuel projects that it cannot afford to build any more polluting infrastructure without busting international climate change goals, the global energy watchdog has...

EU states call for tough action on deforestation

Wednesday - The UK, France and Germany have called on the European Commission to launch tough new action to halt deforestation by the end of the year.

Hydrogen is back in the energy picture

Wednesday - As the price of renewable energy drops and storage technologies mature, hydrogen fuel is drawing fresh attention.

Can Teresa Ribera transform Spain?

Teresa Ribera

Wednesday - In recent years, Spain has been a graveyard for climate-friendly policies. But there are signs the dead may be twitching back to life.

Bruised Iraq now has climate-change worries

Wednesday - It’s been invaded and bombed, had a third of its territory taken over by terrorist groups, hundreds of thousands have been killed and much of its infrastructure has been destroyed. Now, Iraq has...

PROBLEM PLASTIC: What's behind our sudden rage and will it make a difference?

Wednesday - Decades after plastic became part of the fabric of our lives, a worldwide revolt against its use is under way.

Big Oil spent 1% on green energy in 2018

13 Nov 18 - Top oil and gas companies jointly spent around 1 per cent of their 2018 budgets on clean energy, a new study shows.

Environment crusaders head to Congress

13 Nov 18 - They’ve taken on polluters and built climate solutions. Now they’re bringing activism to Congress in one of the most diverse freshmen classes in US House history.

Why 2018 will see record for carbon emissions

13 Nov 18 - In 2018, humanity will pump more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than ever, and yet last year was a record year for renewable energy. What gives?


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