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China and EU can lead on climate action

Thursday - After the US surrendered its influence, the EU-China summit in Beijing next week will be yet another moment for both economies to show leadership on climate action.

Clever catamaran is carrying energy message to the world

Wednesday - Aboard the strange-looking catamaran Energy Observer, two Frenchmen are sailing around the planet without using any fossil fuel.

Study holds tides and temperatures shock

6 Jul 18 - Researchers say temperature rises as a result of global warming could eventually be double what has been projected and sea levels could rise by six metres or more.

Boss quits as climate fund meeting ends in chaos

Howard Bamsey

6 Jul 18 - The latest meeting of the Green Climate Fund ended in chaos as members failed to agree on approving any finance for the developing world and the executive director quit.

Venture capitalists could help to save the planet

6 Jul 18 - Cleantech could help to tackle the biggest environmental issues today, yet private investors remain hesitant to take the leap.

SONIC DOOM: How noise kills thousands of people each year

5 Jul 18 - From heart disease to diabetes, noise is having dire effects on people’s health. So who is most at risk, what can be done about it – and can you protect yourself?

US green fund cuts will hurt poor countries

4 Jul 18 - The US has cut its contribution to the Global Environment Facility, raising concerns about access to finance for environmental protection in the developing world.


World atlas traces Earth’s human scar

3 Jul 18 - Earth’s human scar, the mark humankind has left upon the planet, is growing apace: threequarters of the ice-free land areas of the globe have been in some way degraded, according to a new global...

Trade war would harm environment, warns UN

3 Jul 18 - A global trade war would damage efforts to combat climate change, protect the environment and fight poverty, according to the UN’s environment chief.

History teaches us to be careful when planting trees

3 Jul 18 - Care should be taken in jumping on the “forests are always better” bandwagon, experts warn.

Sorry, baristas, instant coffee has smallest carbon footprint

3 Jul 18 - how you prepare your coffee at home can add 50 per cent or more to its overall environmental footprint.

These are the toughest emissions to cut ...

2 Jul 18 - Without improvements in shipping, cement and steel, major sources of greenhouse gas pollution will be locked in for generations, new research shows.

Warming of 2deg ‘substantially’ more harmful

29 Jun 18 - A leaked draft of a major UN climate change report shows growing certainty that 2deg, once shorthand for a ‘safe’ amount of planetary warming, would be a dangerous step for humanity.

Last year, we lost a soccer pitch of forest every second

29 Jun 18 - The world lost more than one soccer pitch of forest every second in 2017, according to new data from a global satellite survey, adding up to an area equivalent to the whole of Italy over the year.

Should we rate car exhaust fumes as a lethal road risk?

26 Jun 18 - If we reject the acceptability of deaths and injuries in road accidents why should we tolerate those from traffic pollution?

What cities could do with massive car parks

26 Jun 18 - On average, motor vehicles are parked 95 per cent of the time. Yet most transport analysis focuses on vehicles when they are moving.

SOCCER SIZZLE: Sausages in the spotlight at football cup

25 Jun 18 - Some climate change research is enlightening, some alarming, some baffling – and some, on soccer and sausages, might seem a little bizarre.

JAMES HANSEN: The world is failing miserably

21 Jun 18 - Climate campaigner James Hansen, who gave a climate warning in 1988 US Senate testimony, says the world is failing and the real hoax is by leaders claiming to take action.

Climate change man-made problem, feminist solution?

20 Jun 18 - Women must be at the heart of climate action if the world is to limit the deadly impact of disasters such as floods and storms, says former Irish president Mary Robinson.


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