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Bonn reaches murky compromise on fossil fuels

Monday - Developing countries and green groups want to limit conflicts of interest in the global climate talks. Corporate lobbyists and rich countries oppose the plan.

Climate talks end in call for solidarity

Monday - A fortnight of climate talks in Bonn ran smoothly enough, but political tensions await the Pacific islands presidency at the next summit in November.

ICE AGE: Is the disintegration of Antarctica unstoppable?

Monday - Scientists fear that Antarctica’s ice sheet might have entered the early stages of an unstoppable disintegration.

How Adani could damage climate, health, tourism

Monday - The Climate Council is warning of serious risks to the environment, public health and North Queensland tourism, if plans for Australia’s largest coal mine go ahead.

Experts reject claim that 2deg target not worth it

Monday - Experts have challenged a claim by Bjørn Lomborg’s Copenhagen Consensus Centre that holding global temperature rises to 2deg is a poor investment.

Sharing green energy tips good for cutting business costs

Monday - Sharing energy-saving ideas such as using seawater pumps to heat buildings is helping big charities and businesses to cut costs while protecting the planet.

'Climate heroes' fight EU land and forest rules

Friday - Former climate heroes France, Finland, Sweden and Austria are fighting tooth and nail to weaken EU land accounting rules, also known as the LULUCF Regulation.


UK nuclear industry faces Brexit fall-out

Friday - Leaving the EU treaty that prevents radioactive waste falling into the wrong hands could prove costly for the UK nuclear industry.

IT'S A WORRY: Changing world is bringing on ecoanxiety

Friday - People around the world are sufferng from ecoanxiety, a feeling of impending environmental doom.

Supermarket giant commits to 100% renewables

Friday - Multinational supermarket Tesco has pledged to source all of its electricity from renewables by 2030 in addition to cutting its emissions by 60 per cent by 2025.

World’s largest wind turbines go on line

Friday - The largest wind turbines in the world have begun generating electricity off the coast of Liverpool.

Fossil fuel lobby could be forced to declare interests

Thursday - A push from developing countries to force fossil fuel lobbyists taking part in the Bonn climate talks to declare their conflicts of interest has won a significant battle against resistance from...

Is Pacific climate message missing the God factor?

Thursday - Well-meaning nations who find their Pacific aid projects don't work out might find the reason, in part, is the sidelining of God.

New idea aims to keep plastic out of oceans

Thursday - Unilever will pilot an innovative technology to recycle plastic sachets, preventing billions of sachets entering oceans and landfill.

HUNGRY CATERPILLAR: Beware, armyworms are on the march

Thursday - A plague of armyworms is marching across Africa, devastating crops, and claiming new territory at an alarming rate

Indian coal plant gets $150m to sit idle

Thursday - An Indian coal-fired power plant is to be paid $150 million this financial year for generators that are sitting idle.

Shell paid university for say on curriculum

Thursday - Funding from Shell and other oil majors has turned a prestigious Dutch University into a conduit for fossil fuel policy gambits, according to an explosive new report.

38 million pieces of plastic waste found on Pacific island

Wednesday - Henderson Island, part of the Pitcairn group, is covered by 18 tonnes of plastic – the highest density of anthropogenic debris recorded anywhere in the world

Why meat eaters should think more about soil

Wednesday - If over-grazing continues to cause soil degradation, we won’t be able to feed people in the future. The answer? Eat grass-fed sustainable meat – or none at all.


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