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

14 Dec 17 - The Earth cannot accommodate our need and greed for food. We must change our diet before it’s too late, says George Monbiot.

BUBBLE POWER: New device could stop plastic in its tracks

14 Dec 17 - 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.

Tsunami of data could pump up global emissions by 2025

13 Dec 17 - Billions of internet-connected devices could produce 3.5 per cent of global emissions within 10 years and 14 per cent by 2040.

It's hard to get people to reduce food waste

12 Dec 17 - 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

12 Dec 17 - 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

12 Dec 17 - “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

12 Dec 17 - A wave of social enterprises are trying to get people to eat insects instead of meat.

Canada and China shake on carbon and climate

8 Dec 17 - The premiers of China and Canada have announced deeper collaboration on climate change and energy, including on carbon markets.

Air pollution could do huge harm to unborn babies

8 Dec 17 - Air pollution significantly increases the risk of low birth weight in babies, leading to lifelong damage to health, according to a large new study.

Military money in genetic extinction tech raises fears

6 Dec 17 - Technology could be used to wipe out malaria carrying mosquitos or other pests but UN experts say fears over possible military uses and unintended consequences strengthen case for a ban.

German court to hear Peruvian farmer's climate case

4 Dec 17 - A German court has ruled that it will hear a Peruvian farmer’s case against energy giant RWE over climate change damage in the Andes.

Figueres to co-lead Formula E advisory board

1 Dec 17 - Formula E has announced that its new advisory board will be co-led by UN climate champion Christiana Figueres.

DUMPSTER DIVING: For some it's the ethical way to dine

30 Nov 17 - People looking for different ways to approach food and waste have begun “dumpster diving” - searching waste bins for edibles.

Cleaner coolants fund gets $540m

28 Nov 17 - Rich countries will pay $540 million over three years into a fund to support a shift to cleaner coolants, under a deal agreed in Montreal on Saturday.

ROAD RAGE: Highways could open a Pandora's Box of ills

27 Nov 17 - Within the next 30 years, there could be another 25 million kilometres of road worldwide – enough to encircle the planet 600 times.

LIGHT FRIGHT: Nights getting brighter and not in a good way

24 Nov 17 - Nights are getting alarmingly brighter – bad news for all sorts of creatures, humans included – as light pollution encroaches on darkness almost everywhere.

CARBON PRICING: Five questions for Nicholas Stern

22 Nov 17 - Economist NICHOLAS STERN spoke in Oxford this month. The Conversation asked him about recent developments in the transition of the world toward an economy adapted to climate change.

Let's handle climate change the way we dealt with cigarettes

22 Nov 17 - What would happen if we treated climate change as a health problem rather than an environmental one?

Could this be beginning of the end for the beloved axolotl?

22 Nov 17 - Although abundant in captivity, the axolotl has nearly disappeared from its natural habitat - and that is a problem.

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