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EU and China agree on climate change action

Wednesday - Climate change will become a “main pillar” of the relationship between the European Union and China, leaders said yesterday.

How Trump’s trade war could be used to fight climate change

Wednesday - What if countries responded to US President Donald Trump’s tariffs by taxing imports based on their carbon footprint instead?

Europe keeps on setting clean-energy records

Wednesday - Two of the biggest economies in Europe last week set new records for clean energy.

Why Central American farmers are jumping ship

Wednesday - As immigration issues along the US southern border continue to roil the country, one driving force of migration from troubled Central American countries has received relatively little notice: climate change.

It's red alert time, says Paris Agreement leader

Laurent Fabius

Tuesday - The world community has taken action against climate change but it must “triple its efforts” to reduce emissions, says the man who presided over the Paris Agreement.

SCIENCE UNDER SIEGE: Behind the scenes at the EPA

Tuesday - Uncertainty, hostility and irrelevance are now part of daily life for scientists at the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Can Norway solve the plastic crisis, one bottle at a time?

Tuesday - A bottle deposit hub on the outskirts of Oslo has had a stream of high-level international visitors. Can its success be replicated worldwide?

Pence’s failed gas stations cost taxpayer $20M

Tuesday - The gas station chain that was owned by US Vice-President Mike Pence's family has left more than $20 million worth of environmental remediation costs for Indiana taxpayers.

Europe climate strategy forgets about soil

Tuesday - While climate change takes a toll on agriculture and land use contributes to warming the planet, soils still find little attention from policymakers in their climate strategies.

The what, where, when and why of food production

Tuesday - Researchers have compiled a database on food production around the world in order to determine the best means of reducing the environmental impacts of what we eat.

Prolonged heatwave brings record high temperatures

Monday - Record high temperatures have been set across much of the world as an unusually prolonged and broad heatwave intensifies concerns about climate change.

Ireland's vote highlights global divestments

Monday - Nearly 900 institutions have committed to some level of divestment from oil, gas and coal. Others believe they can push climate action more effectively as investors.

UK can go low-carbon at no extra cost, say advisers

Monday - The UK can have low-carbon electricity, heat and transport in 2050 at the same cost as today’s high-carbon energy system, according to infrastructure advisers.

These countries have not ratified the Paris Agreement

Monday - Nearly three years after the Paris Agreement was reached, more than a tenth of global emissions are generated in countries that have not formally adopted the deal.

Huge iceberg threatens Greenland village

Monday - A 100-metre high iceberg has drifted close to a village on Greenland’s west coast, prompting fears of a tsunami if it breaks up.

Musk eyes 500,000 e-cars a year from new China factory

Friday - Tesla founder Elon Musk says his new factory in Shanghai - the company's first outside the US - will build 500,000 electric cars a year.

Ireland first country to divest from fossil fuels

Friday - Ireland will become the first country to sell off its investments in fossil fuel companies, after a bill was passed with all-party support in the lower house of parliament.

Germany powers to renewables record

Friday - Germany has set a record for renewable power production during the first six months of 2018.

Tiny fern might lead us to big solutions

Friday - A tiny fern might provide global impact for sinking atmospheric carbon dioxide, fixing nitrogen in agriculture and shooing pesky insects from crops.

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