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Car industry demand for copper could skyrocket

Wednesday - New research has found there could be a rise in the demand for copper to improve efficiency and reduce the carbon footprint of the automotive industry.

World waste could grow 70% as cities boom

Wednesday - Global waste could grow by 70 per cent by 2050 as urbanisation and populations rise, the World Bank says.

OPEC EXPECTS MASSIVE RISE IN OIL PRODUCTION

Tuesday - World oil production will soar to new records over the next five years as a dramatic expansion in demand from airlines offsets the arrival of electric cars, says a report from Opec.

CLIMATE CHANGE WAS NEWS EVEN IN THE DAYS OF OLD

Tuesday - Back in the 19th century, when tractors were still pulled by horses and the word “computer” meant a person hired to carry out tedious calculations, climate science made frontpage news.

Environment chief faces flak over frequent flying

Monday - The globe-trotting travels of UN environment chief Erik Solheim have been sharply criticised in a draft internal audit as “contrary to the ethos of carbon emission reduction”.

Pollution particles found in mothers' placentas

19 Sep 18 - New research shows direct evidence that toxic air – already strongly linked to harm in unborn babies – travels through mothers’ bodies.

CONCRETE FACTS: Why cement emissions matter for the globe

18 Sep 18 - If the cement industry were a country, it would be the third largest emitter in the world.


Nations face bottom-up pressure to act

17 Sep 18 - Cities, states and business from around the world called on national governments to redouble their efforts to fight climate change, as a summit in San Francisco ended at the weekend.

$6 TRILLION: That's how much Big Oil will not now be banking

13 Sep 18 - The funds committed to fossil fuel divestment now total more than $6 trillion with almost 1000 institutional investors having made the pledge, according to a new report.

UN chief calls for urgent stand against fossil fuels

12 Sep 18 - UN Secretary-General António Guterres has warned that the world is facing “a direct existential threat” and must rapidly shift from dependence on fossil fuels by 2020 to prevent “runaway climate...

Global drink firms back plan to drop plastic

10 Sep 18 - Global soft drink companies have made their biggest commitment yet to eliminating the use of throwaway plastic bottles, in an action plan presented to UK parliament.

Work begins on universal environment pact

10 Sep 18 - Governments have taken the first steps on a path that might lead to the creation of a global environment treaty.

Plastic can holders on way out as Carlsberg beer goes for glue

7 Sep 18 - Familiar plastic can holders used for lager and beer multipacks could be on their way out after global brewing giant Carlsberg revealed plans to replace them with recyclable glue.

How deforestation is affecting global water cycles

5 Sep 18 - Destruction of tropical forests is disrupting the movement of water in the atmosphere, causing major shifts in rainfall.

It's time to deliver at Bankok climate talks

4 Sep 18 - Since the Paris Agreement was adopted in December 2015, negotiators have been grappling with how to set it in motion with a strong framework of rules, commonly known as “the Paris Rulebook.”

BLOCKS BAN: Lego says no more plastic pieces by 2030

4 Sep 18 - Lego has announced plans to stop the production of plastic blocks by 2030.

Burgeoning bugs might monster grain crops

3 Sep 18 - Growing swarms of hungrier and hyperactive insects might wipe out big percentages of the world's three most important grain crops, wheat, corn and rice, scientists warn.

Nestle eyes using plastic waste for fuel

3 Sep 18 - NESTLE is exploring the use of plastic waste as a raw material for fuel.

How making smartphones can bury a whole village in sludge

31 Aug 18 - Mining of precious metals used in smartphones is a vital activity that underpins the modern global economy. But the environmental cost can be enormous.


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