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Green Investment Bank sale a disaster, say critics

Friday - The UK government’s decision to sell the Green Investment Bank to Australian bank Macquarie for £2.3bn has been attacked by critics including the Liberal Democrats and Greenpeace as “politically dubious” and a “disaster.

Brazil MPs bid to cut protection for huge forest

Thursday - A committee of Brazil’s Congress has approved proposals to roll back protections on 1.1 million hectares of forest and national park.

CLOSE OF PLAY: Cricket is facing a climate crisis

Thursday - From the ochre-coloured Australian outback to the windswept Scottish coast, cricket is defined almost entirely by the weather conditions. If they change, so does the essence of the game.

22,000 years of history goes down the drain

Thursday - A freezer malfunction at a university has melted part of the world’s largest collection of ice cores from the Canadian Arctic, reducing some of the ancient ice into puddles.

Stop swooning over Justin Trudeau ... he's a disaster

19 Apr 17 - Donald Trump is a creep and unpleasant to look at, but at least he’s not a stunning hypocrite when it comes to climate change, says climate activist Bill McKibben.

DEATH METAL: Nickel had role in our worst mass extinction

19 Apr 17 - Around 250 million years ago, life on Earth nearly came to an end, in a mass extinction between the Permian and Triassic periods known as the Great Dying.

ON THE MARCH: Why angry scientists are fighting back

18 Apr 17 - Next Saturday, in Washington, and in hundreds of rallies around the world (including New Zealand), scientists and their supporters will stage what is likely to be the largest gathering of its kind in history.


More fish dinners now ... but not as much nutrition

13 Apr 17 - People in Bangladesh are eating 30 per cent more fish than they did 20 years ago, but they are getting a smaller amount of important nutrients from it.

US causes delay in G7 climate statement

12 Apr 17 - Nations attending a G7 summit could not release a joint climate statement at the end of a meeting this week because the Trump administration is reviewing its policies.

Former climate chief sets 2020 as cuts deadline

12 Apr 17 - Global policymakers should set their sights on 2020 as the deadline for delivering the rapid emissions cuts needed to save the world from dangerous global warming, according to a new campaign...

Are neonicotinoids killing you?

12 Apr 17 - Traces of pesticides known as neonicotinoids for the first time have been found drinking water.

Complacency threatens climate change action

10 Apr 17 - The world is “meandering into a failed future” because of its unwillingness to take decisive action on climate change, a leading UK academic has warned.

Arctic meltwater ponds feed climate concerns

10 Apr 17 - Even in the white-out world of ice, the Arctic is growing greener. Plankton blooms below the frozen ocean and in Greenland’s icy mountains meltwater ponds become little ecosystems that will...

Nine-year-old sues over climate change inaction

10 Apr 17 - A nine-year-old girl has filed a lawsuit against the Indian government for failing to take action on climate change.

Britain seeks to abandon green goals

6 Apr 17 - Britain is looking for ways to scrap its 2020 clean energy targets while maintaining everyday trade in Europe’s energy market.

After 25 years of trying, why aren’t we more sustainable?

5 Apr 17 - In 1992, more than 170 countries came together at the Rio Earth Summit and agreed to pursue sustainable development, protect biological diversity, prevent dangerous interference with climate systems,...

Extreme heat threat rises for megacities

5 Apr 17 - The area of the world, and the numbers of city dwellers, exposed to serious risk from extreme heat will multiply later this century even if the world’s nations keep their promise and contain global...

EU takes next step in reform of trading scheme

5 Apr 17 - The next step in the European Emissions Trading Scheme reform process is under way.

Rush for sapphires wrecks Madagascar rainforests

4 Apr 17 - A “sapphire rush” has brought tens of thousands of people into the remote rainforests of eastern Madagascar, disfiguring a protected environmental area and prompting calls for military intervention.


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