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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”.

Building walls on seafloor might help, say scientists

Monday - Building walls on the seafloor might become the next frontier of climate science, as engineers seek novel ways to hold back the sea level rises predicted to result from global warming.

Amazon floods have increased fivefold

Monday - New data suggest that flooding in the Amazon River has dramatically increased by as much as five times in both intensity and frequency in the last 100 years.

Sun-powered golden sandwich gives solar panels more bite

Monday - Japanese scientists have developed a sun-powered golden sandwich: an experimental solar panel that they claim could be up to 11 times more effective than most equipment on the market.

Satellite will precisely track how ice is melting

Monday - The world will soon have a much clearer picture of how quickly humans are melting Earth’s ice and expanding the seas, with data collected by a sophisticated satellite launched by Nasa.

Switzerland's 'eternal' snow is melting faster

Monday - Parts of Europe’s alpine mountain chain are undergoing accelerating melting, as the “eternal” Swiss snow thaws ever faster, threatening both the skiing industry and the nation’s water supply.

Investors voice concern at lack of risk disclosure

Friday - Investors are calling on Australian businesses to lift their game in the wake of a report showing they are failing to disclosure their carbon exposure to the market.


Exxon, Chevron join oil and gas climate alliance

Friday - ExxonMobil, Chevron and Occidental Petroleum have joined a global group of oil giants aiming to limit their climate impact.

Business lobby plans to veto EU emissions cuts

Friday - A leaked memo shows that BusinessEurope is preparing to resist a stronger EU 2030 emissions target, ahead of the climate summit in Poland later this year.

Dutch recycling plant does the 'impossible'

Friday - A Netherlands recycling plant is doing what many in the industry have labelled impossible - recycling household packaging and making a financial success of it.

Microplastics take to the skies by riding with flying insects

Friday - Microplastic can escape from polluted waters via flying insects, research has revealed, contaminating new environments and threatening birds and other creatures.

Global carbon prices too low, warns OECD

Thursday - Carbon prices in major advanced economies are too low to cut greenhouse gas emissions and stave off the worst effects of climate change, says the OECD.

Just where on Earth is China's climate highway leading us?

Thursday - Triumph or catastrophe? Where will China’s climate path lead us all? So far there are both hopeful moves and warning signs, a new book says.

‘Circle of five’ carmakers under EU cartel probe

Thursday - The European Commission's anti-competition team is looking into BMW, Daimler and the VW group for allegedly limiting the roll-out of technology meant to clean up car emissions.

Diesel vehicle numbers still growing

Thursday - Three years after the Dieselgate scandal erupted, the number of highly polluting diesel vehicles on Europe’s roads has risen to 43 million.

European nations make plans for hydrogen

Thursday - Dozens of European countries are backing a plan to increase the use of hydrogen as an alternative to fossil fuels to cut the continent’s carbon emissions.

Germany takes the h-train

Thursday - Germany has launched the world's first hydrogen train. It has a range of 960km on a single tank of hydrogen, similar to that of diesel trains.

Shell announces methane emissions target

Wednesday - Royal Dutch Shell has announced plans to reduce methane emissions.

It’s time to make polluters pay for damage

Wednesday - In the last few days as hurricane Florence battered the east coast of the United States and typhoon Mangkhut hit the Philippines and China an important scientific breakthrough took place.


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