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Ban Ki-Moon to lead global green growth push

Friday - Former UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon will take over as head of a global organisation promoting sustainable economic growth.

Perfumes and soaps rival vehicles as smog source

Friday - Everyday items such as soaps, perfume, paint and pesticides contribute as heavily to certain sorts of air pollution as cars and trucks.

Recyclability is the name of the plastics game

Friday - The plastics industry is changing fast, and the way our food and products are packaged could look totally different in just a few years.

The world's loneliest tree tells secrets of the Anthropocene

Thursday - The Anthropocene began in 1965, according to signs left on Campbell Island by the world’s loneliest tree.

Common insects face growing threats

Thursday - The Earth’s largest animal group faces a new threat. Insects – not just rare species, but common insects, too – might become less genetically diverse.

Climate could change cricket

Thursday - Climate change is thundering down the pitch and could seriously affect the way cricket is played in the years ahead.

OECD urges nations to tax dirty energy

Wednesday - The OECD has encouraged governments to start taxing CO2 emissions more aggressively while warning that current taxation levels are not enough to fight climate change effectively.

Meet the woman who defined the greenhouse effect

Tuesday - Eunice Foote’s career highlights the subtle forms of discrimination that have kept women on the sidelines of science.

Military brains warn of climate security threats ... soon

Monday - US intelligence chiefs again have warned Congress about the global security risks from climate change ... and they weren't talking about far-off threats. US INTELLIGENCE chiefs again...

Should we give up half of the Earth to wildlife?

Monday - Populations of all kinds of wildlife are declining at alarming speed. One radical solution is to make 50 per cent of the planet a nature reserve.

How Iceland became the bitcoin miners’ paradise

15 Feb 18 - Iceland is the first nation to use more electricity on mining cryptocurriencies than on its households – thanks in part to its magma-fuelled power plants.

Why we can't afford to miss the 1.5deg target

14 Feb 18 - A UN draft report says missing the 1.5deg warming target will multiply hunger, migration and conflict, but staying under will require unprecedented global cooperation.

If we build these coal plants, climate goals are doomed

12 Feb 18 - If all planned plants are constructed, the world would have little chance of meeting its climate change goals, say scientists.

How Bill Gates aims to clean up the planet

7 Feb 18 - It’s a simple idea: Strip CO2 from the air and use it to produce carbon-neutral fuel. But can it work on an industrial scale?

Almost four environmental defenders a week killed in 2017

7 Feb 18 - The slaughter of people defending their land or environment continued unabated in 2017, with new research showing almost four people a week were killed worldwide.

How used coffee beans can help your garden

5 Feb 18 - Your morning cup of coffee contributes to six million tonnes of spent coffee grounds going to landfill every year.

Scientists worry about climate altering rainforest

1 Feb 18 - Climate change could be causing shifts to the natural cycle of life in the tropical rainforest, scientists have suggested.

ECO ANYONE? Teabags next to go free of plastic

1 Feb 18 - The war on plastic waste is extending to the UK’s favourite beverage, with a major retailer developing a biodegradable paper teabag that does not contain plastic.

Capitalism must be changed, says major investor

26 Jan 18 - Capitalism must change to avert climate change, says the world’s largest asset manager, Blackrock.

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