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Germany takes close look at free public transport

Friday - Germany is thinking of making public transport free as it scrambles to meet EU air pollution targets and avoid big fines.

One tiny creature threatens Antarctic wildlife

Friday - The Antarctic, one of the last great wildernesses and home to animals such as whales, penguins and leopard seals, is being threatened by the plight of an animal just a few centimetres long.

Battery boom keeping Australia’s grid fully charged

Friday - Australia’s love affair with clean energy and battery storage is only just beginning, with the nation on the verge of an energy storage boom.

Plastics pollute most remote areas of the ocean

Friday - Microplastics have been found in some of the most remote and uncharted regions of the oceans raising more concerns over the global scale of plastic pollution.

Thank the seagulls – guano makes the world go round

Friday - Three new studies of how the world works show that seabird excrement plays an unexpected role, as do polar algae and rotting trees.

Energy producers want mandatory disclosure

Thursday - European energy producers are calling for mandatory disclosure to customers of information about where their electricity comes from.

How Iceland became the bitcoin miners’ paradise

Thursday - 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.

China will show the way with solar power

Thursday - China will be the first major country in which solar energy gives fossil fuels a run for its money, says Lloyds Register.

Amazon wildfires send emissions soaring

Thursday - Climate change-induced wildfires are now the biggest source of carbon emissions in Amazon forests.

Germany’s energy and climate policy is taking shape

Thursday - The coalition agreement between the German Conservatives and the Social Democrats outlines a relatively ambitious energy policy.

ROYAL BAN: Queen says no more plastic in my houses

Thursday - The Queen has banned plastic straws and bottles from being used across the various Royal homes and palaces.

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

Wednesday - 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.

Has China's growth shaken free of carbon?

Wednesday - The annual debate over whether China has peaked its greenhouse gas emissions faces a watershed moment.

Hydrogen could be the fuel to finish off the fossils

Wednesday - The surplus electricity from solar and wind power gives hydrogen the chance to replace oil and gas.

Major US emitters getting away with it

Wednesday - The US Environmental Protection Agency’s enforcement activity against polluters has fallen to its lowest level in a decade.

WONDER WOOD: New material could replace steel in building

Wednesday - A type of super-strong wood, which could replace the use of steel in manufacturing, has been developed by US researchers.

Drones deliver the goods ... and clean the atmosphere

Wednesday - Delivering parcels by drone could help to cut carbon emissions.

Lack of women in energy ‘holding back the fight’

Tuesday - The lack of women in energy companies is holding back the sector’s efforts to tackle climate change, a leading industry watcher has warned.

Paris might take fuel companies to court

Tuesday - Paris could become the first city in Europe to try to defray the cost of climate change by taking fossil fuel companies to court.

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