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Hopes falter with coal still king across Asia

Tuesday - A depressing picture of global power generation has coal still firmly on top. And in a vicious cycle, the very heatwaves and winter freezes that high carbon emissions cause seem to be increasing them.

Warmer world will be more dangerous

Tuesday - A warmer world will be more dangerous. As the thermometer rises, so does the risk of conflict and bloodshed in more vulnerable regions.

Ireland has bold plan to tackle climate crisis

Tuesday - Ireland has unveiled an ambitious plan to tackle the climate emergency by weaning the state, businesses, farms and households off fossil fuels.

Drought forces Namibia to sell wild animals to highest bidder

Tuesday - Drought-hit Namibia has authorised the sale of at least 1000 wild animals – including elephants and giraffes – to limit loss of life and to raise money for conservation.

Poor nations could be future species guardians

Tuesday - Developing countries are better than richer nations at promising to protect important agricultural species in the future, but do less well in safeguarding existing biodiversity.

Aviation industry hears clamour for electric planes

Monday - Aerospace companies gathering for the Paris air show this week are turning their thoughts to a future run on electricity rather than fossil fuels.

Arctic permafrost melting 70 years ahead of time

Monday - Permafrost has begun thawing in the Canadian Arctic more than 70 years early because of climate change, according to new research.


A weekly walk in the woods works wonders for the soul

Monday - A dose of nature of just two hours a week is associated with better health and psychological wellbeing, scientists say.

Florida clears path for autonomous vehicles

Monday - Florida establishes a clear legal framework for self-driving cars to operate within the state.

Australia gives go-ahead to Adani mine

Friday - Australia has given the final approval for construction to begin on a controversial coal mine to be built by Indian company Adani.

Coal-dependent Japan sets neutral goal

Friday - Heavy on tech, light on any plans to tackle its coal dependency, Japan has released its climate legislation.

POWERHOUSE: Pentagon gas emissions higher than Portugal

Friday - The US creates more planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions through its defense operations alone than industrialised countries such as Sweden and Portugal.

App tracks deforestation - as it happens

Friday - A new website allows companies to track deforestation in their supply chains as it happens, with campaigners urging more effort to stop it.

Emissions from energy rise at fastest rate since 2011

Thursday - Carbon emissions from the global energy industry last year rose at the fastest rate in almost a decade.

UK commits to 2050 emissions target

Thursday - Greenhouse gas emissions in the UK will be cut to almost zero by 2050, under the terms of a new government plan to tackle climate change.

African city heat set to grow intolerably

Thursday - The entire African continent faces lethal weather conditions for many of its people.

KELP KILLING: Fortunes being made from seaweed harvest

Thursday - Growing awareness of the climate crisis and a shift to plant-based diets have turned kelp farming into a thriving industry.

Thirty years to climate meltdown – or not?

12 Jun 19 - How much of a threat is climate meltdown? Should we treat it as the biggest danger to life in the 21st century, or as one of many problems − serious, but manageable?

Largest hybrid-electric aircraft takes flight

12 Jun 19 - The highest-capacity hybrid-electric aircraft has taken to the skies in California on its first test flight.


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