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We need to act 'today', says new IPCC report

Today 11:00am - Action on climate change must be stepped up if the climate crisis is to be averted, the International Panel on Climate Change is warning.

Big Business backs cuts to industry emissions

Today 11:00am - A coalition of business leaders known as the Energy Transitions Commission has backed proposals for radical changes to industries, including steel, cement, shipping and aviation, to cut their greenhouse gas emissions.

How Antarctic melt could slow temperature rise

Today 11:00am - Cold meltwater running off Antarctica’s ice sheets and into the ocean could dampen the pace of global temperature rise, a new study suggests.

Hungary wants end to coal power by 2030

Today 11:00am - Hungary is eyeing an end to coal-fired power generation by 2030, in a move that could shake the EU region most staunchly opposed to tougher climate change measures.

Fog, freezing cold, plague, hunger ... 536 was a shocker

Today 11:00am - Ask medieval historian Michael McCormick what year was the worst to be alive, and he's got an answer: 536.

Europe could face migration chaos, says Kerry

Tuesday - Europe faces deeper political turmoil and the possibility of mass migration from Africa unless the world urgently addresses the threat of climate change, says former US secretary of state John Kerry.

What exactly is the Green New Deal?

Tuesday - In a Democratic clash on Capitol Hill, progressives are pushing an ambitious plan to wean the U.S off fossil fuels. Meet the "Green New Deal."

Dead fish new power behind high-polluting cruise ships

Tuesday - Waste fish parts will be used to power ships in a new initiative to use green energy for polluting cruise liners.

Climate changes threaten navy shipyards

Tuesday - Damage from climate change to key US military shipyards would undermine the Pentagon’s ability to respond to military crises and counter China’s ambitions.

China, Russia and Canada policies a threat

Monday - China, Russia and Canada’s current climate policies would drive the world above a catastrophic 5deg of warming by the end of the century, according to a study that ranks the climate goals of...

Crucial Antarctic current is changing

Monday - The Antarctic Circumpolar Current is the strongest ocean current on our planet and is vital for Earth’s health. It is also changing as the climate warms.

Trump plans coal sideshow at Katowice

Monday - The Trump administration plans to set up a side-event promoting fossil fuels at the UN climate talks in Katowice, Poland, next month.

Bolsonaro names climate denier as key minister

Monday - Brazil’s president-elect Jair Bolsonaro has named an anti-globalist diplomat to lead on foreign affairs and his country’s relationship to the Paris Agreement.

Fires become more complex, nuanced ... and alarming

Monday - Why do wildfires seem to be escalating? Despite president Donald Trump’s tweet that the California fires were caused by “gross mismanagement” of forests, the answer is more complex, nuanced, and...

Crab fishers sue fossil fuel industry

Monday - The largest US West Coast commercial fishing association is suing 30 fossil fuel companies it says are accountable for harming shellfish and livelihoods as the ocean warms.

Spy in the sky spots households wasting heat

Friday - People in the UK who waste heat by failing to ensure their homes, offices and factories are leak-proof will soon have the prospect of a spy in the sky to persuade them to mend their ways.

France acts to ban deforestation imports

Friday - France intends to stop importing soy, palm oil, beef, wood and other products linked to deforestation and unsustainable agriculture by 2030, shooting ahead of the rest of the EU.

Anti-fossil fuel campaigns contain lessons

Friday - Compared with so much ineffective climate activism, the present wave of anti-fossil fuel politics has an important advantage: it resonates better with ordinary people.

Carmakers slam new Spanish climate law

Friday - The Spanish car lobby has hit back at the draft of the country’s first climate law published this week, which proposes to ban the sale and registration of lighter diesel and petrol vehicles from 2040.

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