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HEAT BEAT: It's shaping up as the next big inequality issue

Today 9:00am - The deadly global heatwave has made it impossible to ignore: in cities worldwide, we are now divided into the cool haves and the hot have-nots

France to set penalties on non-recycled plastic

Today 9:00am - France plans to introduce a penalty system next year that would increase the costs of consumer goods with packaging made of non-recycled plastic.

Forgotten coal mines harbour methane problem

Today 9:00am - Unregulated, unnoticed coal mines across the US are leaking a potent greenhouse gas with the same greenhouse effect as 13 million cars.

‘Natural pulses’ figure in Antarctic melting

Today 9:00am - A 16-year study of ocean conditions in Antarctica suggests that the periodic arrival of warm currents as a result of natural variability is worsening the rate of ice mass loss from key glaciers.

Tax havens hide companies wrecking environment

Tuesday - Money channelled through secretive tax havens has been used to fuel deforestation in the Amazon and illegal fishing around the world, racking up a heavy environmental toll.

EU carbon emissions price hits 10-year high

Tuesday - The amount polluters pay for emitting carbon in the EU has hit a 10-year high, in a blow for coal power station owners and a boost for renewable energy.

A river restored breathes new life into Kuala Lumpur

Tuesday - Ridiculed at first, the project to clean up Kual Lumpur's Klang river is on track to be completed on time and below budget.

What's the story with heatwaves?

Tuesday - This year has seen record-breaking temperatures across the globe. What is at risk in this increased heat?

Giants came in handy for explaining climate damage

Tuesday - Tales of giants helped people to explain the sometimes cataclysmic changes to the environment they saw around them.

Crucial climate fund facing massive challenges

Monday - The future of the UN’s major climate fund hangs in the balance, with a looming cash shortfall and a boardroom locked in conflict.

Chemical recycling takes plastics back to oil

Monday - Some plastics cannot be recycled yet, but turning them back to oil could help to solve the problem.

Brazil hits deforestation cuts ahead of schedule

Monday - Brazil has already hit its 2020 targets for cutting emissions from deforestation, according to the government.

Cows could help ease methane leak impact

Monday - Cows will play a key part in a nearly $120 million settlement which, if approved, aims to mitigate the climate impact of one of the largest US natural gas leaks.

Hotel chain grows own food at 600 sites

Monday - Around 600 of AccorHotel's sites across the world now grow their own produce on site for use in its restaurants and bars as part of food waste drive.

LITTER TWITTER: In this park, clever crows do the dirty work

Monday - Six crows trained to pick up cigarette ends and rubbish will be put to work this week at a French historical theme park.

California hits back at Trump's car pollution move

Friday - California has struck back at the Trump administration over air pollution, unveiling a proposal that would force carmakers to comply with the state’s strict standards for tailpipe emissions.

Unhappy with fish poachers? Blow them out of the water

Friday - Indonesia is taking an explosive approach to illegal fishing ... and it's putting the industry back on a path to suistainability.

Air pollution a lethal blight that shames politicians

Friday - New studies linking heart disease to supposedly ‘safe’ levels of pollution lay bare the human cost of using fossil fuels.

The crisis facing California ... and what will happen next

Friday - Three scientists explain the unprecedented danger facing the western US and call for new solutions to a growing threat.

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