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Climate change not slowed by the COVID pandemic: UN

Friday - The pace of climate change has not been slowed by the global COVID-19 pandemic and the world remains behind in its battle to cut carbon emissions, according to the United Nations.

Climate experts fear Aukus will dash hopes of China emissions deal

Friday - The timing of the new defence deal between the US, UK and Australia has dismayed climate experts, who fear it could have a negative effect on hopes of a deal with China on greenhouse gas emissions ahead of vital UN climate talks.

This year's giant Antarctic ozone hole probably due to climate change

Friday - A giant ozone hole has opened up over Antarctica this year. Already larger than the entire ice-covered continent, the ozone hole has surpassed the size of 75% of ozone holes measured since 1979 and is still growing. Scientists believe climate change might be the cause.

World’s first carbon-neutral fuel plant breaks ground in Chile

Friday - Work has started on a pioneering wind farm on the Magellan Straits in southern Chile that will produce green hydrogen and help Porsche produce e-fuels, with Chilean energy minister Juan Carlos attending the groundbreaking ceremony.

'Climate stars' among the world’s most ‘influential’ people

Phyllis Omido, a Kenyan environmental activist and Goldman Environmental Prize Winner.

Friday - Climate change was a big theme in Time Magazine’s 2021 list of “Most Influential People,” with a handful of climate scientists and environmental advocates making the list along with celebrities like Dolly Parton and Naomi Osaka.

Not a single G20 country is in line with the Paris Agreement on climate

Thursday - None of the world's major economies -- including the entire G20 -- have a climate plan that meets their obligations under the 2015 Paris Agreement, according to an analysis published Wednesday, despite scientists' warning that deep cuts to greenhouse gas emissions are needed now.

James Hansen warns rate of global warning set to double

Thursday - James Hansen, a climate scientist who shook Washington when he told Congress 33 years ago that human emissions of greenhouse gases were cooking the planet, is now warning that he expects the rate of global warming to double in the next 20 years.

Scientists call for 'fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty'

Thursday - "We, the undersigned, call on governments around the world to adopt and implement a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty, as a matter of urgency, to protect the lives and livelihoods of present and...

Time for a 'Constitution of the Earth'?

Thursday - Guido Montani, a professor of international political economy at the University of Pavia, argues the time has come for a "Constitution of the Earth."

Australian bush fires belched out immense quantity of carbon

Thursday - The extreme bush fires that blazed across southeastern Australia in late 2019 and early 2020 released 715 million tonnes of carbon dioxide into the air — more than double the emissions previously...

World now sees twice as many days over 50C

Wednesday - The number of extremely hot days every year when the temperature reaches 50C has doubled since the 1980s, a global BBC analysis has found.

Climate change could trigger migration of 216 million people: World Bank

Wednesday - Without immediate action to combat climate change, rising sea levels, water scarcity and declining crop productivity could force 216 million people to migrate within their own countries by 2050, the...

UN calls for 'repurposing' farm subsidies harming environment

Wednesday - Farming subsidies worth around $500 billion doled out by governments every year must be repurposed, three UN agencies warned on Tuesday, citing the environmental and health damage they cause.

Meet the world’s first carbon-neutral soccer club

Wednesday - An all-vegan stadium. A field fertilized with seaweed. How the owner of the sport’s most sustainable team is cultivating “a new kind of soccer fan.”

River Tamar allowed to flood farmland to help wildlife and climate

Wednesday - Project to reverse Victorian-era reclamation creates rich, marshy land that can lock in carbon.

At least 227 indigenous people died last year defending their lands

Tuesday - At least 227 environmental defenders died last year as a direct result of their efforts to protect land, water, wildlife, and their own climate futures. That’s the highest number ever recorded,...

New Norwegian wind turbine five times more efficient

Tuesday - Norwegian company Wind Catching Systems is developing a floating, multi-turbine technology for wind farms that could generate five times the annual energy of the world’s largest, single wind turbine.

Australia is shaping up to be the villain of COP26 climate talks

Tuesday - If Australia's allies were worried that the country might cause them problems at upcoming climate talks in Glasgow, the events of the past week should leave little doubt in their minds. It will.

Climate change and price stability mandates at central banks

Tuesday - Traditionally, financial market actors and monetary authorities have considered environmental matters as outside of the scope of monetary policymakers. This stance may change now that central banks...

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