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19 11 2020 | 12:56

India and Pakistan dominate WHO's air pollution database.

The region contains 16 of the world’s 20 most polluted cities. Historical data sheds light on why.

16 11 2020 | 07:02

Colorado’s Platte River utility to close Rawhide coal plant 16 years early, cut CO2 90% by 2030

Platte River Power Authority is moving forward with a plan to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 90% of 2005 levels by 2030, which will mean shuttering the Rawhide Unit 1 coal plant…

05 11 2020 | 08:50

'Sleeping giant' Arctic methane deposits starting to release, scientists find

Exclusive: expedition discovers new source of greenhouse gas off East Siberian coast has been triggered. Scientists have found evidence that frozen methane deposits in the Arctic Ocean – known as…

05 11 2020 | 08:43

Scientists Say Methane Release Is Starting in Arctic Ocean. How Concerned Should We Be?

Arctic Ocean sediments are full of frozen gases known as hydrates, and scientists have long been concerned about what will happen when and if the climate crisis induces them to thaw. That is because…

05 11 2020 | 08:24

Enel boosts its 2030 greenhouse gas emission reduction target to 80% from 70%, SBTi-certified

The new 2030 target on direct greenhouse gas emission reductions compared to a 2017 base year has been certified in line with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), a global initiative…

03 11 2020 | 08:21

Climate crisis: Plumes of methane stretching ‘hundreds of kilometres’ rising from Arctic seabed.

First documented evidence of large-scale release of potent greenhouse gas from region may have ‘serious climate consequences’ Scientists have found alarming new evidence that large quantities of…

26 10 2020 | 10:21

Campaigners criticise global deal on carbon emissions from shipping.

Green groups say agreement will allow emissions to continue to rise in the next decade. Governments have rejected calls for tougher regulation of international shipping, settling instead for new…

23 10 2020 | 11:53

Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance sets 2025 decarbonisation targets.

Thirty of the world’s largest investors with $5 trillion assets under management have collectively agreed on concrete portfolio decarbonization targets that follow the Intergovernmental Panel on…

16 10 2020 | 13:04

Methane Emissions Soar 32% Despite Lockdowns and Green Pledges

The first eight months of the year saw global methane emissions rise by 32 percent, according to Paris-based data firm Karryos, as Reuters reported. The rise in the harmful greenhouse gas is notable…

10 10 2020 | 09:42

Carbon Pricing: Where are We Going?

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the power of governments to address urgent challenges. Across the world, countries have implemented unprecedented fiscal measures in response to the crisis. This shows…

10 10 2020 | 09:09

EU parliament votes for 60% greenhouse gas emissions cut by 2030.

Backing for law demanding 60% reduction from 1990 levels puts capitals under pressure. EU capitals have been put under pressure to agree to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 60% by 2030 compared…

27 09 2020 | 08:03

Climate Explained: Methane Is Short-Lived in the Atmosphere but Leaves Long-Term Damage.

Methane is a shorter-lived greenhouse gas - why do we average it out over 100 years? By doing so, do we risk emitting so much in the upcoming decades that we reach climate tipping points? The…

27 09 2020 | 07:44

High-resolution methane emissions data for waste management.

Copernicus Sentinel-5P’s high revisit rate combined with GHGSat’s high-resolution commercial imagery can give landfill operators and regulators the information they need to reduce methane emissions…

27 09 2020 | 07:43

Air pollution in a post-COVID-19 world.

Air pollution is one of the biggest environmental problems of our time. According to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA), air pollution now contributes to one in eight deaths in…

19 09 2020 | 10:34

Impact of Covid slowdown on CO2 in the atmosphere 'not even a blip', Australian scientist says.

By early June, emissions had mostly returned to the levels of the same period in 2019, a UN report found. The Covid-19 pandemic will deliver an unprecedented annual drop in global greenhouse gas…

31 08 2020 | 08:13

'Orwellian': Coalition accused of planning to open green bank to fossil fuel investments.

Angus Taylor introduces bill to give Clean Energy Finance Corporation $1bn for ‘grid reliability fund’. The Morrison government has been accused of planning to open up the taxpayer-owned green bank…

25 08 2020 | 07:44

‘No purpose’ to Coalition’s climate policy after big polluters increase emissions by 1.6m tonnes.

Government under fire after major companies again given green light to lift carbon emissions without penalty. Industry and environment groups have questioned the point of the Coalitiongovernment’s “…

23 08 2020 | 07:38

EPA Expected to Allow More Methane Emissions From Oil and Gas Industry.

In the coming days, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to use its power to roll back yet another Obama-era environmental protection meant to curb air pollution and slow the …

17 07 2020 | 09:52

Methane rises to highest level on record: Livestock farming and fossil fuels could drive 4C global heat rise.

Human activity behind half atmosphere’s load of methane, a gas 28 times more powerful than CO2 at trapping heat. Animal farming and fossil fuels have driven global emissions of the potent greenhouse…

17 07 2020 | 08:59

Governments put 'green recovery' on the backburner.

G20 countries aim their pandemic bailout spending at fossil fuel industries, leaving Paris climate change targets in doubt. Governments are spending vastly more in support of fossil fuels than on…