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27 11 2020 | 12:54

Rein in advertising to help tackle climate crisis, report urges.

Industry promotes materialism and lifts sales of climate-harming products, study says. Advertising needs to be controlled and changed to reduce its impact on the climate, according to a report…

27 11 2020 | 12:48

Climate Coalition Pressures Biden to Reject 'Corporate Shill' Ernest Moniz as Energy Chief.

Amid reports that oil industry-friendly former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz remains under consideration to return to his old post in the incoming Biden administration, a diverse coalition of…

27 11 2020 | 12:47

Africa: Millions of New Poor Are On the Way - Who Cares?

Rome — The recent meeting of the G20 - scheduled to take place in Riyadh but held virtually due to the Coronavirus pandemic - has been an eloquent example of how the world is drifting, in a crisis of…

27 11 2020 | 12:40

Tasmania declares itself 100 per cent powered by renewable electricity.

The Tasmania government has declared that it has become the first Australian state, and one of just a handful of jurisdictions worldwide, to be powered entirely by renewable electricity. In a…

27 11 2020 | 12:38

UK’s nuclear sites costing taxpayers ‘astronomical sums’, say MPs.

Public accounts committee says ignorance, incompetence and weak oversight to blame. The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has a perpetual lack of knowledge about the state and location of…

27 11 2020 | 12:31

Climate crisis: Arctic temperatures for November soar well above average.

The Arctic’s record-breaking year is continuing as temperatures in late November are reaching up to 12C higher than averages in the 1990s. The latest figures, from the University of Maine's Climate…

27 11 2020 | 12:23

Karl Marx’s renowned resting place Highgate Cemetery under threat from climate crisis.

Trust caring for world-famous burial ground launches competitions to help conserve area. Highgate Cemetery, the resting place of renowned figures including Karl Marx and Lucian Freud, is under…

27 11 2020 | 12:19

More than 3 billion people affected by water shortages, data shows.

UN warns about consequences of not conserving water and tackling climate crisis. Water shortages are now affecting more than 3 billion people around the world, as the amount of fresh water available…

27 11 2020 | 12:06

Electricity access is declining in sub-Saharan Africa but solar offers a way forward, says IEA chief.

Electricity access has fallen for the first time in seven years in sub-Saharan Africa, but a boost to solar power could offer a way forward, says the chief of the International Energy Agency (IEA).

27 11 2020 | 12:05

Investors plan major move into renewable energy infrastructure.

Global survey finds spending expected to double in five years in response to climate fears. Global investors managing nearly $7tn (£5.2bn) of assets plan to almost double their spending on renewable…

26 11 2020 | 16:55

Barcelona launches 10-year plan to reclaim city streets from cars.

Plans include making one in three Eixample streets “green zones” and creating 21 public squares. Barcelona has launched an ambitious 10-year plan to reclaim the city’s streets from cars and cut down…

26 11 2020 | 16:11

Kenya's president saves century-old fig tree from highway

Nairobi - Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has issued a decree to save a much-loved century-old fig tree from being cut down to make way for a Chinese-funded highway in the capital Nairobi. The…

26 11 2020 | 16:06

German utility to test feasibility of transporting pure hydrogen in existing gas pipelines

European utilities company E.ON is converting a natural gas pipeline in Germany, which is part of the public supply system, to pure hydrogen. Part of its new research and development project “H2HoWi…

26 11 2020 | 15:53

Mining giant Fortescue plans massive global renewable energy buildout.

Andrew Forrest’s iron ore mining giant Fortescue Metals has unveiled stunning plans to build more than 235 gigawatts (GW) of renewable capacity, mostly wind and solar, to become a supplier of green…

26 11 2020 | 10:49

Global treaty to tackle plastic pollution gains steam without US and UK.

More than two-thirds of UN member states have declared they are open to a new agreement to stem the rising tide of plastic waste. Support is growing internationally for a new global treaty to tackle…

26 11 2020 | 10:38

Low-traffic schemes benefit everyone, not just better-off, finds study.

Exclusive: authors find ‘no clear social equity problem related to low-traffic neighbourhoods’ after studying slew of projects sparked by Covid restrictions. There is no evidence schemes that try to…

26 11 2020 | 10:22

DHL unveils UK’s first purpose-built fully electric 16-tonne vehicle.

DHL has announced it has begun operating the first purpose-built fully electric 16-tonne vehicle in the UK.  The Volvo FL Electric 4x2 rigid is now part of DHL Supply Chain’s fleet in London, making…

25 11 2020 | 07:28

Coronavirus relief funds could easily pay to stop the worst of climate change while rebooting economies.

As of late summer, governments around the world had pledged US$12.2 trillion of relief in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

25 11 2020 | 07:23

European governments failing to protect citizens from air pollution, data reveals

Pollutants from farming, heating and vehicles beyond levels needed to ensure breathable air. Governments across Europe are failing to protect their citizens from toxic air pollution, with most…

25 11 2020 | 07:14

Microplastic pollution found near summit of Mount Everest.

Humans now known to have polluted Earth from deepest ocean to highest peak. Microplastic pollution has been discovered in snow close to the peak of Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain. With…