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21 02 2021 | 08:08

World's largest iceberg disintegrates into 'alphabet soup,' NASA photo shows.

Once the size of Delaware, iceberg A-68a is now a broken puzzle of ice. The ocean north of Antarctica has turned into an "alphabet soup" of broken icebergs, according to a new blog post on NASA's …

21 02 2021 | 08:05

'Put a big fat price on carbon': OECD chief bows out with climate rally cry.

Exclusive: Ángel Gurría says action on environmental crises must be defining focus of wealthy countries after Covid. The environment, climate change and the protection of nature must be the defining…

21 02 2021 | 08:01

Air pollution significantly raises risk of infertility, study finds.

Exclusive: With 30% of infertility unexplained, pollution could be an ‘unignorable’ risk factor, scientists say Exposure to air pollution significantly increases the risk of infertility, according…

21 02 2021 | 08:01

Winter Storm Leaves Texans in the Cold and Dark, Sparking Political Debate on Renewable Energy.

While Texans suffer from freezing temperatures and extensive power outages, frozen wind turbines are being used as a ploy to spread skepticism on the reliability of renewable energy.

20 02 2021 | 07:53

Toxic Pesticides Employed in The Control of Desert Locusts.

Locusts Invasion in Mwingi, Kitui County in Kenya. Being the worst locusts invasion in 70 years, the locusts are threatening food security putting farmers at a risk of facing hunger. The great…

20 02 2021 | 07:40

Three young African talents awarded for their innovative ideas

The electrification of a health centre through renewables, a solar-powered fridge to support the cold chain of farmers, and a platform to empower women through renewable energy: these are the three…

20 02 2021 | 07:32

Cleaning up the Congo.

When DR Congo opened up an area the size of Belgium to logging in 2018, violating a forest protection agreement with international donors, it was blamed on a “rogue” environment minister.

20 02 2021 | 07:23

Kenya's locust hunters on tireless quest to halt ancient pest.

In Kenya, the Food and Agriculture Organization has teamed up with the company 51 Degrees, which specializes in managing protected areas, and has rejigged software developed for tracking everything…

20 02 2021 | 07:17

Climate Adaptation and the promise to leave no-one behind.

Learn how UNDP’s climate adaptation work supports each of the 17 SDGs across Asia and the Pacific in this inspiring

20 02 2021 | 07:13

The Guardian view on climate progress: the need for speed.

The transformation of the US government’s stance on the environment is hugely significant. Now the global green recovery must start.

20 02 2021 | 06:52

The sustainable transition – Is ambition alone enough?

As vaccine roll-out continues to grow across Europe, it is time for national jurisdictions to look their long-term economic recovery. While businesses in the short-term will require funding to keep…

20 02 2021 | 06:44

To save the planet, we need a new type of growth.

Richard Murphy and Colin Hines on creating a programme of economic activity that improves social conditions and addresses the environmental crisis

18 02 2021 | 10:57

Hershey, Nestlé, Mars and Other Chocolate Makers Named in Child Slavery Class Action Lawsuit

Many people give chocolates as a symbol of love on Valentine's Day, but for some the popular candy is more bitter than sweet. A human rights group filed a lawsuit Friday on behalf of eight Malian…

18 02 2021 | 10:55

Ship Giant Maersk Bids Farewell to New, Fossil-Fuel Only Ships.

A century after the global shipping fleet ran largely on coal, the world’s largest shipping line is taking a historic step toward not using fossil fuels for propulsion.

18 02 2021 | 10:49

Bill Gates: ‘Carbon neutrality in a decade is a fairytale. Why peddle fantasies?’

After putting $100m into Covid research, the billionaire is taking on the climate crisis. And first he has some bones to pick with his fellow campaigners...

18 02 2021 | 10:41

PM2.5 air pollution behind an estimated 160,000 deaths in world’s 5 biggest cities in 2020.

Jakarta, Indonesia, 18 February 2021 – PM2.5 air pollution was behind approximately 160,000 deaths in the world’s five most populous cities in 2020, according to a Greenpeace Southeast Asia analysis…

18 02 2021 | 10:38

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster by Bill Gates; The New Climate War by Michael E Mann – review.

Two eminent voices on the climate crisis present clear strategies for tackling emissions, deniers and doomsayers President Joe Biden has promised a new era of American leadership on global climate…

18 02 2021 | 10:28

Country-based rate of emissions reductions should increase by 80% beyond nationally determined contributions to meet the 2 °C target.

Abstract The 2015 Paris Agreement aims to keep global warming by 2100 to below 2 °C, with 1.5 °C as a target.

18 02 2021 | 10:21

Researchers rethink life in a cold climate after Antarctic find.

Scientists surprised by marine organisms on boulder on sea floor beneath 900 metres of ice shelf. The accidental discovery of marine organisms on a boulder on the sea floor beneath 900 metres (3,…

18 02 2021 | 10:19

Bill Gates admits flying private jet to Paris Accords in new book on how to tackle climate crisis

Billionaire admits his lifestyle makes him ‘imperfect messenger’ on climate crisis Bill Gates has admitted flying on a privet jet to the Paris Accords in his new book on how to tackle the climate…