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12 02 2021 | 07:28

Meat-eating creates risk of future pandemic that ‘would make Covid seem a dress rehearsal’, scientists warn.

‘If we could see eating meat as a treat, not a right, we could reduce the speed at which another virus evolves,’ says professor. Demand for regular supplies of affordable meat will create future …

12 02 2021 | 07:27

More than 12 million UK people face severe health risks or death caused by climate crisis, study says.

Having a home flooded may cause post-traumatic stress disorder and extreme heat inflates risk of heart disease, researchers say. More than 12 million people in the UK face serious health problems –…

12 02 2021 | 07:22

Moody’s forecasts sustainable bond issuance to hit a record $650 billion in 2021

Moody’s forecasts $121 billion of sustainability bonds, $375 billion of green bonds and $150 billion of social bonds in 2021. Global issuance of sustainable bonds will hit a record of $650 billion…

12 02 2021 | 07:18

Government criticised for including big polluters in ‘Build Back Better Council’.

BP, Heathrow and Jaguar Land Rover are among the companies represented in new business council launched by Boris Johnson. The government is facing criticism for including big polluters over green…

12 02 2021 | 07:11

Could the climate crisis have played a role in the emergence of Covid-19?

A new study suggests a ‘possible role’ for the climate crisis in the emergence of Covid-19, but scientists tell Daisy Dunne there are still many unknowns in the origins of the pandemic. Scientists…

12 02 2021 | 07:08

Hundreds of fish species, including many that humans eat, are consuming plastic.

Trillions of barely visible pieces of plastic are floating in the world’s oceans, from surface waters to the deep seas. These particles, known as microplastics, typically form when larger plastic…

12 02 2021 | 06:50

Weatherwatch: latest sea level rise forecast alarms scientists

Warming of oceans due to greenhouse gas absorption may accelerate rise to beyond 1 metre by 2100. Rising sea levels seem one of the more distant threats of the climate emergency, unless you live in…

10 02 2021 | 09:42

'Invisible killer': fossil fuels caused 8.7m deaths globally in 2018, research finds.

Pollution from power plants, vehicles and other sources accounted for one in five of all deaths that year, more detailed analysis reveals. Air pollution caused by the burning of fossil fuels such as…

10 02 2021 | 09:22

Since 1850, These Historical Events Have Accelerated Climate Change.

  From 1880, the Earth's average surface temperature has risen by 0.07°C every decade. Evidence shows that key historical developments such as industrial revolutions contributed significantly to…

09 02 2021 | 13:44

Melting Glacier Study Could Establish Legal Liability for Climate Polluters.

New research shows global warming caused by human activity is to blame for a shrinking Andean glacier that threatens to flood 120,000 people and could be used to establish legal liability for…

09 02 2021 | 13:29

Cooling down Europe’s heating system.

If we want Europe to go carbon neutral, we must stop manufacturing and selling technologies based on oil and gas – starting with heating systems, write Davide Sabbadin and Melissa Zill. Davide…

09 02 2021 | 13:13

Feeling the heat: Why EU climate targets depend on ditching fossil fuel boilers.

The European Union has set a target of increasing renewables in heating and cooling by 1.3% every year starting in 2021. Given the pervasiveness of gas heat, it may be a struggle. Why do home…

09 02 2021 | 13:07

Hiding fossil fuel subsidies under clean energy targets?

To safeguard climate targets’ integrity against greenwashing measures, transparent rules should be in place, write Vlasios Oikonomou and Haris Doukas. Vlasios Oikonomou is the managing director at…

09 02 2021 | 13:04

Climate change will be sudden and cataclysmic. We need to act fast.

Tipping points could fundamentally disrupt the planet and produce abrupt change in the climate. A mass methane release could put us on an irreversible path to full land-ice melt, causing sea levels…

09 02 2021 | 10:23

The United States may finally ratify the Kigali Amendment—with potential implementing legislation already underway.

Hydrofluorocarbons, an alternative to the ozone-depleting substances that damage the Earth’s protective ozone layer, are potent greenhouse gases that exacerbate climate change. These chemicals are…

09 02 2021 | 10:17

World's largest iceberg shatters into a dozen pieces.

Iceberg A68a was once large enough to hold the five boroughs of New York five times over; now, it's shattering like a broken window. The world's largest iceberg has shattered into a dozen pieces,…

09 02 2021 | 10:00

Thawing Permafrost Is Full of Ice-Forming Particles That Could Get Into Atmosphere.

The Big Idea Permafrost – frozen soil in the far north – is thawing, releasing greenhouse gases and long-lost microbes.

09 02 2021 | 09:45

Dizzying pace of Biden's climate action sounds death knell for era of denialism.

Analysis: The new president has framed the challenge of global heating as an opportunity for US jobs, saying: ‘We have to be bold’. For a landmark moment in the global effort to stave off…

09 02 2021 | 09:31

Aviva Investors to divest from companies who fail to to comply with new climate programme.

Aviva Investors has announced its Climate Engagement Escalation Programme, focused on its investments in 30 ‘Systemically Important Carbon Emitters’. The investment firm has announced a new climate…

09 02 2021 | 09:30

Everyday shopping from brands like Heinz and Yakult helps destroy rainforests, report claims.

Big companies and lenders ‘failing to halt loss of vital tree cover’, contributing to nature and climate crises. Shoppers are unknowingly fuelling the destruction of tropical rainforests, as…