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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 | 12:31

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 | 12:05

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…

25 11 2020 | 07:06

Greenpeace Report: Intensifying weather events threaten the most vulnerable in Africa.

9 November 2020, Johannesburg– A Greenpeace scientific report released today reveals that extreme weather events such as heatwaves, floods and intense rain are increasing in intensity, frequency and…

25 11 2020 | 07:00

Climate crisis: CO2 hits new record despite Covid-19 lockdowns.

Drop in emissions this year is a ‘tiny blip’ in buildup of greenhouse gases, UN agency says. Climate-heating gases have reached record levels in the atmosphere despite the global lockdowns caused by…

25 11 2020 | 06:42

Biden picks John Kerry for climate envoy on national security council.

Former state department chief under Barack Obama to return to White House to address climate emergency. President-elect Joe Biden has selected former Secretary of State John Kerry to serve as a “…

25 11 2020 | 06:35

Growing ‘heat blob’ from Atlantic driving sea ice loss in Arctic, study says.

Amount of ocean heat delivered to the Arctic has increased markedly since 2001, according to research An underwater heat blob from the Atlantic is delivering more and more warmth to the Arctic,…

21 11 2020 | 12:11

Young Climate Leaders Launch Mock COP26 To Push for Climate Ambition

The official 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) to discuss the international response to the climate crisis has been delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. But young people aren't letting that…

20 11 2020 | 17:44

UK ban on new fossil fuel vehicles by 2030 'not enough' to hit climate targets.

Thinktank says deadline of 2026 is needed for government to meet its own carbon budget. The prime minister’s plan to bring forward a ban on the sale of new fossil fuel vehicles by 10 years to 2030…

20 11 2020 | 17:33

Environmental Justice Reporters Face Deadly Threats, Intimidation.

Shubham Mani Tripathi, newspaper reporter, India: shot dead in June 2020 for exposing illegal sand mining. Maria Efigenia Vasquez Astudillo, radio reporter, Colombia: struck and killed by a…

20 11 2020 | 17:33

The frenzied final power moves of the Trump administration could change our planet forever.

There’s a much-memed scene from Nineties action masterpiece, Desperado — Antonio Banderas’ El Mariachi and Salma Hayek's Carolina striding off as the backdrop ignites into a grenade-fueled fireball…

20 11 2020 | 17:23

Dozens of Faith Institutions Announce Divestment From Fossil Fuels.

Climate action campaigners applauded Monday after 47 faith institutions from 21 countries announced they would divest from fossil fuels, marking the largest-ever joint divestment by religious leaders…

20 11 2020 | 17:07

Greenland’s largest glaciers nearing rates of melt expected in ‘worst-case scenario’.

Greenland’s three biggest glaciers added the equivalent of around 8mm to global sea levels from 1880 to 2012, study says. Greenland’s largest glaciers are currently melting at levels close to what…

20 11 2020 | 17:04

Humidity – the second pillar of climate change.

Climate change isn’t just affecting global temperature, it’s also changing the amount of water vapour in the atmosphere with potentially significant impacts, finds a new study looking at global…

20 11 2020 | 16:49

Race to zero: This graphic shows the rapidly falling cost of renewables.

The cost of renewable energy continues to fall. In most cases, it’s now cheaper to use renewables than fossil fuels. $23 billion could be wiped off global bills if we switched from costly coal to…

20 11 2020 | 16:47

What could a good green recovery plan actually look like?

What do governments across the world need to do to shift economies away from fossil fuels? What does a green recovery look like? That is the question governments around the world are considering as…

19 11 2020 | 12:51

Country diary: watching a still from a gargantuan motion picture.

Eigg, West Highlands: The view beneath my feet, of paper-thin exoskeletons of a type of sea urchin, is also captivating. At Laig beach on the island of Eigg, the tide has withdrawn to reveal a vast…