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14 04 2021 | 14:50

Scientists Alarmed at Surging Atmospheric Methane, CO2

Atmospheric methane levels surged in 2020, a new report from NOAA shows, accelerating an increasing trend, alarming scientists, and possibly auguring a vicious cycle of global heating.

14 04 2021 | 13:07

India’s planned coal plants could ‘single-handedly jeopardise’ 1.5C target

Current plans to build 370 coal-fired power stations in India will gravely undermine the country’s Paris climate pledge, or create “stranded assets” worth billions of dollars. That’s the conclusion…

13 04 2021 | 12:30

'Plastic Pollution Is a Social Justice Issue,’ New Report Warns.

Plastic pollution isn't just a threat to non-human life like turtles and whales. It's also a major environmental justice problem. That's the conclusion of a new report released Tuesday from the UN…

13 04 2021 | 12:13

Fossil Fuel Companies Scored Billions in Tax Breaks in 2020 Before Laying off Thousands of Workers

Fossil fuel companies got billions in tax breaks and laid off more than 58,000 workers last year, a report from BailoutWatch found.

13 04 2021 | 10:24

Angry protest in Tunisia over garbage shipment from Italy.

At a time when 600 containers of hazardous and toxic waste destined for Tunisia have been blocked by the Italian customs authorities, civil society activists from the port city of Sousse gathered on…

13 04 2021 | 10:22

We can stop thousands of tons of pollution from reaching the ocean — just by changing our laundry habits

It's a small change that can make a very big difference. Every day, some 13,000 tons of microfibers are released into European waters — that’s equivalent to two garbage trucks of small textile…

13 04 2021 | 10:21

Arab world’s first nuclear power plant begins operations.

Prospects for nuclear power in rest of region remain uncertain The beginning of the commercial operations for the first reactor of the UAE’s 5.6GW Barakah nuclear power plant marks the first…

12 04 2021 | 15:11

Is an end to nuclear waste possible?

The 2011 Fukushima disaster in the wake of a 9.0-magnitude earthquake has been an inflection point for nuclear power in the public mind, particularly in Europe. The events dealt a blow to the image…

07 04 2021 | 16:40

Greece officially closes four lignite-powered plants with 1,200MW of capacity

Four of the country’s most polluting power production plants are being formally shut down as Greece phases out the use of brown coal, or lignite, in line with European Union environmental protection…

07 04 2021 | 10:31

The impact of COVID-19 pandemic in Mediterranean urban air pollution and mobility

  A very recent original research article of Renewable & Sustainable Energy Lab (#ReSEL) is now published in “Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects”(Taylor…

07 04 2021 | 10:30

Trump's Scottish golf course trashed the environment and locals fear his new one will do even more damage

Before he became president, Donald Trump was best known in Scotland as the man who pushed through the construction of a hugely controversial golf course in the face of fierce opposition from locals…

06 04 2021 | 14:27

Fossil Fuel Companies Are Job Killers.

New analysis shows the number of workers required per project will soon fall by 20 to 30 percent, even without a transition to renewables.

05 04 2021 | 10:52

Bank Lending to Fossil Fuel Companies Increased After Paris Agreement

The world's biggest banks gave fossil fuel companies $3.8 trillion in financing in the years following the Paris agreement, according to a new report.

04 04 2021 | 08:35

Diversify or risk unrest, oil producers warned in report.

As world shifts to green energy, Iraq and Nigeria among those vulnerable to ‘wave of instability’. Oil-dependent countries that are not preparing to adapt to the global shift away from fossil fuels…

04 04 2021 | 08:19

What is the future of nuclear power?

This is the question Energy Monitor has tried to answer over the past week, with a series of in-depth articles to mark the tenth anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi disaster in Japan. Here is our…

03 04 2021 | 07:27

Plastic particles pass from mothers into foetuses, rat study shows.

Nanoparticles found in foetal brains and hearts, but impact on human health is as yet unknown. Tiny plastic particles in the lungs of pregnant rats pass rapidly into the hearts, brains and other…

03 04 2021 | 07:19

Shanna Swan: 'Most couples may have to use assisted reproduction by 2045'

The professor of environmental medicine explains how chemicals in plastics are causing our fertility to decline – and what we can do about it

03 04 2021 | 07:03

Ocean trawling doesn’t just destroy ecosystems. It also releases massive emissions.

Maybe just... stop doing it? Ocean trawling, a fishing method that involves dragging heavy nets across the seafloor to catch seafood, generates as much carbon as the entire aviation industry, a new…

01 04 2021 | 12:33

GREENPEACE AFRICA: You are being force-fed plastic by wealthy countries

Tell the world's top polluters to #BreakFreeFromPlas

01 04 2021 | 11:44

China’s Dirty Recovery Will Make Curbing Climate Change Tougher.

China’s economy roared back from the pandemic on a plume of greenhouse gas emissions, raising questions over how the nation will balance new growth targets with its climate change goals. Carbon…