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26 01 2021 | 08:01

Europe and China’s Year-End Breakthrough.

With the completion of a major investment treaty between the European Union and China, the new year will begin on a promising footing. Now is the time for the world's leading powers to stop casting…

26 01 2021 | 07:17

Equinor considering sale of money-losing U.S. shale operations

Equinor ASA is considering selling its holdings in the Bakken play of North Dakota and Montana, part of a comprehensive review of its international oil and gas portfolio as the Norwegian state-…

23 01 2021 | 11:24

The overreliance on carbon capture.

As governments and companies jostle to show how committed they are to fighting global warming, plans to take carbon dioxide out of the air are becoming a giant loophole — just as experts have warned…

23 01 2021 | 11:08

Ask a Scientist: What Should the Biden Administration and Congress Do to Address the Climate Crisis?

What a difference an election makes. Thanks to the Biden-Harris victory in November, the next administration is poised to make a 180-degree turn to again address the climate crisis.  

20 01 2021 | 09:44

Exxon Discloses Full Scope of Fuel Emissions for First Time.

Exxon Mobil Corp. disclosed emissions data on customers’ use of its fuels and other products for the first time after coming under pressure from investors.

20 01 2021 | 09:26

Atmospheric CO2 in 2021 will reach level 50% higher than before industrial era, says Met Office.

Grim milestone to come as humans continue to drive emissions through burning fossil fuels and deforestation Atmospheric CO2 will hit a level this year that is 50 per cent higher than before the…

20 01 2021 | 08:01

EU sees carbon border levy as 'matter of survival' for industry.

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union’s proposed carbon border charge is essential to the survival of its own industries and the bloc will impose the levy on non-EU competitors unless they commit…

11 01 2021 | 15:12

Developing economies need a fairer way to help them decarbonise.

Carbon border taxes alone will not encourage poorer countries to meet climate goals.

11 01 2021 | 14:39

UK Government announces green boost for world’s first net-zero emissions industrial zone.

Six projects across the UK will today receive a share of £8 million in government funding as part of a drive to create the world’s first net zero emissions industrial zone by 2040. Projects across…

10 01 2021 | 10:54

Global heating could stabilize if net zero emissions achieved, scientists say.

Climate disaster could be curtailed within a couple of decades if net zero emissions are reached, new study shows. The world may be barreling towards climate disaster but rapidly eliminating planet-…

10 01 2021 | 10:47

Atmospheric carbon dioxide to pass iconic threshold.

In 2021, carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will reach levels 50% higher than before the industrial revolution, due to human-caused emissions, says a Met Office forecast. 

03 01 2021 | 09:23

ASK SARA: 'Why have carbon dioxide levels risen and fallen in the past?'

'Why have carbon dioxide levels risen and fallen in the past?' Dear readers, This is not the column I planned to publish this month. I wrote another one several weeks ago in answer to a reader’s…

03 01 2021 | 08:59

Magnetic induction cooking can cut your kitchen’s carbon footprint.

To curb climate change, many experts have called for a massive shift from fossil fuels to electricity. The goal is to electrify processes like heating homes and powering cars, and then generate the…

01 01 2021 | 11:41

Could Covid lockdown have helped save the planet?

Slowdown of human activity was too short to reverse years of destruction, but we saw a glimpse of post-fossil fuel world When lockdown began, climate scientists were horrified at the unfolding…

30 12 2020 | 12:18

Global rich must cut their carbon footprint 97% to stave off climate change, UN says.

This year's economic shutdowns have done little to reduce the world's carbon emissions. While pollution has dipped, greenhouse gases keep accumulating in the atmosphere, locking in future decades of…

27 12 2020 | 08:23

Genetically engineered trees could help fight climate change — here's how.

Species that grow faster could be better at pulling carbon from the atmosphere, but could also come with risks Armand Séguin planted his first genetically modified tree — a poplar — more than 20…

27 12 2020 | 08:14

Deploying 5G will lead to spike in CO2 emissions, French climate council warns

Rolling out 5G technology could lead to a sharp increase in power consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, a report published by France's High Council on Climate warns. The report, published…

27 12 2020 | 07:41

PWC: World needs to cut carbon intensity five times faster to hit the 1.5°C Paris Agreement target.

A decarbonisation rate of 11.7% per year is now required to keep warming within 1.5°C, according to new analysis from PwC. 

27 12 2020 | 07:37

Stop believing in fairy tales: Australia’s coal industry doesn’t employ many people or pay its fair share of tax.

The evidence to the contrary comes from the Morrison government’s own data. Just as people in the Middle Ages mistakenly believed the sun revolved around the Earth, many modern-day Australians…

27 12 2020 | 07:28

Climate Change Legislation Included in Coronavirus Relief Deal.

WASHINGTON — In the waning days of the 116th Congress, lawmakers have authorized $35 billion in spending on wind, solar and other clean power sources while curtailing the use of a potent planet-…