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13 05 2022 | 12:11

Vacuuming carbon from the air could help stop climate change. Not everyone agrees

Some of the biggest companies in the world, including Facebook and Google, are planning to spend almost $1 billion on a new climate change strategy. It's not renewable energy or planting trees. It's…

28 11 2021 | 08:38

Our photos and emails are silently releasing tonnes of carbon, new report says

aking so many unwanted photos and automatically backing them up is filling up data servers and contributing 355,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year, the IET says The amount of storage necessary…

28 11 2021 | 07:13

We can’t let markets decide the future of removing carbon from the atmosphere

Net zero emission pledges by countries and companies are everywhere at the moment. Most of these pledges rely on massive amounts of carbon removal, yet details on how this will transpire remain…

24 11 2021 | 15:40

Nasa images show how Delhi is being buried in ‘a river of smoke’ that can be seen from space

Schools and colleges shut indefinitely after India’s top court terms poor air quality levels an ‘emergency’ Recent satellite images released by Nasa show Delhi and the surrounding regions resembling…

19 11 2021 | 12:33

Poland: PZU’s stance on coal makes no sense either for Paris Agreement or for its shareholders

From environmental and business perspectives, PZU still insuring coal is at odds with its share price - and its peers Poland’s largest insurer, PZU, stands out among European insurers — for the…

18 11 2021 | 14:11

South African government sued over plan to build new coal plants

South Africa’s energy regulator and energy minister have been sued by environmental activists over national plans to allow the construction of new coal-fired power plants.  “New coal-fired power…

17 11 2021 | 18:55

Low-carbon aviation fuels are on the horizon. But for now, activists say we need to stay grounded

Fuel made from waste and synthetic ‘e-fuels’ could reduce emissions significantly but scaling up quickly will be an immense challenge Apowder blue airplane flew from London to Glasgow in September…

17 11 2021 | 18:50

World’s militaries avoiding scrutiny over emissions, scientists say

Countries do not have to include armed forces’ emissions in their targets despite estimates sector creates 6% of greenhouse gases Armed forces are among the biggest polluters on the planet but are…

14 11 2021 | 09:26

Blue carbon: the hidden CO2 sink that pioneers say could save the planet

With the ocean seen as the key to keeping global heating to 1.5C, attention has turned to the vital but overlooked “big three” marine ecosystems – seagrass, mangroves and salt marshes Off the…

14 11 2021 | 09:08

Can Moomba live up to the hype? Santos’ $220m carbon capture and storage project

The first project registered for the government’s CCS carbon credits program is also claimed to be one of the world’s biggest About 800km north of Adelaide in the middle of the South Australia…

14 11 2021 | 09:02

Ammonia from farms behind 60% of UK particulate air pollution – study

Problem is causing £8bn a year in health damage but can be tackled cost-effectively, say scientists Sixty per cent of the tiny particles polluting the air in the UK are from ammonia leaking from…

12 11 2021 | 16:07

With launch of 'Beyond Oil & Gas Alliance', countries and regions forge first diplomatic initiative to phase out fossil fuel extraction

Civil society applauds the creation of BOGA and asks countries: Where is your plan to stop producing the fossil fuels that are driving the climate crisis?

08 11 2021 | 14:19

More than 40 countries agree to phase out coal-fired power

Critics say pledge to end use of dirtiest fuel source in 2030s and 40s does not go far enough More than 40 countries have agreed to phase out their use of coal-fired power, the dirtiest fuel source…

08 11 2021 | 13:57

CLIMATE RELIEF: Deep Emission Cuts Now Would Stop Further Warming in Years , Not Decades.

On October 31, world leaders will descend on Glasgow, Scotland, for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP 26, in a last-ditch effort to defuse the climate emergency by limiting global…

08 11 2021 | 13:43

‘Luxury carbon consumption’ of top 1% threatens 1.5C global heating limit

Richest 1% will account for 16% of total emissions by 2030, while poorest 50% will release one tonne of CO2 a year The carbon dioxide emissions of the richest 1% of humanity are on track to be 30…

08 11 2021 | 13:35

French drama can’t hide real story from Cop26: Scott Morrison’s promise to do hardly anything

From a six-year-old emissions commitment to Boris Johnson’s non-binding breakthroughs, Australia’s lack of ambition was on full display. There weren’t many silver linings for Scott Morrison in his …

08 11 2021 | 13:29

COP26: Emissions of rich put climate goals at risk - study

The carbon footprint of the world's richest 1% is on track to be 30 times higher than what's needed to limit global warming to 1.5C, a study says. But emissions of the poorest 50% will continue to…

05 11 2021 | 09:16

World urged to slash gas use by a third to avoid climate disaster

‘Gas is the new coal’, says Climate Analytics report that finds it the fastest growing source of carbon dioxide emissions The escalating rollout of gas for heating, electricity and cooking is…

04 11 2021 | 14:12

World’s biggest banks to play a role in limiting greenhouse gas emissions

Pledge by over 450 financial institutions in 45 countries billed as one of the successes of Cop26 summit Hundreds of the world’s biggest banks and pension funds with assets worth $130tn have…

03 11 2021 | 14:02

Canada ban on shipping coal would equal scrapping as many as 3 million cars

Change in Canadian policy could have major implications for U.S. coal market The border between the United States and Canada is currently open for vaccinated travelers—but it may soon be closed to…