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11 08 2020 | 06:08

Coronavirus: Disposable face masks creating new plastic pollution crisis, experts warn.

UK volunteers have seen a "massive" rise in the amount of single use masks discarded on beaches, high streets, canals and rivers. Single use personal protective equipment (PPE) is significantly…

10 08 2020 | 07:51

Pandemic takes toll on funding for low-carbon innovation.

“Recovery plans rooted in the energy transition represent a far-sighted investment.” So claims Irena, the International Renewable Energy Agency. It says too that for every million dollars invested…

10 08 2020 | 07:29

WindEconomics: Renewables could assist economic post-pandemic recovery.

In June it was a little uncertain how the wind industry would be affected by the global pandemic, as its competitive position had been eroded by falling gas and oil prices. More recently, however,…

10 08 2020 | 07:24

How Australia Plans to Recycle its Way to Recovery After COVID-19.

The Australian government has announced a A$190 million (US$130 million)investment in the nation's first Recycling Modernization Fund, with the aim of transforming the country's waste and recycling…

10 08 2020 | 07:20

Digitalisation and Africa's renewable energy sector post-Covid.

Rapid progression in increasingly more affordable storage technologies has enabled renewable energy units to become progressively more reliable. On account of their decentralised nature, renewable…

10 08 2020 | 07:20

Warming climate may bring more West Nile outbreaks to Southern California.

As climate change heats up the weather in Southern California, coastal populations from San Diego to Santa Barbara may face an increased risk of contracting West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne…

10 08 2020 | 07:04

Deadly diseases from wildlife thrive when nature is destroyed, study finds.

Rats and bats that host pandemic pathogens like Covid-19 increase in damaged ecosystems, analysis shows. The human destruction of natural ecosystems increases the numbers of rats, bats and other…

10 08 2020 | 06:50

Kenya: As wildebeest migrate, COVID-19 keeps tourists at bay.

In Kenya's Maasai Mara game reserve, livelihoods are suffering as coronavirus guts tourism. Maasai Mara, Kenya - You have to wake up at dawn to catch the sun rising while having breakfast in the…

10 08 2020 | 06:45

New research links Asia's air pollution with heavy economic impacts, thousands of premature deaths.

BANGKOK: For Bangkok’s “Spiderman Team”, dangling on ropes and rappelling down the city’s tallest buildings is just one of the risky parts of their job. High above the choked streets, on many days…

06 08 2020 | 10:45

Sowing doubt: people around world receive mystery seed parcels.

Packages marked as ‘earrings’ spark biosecurity concerns and global investigations into origins. There is not much that Jan Goward does not grow in her small Eastbourne garden. “I grow everything,”…

06 08 2020 | 07:01

Nature-Based Solutions Can Help Rebuild Economies After COVID-19.

Government investment in coastal wetlands protection and restoration is pathway to green recovery The world is facing unprecedented challenges in the face of the COVID-19 crisis, with millions…

05 08 2020 | 08:13

On reflection: is COVID-19 a hurdle or a ramp for climate strategies?

For investors concerned about climate change it’s the number one question: what impact will the Covid-19 pandemic and the massive economic and social response to it have on efforts to address the…

05 08 2020 | 07:25

EBRD provides €160 million loan to Public Power Corporation of Greece.

EBRD supports PPC in Greece with working capital during coronavirus pandemic €160 million loan to ensure stability of energy sector and support decarbonisation Engagement under Bank’s Vital…

04 08 2020 | 06:50

UN climate chief on coronavirus and climate change: We must ‘address these two fundamental, existential crises together’.

Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, continues to wrangle world leaders to make and meet ambitious targets to reduce carbon emissions…

04 08 2020 | 06:44

Offshore Wind Helps Clean Energy Weather The Covid-19 Storm.

While the Covid-19 pandemic has devastated huge swathes of the global economy over the past six   New figures from research company BloombergNEF show that worldwide investment in new renewables…

04 08 2020 | 06:33

Fridays for Future Announces Next Global Climate Strike Date.

This Autumn, the school strike movement Fridays For Future calls for a global climate action day. On September 25th, demonstrations and manifestations will take place all across the globe, all…

23 07 2020 | 19:48

Time to revise the Sustainable Development Goals.

The pandemic has set back efforts to achieve the original 2015 targets. The need for change to make them more attainable is stronger than ever. The United Nations has confirmed an unwelcome…

23 07 2020 | 19:18

Pandemic shows climate has never been treated as crisis, say scientists.

Letter also signed by Greta Thunberg urges EU leaders to act immediately on global heating. Greta Thunberg and some of the world’s leading climate scientists have written to EU leaders demanding…

22 07 2020 | 08:53

Tensions mount as Ethiopia allows dam across Nile headwaters to fill.

Egypt fears hydroelectric project will restrict limited waters on which its population depends. Ethiopia has allowed a controversial dam built across the headwaters of the Nile to fill with rain…

20 07 2020 | 08:09

Coronavirus pandemic prompts record drop in global emissions, study finds.

Lockdowns, travel bans and factory closures drive reduction Dramatic decline falls short of necessary global heating cuts   The coronavirus pandemic has led to the largest drop in heat-trapping…