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01 03 2021 | 13:59

EXCLUSIVE (Reuters): European officials urge World Bank to exclude fossil-fuel investments.

In a letter, senior officials from Europe said the World Bank's management should expand its climate change strategy to end backing for coal, oil and most gas projects. WASHINGTON - Senior officials…

01 03 2021 | 13:51

‘Hidden cost’ of energy and transport could add up to $25 trillion, research estimates.

Exclusive: New global synthesis adds up the hidden social, environmental and health costs of our largely fossil fuel-based energy and transport systems. The “hidden cost” of our largely fossil fuel-…

01 03 2021 | 13:31

Texas facilities released 3.5m pounds of extra pollutants during winter storm.

Emissions releases affected communities that are already disproportionately exposed to pollution. Oil refineries, chemical manufacturers and other industrial plants in Texas reported releasing…

01 03 2021 | 11:59

Trump’s Environmental Policies Killed Thousands of People, Scientists Say.

The British medical journal The Lancet released a new report attributing 22,000 deaths in 2019 to the former president’s regulatory rollbacks. The Trump administration deliberately harnessed racism…

01 03 2021 | 09:56

Former Mining Exec Details Suitcase Full of Cash He Used to Seal Deals.

A former Glencore director said he used to fly the world carrying a bag full of cash to secure deals for the commodity trader, evidence of the industry’s longstanding history of corruption, a problem…

26 02 2021 | 11:35

Keeping trees in the ground where they are already growing is an effective low-tech way to slow climate change.

Protecting forests is an essential strategy in the fight against climate change that has not received the attention it deserves. Trees capture and store massive amounts of carbon. And unlike some…

26 02 2021 | 11:02

Climate change 200 million years ago helped dinosaurs walk from South America to Greenland, study suggests.

Why did it take sauropods 15 million years to cross the supercontinent of pangea? Why did it take sauropods - the family of dinosaurs which includes the very biggest creatures ever to have walked…

26 02 2021 | 10:49

The rich really do get richer, study shows. Here’s why.

It's all about taking risks: you don't need to take them when you're rich. Few topics are as polarizing as wealth. Everyone has an idea of how it should be spread and what’s not right in society,…

26 02 2021 | 10:40

Africa's fairy circle mystery is finally SOLVED: Strange patches in the grassy desert of Namibia are caused by the same toxic saps used in poison arrows.

Africa's fairy circles in grasslands are formed by a plant that releases a toxic sap into the soil when it dies, a new study reveals. This poisonous sap, which is used by local bushmen to dip the…

26 02 2021 | 10:28

Eight priorities for calculating the social cost of carbon.

Advice to the Biden administration as it seeks to account for mounting losses from storms, wildfires and other climate impacts. One of the first executive orders US President Joe Biden signed in…

26 02 2021 | 09:58

How the Texas electricity system produced low-cost power but left residents out in the cold.

Americans often take electricity for granted – until the lights go out. The recent cold wave and storm in Texas have placed considerable focus on the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT,…

26 02 2021 | 08:28

Digging in: a million trees planted as villages and schools join climate battle.

Community forest projects have seen a surge in volunteers keen to reduce CO2 emissions by creating new woodlands. The UK may be in the grip of a winter lockdown but in one village on the edge of the…

26 02 2021 | 08:21

How the Warming Arctic Helped Drive a Deep Freeze Into Texas.

The sub-zero temperatures causing blackouts across the southern U.S. are connected to climate change. The Earth’s poles are warming faster than anywhere on the planet. While the consequences of that…

26 02 2021 | 08:17

How bad is bitcoin for the environment really?

Cryptocurrency now uses nearly as much electricity as Argentina but analysts claim technology will soon be mostly powered by renewable energy In little over a decade, bitcoin has risen from a fringe…

25 02 2021 | 07:36

‘It's in our DNA’: tiny Costa Rica wants the world to take giant climate step.

President says the time is finally right for international agreement to tackle biodiversity loss and global heating. When it comes to the environment, few countries rival Costa Rica in terms of…

25 02 2021 | 07:24

'Global Dimming’ Was Caused by Human Pollution, Study Confirms.

In the late 1980s, scientists noticed something odd. Less of the sun's brightness was reaching Earth's surface, leaving us with a darker planet.

25 02 2021 | 07:14

A 10-Step Plan to Save Our Seas.

The year 2050 has been predicted by some to be a bleak year for the ocean. Experts say that by 2050 there may be more plastic than fish in the sea, or perhaps only plastic left.

25 02 2021 | 07:06

As Extreme Weather Events Increase, What Are the Risks to Wildlife?

A hailstorm in South Texas. Tornadoes in Tennessee. Wildfires across the West. A barrage of Gulf Coast hurricanes.

22 02 2021 | 14:55

Power outages across the Plains: 4 questions answered about weather-driven blackouts.

1. The Plains states have a lot of wild weather. Why is this cold wave such a problem for utilities? The central U.S. has freezes, heat waves, windstorms, droughts and floods. All of these events…

21 02 2021 | 08:57

Greenhouse gas emissions from raw material production ‘doubled in 20 years’.

Greenhouse gas emissions from material production rose by 120 per cent from 1995 to 2015, research says. The production of raw materials such as steel and cement is having an increasingly large…