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01 12 2020 | 12:19

Air pollution where girl died in London 'should have been treated as emergency'.

Inquest into Ella Kissi-Debrah’s asthma death hears Lewisham council was slow to tackle issue. Illegal levels of air pollution in the area where a nine-year-old girl lived and died should have been…

01 12 2020 | 11:59

Climate crisis making autumn leaves fall earlier, study finds.

Report suggests tree growth will not store nearly as much carbon as scientists hoped. Global heating appears to be making trees drop their leaves earlier, according to new research, confounding the…

01 12 2020 | 11:55

Climate ‘apocalypse’ fears stopping people having children – study.

Survey of 600 people finds some parents regret having offspring for same reason. People worried about the climate crisis are deciding not to have children because of fears that their offspring would…

01 12 2020 | 11:50

Cooling La Niña may not save Great Barrier Reef from mass coral bleaching, experts warn.

With the world 1C warmer, modelling shows there is still a risk of corals bleaching from heat stress this summer. A global weather phenomenon that would typically keep ocean temperatures lower…

01 12 2020 | 11:50

Alternative Frameworks for Biden-Harris Africa & Climate Policies

Two issues of the Washington, DC-based AfricaFocus Bulletin present several views on why the incoming administration should adopt policies on Africa and the climate crises that differ from past…

01 12 2020 | 11:28

6 Grassroots Activists Win 'Green Nobel Prize'.

Six grassroots environmental activists will receive the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize in a virtual ceremony this year. Dubbed the "Green Nobel Prize," this award is given annually to…

01 12 2020 | 11:13

Swiss electorate to vote in referendum on corporate environmental and human rights responsibilities.

Dick Marty, co-chairman of the initiative committee, explains:  “Our initiative aims to be obvious. Having to take responsibility for one's actions is a fundamental principle of our society and of…

30 11 2020 | 10:11


Co-creating India's mitigation pathways

30 11 2020 | 09:15

Climate crisis – live: Email carbon footprint ‘not a worry’ while activists protest Biden hiring oil figure.

Follow the action as it happened A report published in the FT yesterday claimed officials involved in preparations for next year’s UN COP26 climate change summit have been “looking at research…

30 11 2020 | 09:15

UK government to subsidise onshore renewable energy projects.

Energy companies will compete for contracts in auction at end of 2021. The government plans to double the amount of renewable energy it will subsidise next year after agreeing to include onshore…

30 11 2020 | 08:01

New offshore renewables strategy sets the stage for large-scale deployment of ocean energy.

The new European Offshore Renewable Energy Strategy, published today, clearly acknowledges the massive industrial and environmental benefits that ocean energy can bring to Europe. Ocean Energy Europe…

30 11 2020 | 07:57

San Francisco bans natural gas use in new construction projects.

San Francisco will ban natural gas infrastructure in most new construction, reinforcing previous building electrification measures adopted in California’s fourth most populous city. The city’s Board…

30 11 2020 | 07:41

Equinor sees peak oil coming by 2028.

Oil firm Equinor expects global oil demand to peak by around 2027-2028, two-free years earlier than the company previously saw, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it said on Tuesday. “Earlier…

30 11 2020 | 07:40

Government 'reckless' over fossil fuel projects overseas, says Labour.

Labour has accused the government of being reckless with Britain’s international climate credibility by continuing to consider financial support for overseas fossil fuel projects before UN climate…

30 11 2020 | 07:32

Climate crisis: Arctic sea ice freezing at latest date on record.

Slow formation of ice north of Siberia comes after record-breaking heatwave earlier this year It is mid-November and the Arctic has already been plunged into 24-hour darkness for the winter, but two…

30 11 2020 | 07:23

Latest Trump Rollback Allows Increased Logging in National Forests.

The Trump administration has finalized yet another environmental rollback that would allow more logging in national forests without environmental review.

29 11 2020 | 07:48

Megaprojects risk pushing forests past tipping point – report.

Huge road, energy and mining projects driving into heart of world’s remaining forests. Infrastructure megaprojects risk pushing the world’s remaining forests past a “dangerous tipping point” and…

29 11 2020 | 07:12

Bank of England needs more powers to decarbonise economy, say experts.

Academics call for urgent changes to Bank’s mandate to help UK hit carbon zero target. Urgent reforms of the Bank of England are needed to help decarbonise the financial system and boost green…

29 11 2020 | 07:05

Road pricing could offset loss of fuel duty from electric cars.

Rishi Sunak looking at how to recoup lost revenues after ban on new petrol and diesel cars potentially from 2030. The government is exploring options for dealing with a £40bn black hole in the…

29 11 2020 | 07:03

Study: Glass Bottles Harm the Environment More Than Plastic Bottles.

Glass bottles could have an even bigger impact on the environment than plastic ones, a new study has found. Researchers at the University of Southampton in England set out to determine which common…