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07 09 2021 | 16:24

'We are united': More than 200 health journals call for emergency action on climate change

"The greatest threat to global public health is the continued failure of world leaders to keep the global temperature rise below 1.5C and to restore nature," says the editorial backed by hundreds of…

06 09 2021 | 15:25

Tennessee flooding prompts Biden disaster declaration

President Joe Biden has approved a major disaster declaration for Tennessee after record rainfall caused devastating floods that killed at least 22 President Joe Biden has approved a major disaster…

06 09 2021 | 15:03

Australia carbon capture failures contributed to higher Q1 emissions

A recovering economy, and failures at Australia’s only operational carbon capture and storage project, have seen Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions rise in the first three months of 2021, a new…

06 09 2021 | 15:01

Impasse in US-China climate talks just weeks before global Cop26 summit

US climate envoy John Kerry told Chinese officials that there was ‘no way’ for the world to solve the climate crisis without Beijing’s ‘full engagement and commitment’. The US and China have reached…

06 09 2021 | 14:55

Satellite images show ‘substantial oil spill’ in Gulf of Mexico after Hurricane Ida, report says

Crews are cleaning up the slick, which spread at least 10 miles. An oil spill spanning at least 10 miles has been captured by satellite imagery in waters off the Louisiana coast. Crews are working…

06 09 2021 | 14:37

‘Climate crisis is here’ says Biden in week of storms, floods and wildfires

The president warned that ‘we need to act now’ as trail of destruction blighted west, south and north-east. The widespread destruction caused by extreme weather coast to coast, with Hurricane Ida…

06 09 2021 | 14:30

UK’s top climate adviser says criticism of net zero goal is ‘defeatist’

The UK’s top climate adviser has pushed back strongly against “defeatist” criticism that the country’s net zero target is expensive, and urged the Treasury to pick up the currently “incremental” pace…

03 09 2021 | 15:57

DNV: Fossil fuels to still make up half of energy mix by 2050

Fossil fuels are not going anywhere fast and will account for half of the primary energy mix in 2050, according to DNV’s Energy Transition Outlook 2021, published on Wednesday. Natural gas will…

03 09 2021 | 15:24

Aramco makes first investment into Saudi renewables program

Saudi Aramco is investing, alongside the country’s sovereign wealth fund and Riyadh-based ACWA Power, in the oil exporter’s largest solar project with a capacity of 1.5 GW as the world’s biggest…

03 09 2021 | 15:12

‘Eco-anxious’ young people are filing climate lawsuits against their countries

A recent poll found 57 per cent of American teenagers said that climate change made them feel scared. The most comprehensive assessment yet from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (…

03 09 2021 | 15:08

Planting forests could cool Earth’s atmosphere more than previously thought

‘Planting trees over large areas is advantageous and should be done for climate purposes,’ professor says Planting forests could cool the Earth’s atmosphere more than previously thought, a study…

03 09 2021 | 15:04

UK launches probe into exaggerated renewable electricity deals

The UK government has launched an investigation into renewable electricity deals amid growing concern over the extent of “greenwashing” by large energy firms claiming to offer environmental benefits…

03 09 2021 | 14:56

China tells John Kerry climate cooperation is tied to overall US relations

China is pushing the US to resolve border issues to work on climate change China’s foreign minister Wang Yi warned the US that the deteriorating relations between the world’s two largest economies…

03 09 2021 | 14:55

Pollutionwatch: Olympic flame is a warning sign for hydrogen future

Burning the fuel in the cauldron symbolised its zero-carbon properties – but it does cause air pollution too. The hydrogen flame above the Tokyo Olympic Stadium was symbolic of a zero-carbon future …

03 09 2021 | 14:50

Activists fear San Miguel coal exit simply part of pivot to natural gas

San Miguel Corp (SMC), through its energy arm SMC Global Power Holdings Corp, dropped more coal projects from its portfolio, after announcing last month that it was removing the fossil fuel from its…

03 09 2021 | 14:50

How the climate crisis played a role in fueling Hurricane Ida

Hurricane Ida made landfall near New Orleans on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Hurricane Ida made landfall last weekend near New Orleans as a Category-4 storm, lashing the region with…

03 09 2021 | 14:46

China provinces plan to add 100 gigawatts of coal-fired capacity

China’s provinces are still planning to launch more than 100 gigawatts (GW) of new coal-fired power capacity despite a decline in new approvals in the first half of 2021, environmental group…

03 09 2021 | 14:42

‘Biden may as well personally light more wildfires’: Backlash after White House calls for more oil production

UN’s authoritative climate report, published on Monday, urges drastic emissions cuts which means dialing back rapidly on use of fossil fuels The Biden administration is being slammed by both…

03 09 2021 | 14:40

‘It’s outrageous’: Trinidadian fishers film ‘half-hearted’ oil spill clean-up

Hundreds of spills off Gulf of Paria having ‘dire’ impact on local fishing in one of the most biodiverse areas of Trinidad and Tobago. Hands masked in thick black oil, the fisher drips toxic…

03 09 2021 | 14:38

Electricity demand in first half of 2021 outpaced renewables growth

Carbon dioxide emissions from the global electric power sector rebounded in the first half of 2021 to above pre-pandemic levels, according to an analysis, signaling that the world has failed to…