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13 04 2021 | 12:33

Stop peddling fear of climate migrants.

Beating the anti-immigrant drum does nothing to help climate action. Exaggerated predictions for future flows of people have long formed the core of the anti-immigration playbook. When you add the…

13 04 2021 | 12:30

'Plastic Pollution Is a Social Justice Issue,’ New Report Warns.

Plastic pollution isn't just a threat to non-human life like turtles and whales. It's also a major environmental justice problem. That's the conclusion of a new report released Tuesday from the UN…

13 04 2021 | 12:24

Gas consortium seeks approval to drill 7,700 wells in Queensland, including near national parks

Australia Pacific LNG wants environmental approval to drill across nearly half a million hectares of central and south-west Queensland. Australia’s largest east coast gas producer has sought federal…

13 04 2021 | 12:23

Climate progress ‘impossible’ unless rich countries meet funding promises to most vulnerable, says UK minister.

Two summits held on Wednesday saw countries debating key climate issues ahead of Cop26. Reining in the climate crisis will be near-impossible unless rich countries meet their funding promises to…

13 04 2021 | 12:22

‘Negotiating with your worst enemy’: Biden in risky talks to pay Brazil to save Amazon.

Activists fear billion-dollar climate deal will bolster Bolsonaro and reward illegal forest clearance – but US says action can’t wait The US is negotiating a multi-billion dollar climate deal with…

13 04 2021 | 12:18

Why corporate climate pledges of ‘net-zero’ emissions should trigger a healthy dose of skepticism

Hundreds of companies, including major emitters like United Airlines, BP and Shell, have pledged to reduce their impact on cli

13 04 2021 | 12:12

Scientists race to track shrinking carbon-store sea meadows.

Human activity is destroying the equivalent of a football pitch of seagrasses every 30 minutes around the world. Hundreds of miles from the nearest shore, ribbon-like fronds flutter in the ocean …

13 04 2021 | 10:49

Deforestation: Consumption habits of person in rich country drives loss of ‘four trees each year’

Consumption of coffee, chocolate and meat fuelling deforestation. Each person living in a G7 country causes nearly four trees to be lost each year through their consumption of goods such as coffee,…

13 04 2021 | 10:38

How the 'Worm Moon' helped free the stuck ship Ever Given in the Suez Canal.

It took a little help from the full moon to free the massive Ever Given cargo ship from its perch stranded in the Suez Canal.

13 04 2021 | 10:34

Scientists detect world's coldest cloud hovering over Pacific Ocean.

The top of the storm cloud reached the stratosphere. A severe thunderstorm cloud that formed over the Pacific Ocean in 2018 reached the coldest temperatures ever recorded, according to a new study.

13 04 2021 | 10:31

WHO urges countries to build a fairer, healthier world post-COVID-19.

World Health Day 2021 COVID-19 has unfairly impacted some people more harshly than others, exacerbating existing inequities in health and welfare within and between countries. For World Health Day,…

13 04 2021 | 10:24

New UK law will stop firms using products linked to illegal deforestation.

Lord Goldsmith said the new rule would ‘tackle deforestation’, but environmental campaigners warned it does not go far enough The UK government is set to introduce a new law to stop businesses from…

13 04 2021 | 10:24

Angry protest in Tunisia over garbage shipment from Italy.

At a time when 600 containers of hazardous and toxic waste destined for Tunisia have been blocked by the Italian customs authorities, civil society activists from the port city of Sousse gathered on…

13 04 2021 | 10:22

We can stop thousands of tons of pollution from reaching the ocean — just by changing our laundry habits

It's a small change that can make a very big difference. Every day, some 13,000 tons of microfibers are released into European waters — that’s equivalent to two garbage trucks of small textile…

13 04 2021 | 10:21

Arab world’s first nuclear power plant begins operations.

Prospects for nuclear power in rest of region remain uncertain The beginning of the commercial operations for the first reactor of the UAE’s 5.6GW Barakah nuclear power plant marks the first…

13 04 2021 | 10:07

Effort to Return Benin Bronzes to Africa Remains Ongoing Challenge.

LONDON - The promise to return several Benin Bronzes from three Western institutions to the former Kingdom of Benin in Nigeria was celebrated by many. But returning all the artifacts looted by…

13 04 2021 | 10:06

Rapid global heating is hurting farm productivity, study finds.

Research shows rising temperatures since 1960s have acted as handbrake to agricultural yield of crops and livestock. The climate crisis is already eating into the output of the world’s agricultural…

13 04 2021 | 09:58

Solar Geoengineering Is Worth Studying but Not a Substitute for Cutting Emissions, Study Finds

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine tackles a controversial question: Is solar geoengineering – an approach designed to cool Earth by reflecting sunlight…

13 04 2021 | 09:58

The dirty secret of so-called 'fossil-fuel free' buildings

The ‘embodied carbon’ in the building of glass and steel blocks makes them anything but green

13 04 2021 | 08:28

Mysterious Plumes of Methane Gas Appear Over Bangladesh.

Satellites show large, frequent emissions over Dhaka—the latest discovery as scientists hunt for sources of the potent greenhouse gas.