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04 05 2021 | 11:21

Sort your greenwashing from your black carbon with The Independent’s climate jargon buster.

Live in a climate of confusion no longer. Here’s our handy guide to the essential words and terms required to understand the biggest issue facing our planet Bad things are happening and we need to…

20 04 2021 | 10:07

Aviva launches climate transition equity fund for workplace pension schemes.

Aviva has launched the Aviva Investors Climate Transition Global Equity Fund, an actively managed equity fund for workplace pension schemes that invests in the shares of companies globally who are…

03 04 2021 | 07:11

Oil firms knew decades ago fossil fuels posed grave health risks, files reveal.

Exclusive: documents seen by Guardian show companies fought clean-air rules despite being aware of harm caused by air pollution. The oil industry knew at least 50 years ago that air pollution from…

01 04 2021 | 11:01

Devastatingly pervasive: 1 in 3 women globally experience violence

Younger women among those most at risk: WHO GENEVA | NEW YORK -- 9 March 2021 -- Violence against women remains devastatingly pervasive and starts alarmingly young, shows new data from WHO and…

19 12 2020 | 11:17

Sizewell C: government reignites £20bn nuclear power station row.

Talks with EDF could lead to energy customers being charged for construction costs. The government has reignited a row over Britain’s nuclear energy ambitions by agreeing to restart talks with EDF…

25 11 2020 | 07:14

Microplastic pollution found near summit of Mount Everest.

Humans now known to have polluted Earth from deepest ocean to highest peak. Microplastic pollution has been discovered in snow close to the peak of Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain. With…

16 08 2020 | 09:14

Kiribati's president's plans to raise islands in fight against sea-level rise.

Exclusive: Taneti Maamau says Kiribati will seek support from China and other allies to elevate islands from the sea, partly through dredging. Kiribati will raise its islands above the ocean as part…

23 07 2020 | 19:44

Microplastics Are Increasing in Our Lives, New Research Finds.

  In 1997, Charles Moore was sailing a catamaran from Hawaii to California when he and his crew got stuck in windless waters in the North Pacific Ocean. As they motored along, searching for a breeze…

23 07 2020 | 19:24

Andean condor can fly for 100 miles without flapping wings.

World’s largest soaring bird flaps wings only 1% of time in flight, study shows. A study sheds light on just how efficiently the world’s largest soaring bird rides air currents to stay aloft for…

14 08 2019 | 10:21

Environmentalists warn Trump 'weakening' endangered species protections

The US federal government has announced an overhaul of the way it enforces the Endangered Species Act, a law credited with preventing countless extinctions. Trump officials say the new plan will…