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17 06 2021 | 11:34

Large Methane Leak Detected Over South Africa Coal Mining Region.

The nation uses the dirtiest fossil fuel to generate more than 80% of its power. A cloud of methane was detected by satellite near coal mines in South Africa, drawing attention to a lesser-known…

17 06 2021 | 10:58

Illegal sewage discharge in English rivers 10 times higher than official data suggests

Underreporting by water companies and failure to hold them to account have resulted in ecological damage, analysis shows. Water companies are being allowed to unlawfully discharge raw sewage into…

16 06 2021 | 08:54

World’s soils ‘under great pressure’, says UN pollution report.

Soils provide 95% of all food but are damaged by industrial, farming, mining and urban pollution. The world’s soils, which provide 95% of humanity’s food, are “under great pressure”, according to a…

15 06 2021 | 14:56

Plastic Pellet Spill From Burning Ship Causes ‘Worst Beach Pollution’ in Sri Lanka’s History.

A chemical-laden ship sank off the coast of Sri Lanka Wednesday, after burning for nearly two weeks.

15 06 2021 | 02:46

3,000 Shipping Containers Fell Into the Pacific Ocean Last Winter.

You're right if you think you've been hearing a lot about container ships lately.

14 06 2021 | 10:13

Sri Lankans face up to ‘unmeasurable cost’ of cargo ship disaster.

Fishing communities fear for future as oil, plastic and toxic chemicals devastate ecosystem. Until last week Lucien Justin, the chair of the Jude Watta fisheries committee in Wattala, near Sri Lanka…

14 06 2021 | 08:47

Australian coal burnt overseas creates nearly twice the nation’s domestic emissions.

New data comes amid warning that world’s growing awareness of coal exports’ impact risks further damaging Australia’s reputation on climate. Emissions from coal mined in Australia but exported and…

10 06 2021 | 13:24

Delays and costs rise again at troubled Vogtle Nuclear Plant.

The only nuclear-power plant under construction in the U.S. is facing delays and additional costs. Again. Earlier this week, an engineering expert working for the Georgia Public Service Commission…

10 06 2021 | 13:13

Bloomberg: 32 of 44 PJM coal plants will be unprofitable in 2023.

Most of the coal plants that feed the biggest U.S. power grid will soon no longer be economic to run after prices in a key auction plunged to the lowest in 11 years. Of the 44 coal-fired power…

06 06 2021 | 07:41

Biodiversity Disclosures Set to Become Part of Company Reporting.

Taskforce backed by French President Emmanuel Macron presses financial-services and other industries to more closely assess their nature-related risks. A global initiative aimed at measuring the…

06 06 2021 | 07:19

Nuclear power euphoria in Indonesia is all smoke and mirrors with no current technical, financial or market viability

In growing energy markets like Indonesia, decision makers are facing a barrage of pro-nuclear media coverage as the nuclear industry floods the market with panels and webinars focused on the…

05 06 2021 | 12:36

Three of Exxon’s refineries on US list of biggest polluters.

The company’s facility in Baton Rouge is the worst soot polluter in the country. Three Exxon Mobil oil refineries are pumping out eight times more than the average rate of soot pollutants than…

05 06 2021 | 12:31

Poland defies EU court by refusing to close major brown coalmine.

Shutting Turów lignite mine would cause thousands of job losses, says development minister. Poland’s government has defied an injunction by the top European Union court that ordered the immediate…

05 06 2021 | 12:12

Outrage as regulators let pesticides from factory pollute US town for years.

Contamination from an ethanol plant in Mead, Nebraska, came from some of the world’s largest agricultural companies For years, the people of Mead, Nebraska, have worried about the ethanol plant that…

01 06 2021 | 17:20

China finances most coal plants built today – it’s a climate problem and why US-China talks are essential

As nations gear up for a critical year for climate negotiations, it’s become increasingly clear that success may hinge on one question: How soon will China end its reliance on coal and its financing…

01 06 2021 | 17:07

‘Black Wednesday’ for big oil as courtrooms and boardrooms turn on industry.

Campaigners sense turning point as shareholders, boards and The Hague act to force Chevron, ExxonMobil and Shell to cut pollution. The world’s patience with the fossil fuel industry is wearing thin…

30 05 2021 | 17:30

Bill seeks to make Louisiana ‘fossil fuel sanctuary’ in bid against Biden’s climate plans

Republicans and Democrats are introducing bills to push against Biden’s new restrictions on oil and gas companies

30 05 2021 | 17:00

Petition calls for smoking ban on all Spanish beaches.

More than 283,000 back call to rid Spain’s coastline of smoke and discarded cigarette butts. A petition signed by more than 283,000 people calling on Spain to ban smoking at all its beaches has been…

30 05 2021 | 16:44

Who’s Making — and Funding — the World’s Plastic Trash?

ExxonMobil is the world's single largest producer of single-use plastics, according to a new report published today by the Australia-based Minderoo Foundation, one of Asia's biggest philanthropies.

30 05 2021 | 16:43

World to waste one trillion more plastic bottles and bags by 2025 as production ramps up.

20 firms will account for most of the addtional 70 million metric tonnes of polymer churned out in the next four years. The world’s biggest manufacturers of single-use plastic are set to increase…