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Four countries block EU climate deal

Monday - The European Council has failed to agree on a landmark climate strategy for 2050 as the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary and Poland baulked at the mention of a specific date.

Vanuatu eyes ban on disposable nappies

Monday - Vanuatu, which has already introduced one of the toughest single-use plastic bans , is believed to be the first nation to propose a ban on disposable nappies.

Gas-guzzling US military one of the world's biggest emitters

Monday - Scientists have identified the US military as one of the world’s great emitters of greenhouse gases, an agency which buys as much fuel as Portugal or Peru and emits more carbon dioxide than all of Romania.

Will born-again materials be fashion’s next big thing?

Monday - The $2.5 trillion fashion business produces more carbon emissions than aviation and shipping combined.

Trudeau signs off on fuel pipeline - again

Friday - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has given the green light for a second time to a $5.5 billion pipeline expansion that has attracted strong opposition from environmentalists and some indigenous groups.

US seawalls come with $416 billion price tag

Friday - Defending against rising seas could cost US communities $416 billion in the next 20 years, according to a new report.

Australia's north has a powerhouse vision

Friday - Australia's Northern Territory has a multi-billion dollar opportunity to invest massively in renewables, create a new hydrogen export industry, and create thousands of jobs, says a new report.

Grab your brolly, there's going to be a lot of heavy rain about

Friday - Here is the long-term forecast: Rain will become more torrential, flash floods more frequent. Very heavy rain is a simple response to global temperatures.

Leftover spy satellites reveal Himalayas melt

Friday - US spy satellites that secretly kept watch over the Himalayas during the Cold War are helping researchers piece together the most detailed view yet of the region's accelerating ice loss.

The good, the bad, and the ugly of climate battle

Thursday - Morocco, Gambia, Bhutan, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, India and the Philippines are the good guys.

New York approves ambitious climate plan

Thursday - New York politicians have reached a deal to create one of the most ambitious climate bills in the US, putting the progressive state on the front lines of fight over the environment.

UK to host critical 2020 UN climate summit

Thursday - The UK is set to host a critical global summit on the climate crisis at the end of 2020, at which the world’s 190 nations must commit to deep cuts in emissions.

Can Australia avoid drifting into a slow, painful decline?

Thursday - Australia has been warned it risks "drifting into the future" if it fails to respond to challenges in a fast-changing world.

Floridians set record for underwater cleanup

Thursday - The Florida city of Deerfield has put 633 divers into the water in what it claims is the world’s largest underwater clean-up.

Oil companies make carbon promise to the Pope

Wednesday - Some of the major oil producers have pledged to support “economically meaningful” carbon pricing regimes after a personal appeal from Pope Francis.

It's all about microbes, say scientists

Wednesday - Humans’ ability to survive and adapt to the changing climate might come down to microbes.

Hydrogen could be big by 2050, say experts

Wednesday - Engineers say there is no technical reason why hydrogen cannot replace natural gas to make electricity, heat homes and for cooking.

More countries back EU neutrality goal

Wednesday - Germany, Greece, Italy and Slovenia have added their names to a growing list of EU countries supporting a carbon neutrality objective for 2050, increasing the chances that a deal will be struck at a...

Deaths rise among reporters telling environment stories

Wednesday - Thirteen journalists who were investigating damage to the environment have been killed in recent years and many more are suffering violence, harassment, intimidation and lawsuits.

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Bottled water giants back new global plan to cut plastic waste

13 Jun 19 - The world’s biggest yoghurt maker Danone and food packaging giant Tetra Pak are...

CellCube to bring grid battery to South Australia

23 May 19 - Renewables firm Pangea Energy and vanadium battery producer CellCube have...

Minesto partners with leading financial adviser

22 May 19 - Swedish marine energy developer Minesto has engaged with leading financial...

Finland using circular economy of textiles

21 May 19 - In Finland, end-of-life textiles no longer end up in landfills, but there is...

Adidas launches 100% recyclable footwear

26 Apr 19 - Adidas has launched a 100 per cent recyclable shoe aimed at unlocking a...

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