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Soil holds 50 trillion kilograms of carbon

Today 11:00am - More than 50 trillion kilograms of carbon could be released into the atmosphere from the soil by mid-century if no moves to mitigate climate change are successful, says a new report.

More and more people are getting into bigger trouble

Friday - On average, one person is displaced each second by a disaster-related hazard. In global terms, that’s about 26 million people a year.

Trading group hails EU climate strategy move

Friday - The European Commission’s Winter Package is a further step toward harmonising the bloc’s climate and energy strategy, says the International Emissions Trading Association.

Antarctic search begins for world's oldest ice

Thursday - As the short Antarctic spring ends and long summer days approach, geo­scientists are flocking to the frozen continent to start a new kind of exploration.

EU targets energy waste and coal in new climate deal

Thursday - Europe will begin phasing out coal subsidies and cut its energy use by 30 per cent before the end of the next decade, under a major clean energy package just announced.

Cement giants get €5b carbon market windfall

Thursday - The EU carbon market's generous handouts to industries deemed at risk of losing business abroad are undermining the system, a watchdog has warned.

How two clothing tycoons saved Patagonia

Thursday - Alongside her husband, Doug, Kris McDivitt Tompkins bought up vast swaths of Patagonia to save it from developers.

Americans begin to fear for public lands

Wednesday - Donald Trump’s election portends a major shift in how one of America’s greatest bulwarks against the impacts of climate change will be protected and used for fossil fuel development.

Antarctic ice sheet breaking from the inside out

Wednesday - An ice sheet in West Antarctica is breaking from the inside out.

Weapons of war litter the ocean floor

29 Nov 16 - At least one million tonnes of chemical weapons were dumped in the oceans between 1919 and 1980. Now what?

Arctic ice melt could trigger uncontrollable global change

28 Nov 16 - Arctic scientists have warned that the increasingly rapid melting of the ice cap risks triggering 19 “tipping points” in the region that could have catastrophic consequences around the globe.

Bolivia battles water crisis as glaciers vanish

28 Nov 16 - The government of Bolivia has been forced to declare a state of emergency as it faces its worst drought for at least 25 years.

Floods do an important job, so get out of their way

28 Nov 16 - Floods are often seen as a force of destruction, but river ecologists find it hard not to see a positive side to the events.

Fish found to thrive in high levels of CO2

28 Nov 16 - British scientists have identified a paradox in research on the impact of extra carbon dioxide on the world’s oceans.

Can Americans turn Black Friday green?

25 Nov 16 - While shoppers scramble for Black Friday bargains this year, outdoor retailer REI is closing its 145 US stores. This is the second consecutive year the Seattle-based company will ignore the frenzy...

Will China and Europe form a powerful climate bloc?

24 Nov 16 - It seems almost certain that US President-elect Donald Trump will walk away from the Paris climate agreement next year. In the absence of US leadership, the question is: who will step up?

EU pollution rules could save 200,000 lives a year

24 Nov 16 - The European Parliament has voted in favour of new EU rules to cap air pollution, which will curb the single largest environmental cause of premature death in urban Europe.

Trump prioritises axing coal, oil and gas laws

23 Nov 16 - US president-elect Donald Trump says he will “cancel job-killing restrictions” on energy production, but keeps quiet on Paris Agreement.

Universities struggle to meet green goals

23 Nov 16 - UK universities are helping to lead the world on environmental research – but when it comes to their own back yard they appear to be falling behind.

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12 Aug 16 - Kiwi clothing designer Karen Walker has certified that none of its garments are...

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