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TEN YEARS ON: How An Inconvenient Truth made its mark on climate debate

Tuesday - Ten years ago, An Inconvenient Truth opened in cinemas in the United States.

G7 pledges to end fossil fuel subsidies by 2025

Tuesday - The G7 nations have for the first time set a deadline for the ending most fossil fuel subsidies, saying government support for coal, oil and gas should end by 2025.

Is the real rich v poor climate battle about to start?

Tuesday - Two weeks of UN talks in Bonn underline the scope and scale of the challenge facing governments as they work out the implications of the 2015 Paris deal.

Green Climate Fund has more money than projects

Tuesday - The UN’s flagship climate fund says it will miss a target to approve $2.5 billion of new projects in 2016 unless more countries submit proposals.

We’re kidding ourselves if we think we can reset Earth’s damaged ecosystems

Monday - Earth is in a land-degradation crisis.

Under the sea, life's good in the octopus’ garden

Monday - Squid are on the move, octopus are going up in the world, and cuttlefish have made themselves at home in a changing ocean.

Australia scrubbed from UN climate change report

Monday - Every reference to Australia was scrubbed from the final version of a major UN report on climate change after the Australian government intervened, objecting that the information could harm tourism.


California cap-and-trade auction falls well short

Friday - The latest auction in California’s cap-and-trade market for greenhouse gases fell sharply below expectations, as buyers purchased just 2 per cent of the carbon credits whose sale funds a variety of...

Exxon tried to censor climate scientists

Thursday - ExxonMobil moved to squash a well-established congressional lecture series on climate science just nine days after the presidential inauguration of George W Bush, a former oil executive.

Bayer readies massive cash offer for Monsanto

25 May 16 - German pharmaceutical giant Bayer has announced its intention to offer $62 billion in cash to take over agrochemical company Monsanto, as the debate over the use of the pesticide glyphosate continues.

Schools ditch textbooks that question climate change

25 May 16 - Schools in Portland, Oregon, have voted to abandon textbooks that “express doubt about the severity of the climate crisis or its root in human activities”.

World could warm by 10deg if all fossil fuels are burned

24 May 16 - The planet would warm by searing 10degC if all fossil fuels are burned, according to a new study, leaving some regions uninhabitable and wreaking profound damage on human health, food supplies and...

Early oil company records show patents for e-cars

23 May 16 - The forerunners of ExxonMobil patented technologies for electric cars and low emissions vehicles as early as 1963 – even as the oil industry lobby tried to squash government funding for such...

Norway's gas emissions rise despite promised cuts

23 May 16 - Norway's greenhouse gas emissions rose by 1.5 per cent last year, lifted by the oil and gas sector and industry, making it harder for Oslo to keep promises of deep cuts to limit global warming.

What does Trump really think about climate change?

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23 May 16 - So far, Donald J. Trump has said very little about climate change and energy policy beyond his Twitter posts on the issues. But more clues about Trump’s views on environmental issues have emerged...

We might never again see CO2 levels drop below 400ppm

20 May 16 - Just three years ago this month, the carbon dioxide monitoring station atop Hawaii's Mauna Loa reached a significant milestone: the first measurement of CO2 concentrations that exceeded the benchmark...

It looks like this year will be the hottest ever recorded

20 May 16 - Odds are increasing that 2016 will be the hottest year on the books, as April continued a remarkable streak of record-warm months.

Carney backs insurance drive for Paris climate deal

20 May 16 - Bank of England governor Mark Carney has added his name to a high-level list of leading insurers who have committed to help developing countries to cope with climate impacts.

Queen's Speech: Govt will do something, just don't ask what

20 May 16 - The near complete absence of climate change from the UK's annual parliamentary set piece only underscores the sense of drift within government on a host of environmental and energy issues.


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