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Emissions slashed, but scientists issue warning

20 May 20 - The global economic shutdown caused by the covid-19 pandemic cut the world’s greenhouse gas by nearly 18 million tonnes a day – and the second-highest rate of reduction was in New Zealand.

Nuclear tests affected weather 60 years ago

20 May 20 - Cold War nuclear tests did change the weather in the 1960s. The Earth did not catch fire, but a hard rain did begin to fall.

Investing and tech will be megatrends of the 20s

19 May 20 - Responsible investing and technology will inevitably be the top two megatrends of the 2020s, says the head of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations.

Natural forests are best at storing carbon

19 May 20 - Two new studies have freshly confirmed an argument unchallenged for more than three decades: the best way to absorb and permanently store carbon from the atmosphere is to restore and conserve existing natural forests.

Do these bottles herald the end of plastic?

18 May 20 - Beer and soft drinks could soon be sipped from “all-plant” bottles under new plans to turn sustainably grown crops into plastic in partnership with major beverage makers.

Shorter supply chains needed to end hunger, says UN

18 May 20 - The coronavirus crisis is deepening inequalities in accessing healthy food, the UN special envoy for food systems has warned.

Big Business backs a better economy

15 May 20 - Chief executives from more than 330 businesses, including Microsoft, Nike and Visa, are calling on US bipartisan federal lawmakers to build back a better economy from covid-19 by infusing resilient climate solutions.


Don't forget the other curve - the climate one

15 May 20 - If any image has singularly captured the public’s attention during the coronavirus pandemic, it has been The Curve.

Lessons from the rush on toilet paper

14 May 20 - The speed of official reaction to covid-19 has prompted some people to ask whether modern societies can act as fast to protect themselves, not only from another pandemic, but against a possible...

World could lose half its sandy beaches

13 May 20 - Sea level rise fueled by man-made climate change threatens to consume half the world's sandy beaches by the end of the century, according to a new study.

Will the virus crisis trump the climate crisis?

12 May 20 - The battle over how to spend recovery funds — to quickly restore the old economy or invest in a greener one — will define the post-pandemic world.

Extreme heat set to trap millions indoors by 2060

12 May 20 - Extreme heat and humidity are increasing across the globe, threatening millions of lives and economies in places where it could become fatal to work outdoors.

We must save economy and climate together

11 May 20 - There’s growing agreement by economists and scientists: Covid-19 needs the world to rescue both economy and climate together.

Don't count out batteries in the future

11 May 20 - The clean energy sector of the future will need both batteries and electrolysers, says a new International Energy Agency report.

Infectious disease rates are skyrocketing

8 May 20 - A catastrophic loss in biodiversity, reckless destruction of wildland and warming temperatures have allowed disease to explode.

Virus hasn’t killed globalisation - it shows we need it

7 May 20 - Examining where the world went right or wrong in its covid-19 response might help to mitigate another global crisis, climate change.

We’ve all had a taste of disrupted food supplies

7 May 20 - When our reliance on supermarkets is seriously disrupted – for example, by spikes in demand due to flooding of distribution centres panic buying or the flooding of distribution centres – we are left...

Inside gas cookers are making us sick

6 May 20 - Gas cookers are making people sick and exposing tens of millions to air pollution levels that would be illegal if they were outside.

Global energy markets in unpheaval

4 May 20 - The world’s energy markets are in upheaval, as experts report an historic fall in global fossil fuel demand.


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