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Bill Gates backs startup using sunlight to make 1000deg heat

Today 10:00am - Bill Gates is backing a venture which aims to turn sunlight into a source of heat exceeding 1000degC that could help to replace fossil fuels.

Can carbon offsets tackle airlines’ emissions problem?

Today 10:00am - Not everyone is convinced that climate sins can be absolved through projects based on simple carbon accounting.

California makes stand against major carmakers

Today 10:00am - California says it won't buy cars from General Motors, Chrysler, Toyota, Nissan and other automakers that are aligning with the Trump administration in its battle over emissions rules.

Vietnam has a remarkable wind-energy story

Today 10:00am - Vietnam is rising as Southeast Asia’s new wind hero, with power capacity soon to dwarf that of all other Asean nations.

'Green' cement step closer to cutting emissions

Wednesday - Scientists have developed a “green” cement that could go a long way to cutting the construction industry’s emissions and making it more sustainable.

Amazon deforestation soars to 11-year high

Wednesday - Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest this year rose to its highest in over a decade.

Casualties mount in Bolivia's battle for white gold

Wednesday - The overthrow of Bolivian president Evo Morales shows how the politics of environmentalism and social justice intersect in a silvery-white metal.


DIRTY SECRETS: Space camera tells tale of shipping pollution

Wednesday - Exhausts from dirty heavy oils used in ships leave a telltale trail of such dense cloud that they can be tracked from space.

Crisis might have triggered faster wind speeds

Wednesday - The global climate crisis could lead to more renewable electricity being generated by spurring faster wind speeds for the growing number of windfarms.

Green new-dealers go all out on housing

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Tuesday - US political firebrands Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders have unveiled the next step to their Green New Deal plan with a bill focused entirely on reimagining public housing.

Germany approves climate protection law

Tuesday - The German lower house has approved a major climate protection package which aims to ensure the country will meet its 2030 target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

BARS NOT CARS: What to do with your old parking buildings

Tuesday - Shopper numbers in UK city centres are falling, leaving car parks empty – and councils are finding innovative ways to repurpose the space.

Even Nobel Prize winners can get it wrong

Tuesday - William Nordhause was awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economics. But his predictions of what global heating will cost us are dangerously at odds with the science.

THAT'S THE SPIRIT: Vodka made from CO2

Tuesday - In Brooklyn, they're making vodka without potatoes or grains. The key ingredients are hydrogen and captured carbon dioxide.

No more money for fossil-fuel projects, says EIB

Monday - The European Investment Bank will stop funding fossil-fuel projects at the end of 2021, a landmark decision that potentially deals a blow to billions of dollars of gas projects in the pipeline.

Jet stream battle raging above our heads

Monday - When prolonged periods of severe weather strike, two things often get the blame these days: climate change and the jet stream.

Mines belching out as much methane as ships and planes

Monday - Methane emissions leaking from the world’s coalmines could be stoking the global climate crisis at the same rate as the shipping and aviation industries combined.

POWER TO THE PEOPLE: Suburbs take to solar

Monday - Australians are embracing the ‘virtual power plant’, which advocates say can protect the grid, save money and combat the climate crisis.

China's energy-sector emissions still on the rise

15 Nov 19 - China’s energy-sector emissions are expected to increase this year and next, driven by rising oil and gas consumption instead of by coal.


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