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Banks hear they can't ignore climate dangers

Today 11:00am - The global financial system faces an existential threat from climate change and must take urgent steps to reform, the governors of the Bank of England and France’s central bank have warned.

Greta goes for climate change general strike

Greta Thunberg

Today 11:00am - Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist, has given her support for a general strike for the climate.

Flygskam (that's flight shame) is spreading across Europe

Today 11:00am - Fears over climate change have led many to rethink the way they travel and, in Sweden, they've even invented a new word for the shame associated with flying.

New York sets ambitious climate rules

Today 11:00am - New York City has set an ambitious new standard for combating greenhouse gas emissions, approving a package of climate policies designed to slash energy use in big buildings.

New studies show it could be even hotter than we thought

Thursday - Global climate models developed for the UN are running hotter than they have in the past. Soon the world could be, too.

Europe needs its own Green New Deal

Thursday - Europe needs its own Green New Deal to stave off the perfect storm of populism, climate change and economic crisis.

Finance ministers pledge climate action

Thursday - Finance ministers from 23 countries have pledged to back climate action through their policy, tax and spending decisions.

Asian voters want environmental action

Thursday - Voters across Asia are most likely to usher in governments that take a stronger stance on climate change and other environmental issues, according to surveys released in the lead-up to national...

China eyes nuclear fusion power by 2040

17 Apr 19 - China aims to complete and start generating power from an experimental nuclear fusion reactor by around 2040.

Super plants the key, says leading biologist

Dr Joanne Chory

17 Apr 19 - Dr Joanne Chory hopes that genetic modifications to enhance plants’ natural carbon-fixing traits could play a key role – but knows that time is short, for her and the planet.

Finns vote for party against climate action

17 Apr 19 - A Finnish political party that campaigned against ambitious climate change policies has won the second-highest number of seats in parliamentary elections.

Could tipping points save the climate crisis?

17 Apr 19 - Search online for “climate change” and “tipping points” and you’ll find some scary results.

BLOWIN' IN THE WIND: How plastic can get everywhere

17 Apr 19 - Microplastic is raining down on even remote mountaintops, a new study has revealed, with winds having the capacity to carry the pollution “anywhere and everywhere”.

'Hair dryer' winds pressure Antarctic ice

16 Apr 19 - Warm, dry winds in Antarctica can cause major melt as they sweep across the ice, even during frigid winter months.

Crowds of climate protesters disrupt London

16 Apr 19 - Thousands of people have blocked well-known landmarks and a bridge in central London, bringing widespread disruption to the capital in a “climate rebellion” that organisers say could last several...

MARINE MESSAGE: From under the sea, a president's plea

16 Apr 19 - The Seychelles president has made a plea for stronger protection of the “beating blue heart of our planet”, in a speech delivered from deep below the ocean’s surface.

Farmers fight build-up of salt in soils

16 Apr 19 - Irrigation, drought, sea-level rise and more are causing salt to build up in soils around the world.

UK plant aims to make hydrogen from plastic waste

16 Apr 19 - Two British companies are joining forces to establish a plant which will turn plastic waste into hydrogen.

Rio Tinto ready to quit Minerals Council

15 Apr 19 - Rio Tinto has signalled it is prepared to quit its membership of industry associations, including the Minerals Council, if the council makes public statements inconsistent with Australia’s Paris...

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16 Aug 18 - Whangarei, winner of the most electric vehicle friendly town in New Zealand...

Mercury mission to convert hearts as well as minds

7 Mar 18 - Mercury has taken a step to inspire New Zealanders to embrace the future of...

Calix gets finance for carbon-captue project

1 Feb 18 - Australian technology company Calix says it has secured 3.4 million euros in...

Minesto eyes first ocean current electricity generation

24 Jan 18 - Swedish marine energy developer Minesto is intensifying activities in Taiwan to...

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23 Jan 18 - Tesla has been confirmed as the battery provider for Mercury’s scalable...

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