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The good, the bad, and the ugly of climate battle

Thursday - Morocco, Gambia, Bhutan, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, India and the Philippines are the good guys.

New York approves ambitious climate plan

Thursday - New York politicians have reached a deal to create one of the most ambitious climate bills in the US, putting the progressive state on the front lines of fight over the environment.

UK to host critical 2020 UN climate summit

Thursday - The UK is set to host a critical global summit on the climate crisis at the end of 2020, at which the world’s 190 nations must commit to deep cuts in emissions.

Can Australia avoid drifting into a slow, painful decline?

Thursday - Australia has been warned it risks "drifting into the future" if it fails to respond to challenges in a fast-changing world.

Floridians set record for underwater cleanup

Thursday - The Florida city of Deerfield has put 633 divers into the water in what it claims is the world’s largest underwater clean-up.

Oil companies make carbon promise to the Pope

Wednesday - Some of the major oil producers have pledged to support “economically meaningful” carbon pricing regimes after a personal appeal from Pope Francis.

It's all about microbes, say scientists

Wednesday - Humans’ ability to survive and adapt to the changing climate might come down to microbes.

Hydrogen could be big by 2050, say experts

Wednesday - Engineers say there is no technical reason why hydrogen cannot replace natural gas to make electricity, heat homes and for cooking.

More countries back EU neutrality goal

Wednesday - Germany, Greece, Italy and Slovenia have added their names to a growing list of EU countries supporting a carbon neutrality objective for 2050, increasing the chances that a deal will be struck at a...

Deaths rise among reporters telling environment stories

Wednesday - Thirteen journalists who were investigating damage to the environment have been killed in recent years and many more are suffering violence, harassment, intimidation and lawsuits.

Hopes falter with coal still king across Asia

Tuesday - A depressing picture of global power generation has coal still firmly on top. And in a vicious cycle, the very heatwaves and winter freezes that high carbon emissions cause seem to be increasing them.

Warmer world will be more dangerous

Tuesday - A warmer world will be more dangerous. As the thermometer rises, so does the risk of conflict and bloodshed in more vulnerable regions.

Ireland has bold plan to tackle climate crisis

Tuesday - Ireland has unveiled an ambitious plan to tackle the climate emergency by weaning the state, businesses, farms and households off fossil fuels.

Drought forces Namibia to sell wild animals to highest bidder

Tuesday - Drought-hit Namibia has authorised the sale of at least 1000 wild animals – including elephants and giraffes – to limit loss of life and to raise money for conservation.

Poor nations could be future species guardians

Tuesday - Developing countries are better than richer nations at promising to protect important agricultural species in the future, but do less well in safeguarding existing biodiversity.

Aviation industry hears clamour for electric planes

Monday - Aerospace companies gathering for the Paris air show this week are turning their thoughts to a future run on electricity rather than fossil fuels.

Arctic permafrost melting 70 years ahead of time

Monday - Permafrost has begun thawing in the Canadian Arctic more than 70 years early because of climate change, according to new research.

A weekly walk in the woods works wonders for the soul

Monday - A dose of nature of just two hours a week is associated with better health and psychological wellbeing, scientists say.

Florida clears path for autonomous vehicles

Monday - Florida establishes a clear legal framework for self-driving cars to operate within the state.

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13 Jun 19 - The world’s biggest yoghurt maker Danone and food packaging giant Tetra Pak are...

CellCube to bring grid battery to South Australia

23 May 19 - Renewables firm Pangea Energy and vanadium battery producer CellCube have...

Minesto partners with leading financial adviser

22 May 19 - Swedish marine energy developer Minesto has engaged with leading financial...

Finland using circular economy of textiles

21 May 19 - In Finland, end-of-life textiles no longer end up in landfills, but there is...

Adidas launches 100% recyclable footwear

26 Apr 19 - Adidas has launched a 100 per cent recyclable shoe aimed at unlocking a...

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