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Top 500 investors score zero in risk poll

Today 11:00am - Almost half of the world’s top 500 investors are failing to act on climate change - an increase of 6 per cent from 236 in 2014, according to a new report.

Judge backs the kids and tells US state to take climate action

Today 11:00am - A judge’s ruling in a lawsuit filed by eight kids forces the state of Washington to get dead-serious about the threat of climate change.

EU court overturns carbon market free quotas

Monday - Europe’s highest court has ruled that the European Commission’s calculation for handing out free carbon permits to industries was flawed, raising the prospect of higher costs for big energy users.

Barrier Reef bleaching made more likely by humans

Monday - The hot water temperature that drove the devastating bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef this year was made 175 times more likely by human-caused climate change, and could be normal in just 18 years, according to preliminary findings by leading climate and coral reef scientists.

France ready to go it alone on carbon price floor

Thursday - France is preparing to introduce a floor price for carbon emissions, even if the rest of Europe does not follow.

Chevron lobbied for controversial legal TTIP right

Thursday - Chevron lobbied the EU to give foreign investors the legal right to challenge government decisions in a major US-EU trade deal because it would act as a deterrent against laws such as fracking bans.

Warming ocean is frying the Great Barrier Reef

Thursday - The Great Barrier Reef’s coral is dying, and it may never be the same again. Last month, as historically high ocean temperatures bathed the waters around the reef, the Australian Government raised the coral bleaching threat to the highest level possible.


Stanford rejects students' call to divest

Thursday - Stanford University has rejected a bid backed by students, faculty and alumni to divest the school's $22.2 billion endowment from holdings in oil and gas companies.

Buffett faces pressure to invest for the climate

Warren Buffett

27 Apr 16 - Thousands of bankers, investors, business journalists and just plain fans will flock to Omaha this weekend in a yearly pilgrimage to glean insight from the world's most famous investor: Warren...

Monsoon on the move brews trouble for tea

26 Apr 16 - Research in China shows that the changing monsoon pattern in East Asia and heavier rainfall is having a detrimental effect on the yield and quality of tea.

World Bank backs green energy in new climate plan

26 Apr 16 - The World Bank has unveiled its ambitious plan to support renewable energy development and fulfil its pledge under the Paris Agreement.

Exxon and allies invoke First Amendment

26 Apr 16 - Exxon, the Competitive Enterprise Institute and their allies are invoking free speech protections in a pugnacious pushback against subpoenas from attorneys general seeking decades of documents on...

PARIS PACT: Look who will be the New York no-shows

22 Apr 16 - An unprecedented number of countries will be gathering in New York City this weekend to sign the Paris climate deal. But there are still some countries absent from the UN’s official list of attendees...

How even a .5deg temperature rise could wreak havoc

22 Apr 16 - A difference of half a degree centigrade may be barely noticeable day to day, but the difference between 1.5C and 2C of global warming is a shift into a new, more dangerous climate regime.

Republicans warming up to renewable energy

22 Apr 16 - When world leaders gather in New York this weekend to sign the Paris climate accord, they will do so against a changing backdrop. As the cost of wind and solar power has plummeted, the solid...

The Paris Accord is a $13 trillion opportunity

22 Apr 16 - Implementing the Paris Agreement will unlock at least $13.5 trillion of economic activity globally, according to a new analysis.

EU dropped climate policies after BP threat

22 Apr 16 - The EU abandoned or weakened key proposals for new environmental protections after receiving a letter from a top BP executive which warned of an exodus of the oil industry from Europe if the...

Britain backs down on rule gagging scientists

22 Apr 16 - UK ministers have exempted thousands of scientists from a controversial “gagging clause” that would have prevented the academics from trying to influence government on public policy matters.

Key climate change pact dates for 2016

21 Apr 16 - The work of saving Earth's climate does not end with the pact to curb carbon emissions which countries adopted in Paris in December and will sign in New York this weekend. Here are key dates in 2016...


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