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Mayors launch global coalition of cities

Friday - The world’s two primary city-led climate change and energy initiatives, the EU Covenant of Mayors and the Compact of Mayors, have announced the formation of a new, first-of-its-kind global initiative of cities and local governments leading in the fight against climate change.

Oslo city votes to ban cars by 2019

Friday - Oslo city council will ban cars from its city centre by 2019 as it seeks to meet a new goal of wiping out practically all of its greenhouse gas emissions.

A brief history of fossil-fuelled climate denial

Friday - The fossil fuel industry has spent many millions of dollars on confusing the public about climate change. But the role of vested interests in climate science denial is only half the picture.

The trouble with concrete ...

Friday - By itself, concrete is a very durable construction material. The magnificent Pantheon in Rome, the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome, is in excellent condition after nearly 1900 years.

Dutch device brings Pacific clean-up closer

Friday - A bid to clear the Pacific of its plastic debris has moved a step closer with the launch of the biggest prototype clean-up boom yet by the Dutch environment minister.

COAL PART 6: Infographic, the state of coal

Friday - Coal played a vital role in the Industrial Revolution and continues to fuel some of the world’s largest economies. This is the sixth in a series looks at coal’s past, present and uncertain future.

Islands plead for migration with dignity

Friday - Migration with dignity must be part of a climate change adaptation strategy, rather than relocation of people as climate refugees, says a Pacific leader.


The race is on to feed a warming world

Friday - Scientists warn that plant breeders will need to accelerate development schedules if they are to ensure the ever-growing population can be fed as global temperatures rise

Solar could meet 13% of global power by 2030

Friday - The global share of electricity generated from solar power could leap from 2 per cent in 2016 to 13 per cent by the end of the next decade as falling costs drive investments around the world.

Australians spend billions on rooftop solar

Friday - Australian households and small businesses have invested more than $1bn a year in rooftop solar over the past five years, spending a total of almost $8bn since 2007, new calculations show.

Can robots cut farming’s carbon footprint?

Thursday - Drones, satellites and weed-killing lasers could slash the energy used to grow crops, say experts.

EU smashes 2020 emissions target six years early

Thursday - The European Union soared past its 2020 carbon cutting goal six years early, according to just-released European Environment Agency data.

COAL PART 5: China’s future is up in the air

Thursday - As the world moves to combat climate change, it’s increasingly doubtful that coal will continue to be a viable energy source, because of its high greenhouse gas emissions. Part 5 of a series.

Are the Greens the climate radicals Australia needs?

Thursday - If you despair of Australia’s lacklustre climate policies, you might take heart from the Greens’ stated goal of limiting global warming to 1.5degC. But are the party’s own policies up to the job?

Carbon market history, chapter five

Thursday - The role of carbon funds in the growth of the carbon market is the subject of the fifth chapter of IETA’s oral history of the carbon market, From Kyoto to Paris.

Rugged climate puts the squeeze on cuddly koalas

Thursday - More frequent extremes of heat and drought predicted for Australia could have a devastating impact on the habitat of the marsupial found nowhere else on Earth.

The case for overhead charging of EVs

Thursday - IDTechEx chair Dr Peter Harrop makes a case for overhead charging for electric vehicles:

Cars buck downward trend of EU carbon emissions

Thursday - Road transport has bucked a downward trend in European greenhouse gas emissions, growing by 17 per cent between 1990 and 2014, at the same time that emissions from other sectors fell by almost a...

BMW beats Tesla to LAPD electric car contract

Thursday - German automaker BMW has beaten California-based Tesla Motors by winning a contract to supply the Los Angeles Police Department with 100 electric cars.


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