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US insurance aid props up climate-risk homes

Thursday - Lloyd’s, one of the world’s biggest insurance companies, says the US government must stop providing insurance subsidies to homeowners building on flood plains and in coastal areas exposed to mounting risks related to climate change.

Cattle drugs could fuel climate change, study suggests

Thursday - Dosing farm animals with antibiotics increases greenhouse gas emissions from cow dung, research suggests.

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Thursday - If the development of international carbon markets is your idea of a good story, settle back with your headphones and listen to this.

Exxon tried to censor climate scientists

Thursday - ExxonMobil moved to squash a well-established congressional lecture series on climate science just nine days after the presidential inauguration of George W Bush, a former oil executive.

China solar has coal in its sights

Thursday - Declining costs in China’s solar industry could allow the government to reduce prices offered to photovoltaic developers by more than a third by 2020 and see plants powered by the sun become competitive with coal within a decade.

US now has 27.2 gigawatts of solar energy

Thursday - One million solar power installations now dot America's rooftops and landscape, an achievement being hailed as a milestone by advocates of solar energy.

Shell to cut another 2200 jobs

Thursday - Royal Dutch Shell is to cut at least another 2,00 jobs, with around 475 of those coming from its UK and Ireland oil and gas production business.


Poland limits where wind farms can be built

Thursday - Poland has adopted a new law banning construction of wind farms close to dwellings and hiking project costs in a move which the industry says could hobble the country's move to renewables and away...

Bayer readies massive cash offer for Monsanto

Wednesday - German pharmaceutical giant Bayer has announced its intention to offer $62 billion in cash to take over agrochemical company Monsanto, as the debate over the use of the pesticide glyphosate continues.

Climate groups join forces for election blitz

Wednesday - An unprecedented level of coordination between Australian climate activists and conservation groups is aiming to raise the profile of climate change in this year’s election.

Coastal climate law shift is a landmark reform

Wednesday - Coastal management in Australia is subject to competing interests and challenges. These range from land use and strategic planning issues to ecosystems preservation.

Schools ditch textbooks that question climate change

Wednesday - Schools in Portland, Oregon, have voted to abandon textbooks that “express doubt about the severity of the climate crisis or its root in human activities”.

Fracking makes US top fossil fuels producer

Wednesday - Thanks to the fracking boom, the US has surpassed Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world’s leading producer of oil in 2013. The US became the top natural gas producer in 2011, and has led the...

Hyundai plans 250-mile EV for 2020

Wednesday - Carmaker Hyundai is designing an electric vehicle with a 250-mile range for 2020.

Antarctic glacier melt could raise sea level by 3m

Totten Glacier

Tuesday - One of Antarctica’s great glaciers could become unstable if global warming continues at the present pace.

EATING AUSSIES: Dining on kangaroos and camels could help the environment

Tuesday - We might be what we eat, but our dietary choices also affect the health of the environment, and farmers' back pockets.

Oil majors tread cautiously toward renewables

Tuesday - The big oil companies’ on-off affair with renewable energies seems to be back on track.

World could warm by 10deg if all fossil fuels are burned

Tuesday - The planet would warm by searing 10degC if all fossil fuels are burned, according to a new study, leaving some regions uninhabitable and wreaking profound damage on human health, food supplies and...

Coal-giant shareholders vote for disclosure

Tuesday - Glencore investors have agreed that the largest exporter of coal burned for power should provide more information on risks to its business from growing levels of government legislation to tackle...


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