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CO2 hits new record despite covid-19 lockdowns

Today 12:00pm - Climate-heating gases have reached record levels in the atmosphere despite the global lockdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the UN’s World Meteorological Organisation has said.

EU, UN-led pact commits oil and gas firms to tackle methane emissions

Today 12:00pm - Dozens of oil and gas companies have committed to report more accurately on and, ultimately, reduce emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane which is liable to leak from oilfields and pipelines.

Mixed farming beats intensive agriculture methods

Today 12:00pm - Once again, researchers have shown that it should be possible to feed the human race and leave enough space for the rest of creation, simply by going back to centuries-old mixed farming practices.

XR launches campaign of financial disobedience

Today 12:00pm - Extinction Rebellion is launching a campaign of financial civil disobedience aimed at exposing the “political economy’s complicity” in the unfolding ecological crisis.

Net-zero and ‘passive’ houses can cut carbon emissions

Today 12:00pm - From the street, you wouldn’t be able to tell a net-zero or passive house from any other recently built home. Even from the inside, the only visible clues are thick walls and deep windowsills. Only if you looked at the utilities bill would you know.

Trump takes another swipe at Paris Agreement

Monday - Out-going United States president Donald Trump railed against the Paris climate accord overnight, telling world leaders at a virtual summit that the agreement was designed to cripple the US economy, not save the planet.

Boomers are the greenest generation - study

Monday - Parents and grandparents, not the so-called Generation Green, are the most likely groups to try to minimise their environmental footprint, a new study finds.

Green guide to investment

Monday - The European Commission has launched “the world’s first ever ‘green-list’” of sustainable economic activities for private investors by publishing draft guidelines under the EU’s green finance...

Billionaire investor forcing climate action from companies

Monday - British billionaire Chris Hohn is aiming to force hundreds of US and European companies to slash their greenhouse gas emissions by enlisting global investors to demand an annual vote on their climate...

Canada to join NZ in going net-zero by 2050

Monday - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has presented a bill to commit Canada to cut its emissions to net zero by 2050 and set five-year targets to meet the goal.

'Super emitters' polluting climate at expense of those who don't fly

Monday - Just one per cent of the population is responsible for half of global emissions from aviation, a study shows.

Nuclear-produced hydrogen is green, says EU

Friday - The European Commission will consider hydrogen produced from nuclear power as “low-carbon”, says a senior EU official who spoke in the European Parliament this week.

Paris goals threatened by farms, forests and industry

Friday - Many parts of the global economy, especially agriculture and the cement and steel industries, are heading in the wrong direction or cleaning up their act far too slowly to limit global warming to...

Green-trolling to bring down Big Oil

Friday - Mary Heglar has a “maniacal plan” to save the planet. It doesn’t involve shutting down pipelines or protesting in the streets. Heglar has simply been “trolling the shit out of fossil fuel companies”...

Let's recycle our urine for agriculture

Friday - Every year on November 19, the United Nations celebrates one of public health’s greatest inventions – the toilet. Those who are fortunate enough to have access to one spend more than a year of their...

G20 countries will miss Paris mark - report

Thursday - The G20 will miss the 1.5°C warming target set out in the Paris Agreement, according to the latest Climate Transparency report.

UK must stop sales of fossil-fuel cars by 2026

Thursday - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to bring forward a ban on the sale of new fossil fuel vehicles by 10 years to 2030 will still not go far enough to meet the government’s own legally...

Anger as IMO says shipping emissions can keep climbing

Thursday - Countries have agreed a package of energy-efficiency measures that will allow emissions from global shipping to continue to rise until 2030.

Thousands of jobs from carbon-capture-and-storage

Thursday - Developing technology to capture and store harmful climate-changing emissions may create up to 49,000 jobs, a report suggests.

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