Damian Carrington

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06 10 2021 | 10:08

Historical climate emissions reveal responsibility of big polluting nations

Six of top 10, including China and Russia, yet to show ambition on emissions cuts before Cop26 Analysis of the total carbon dioxide emissions of countries since 1850 has revealed the nations with…

04 10 2021 | 13:11

UK’s home gas boilers emit twice as much CO2 as all power stations – study

Data highlights urgent need for government action to introduce low-carbon heat pumps, researchers say The millions of gas boilers in the UK’s homes produce twice as much climate-heating carbon…

24 09 2021 | 15:22

WHO slashes guideline limits on air pollution from fossil fuels

Level for the most damaging tiny particles is halved, reflecting new evidence of deadly harm The World Health Organization has cut its recommended limits for air pollution and urged nations to…

10 09 2021 | 13:41

How much of the world’s oil needs to stay in the ground?

Analysis shows future is bleak for fossil fuel industry with trillions of dollars of assets at stake The vast majority of fossil fuel reserves owned today by countries and companies must remain in…

31 08 2021 | 10:07

Air pollution linked to more severe mental illness – study.

Exclusive: research finds small rise in exposure to air pollution leads to higher risk of needing treatment Exposure to air pollution is linked to an increased severity of mental illness, according…

25 08 2021 | 12:53

Climate crisis made deadly German floods ‘up to nine times more likely’

Study reinforces the hard evidence that carbon emissions are the main cause of worsening extreme weather. The record-shattering rainfall that caused deadly flooding across Germany and Belgium in…

25 08 2021 | 12:48

Climate crisis: Scientists spot warning signs of Gulf Stream collapse

A shutdown would have devastating global impacts and must not be allowed to happen, researchers say Climate scientists have detected warning signs of the collapse of the Gulf Stream, one of the…

22 06 2021 | 09:18

World leaders ‘ignoring’ role of destruction of nature in causing pandemics

Ending the destruction of nature to stop outbreaks at source is more effective and cheaper than responding to them, scientists say. The root cause of pandemics – the destruction of nature – is being…

18 06 2021 | 11:13

Scientists convert used plastic bottles into vanilla flavouring.

Production of chemical could help make recycling more attractive and tackle global plastic pollution. Plastic bottles have been converted into vanilla flavouring using genetically engineered…

18 06 2021 | 09:58

Arctic sea ice thinning twice as fast as thought, study finds.

Less ice means more global heating, a vicious cycle that also leaves the region open to new oil extraction. Sea ice across much of the Arctic is thinning twice as fast as previously thought,…

16 06 2021 | 08:54

World’s soils ‘under great pressure’, says UN pollution report.

Soils provide 95% of all food but are damaged by industrial, farming, mining and urban pollution. The world’s soils, which provide 95% of humanity’s food, are “under great pressure”, according to a…

05 06 2021 | 12:12

Tax soaring private jet use to fund green flying, says report.

Taxes of €325m a year should be used to fund zero-carbon aviation technology, report suggests. Climate-heating emissions from private jet flights have soared in Europe since 2005, according to a…

02 06 2021 | 18:18

Climate crisis inflicting huge ‘hidden costs’ on mental health.

Vicious circle of climate impacts, trauma and depression must be broken, say scientists. The climate crisis is damaging the mental health of hundreds of millions of people around the world but the…

30 05 2021 | 16:22

Trials to suck carbon dioxide from the air to start across the UK.

A major £30m project will test trees, peat, rock chips, and charcoal as ways of removing climate-heating emissions Climate-heating carbon dioxide will be sucked from the air using trees, peat, rock…

26 05 2021 | 08:56

Legal bid to stop UK building Europe's biggest gas power plant fails.

Plan has been approved despite environmental objections and criticism over climate leadership. A legal challenge to the UK government’s approval of a new gas-fired power plant has failed in the…

15 05 2021 | 12:20

How to spot the difference between a real climate policy and greenwashing guff

Unless actions by governments and corporations cut emissions in the here and now, a dose of scepticism is in order. So it’s goodbye climate deniers, hello – and you’ll pardon me for being blunt here…

16 02 2021 | 09:28

Tough air pollution targets needed to cut health inequalities, say MPs.

Cross-party committee says deprived groups contribute least but suffer most from dirty air. The government must set tough new air pollution targets to reduce the stark health inequalities suffered…

03 02 2021 | 10:30

Electric car batteries with five-minute charging times produced.

Exclusive: first factory production means recharging could soon be as fast as filling up petrol or diesel vehicles. Batteries capable of fully charging in five minutes have been produced in a…

10 11 2020 | 09:28

‘Hypocrites and greenwash’: Greta Thunberg blasts leaders over climate crisis.

Greta Thunberg has blasted politicians as hypocrites and international climate summits as empty words and greenwash. Until humanity admits it has failed to tackle the climate crisis and begins…

31 08 2020 | 07:33

Children raised in greener areas have higher IQ, study finds.

Research also found lower levels of difficult behaviour in rich and poor neighbourhoods. Growing up in a greener urban environment boosts children’s intelligence and lowers levels of difficult…