Matt McGrath

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12 07 2022 | 06:54

Climate change: 'Sand battery' could solve green energy's big problem

Finnish researchers have installed the world's first fully working "sand battery" which can store green power for months at a time.

10 05 2022 | 08:57

Climate change: Key UN finding widely misinterpreted

A key finding in the latest IPCC climate report has been widely misinterpreted, according to scientists involved in the study. In the document, researchers wrote that greenhouse gases are projected…

10 05 2022 | 08:39

Climate change: COP26 promises will hold warming under 2C

The carbon-cutting promises made at COP26 would see the world warm by just under 2C this century, according to a new analysis. The study finds that if all the pledges made by countries are…

02 03 2022 | 06:56

Climate change: Five things we've learned from the IPCC report

A new report released this week by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) looks at the causes, impacts and solutions to climate change.

02 03 2022 | 06:37

Climate change: IPCC report warns of ‘irreversible’ impacts of global warming

Many of the impacts of global warming are now simply "irreversible" according to the UN's latest assessment. But the authors of a new report say that there is still a brief window of time to avoid…

21 02 2022 | 08:23

Climate change: Covid shutdown linked to record rainfall in China

Scientists say that a rapid drop in emissions because of Covid played a key role in record rainfall in China in 2020.

27 01 2022 | 08:25

'Fragile win' at COP26 summit under threat

COP26 President Alok Sharma has warned that progress made during the summit is at risk of "withering on the vine".

27 01 2022 | 08:19

Climate change: Key crops face major shifts as world warms

The parts of the world suitable for growing coffee, cashews and avocados will change dramatically as the world heats up, according to a new study. Key coffee regions in Brazil, Indonesia, Vietnam…

27 12 2021 | 09:55

Climate change: Huge toll of extreme weather disasters in 2021

Weather events, linked to a changing climate, brought misery to millions around the world in 2021 according to a new report.

09 11 2021 | 13:25

COP26: Time to sober up

So how much progress has really been made in the opening days of COP26 and what are the main challenges that lie ahead? To paraphrase COP26 president Alok Sharma, this is the moment when the rubber…

31 10 2021 | 20:09

Climate change: Greenhouse gas build-up reached new high in 2020

The build-up of warming gases in the atmosphere rose to record levels in 2020 despite the pandemic, according to the World Meteorological Organization. The amounts of CO2, methane and nitrous oxide…

17 10 2021 | 08:36

Climate change: Carbon emissions from rich countries rose rapidly in 2021

Carbon emissions are rebounding strongly and are rising across the world's 20 richest nations, according to a new study. The Climate Transparency Report says that CO2 will go up by 4% across the G20…