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27 09 2020 | 08:22

Morgan Stanley commits to reach Net-Zero financed emissions by 2050.

Banking giant announces commitment to providing financing, expertise and leadership to support the transition to a low-carbon world. “Climate change is one of the most complex and interconnected…

27 09 2020 | 07:43

Air pollution in a post-COVID-19 world.

Air pollution is one of the biggest environmental problems of our time. According to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA), air pollution now contributes to one in eight deaths in…

19 09 2020 | 10:34

Impact of Covid slowdown on CO2 in the atmosphere 'not even a blip', Australian scientist says.

By early June, emissions had mostly returned to the levels of the same period in 2019, a UN report found. The Covid-19 pandemic will deliver an unprecedented annual drop in global greenhouse gas…

19 09 2020 | 10:19

An effective climate change solution may lie in rocks beneath our feet.

Why has Earth’s climate remained so stable over geological time? The answer just might rock you. Rocks, particularly the types created by volcanic activity, play a critical role in keeping Earth’s…

15 09 2020 | 10:41

Aviation Accounts for 3.5% of Global Warming Caused by Humans, New Research Says.

A new international study that used unprecedented calculations to pinpoint how much global air travel contributes to the heating of the atmosphere found that aviation makes up 3.5 percent of all the…

07 09 2020 | 10:38

Sierra Leone court freezes Steinmetz’s Octea assets over environmental damage.

In the lawsuit, 73 plaintiffs living around the mine say they have suffered respiratory infections and headaches. Freetown — The high court of Sierra Leone, on Wednesday, granted an interim freezing…

07 09 2020 | 10:16

Asphalt roads make city air pollution worse in summer, study finds.

Scientists find 300% increase in harmful particulates emitted during hot weather. Emissions from asphalt are a significant source of air pollutants in cities, especially in hot weather, a study…

31 08 2020 | 07:58

Infants exposed to air pollution have less lung power as adolescents – study.

Researchers find that even exposure to levels below EU limits has an impact. Infants exposed to even low levels of air pollution experience reduced lung function as children and teenagers,…

20 07 2020 | 08:09

Coronavirus pandemic prompts record drop in global emissions, study finds.

Lockdowns, travel bans and factory closures drive reduction Dramatic decline falls short of necessary global heating cuts   The coronavirus pandemic has led to the largest drop in heat-trapping…

20 07 2020 | 07:42

‘Compelling’ evidence air pollution worsens coronavirus – study.

Exclusive: best analysis to date indicates significant increases in infections, hospital admissions and deaths. There is “compelling” evidence that air pollution significantly increases coronavirus…

12 07 2020 | 07:54

Pollutionwatch: June heatwave brings smog to England.

Main pollutant in smog is ozone - formed when sunlight reacts with evaporating solvents, personal care products and paints. The heatwave in June brought summertime smog to most of England. This type…

30 06 2020 | 08:28

EU SHAME: Most states MISSING air pollution targets - damning report.

MOST European Union countries are at risk of missing their targets for reducing health-damaging air pollution for both 2020 and 2030, the European Commission said on Friday. In its first report on…

22 06 2020 | 08:36

Climate crisis poses serious risks for pregnancy, investigation finds.

Air pollution and heat exposure linked to negative outcomes Researchers discover ‘pretty scary health burdens’ More than a decade of overwhelming evidence links air pollution and heat exposure with…

22 06 2020 | 07:51

‘Final blow’ to aviation climate plan as EU agrees to weaken rules.

EU member states will back an industry proposal to reduce airlines’ climate obligations in response to the coronavirus pandemic, at the UN aviation forum. The climate plan for aviation is losing its…

17 06 2020 | 07:08

Gas ‘completely dominated’ discussion about Covid-19 recovery, commission adviser says.

Focus should shift to renewables to avoid risk of being stranded with fossil fuel infrastructure, AMWU national secretary says. A member of a government Covid-19 recovery taskforce has rejected the…

14 06 2020 | 14:29

'Surprisingly rapid' rebound in carbon emissions post-lockdown.

Busier roads to blame, with fears of worse to come as workers shun public transport. Carbon dioxide emissions have rebounded around the world as lockdown conditions have eased, raising fears that…

13 06 2020 | 09:11

Mines are hotspots for spread of Covid-19, study finds.

  About 4,000 mine workers infected in 18 countries Virus spread to indigenous communities near mines Mining sites in Canada, the US and around the world have become hotspots for the spread of…

13 06 2020 | 08:55

Omission of air pollution from report on Covid-19 and race ‘astonishing’.

Failure to consider dirty air as a factor in higher death toll among ethnic minorities wholly irresponsible, say critics. The failure to consider air pollution as a factor in the higher rates of…

08 06 2020 | 07:11

Scientists: We've Found the Cleanest Air on Earth.

Atmospheric researchers have pinpointed the spot on Earth with the cleanest air. It's not in the midst of a remote jungle, nor on a deserted tropical island. Instead, the cleanest air in the world is…