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02 07 2020 | 08:09

South pole warming three times faster than rest of the world, our research shows.

Dramatic change in Antarctica’s interior in past three decades a result of effects from tropical variability working together with increasing greenhouse gases Climate scientists long thought…

02 07 2020 | 08:05

Utilities in western U.S. announce coal plant closures, new renewable energy investments.

Coal continues to disappear from the western United States. Two utilities in the region announced plans Friday to close their coal stations — the latest in a series of moves by Western power…

02 07 2020 | 07:35

Fitch Solutions: Global installed solar capacity will climb 125% in next 10 years.

Solar energy capacity addition is set to expand 125 per cent globally over the next decade as countries switch from fossil fuels to greener alternatives, according to a study by Fitch Solutions.…

02 07 2020 | 07:29

NTT, Japanese telecom giant, planning $9.3 billion investment in green energy, transmission assets.

NTT will enter the renewable energy market and invest more than 1 trillion yen ($9.3 billion) by 2030 to set up its own transmission network, Nikkei learned on Monday. NTT hopes to generate 7.5…

02 07 2020 | 07:23

U.S. shale pioneer Chesapeake Energy files for bankruptcy.

Chesapeake Energy, the poster child of the U.S. shale revolution, filed for bankruptcy protection on Sunday. The move comes as the company and industry more broadly has been rocked by a drop in oil…

30 06 2020 | 09:01

Either we change or we die': the radical farming project in the Amazon

A growing movement for sustainable agriculture in Brazil has taken on new urgency with the coronavirus pandemic. The cumaru trees could have been planted elsewhere in this Amazon reserve, where they…

30 06 2020 | 09:00

France's oldest nuclear reactor to finally shut down.

Environmentalists have welcomed news that the 43-year-old Fessenheim reactor will close, nine years after it was first planned. France’s oldest nuclear power plant will shut down on Tuesday after…

30 06 2020 | 08:51

German far right infiltrates green groups with call to protect the land.

Extremists exploit rural nostalgia and farmers’ anger at globalisation to smuggle in ideology. The poster advertising the evening of debate and organic canapés in Halle’s university district looked…

30 06 2020 | 08:42

Solar-Power Costs Falling Even Faster Than Expected Due to Virus.

The cost of U.S. solar power is dropping faster than expected as the coronavirus stifles demand, according to a report from Wood Mackenzie.

30 06 2020 | 08:40

The Arctic heatwave: here's what we know.

It’s 38°C in Siberia. The science may be complicated – but the need for action now couldn’t be clearer

30 06 2020 | 08:34

Greta Thunberg hits out at leaders who use her fame to 'look good'.

Climate change campaigner said after UN summit, Angela Merkel queued up for a selfie. Environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg has hit out at world leaders for wanting to be pictured with her to “…

30 06 2020 | 08:32

Forgotten farmers, mining and anti-green invective: how the Nationals became a party for coal.

In this extract from her Quarterly Essay, Judith Brett says mining has offered the Nationals a way to supplement their declining agricultural base At the gala dinner in March this year to celebrate…

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…

30 06 2020 | 08:24

Egypt secures US$253M from AfDB to finance Electricity and Green Growth Support Programme.

EGYPT – Egypt has secured a US$253 million loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to finance Egypt’s Electricity and Green Growth Support Programme (EGGSP). The funding, according to Africa…

30 06 2020 | 08:11

Are YOU a REvolutionary?

Are YOU a REvolutionary?

30 06 2020 | 08:10

Siberian Forest Fires Increase Fivefold in Week Since Record High Temperature.

The number of fires in the vast north Asian region of Siberia increased fivefold this week, according to the Russian forest fire aerial protection service, as temperatures in the Arctic continued…

30 06 2020 | 08:03

Should we cull one species to save another?

Large mice are devastating rare birds on a tiny island, now moves are afoot to exterminate the rodents. But should conservation ever be about killing?

29 06 2020 | 18:59

France’s Neoen to build big battery storage unit in Finland, will enable greater wind generation

French renewable energy company Neoen, one of the world’s fastest-growing independent producers of renewable energy and the owner of the Tesla big battery in South Australia, is to build a 30MW/30MWh…

29 06 2020 | 07:53

Extinction Rebellion activists launch UK Beyond Politics party by stealing food.

Robin Hood-style shoplifting session at London supermarket ‘because poverty sucks’ A new political party was launched in London on Thursday by a group of activists from Extinction Rebellion, who…

29 06 2020 | 07:52

Noose landmark in Namibia sparks a furore.

Petition launched to have Henties Bay tourist attraction removed and put in a museum. Windhoek — In Namibia’s coastal fishing village of Henties Bay the main tourist attraction is a noose hanging…