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04 05 2021 | 11:40

Activists fight to save 550-year-old oak threatened by new Shrewsbury road.

Objectors say relief road contradicts council’s net zero target and will damage local wildlife sites. A 550-year-old tree known as “Darwin’s oak”, 4km of hedgerows and an internationally-renowned…

04 05 2021 | 11:37

Saudi Arabia bets the House on a greener planet.

As the House of Saud marks the 5th anniversary of the launch of the Kingdom’s ground-breaking Vision 2030 project, Oliver Poole in Riyadh examines its impact and why success is needed if the world is…

04 05 2021 | 11:30

Alarm as Florida Set to Begin Release of Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes.

Environmentalists and Florida residents voiced concern and outrage Monday as state government officials and the biotechnology giant Oxitec announced plans to move ahead this week with a pilot project…

04 05 2021 | 11:27

Earth Day: Teachers from every corner of the world call for quality climate change education for all.

Ahead of this year's Earth Day on April 22nd, Teachers from across the world have called for quality climate change education for all. Representing 32.5 million teachers and education support…

04 05 2021 | 11:21

Sort your greenwashing from your black carbon with The Independent’s climate jargon buster.

Live in a climate of confusion no longer. Here’s our handy guide to the essential words and terms required to understand the biggest issue facing our planet Bad things are happening and we need to…

04 05 2021 | 11:13

Revealed: UK solar projects using panels from firms linked to Xinjiang forced labour

Investigation finds up to 40% of UK solar farms were built using panels from leading Chinese companies. Solar projects commissioned by the Ministry of Defence, the government’s Coal Authority,…

04 05 2021 | 10:58

85% of Mexico Is in a Drought.

Lakes and reservoirs are drying up as 85% of Mexico is in a drought, with Mexico City in its worst drought in 30 years. Major reservoirs that supply the capital's 9 million residents are more than…

04 05 2021 | 10:51

Working Groups Develop Recommendations for Just, Inclusive Energy Transitions

Five technical working groups are revising draft reports that will feed into a global roadmap for achieving SDG 7 (affordable and clean energy) by 2030 and net-zero emissions by 2050, consistent with…

04 05 2021 | 10:27

Shell and BP bounce back into profit even as oil’s glory days fade.

Covid dealt fossil fuel giants a heavy blow, but demand is lifting revenues again in a last hurrah before decarbonisation.

04 05 2021 | 10:12

‘Insanely cheap energy’: how solar power continues to shock the world.

Australian smarts and Chinese industrial might made solar power the cheapest power humanity has seen – and no one saw it coming.

03 05 2021 | 08:23

School climate strikers urge boycott of Science Museum show over Shell deal

Group hits out at oil and gas firm’s sponsorship of Our Future Planet exhibition as ‘appalling’ Organisers of the school strike movement, in which tens of thousands of young people have taken to the…

03 05 2021 | 08:11

The new economy requires mechanically-minded, hard working people. Coal communities can lead the way.

Coalfield Development's Jacob Israel Hannah (Conservation Coordinator) and Brandon Dennison (CEO), talked to us about the Appalachian region's (U.S.) transition away from coal and their bottom-up…

03 05 2021 | 08:09

How could the reopening of UK’s pubs lead to significant rise in air pollution?

Pollution created by one outdoor gas heater for five hours a day is almost the same as that from heating an entire home for a day, according to a new report. The reopening of the UK’s pubs and…

03 05 2021 | 08:09

Biden vows US will work with Russia on climate.

Countries with poor track records on climate change, including Brazil and Saudi Arabia, were also courted at virtual summit. The US will work with Russia on ways to combat the climate crisis,…

03 05 2021 | 08:05

Global Environment Facility holds first meeting for its 8th replenishment.

Representatives of donor and recipient countries gathered virtually with members of the wider GEF community to discuss priorities and ambitions for the multilateral trust fund’s next four-year…

03 05 2021 | 07:58

Greta Thunberg Tells Congress Fossil Fuel Subsidies Must End.

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg attacked powerful politicians for ignoring climate change, as she called for an end to government subsidies for fossil fuels such as coal and oil.

03 05 2021 | 07:57

State to save Kenya Power from KenGen direct sales.

Loss-making Kenya Power got a huge reprieve after the Ministry of Energy announced it will restrict Kenya Electricity Generating Company  KenGen) plans to sell power directly to consumers. State-…

03 05 2021 | 07:52

New Mexico fights to escape powerful grip of big oil and gas.

New Mexico seeks to become an economy less reliant on oil and gas, but the extractive industries continue to exert their might on the state and its people One of the first bills she pushed sought a…

03 05 2021 | 07:48

EDF and Uzbekhydroenergo to develop pumped hydro and floating PV.

French power generation company EDF and Uzbekistan’s state hydropower producer, Uzbekhydroenergo, are planning to sign a formal memorandum of understanding and create a 200MW pumped-hydro facility…

03 05 2021 | 07:43

The EU wants a carbon tax on imports – but would it be the climate solution officials expect?

The European Union is considering a new tax on imports as it tries to fight climate change, and the U.S. is raising concerns about it. At issue is what’s known as a border adjustment carbon tax.