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16 10 2021 | 13:01

China launches first 100-gigawatt desert renewables phase

China has started building work on the first 100GW phase of a solar and wind buildout that is likely to see hundreds of gigawatts deployed in the country’s desert regions. Speaking via video link at…

16 10 2021 | 13:01

Why white people get wealthier after disasters but others suffer – an illustrated story.

Government programs that help people recover their wealth after natural disasters end up reinforcing inequality    

16 10 2021 | 12:57

Virgin Atlantic announces ambitious carbon targets to ensure it meets net zero by 2050

The airline giant is planning to make significant reductions in CO2 emissions through increased fleet efficiency and use of 10% Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) in 2030. To achieve net zero by 2050…

16 10 2021 | 12:55

Scottish Government invests £1.8 billion to cut emissions from homes and buildings

The Heat in Buildings Strategy plans to increase the number of renewable heating systems to improve the energy performance of buildings and help cut greenhouse gas emissions. Home emissions…

16 10 2021 | 12:53

‘Toilet of Europe’: Spain’s pig farms blamed for mass fish die-offs

Exclusive: pork industry’s role in pollution of one of Europe’s largest saltwater lagoons may be greater than publicly acknowledged, investigation reveals.

16 10 2021 | 12:49

Two dozen countries announce commitment to EU-US global methane pledge

As political support grows to place methane emissions reduction at the top of the global agenda, 24 additional countries agreed on Monday (11 October) to sign the EU-US-led Global Methane Pledge…

16 10 2021 | 12:46

Queen calls on Scottish parliament to tackle climate change

Monarch urges MSPs to build ‘fairer and greener future’ as she opens parliament ahead of Cop26 The Queen has urged Scotland’s MSPs to tackle climate change and “help create a better, healthier…

16 10 2021 | 12:43

This Year's E-Waste to Outweigh Great Wall of China

2021's mountain of waste didn't grow out of nowhere. October 14th is International E-Waste Day, and, to raise awareness about this growing problem, the waste electrical and electronic equipment…

16 10 2021 | 12:41

Current Clean Energy Progress Isn't Enough to Avoid Climate Disaster, IEA Warns

Clean energy is growing faster than ever before, but fossil fuel demand — and climate pollution — is also growing and the world's nations must dramatically increase both their ambition and execution…

16 10 2021 | 12:37

Biden Admin Plans Major Offshore Wind Expansion

The Interior Department will sell offshore wind leases off both coasts and the Gulf of Mexico by 2025, the Biden administration announced Wednesday. The seven lease sales are part of Biden's plan to…

16 10 2021 | 12:32

Rikers Island could become renewable energy hub

New York’s notorious jail on Rikers Island is expected to close by 2027. And the site could next be used to produce clean energy. New York’s city council has passed legislation calling for research…

16 10 2021 | 12:29

India: Financing options must be scaled up to boost adoption of rooftop solar

Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) could be the next drivers of growth. 29 September (IEEFA India): Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) could be the key to accelerating…

16 10 2021 | 12:25

New storybook to help children stay hopeful during COVID-19

Resource for parents, teachers and health professionals follows hugely successful first edition News release of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial…

16 10 2021 | 12:23

Ford Announces $11.4 Billion Investment in Electric Vehicle Manufacturing

Ford Motor Company announced plans on Monday to invest $11.4 billion to accelerate their electric vehicle manufacturing, the single largest investment in the company's history. In a joint venture…

16 10 2021 | 12:23

Africa is not a monoculture, we reject the plan to make it one

Efforts to impose industrial agriculture on African countries threaten the sustainability of African food production. Organisers of this year’s African Green Revolution Forum claim the annual…

16 10 2021 | 12:22

‘Can be recycled’: the latest must-have for beauty industry packaging

Cosmetic and skincare brands are increasingly keen to highlight their sustainable credentials – but, says Sarah LaBrecque, there’s a complex story behind the labelling that appears on everything from…

16 10 2021 | 12:19

The Arctic Council has weathered 25 years of bumpy Russia-western relations – but can it adapt to climate change?

For generations, the Arctic has captured our imaginations as a region of contradictions. It is simultaneously a frozen wilderness, home to indigenous peoples, a place of historic military tensions…

16 10 2021 | 12:18

Top 10 future technologies you’ve definitely never heard of

And how they will change the world CRISPR, Quantum, Graphene, Smart Dust, Digital Twins, the Metaverse… You’ve heard about it all. Seen it all. Read it all.

16 10 2021 | 12:17

Impact Investing: What Is It, and How Can Investors Get It Right?

Impact investing has garnered much attention for its potential to channel capital into material social and environmental objectives. However, it is important for investors to dig deeper into what…

16 10 2021 | 12:17

10 great city projects for nature – from vertical forests to a ‘gangsta garden’

Around the world, architects, activists and communities are finding ways to bring wildlife into urban areas