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07 10 2021 | 09:46

Fossil fuel industry gets subsidies of $11m a minute, IMF finds

Trillions of dollars a year are ‘adding fuel to the fire’ of the climate crisis, experts say The fossil fuel industry benefits from subsidies of $11m every minute, according to analysis by the…

06 10 2021 | 10:36

Poor countries must not be forced to take on debt to tackle climate crisis

A Cop26 insider from a developing nation on why the richer world needs to meet its funding targets One of the biggest issues at Cop26 is climate finance, the funding that is supposed to be provided…

06 10 2021 | 10:36

UK electricity to be powered by clean energy sources from 2035, Boris Johnson says

Ambition set out in run-up to crucial COP26 summit in November All electricity in the UK should be produced from clean sources by 2035, prime minister Boris Johnson has announced.

06 10 2021 | 10:20

Children to plant 17,000 oak trees to create Glasgow woodland ahead of Cop26 climate summit

The site is the first woodland of its size to be planted in Glasgow in generations More than a thousand schoolchildren have been invited to create a woodland ahead of the COP26 climate summit in…

06 10 2021 | 10:08

Historical climate emissions reveal responsibility of big polluting nations

Six of top 10, including China and Russia, yet to show ambition on emissions cuts before Cop26 Analysis of the total carbon dioxide emissions of countries since 1850 has revealed the nations with…

04 10 2021 | 13:42

Air pollution likely cause of up to 6m premature births, study finds

Global analysis of indoor and outdoor pollution also finds link to low birth weight. Air pollution is likely to have been responsible for up to 6 million premature births and 3 million underweight…

04 10 2021 | 13:33

‘Green growth’ doesn’t exist – less of everything is the only way to avert catastrophe

It is simply not possible to carry on at the current level of economic activity without destroying the environment

04 10 2021 | 13:11

UK’s home gas boilers emit twice as much CO2 as all power stations – study

Data highlights urgent need for government action to introduce low-carbon heat pumps, researchers say The millions of gas boilers in the UK’s homes produce twice as much climate-heating carbon…

04 10 2021 | 13:06

Joe Manchin, America’s climate decider-in-chief, is a coal baron

The pivotal Democratic senator owns millions of dollars in coal stocks. Shouldn’t he recuse himself from US climate talks? Joe Manchin has never been this famous. People around the world now know…

04 10 2021 | 12:54

Cumbria coalmine would hit global decarbonisation efforts, inquiry hears

UK ‘would be seen as worst hypocrite imaginable’ if plans for deep mine are approved, say environmentalists. Approving a new deep coalmine in Cumbria would stifle international efforts to…

04 10 2021 | 12:49

Tax flights and ditch gas boilers: ‘blue wall’ voters back green policy

A majority of voters in the Conservative party’s key 41 constituencies believe the UK should be a world leader on climate Voters in Tory heartlands want the government to do more to tackle the…

04 10 2021 | 12:43

Surging gas prices and fuel bills focus Tory minds on the nuclear option

Growing fears of energy security are leading a rethink on Chinese involvement in atomic plans. But what alternative are there? Among the subjects preoccupying delegates at the Conservative party…

04 10 2021 | 12:05

Race to the bottom: the disastrous, blindfolded rush to mine the deep sea

One of the largest mining operations ever seen on Earth aims to despoil an ocean we are only barely beginning to understand. Ashort bureaucratic note from a brutally degraded microstate in the South…

04 10 2021 | 11:59

Kowbucha, seaweed, vaccines: the race to reduce cows’ methane emissions

Agriculture is the largest anthropogenic source of this gas, accounting for about 40%, leading innovators to offer new solutions to tackle its bovine source In 2017, Canadian cattle farmers in…

04 10 2021 | 11:35

Net zero is not the real issue: we need to focus on our carbon budget

Caring only about our emissions level in 29 years is a bit stupid. Any party worth its salt will stop putting things off and tell us what it’s doing right now. As the whispers grow of the government…

04 10 2021 | 10:40

The climate crisis is destroying the human rights of those least responsible for it

The UN must urgently appoint a special rapporteur on climate change and human rights to galvanise action on the biggest threat to fundamental freedoms Climate breakdown is making a mockery of human…

04 10 2021 | 10:29

'We see through their lies': Greta Thunberg takes aim at political leaders – video

Speaking at a Fridays for Future march in Milan, the environmental activist lambasted ministers for their inaction over the climate emergency.  Thunberg has been in Italy's financial capital to…

01 10 2021 | 15:48

Cutting methane should be a key Cop26 aim, research suggests

Oil and gas producers could reduce emissions at low cost or even at a profit by staunching leaks, says thinktank

01 10 2021 | 15:13

U.S.: Another big pipeline project bites the dust—and FERC should take notice

PennEast Pipeline cancellation boosts case for change in commission policy Yet another unnecessary pipeline—the PennEast project—has been cancelled after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (…

01 10 2021 | 14:59

It’s Not a Competition, But Renewables Are Beating Nuclear Anyway

There’s still a place for nuclear in the energy mix, if only investment would get back on track. Energy giant BP Plc has been publishing its annual review of global energy statistics for seven…