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01 10 2021 | 14:57

23 species to be declared extinct in US as conservationists say officials were ‘too slow’ to save them

The ivory-billed woodpecker had its last definitive sighting in Louisiana in 1944. The extinctions of 22 animals and one plant are to be announced on Wednesday by US federal wildlife officials.…

01 10 2021 | 14:30

Climate Change Could Force 216 Million to Flee Home

As many as 216 million people could be forced from their homes by the impacts of climate change in the next 30 years, a new report from the World Bank finds.

01 10 2021 | 13:47

Africa Climate Week 2021 Sets Scene for Regional Ambition ahead of COP26

UN Climate Change News, 30 September 2021 – Africa Climate Week 2021 wrapped up this week with Virtual Thematic Sessions helping to set the scene for more ambitious regional action to tackle climate…

01 10 2021 | 13:22

‘The world is burning’: how Australia’s longest-serving fire chief became a climate champion

Greg Mullins says after the ‘black summer’ bushfires it is time for politicians to act on global heating. The year 2019 was Australia’s hottest and driest on record. By 2040, those conditions –…

01 10 2021 | 13:01

The transformation of Greta Thunberg

     

01 10 2021 | 12:59

Waste from one bitcoin transaction ‘like binning two iPhones’

Study highlights vast churn in computer hardware that the cryptocurrency incentivises. A single bitcoin transaction generates the same amount of electronic waste as throwing two iPhones in the bin,…

01 10 2021 | 12:58

University of Bath to offer climate change education for all new students

Over 5,000 students will have the opportunity to learn about the carbon intensity involved in everyday activities, such as travel, energy use and food consumption. University students at Bath will…

01 10 2021 | 12:53

How your sewage reflects how wealthy you are

Wastewater from wealthier households showed higher levels of vitamins, citrus, and fiber while poorer communites had higher levels of prescription drugs. There’s a lot you can learn from a person’s…

01 10 2021 | 12:51

UK government ‘culpable’ for world’s climate failures ahead of Glasgow summit, says Ed Miliband

Exclusive: Shadow business secretary warns world is ‘miles off’ where it needs to be ahead of Cop26 The UK government is “culpable” for the world’s failure to get on track to meet its climate goals…

01 10 2021 | 12:47

Climate change to loom large in talks to form new German government

Strong results for green and liberal parties mean climate and energy policies are expected to feature heavily in upcoming coalition talks. Climate and energy policies are expected to loom large in…

01 10 2021 | 12:46

Scientists Say Brighter Clouds Might Protect Great Barrier Reef From Climate Crisis

Australian scientists are trialing a unique strategy to protect the Great Barrier Reef from the climate crisis: altering clouds to keep it cool during marine heatwaves.

01 10 2021 | 12:44

What Is the Environmental Cost of Bottled Water?

Is it better for your health and the environment to drink water from a plastic bottle or from a tap?

01 10 2021 | 12:44

CLP Holdings promises to exit coal from Asian operations by 2040

Power plant operator CLP Holdings pledged on Thursday to phase coal out of its Asian operations by 2040, accelerating its previous commitment by a decade. The Hong Kong-based group also said it aims…

01 10 2021 | 12:44

New York City faces risk of running out of water – fast

Maricopa County in Arizona, where cities of Phoenix and Scottsdale located, most exposed to climate risks overall New York City faces significant risk of running out of water by 2050, according to a…

01 10 2021 | 12:44

On expert advice, South Africa cuts its 2030 emissions cap by a third

Africa’s biggest polluter has significantly strengthened its climate targets, in light of the latest science and falling renewable energy costs. Coal-reliant South Africa’s has cut its emission cap…

01 10 2021 | 12:43

Record $5bn donation to protect nature could herald new green era of giving

Philanthropists pledge to protect 30% of land and sea by 2030, as the planet’s health climbs the charity agenda When their time comes, many of the richest people on Earth have committed to giving…

01 10 2021 | 12:43

Move or Change: How Plants and Animals Are Trying to Survive a Warming World

Thor Hanson's new book explains the biology behind climate change and why some species may be better able to survive a quickly changing planet. When it comes to climate change, nature hasn't had the…

01 10 2021 | 12:42

Natural gas plants accounted for majority of Texas winter storm failures

While some politicians sought to blame renewable energy for deadly power disruptions in February, a new report from two key agencies shows that natural gas was also a major factor.  The new…

01 10 2021 | 12:40

Concrete needs to lose its colossal carbon footprint

Concrete will be crucial for much-needed climate-resilient construction. But the cement industry must set out its plan for decarbonization.

01 10 2021 | 12:39

China’s end to overseas coal finance could free-up $130 billion for clean energy investments

China’s end to overseas coal finance could free-up $130 billion for clean energy investments   The move will shrink global coal demand growth by 1,100 million tonnes and prevent 8,000 million tonnes…