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27 12 2022 | 08:38

TOGO: €4m from ADF and Sefa to prepare the deployment of solar mini-grids

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is providing €3.73 million in financing to Togo. The funding will enable the Togolese government to prepare the implementation of a project to electrify 317…

27 12 2022 | 08:35

AFRICA: NDF injects €10m into the Urban and Municipal Development Fund

The Nordic Development Fund (NDF) has announced a €10 million investment in the Urban and Municipal Development Fund (UMDF). This financing mechanism of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group…

27 12 2022 | 08:33

GABON: The State appoints TNC to protect 30% of its water reserves for 8 years

On the sidelines of the 15th Conference of the Parties on Biodiversity (COP15) which closed on 19 December 2022 in Montreal, Canada, the Gabonese government signed a partnership agreement with The…

27 12 2022 | 08:30

UGANDA: In Kagadi, a new drinking water system serves 150,000 people

The Ugandan government is inaugurating a new drinking water supply system in the town of Kagadi, in western Uganda. The new facilities benefit 150,000 people. The new drinking water supply system…

23 12 2022 | 13:45

Despite the hype, we shouldn’t bank on nuclear fusion to save the world from climate catastrophe

Last week’s experiment in the US is promising, but it’s not a magic bullet for our energy needs

23 12 2022 | 13:40

Anthony Albanese’s latest plan to subsidise foreign coal and gas companies is just absurd

Fossil fuel subsidies are a stupid idea. We aren’t so much decarbonising our economy as turbocharging its carbon intensity

23 12 2022 | 13:35

Nuclear fusion ‘holy grail’ is not the answer to our energy prayers

Dr Mark Diesendorf questions the claim that nuclear fusion is safe and clean, while Dr Chris Cragg suspects true fusion power is a long way off. Plus letters from Dick Willis and Martin O’Donovan

23 12 2022 | 13:26

Return of the rhino: can we bring the northern white back from extinction?

An enthralling project to save the northern white rhino is raising challenging questions as scientists debate the ethics of de-extinction

23 12 2022 | 13:19

Power to the people: the neighbours turning their London street into a solar power station

Lynmouth Road, Walthamstow, is about to become its own power station, with solar energy for 30 homes. Now the artists responsible want us all to change how we heat our homes

23 12 2022 | 13:15

Cop15: key points of the nature deal at a glance

Main points of the historic agreement signed in Montreal to halt the destruction of Earth’s ecosystems

23 12 2022 | 13:11

Climate goal of 1.5C is ‘gasping for breath’, says UN head

António Guterres announces a climate ambition summit to confront ‘existential threat’ facing the planet The goal of limiting global heating to 1.5C is “gasping for breath”, the UN secretary general…

23 12 2022 | 13:07

Cop15: historic deal struck to halt biodiversity loss by 2030

Agreement on ’30 by 30’ target forced through by Chinese president, ignoring objections from African states Cop15: key points of the nature deal at a glance

23 12 2022 | 13:02

Eight batteries to be built around Australia to increase renewable energy storage capacity

Energy minister Chris Bowen says the batteries – shared between four states – will increase capacity tenfold to help stabilise the grid Eight large batteries to store renewable energy will be built…

23 12 2022 | 11:22

The 19th-century engineer who was ahead of his time on wind power

James Blyth invented a windmill in 1887 that generated electricity to light his Scottish holiday cottage

23 12 2022 | 11:18

We need more honesty on nuclear power’s long legacy of hazardous waste

Tom Smith, William Walker and Neil Smith respond to Samanth Subramanian’s long read on the enormous task of dismantling Sellafield

23 12 2022 | 11:15

EU’s emissions continue to fall despite return to coal

November statistics show fear EU regressing on climate commitments because of war in Ukraine is unfounded Returning to coal-fired power generation in some parts of Europe has not prevented strong…

23 12 2022 | 11:11

Deaths of thousands of wild birds from avian flu is ‘new Silent Spring’

Expert warns impact of H5N1 virus across the world is on a scale akin to the devastation wreaked by the use of DDT pesticides in the 1950s and 1960s The planet is experiencing a new “Silent Spring…

23 12 2022 | 11:07

Target date for cleaning up waterways in England is moved back by 36 years

Environment Agency under fire for extending schedule for tackling pollution in rivers, lakes and coastal waters to 2063 Targets to clean up the majority of England’s rivers, lakes and coastal…

23 12 2022 | 11:02

A newborn held aloft in Pakistan sums up the sheer injustice of the climate crisis

My brother organised a medical camp after the summer’s deadly floods – a disaster caused by powerful nations

23 12 2022 | 10:58

Emperor penguin at risk of extinction, along with two-thirds of native Antarctic species, research shows

International study projects up to 80% of emperor penguin colonies will be ‘quasi-extinct’ by 2100