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15 04 2021 | 09:56

Seven European countries end export finance for coal projects, boost renewable funding.

Seven European countries have formally committed to ending export finance agency support for fossil fuel projects, as efforts to curb public financing for high-emissions energy sources accelerate.…

14 04 2021 | 14:50

Scientists Alarmed at Surging Atmospheric Methane, CO2

Atmospheric methane levels surged in 2020, a new report from NOAA shows, accelerating an increasing trend, alarming scientists, and possibly auguring a vicious cycle of global heating.

14 04 2021 | 13:07

India’s planned coal plants could ‘single-handedly jeopardise’ 1.5C target

Current plans to build 370 coal-fired power stations in India will gravely undermine the country’s Paris climate pledge, or create “stranded assets” worth billions of dollars. That’s the conclusion…

14 04 2021 | 12:16

Vistra to close Joppa coal plant in Illinois in 2022, three years ahead of schedule.

Vistra Corp. and its subsidiary Electric Energy Inc. announced a decision April 6 to move up retirement of the 1,002-MW Joppa power plant in Illinois to occur by Sept. 1, 2022, three years earlier…

13 04 2021 | 12:34

Despite pandemic shutdowns, carbon dioxide and methane surged in 2020.

Carbon dioxide levels are now higher than at anytime in the past 3.6 million years Levels of the two most important anthropogenic greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide and methane, continued their…

13 04 2021 | 12:33

Stop peddling fear of climate migrants.

Beating the anti-immigrant drum does nothing to help climate action. Exaggerated predictions for future flows of people have long formed the core of the anti-immigration playbook. When you add the…

13 04 2021 | 12:30

Sydney’s inland suburbs are 10°C warmer than the coast in heat waves

Large-scale weather patterns and urban overheating are interacting to make Sydney’s inland suburbs up to 10°C warmer than coastal areas during extreme heat events.

13 04 2021 | 12:27

Banks pledge to fight climate crisis – but their boards have deep links with fossil fuels

Analysis finds 77% of directors on boards of seven US banks have ties to ‘climate-conflicted’ groups, as banks continue to finance projects like the Line 3 oil pipeline US banks are pledging to…

13 04 2021 | 12:24

Third of Antarctic ice shelves ‘will collapse amid 4C global heating’.

‘Unimaginable amounts’ of water will flow into oceans if that temperature rise occurs and ice buffers vanish, warn UK scientists. More than a third of the vast floating platforms of ice surrounding …

13 04 2021 | 12:23

Climate progress ‘impossible’ unless rich countries meet funding promises to most vulnerable, says UK minister.

Two summits held on Wednesday saw countries debating key climate issues ahead of Cop26. Reining in the climate crisis will be near-impossible unless rich countries meet their funding promises to…

13 04 2021 | 12:18

Why corporate climate pledges of ‘net-zero’ emissions should trigger a healthy dose of skepticism

Hundreds of companies, including major emitters like United Airlines, BP and Shell, have pledged to reduce their impact on cli

13 04 2021 | 12:13

Fossil Fuel Companies Scored Billions in Tax Breaks in 2020 Before Laying off Thousands of Workers

Fossil fuel companies got billions in tax breaks and laid off more than 58,000 workers last year, a report from BailoutWatch found.

13 04 2021 | 12:12

Scientists race to track shrinking carbon-store sea meadows.

Human activity is destroying the equivalent of a football pitch of seagrasses every 30 minutes around the world. Hundreds of miles from the nearest shore, ribbon-like fronds flutter in the ocean …

13 04 2021 | 12:05

Net-zero carbon pledges must be meaningful to avert climate disaster.

More countries are pledging to achieve carbon neutrality. They must now show how they plan to do this.

13 04 2021 | 10:41

Climate activists divided over whether Cop26 should still go ahead if online only

Government insists delayed summit will still go ahead, in person. Activists united over the urgent need to address the climate crisis before it is too late are divided over whether Cop26 should go…

13 04 2021 | 10:34

Scientists detect world's coldest cloud hovering over Pacific Ocean.

The top of the storm cloud reached the stratosphere. A severe thunderstorm cloud that formed over the Pacific Ocean in 2018 reached the coldest temperatures ever recorded, according to a new study.

13 04 2021 | 10:22

We can stop thousands of tons of pollution from reaching the ocean — just by changing our laundry habits

It's a small change that can make a very big difference. Every day, some 13,000 tons of microfibers are released into European waters — that’s equivalent to two garbage trucks of small textile…

13 04 2021 | 10:16

Can geoengineering stop climate change? A new paper says it can help, but it’s no magic bullet

And there's still a lot we don't understand about its effects. The climate keeps getting hotter, and officials around the world are failing to rise to the task of tackling emissions to ensure a…

13 04 2021 | 10:06

Rapid global heating is hurting farm productivity, study finds.

Research shows rising temperatures since 1960s have acted as handbrake to agricultural yield of crops and livestock. The climate crisis is already eating into the output of the world’s agricultural…

13 04 2021 | 09:59

Vivaldi's 'The Four Seasons' Is Reimagined to Convey the Climate Crisis.

Three hundred years ago in 1723, Antonio Vivaldi composed "The Four Seasons," a series of violin concertos inspired by the natural world. Now, scientists, composers and designers have reimagined the…