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23 11 2021 | 15:28

Ocean scientists call for global tracking of oxygen loss that causes dead zones

Scientists from six continents say a monitoring system could help protect coral reefs and fisheries around the world A team of ocean scientists from six continents have made an urgent call for a…

22 11 2021 | 14:20

‘Drowning’ in waste: Australia recycled just 16% of plastic packaging last year

Report described as ‘sharp wake-up call’ finds recycling has flatlined since voluntary plan was introduced in 2017 Australia is failing to meet its own plastic reduction targets, with just 16% of…

16 11 2021 | 11:47

Gold Mining in Burkina Faso Becomes Increasingly Dangerous

  BOUSSÉ —  Terror attacks on gold mining operations in Burkina Faso are becoming a regular occurrence. For VOA, reporter Henry Wilkins looks at the impact the attacks are having on the lives of…

14 11 2021 | 08:20

U.S.: Essential plastics industry enjoys “fantastic” profits with no regulation

Plastics industry profits soar even in wake of COVID-19, weather-related issues A recent IEEFA report on plastics pricing and the case for regulation of the industry has been released at a time of…

10 11 2021 | 14:47

The cow in the room: why is no one talking about farming at Cop26?

Sustainable food systems are a cornerstone to cutting emissions but have been largely absent from the agenda in Glasgow “The cow in the room is being ignored at this Cop,” says Carl Le Blanc of…

10 11 2021 | 14:07

Australia ranked last of 60 countries for policy response to climate crisis

Country was down four places on greenhouse gas index and was the only one to score zero on policy The Australian government’s policy response to the climate crisis was ranked last in an assessment…

09 11 2021 | 13:18

About 26,000 tonnes of plastic Covid waste pollutes world’s oceans – study

Increased demand for PPE has put pressure on an already out-of-control global problem, report finds Plastic waste from the Covid-19 pandemic weighing 25,900 tonnes, equivalent to more than 2,000…

09 11 2021 | 13:10

The dark secrets behind big oil’s climate pledges

Oil companies and the banks that finance them are making empty promises – and getting credit for them too JPMorgan Chase won glowing headlines last year when the global investment bank unveiled a…

08 11 2021 | 14:29

Jeff Bezos facing backlash for flying to Cop26 in private jet to lecture people on climate crisis

The Amazon founder announced a $2bn pledge to fight climate crisis in speech at summit Jeff Bezos has come under fire for flying in a private jet to the Cop26 climate summit, where he pledged $2bn…

05 11 2021 | 09:16

World urged to slash gas use by a third to avoid climate disaster

‘Gas is the new coal’, says Climate Analytics report that finds it the fastest growing source of carbon dioxide emissions The escalating rollout of gas for heating, electricity and cooking is…

03 11 2021 | 14:20

COP26: What's the climate impact of private jets?

There has been criticism of the number of world leaders and other delegates who have travelled to the COP26 summit in private jets. How much environmental damage do they do - and did leaders have…

03 11 2021 | 14:20

Coal investment being cut by 99% of development finance institutions

Nearly all internationally available development financing is now committed to reducing or ending investment in coal-fired power after moves by China and the G20 to stop supporting new projects…

03 11 2021 | 13:55

Australia considering more than 100 fossil fuel projects that could produce 5% of global industrial emissions

The coal and gas works, if approved, would result in a nearly 30% increase in emissions within Australia. Australia has more than 100 fossil fuel developments in the pipeline that could result in…

03 11 2021 | 13:43

Global pollution price could cut greenhouse gases by 12%, says report

World Economic Forum says taxing carbon emitters would cost less than economic fallout from climate crisis. Creating an international price for carbon emissions could reduce global greenhouse gases…

03 11 2021 | 13:24

COP26: What effect does methane have on climate change? And more questions

The COP26 climate summit kicks off in Glasgow this weekend - one of the biggest ever world meetings on how to tackle global warming. But what's it all about? BBC News environment correspondent Matt…

03 11 2021 | 10:18

Boris Johnson will travel home from Cop26 by private plane

PM to fly from Glasgow to London in plane run partly on sustainable fuel rather than taking 4.5-hour train Boris Johnson is flying back from the Cop26 climate conference on a private plane rather…

31 10 2021 | 20:01

Banks have financed almost $4 trillion for fossil projects since 2015

As executives from JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup Inc., Deutsche Bank AG and other lenders prepare for the most important UN climate summit in six years, their companies continue to help provide…

28 10 2021 | 08:17

US plastics to outstrip coal’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, study finds

American plastics industry, described by experts as ‘the new coal’, releasing at least 232m tons of gas annually The plastics industry in the United States is on track to release more greenhouse gas…

21 10 2021 | 11:37

How world leaders hope to reach net zero emissions by 2050 – and why some experts are worried. Climate Fight podcast part 2

In part two of Climate Fight: the world’s biggest negotiation, a series from The Anthill podcast on the UN climate summit in Glasgow, we’re talking to experts about the grand goal of the negotiations…

17 10 2021 | 08:36

Climate change: Carbon emissions from rich countries rose rapidly in 2021

Carbon emissions are rebounding strongly and are rising across the world's 20 richest nations, according to a new study. The Climate Transparency Report says that CO2 will go up by 4% across the G20…