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26 07 2021 | 10:29

Oil giant Shell set to appeal against ruling on carbon emissions

Company hopes to get Dutch court ruling overturned which called for it to cut emissions faster Royal Dutch Shell has confirmed that it will appeal against the landmark Dutch court ruling calling for…

26 07 2021 | 10:21

The Other Clean Nuclear Energy

And the dirty secret to why it isn’t used Nuclear energy has a bad name these days. Whilst it can provide us with carbon-neutral energy the toxic byproducts and potential risk each reactor poses…

23 07 2021 | 12:03

EU polluters seeking carbon capture as solution despite poor results

As the European Union gets serious about fighting climate change, experts are fielding more calls than ever from polluters seeking help to trap, process and store their carbon emissions. The…

21 07 2021 | 10:35

Emissions will hit record high by 2023 if green recovery fails, says IEA

Worldwide energy body warns more must be done to help developing countries give up fossil fuels Global greenhouse gas emissions are likely to rise to record levels in the next two years, as…

17 07 2021 | 09:09

Plastic pollution is nearing irreversible tipping point, experts warn.

Biodiversity loss, rising temperatures and increased toxicity for oceans and wider society if emissions continue. The world may be approaching an irreversible tipping point for plastic pollution, a…

12 07 2021 | 14:54

Taxpayers have spent at least $23B on pipeline subsidies and supports since 2018: report.

As calls to end government subsidies of fossil fuels grow in intensity, a new report finds that Canadian governments have allocated billions of taxpayer dollars to building and expanding new…

05 07 2021 | 11:06

Plastic rafting: the invasive species hitching a ride on ocean litter

There is now so much ocean plastic that it has become a route for invasive species, threatening native animals with extinction Seascape: the state of our oceans is supported by

05 07 2021 | 10:41

Five Asian countries account for 80% of new coal power investment

China, India, Indonesia, Japan and Vietnam plan to build more than 600 coal power units Five Asian countries are jeopardising global climate ambitions by investing in 80% of the world’s planned new…

25 06 2021 | 12:27

Coal-fired carbon capture projects are waste of tax dollars.

San Juan, New Mexico CCS plan part of push for more ‘carbon dioxide factories’ The federal government’s support for carbon capture projects at coal-fired power plants may be politically necessary (…

23 06 2021 | 14:22

Pollution could be sucking the youth out of you, quite literally.

Our messy ways were bound to catch up to us at some point. Exposure to pollution in all its forms could be making us age faster, according to new research.

22 06 2021 | 09:57

DRC copper holds key to greening global economy, says mining magnate

Robert Friedland says country has the best deposits of the metal, used in everything from electric cars to solar panels. An African nation emerging from decades of conflict and corruption holds the…

22 06 2021 | 09:51

BP is planning to drill for fossil gas on edge of world’s largest cold-water coral reef.

Exclusive: Oil giant’s plan to drill off west coast of Africa could raise the risk of biodiversity loss, further global heating and toxic fuel spills, an investigation reveals.

22 06 2021 | 09:49

Building Britain’s Biggest Nuclear Power Station review – so boring it’s a masterpiece!

There’s a scene more dull than watching paint dry ... and yet somehow, this BBC documentary on a new nuclear reactor is a staggering, bravura-filled feat.

22 06 2021 | 09:40

China drives rise in coal-fired power plants as IEA warns countries must spend more on clean energy.

China makes up two-thirds of the heavily polluting power stations approved globally in 2020. China is driving a global increase in heavily polluting coal-fired power plants in an attempt to reboot…

18 06 2021 | 11:51

Atmospheric CO2 Reaches Its Highest Level in Human History.

Last month, EcoWatch reported that atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels this year were expected to climb to beyond 2019 levels, despite falling during the pandemic. Now we know just how much.

18 06 2021 | 11:13

Scientists convert used plastic bottles into vanilla flavouring.

Production of chemical could help make recycling more attractive and tackle global plastic pollution. Plastic bottles have been converted into vanilla flavouring using genetically engineered…

17 06 2021 | 11:34

Large Methane Leak Detected Over South Africa Coal Mining Region.

The nation uses the dirtiest fossil fuel to generate more than 80% of its power. A cloud of methane was detected by satellite near coal mines in South Africa, drawing attention to a lesser-known…

17 06 2021 | 10:58

Illegal sewage discharge in English rivers 10 times higher than official data suggests

Underreporting by water companies and failure to hold them to account have resulted in ecological damage, analysis shows. Water companies are being allowed to unlawfully discharge raw sewage into…

16 06 2021 | 08:54

World’s soils ‘under great pressure’, says UN pollution report.

Soils provide 95% of all food but are damaged by industrial, farming, mining and urban pollution. The world’s soils, which provide 95% of humanity’s food, are “under great pressure”, according to a…

15 06 2021 | 14:56

Plastic Pellet Spill From Burning Ship Causes ‘Worst Beach Pollution’ in Sri Lanka’s History.

A chemical-laden ship sank off the coast of Sri Lanka Wednesday, after burning for nearly two weeks.