Climate Weekly: Macron grabs Merkel’s climate crown

Angela Merkel’s reputation as a tough climate advocate globally has long been tempered by a weak performance on cutting emissions at home.  As she closes in...

Climate change is driving migration from Vietnam’s Mekong delta

The Vietnamese Mekong Delta is one of Earth’s most agriculturally productive regions and is of global importance for its exports of rice, shrimp, and...

Tesla’s South Australian super battery beats expectations for first month

It’s just over one month since the Hornsdale power reserve was officially opened in South Australia. The excitement surrounding the project has generated acres...

International dismay at Germany’s 2020 climate target lapse

Germany’s reputation as a green leader is slipping, after reports this week the putative government will give up on meeting its 2020 emissions target. Experts described a draft coalition...

Macron urges Chinese people to “make our planet great again” – in Mandarin

French president Emmanuel Macron charmed the Chinese public by delivering his climate slogan “make our planet great again” in Mandarin during a three-day visit...

Climate portfolio back in UK cabinet after May’s reshuffle

After a day of speculation about who would move where, UK prime minister Theresa May has revealed her new cabinet – and like the...

Germany set to abandon 2020 climate target: reports

Germany’s two biggest political parties have agreed to scrap the goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions 40% from 1990 levels by 2020. That was reported...

UK government details coal power phase-out strategy

The UK government announced on Friday how it expects to phase out coal generation by 2025 — by making it impossible for plants to generate...

Climate Weekly: 2018 heralds lawsuits and 1.5C debate

Happy New Year, climate watchers. 2018 is set to be a year of climate litigation, the science of 1.5C and plugging the gaps in...

Norwegian campaigners lose court case against Arctic oil drilling

The Norwegian government can continue to award oil exploration licences in the Arctic, Oslo district court ruled on Thursday, in a defeat for environmentalists. Judges...

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