China’s plan to cut shipping emissions

Every year, over 60% of the world’s seaborne cargoes and 30% of the world’s shipping containers pass through China’s ports, creating an air pollution problem Beijing...

EU should block Nord Stream 2 on climate grounds

The EU is getting cold feet on a planned gas pipeline from Russia. Eastern European countries have raised objections and Denmark is considering changing...

‘We are praying it rains soon’ – Nairobi on severe water rations

Four months of water rations and a prolonged drought have left residents of the Kenyan capital Nairobi grappling with dry taps in their homes and offices. Since 1...

Boko Haram terrorists thriving on climate crisis: report

Chronic drought around Lake Chad is reinforcing terrorist group Boko Haram’s stronghold on the region, a report commissioned by the German government has warned.Some...

Rain stopped play: Cricket ignores its climate threat

Cricket’s global administrators love a board meeting – all mahogany chairs, glass tables and endless supplies of upmarket coffee. There is much to...

Trump advisors meet on Paris climate deal – who’s in, who’s out?

On Tuesday seven White House powerbrokers will sit down to discuss the US’ ongoing participation in the 2015 Paris climate agreement.President Donald Trump has criticised...

Brazilian MPs bid to un-protect one million hectares of forest

A committee of Brazil’s Congress has approved proposals to roll back protections on 1.1 million hectares of forest and national park.Lawmakers with links to mining...

EPA boss: US should exit Paris climate agreement

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) boss Scott Pruitt has said the US should withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.Speaking to Fox and Friends on Thursday...

Weekly wrap: Carmichael curveball and subsidy-free offshore wind

Remember the time the yakka skink got in the way of Australia’s biggest planned coal mine?The victory for green groups in 2015 was short-lived. Despite numerous...

Decommission North Sea oil rigs? Here’s a better idea

As many North Sea oil and gas fields are now coming to the end of their productive lives, the industry is facing the massive,...

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