Weekly wrap: Kenya faces climate-linked drought emergency

Four million Kenyans will need humanitarian relief next month, UNICEF estimates, in the worst drought so far this century.Researchers have found that in 2016 hot weather was made...

In Germany, a clean energy shift is politics-as-usual

When Donald Trump won the US presidency, it heralded a U-turn on all things climate change.Ask a German what difference September’s general election will...

Kenyan Met Office predicts rains to fail sparking crisis worse than 2011

The Kenyan Met Office warned on Thursday the current drought will surpass the disastrous event of 2011, with rains predicted to fail across much of the...

Melting Arctic worsens Beijing’s pollution haze, study finds

The melting of the Arctic Ocean sea ice and the greater falls of snow in Siberia may be responsible for stagnant air conditions that...

Unfinished business: Coal miners in South Africa walk away from clean up

­Just outside the town of Ermelo in Mpumalanga – South Africa’s most important coal mining province – Johan Vos’ farm is littered with derelict...

Coal power pipeline shrinks dramatically in boon for climate

The capacity of coal plants in pre-construction planning worldwide nearly halved in 2016, boosting hopes of averting dangerous climate change.After a decade-long coal boom, government...

G20 report shows competing visions of a clean energy future

One report, two press releases. The world’s leading renewables and energy security analysts sent out mixed messages at a major conference in Berlin on Monday.The International...

Carbon tangle: Norway must put oil ventures to a ‘climate test’

Energy planners are in the middle of a major debate about the future of the world oil market. One of the most urgent topics...

Maldives regime imperils coral reefs in dash for cash

The Maldives government is endangering coral reefs in pursuit of urbanisation and opaque mega-deals with foreign investors.This is the picture painted by divers, marine scientists...

China kickstarting new coal boom in Pakistan

Chinese investments are speeding up new coal developments in the Thar region of Pakistan, despite local water scarcity and pollution and an abundance of solar...

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