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...

Weekly wrap: Trump budget savages climate finance

“Wait and see,” was the refrain at the last UN climate talks in Marrakech, on the day Donald Trump was elected US president.Negotiators hoped Trump’s threat to...

Climate veterans say Trump budget undermines global cooperation

Donald Trump’s first budget proposal as US president has confirmed the climate community’s worst fears.Swingeing cuts to climate programmes and research at home and abroad...

Trump budget: US to stop funding UN climate process

In a budget blueprint released on Thursday morning, US president Donald Trump proposed sweeping cuts to US financial support for the global fight against climate change.The title page called...

Republicans file climate resolution as public concern hits 30-year high

US president Donald Trump may be determined to de-fund climate science, scrap emissions curbs and bring back coal, but there is dissent in his party...

Port of Amsterdam set to be coal-free by 2030

The Port of Amsterdam aims to stop handling coal by 2030, under a sustainability strategy unveiled on Wednesday.Western Europe’s fourth largest port saw coal volumes fall...

Businesses urge Trump to rethink climate bonfire

As Donald Trump prepares to make his first major rollback of Barack Obama’s climate policies, corporations employing more than 1.85 million people are warning such moves put “American prosperity at...

“Beef caucus” takes over indigenous policies in Brazil

Donald Trump is not alone in choosing collaborators seemingly at odds with the jobs they are given in government. While the US has climate change denier...

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