This is China’s strongest statement yet on climate action

In the week before Donald Trump began to roll back Obama-era climate regulations, China’s government made its clearest statement yet that it sees climate action...

Polar sea ice hits record new low

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Executive disorder: Trump’s climate policies bid goodbye to reality

An unreality field surrounds US president Donald Trump’s Energy Independence Executive Order (aka Executive Order to Neuter Obama’s Climate Legacy). You can read the White House news...

Indian oil majors prepare for electric vehicle boom

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Trump scraps Obama climate plan, undermining international trust

After weeks of speculation, US president Donald Trump has signed an executive order to dismantle the policies that made an international climate pact possible.Flanked by...

The frontline of the dirty air crisis, where no-one keeps a record

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Brazilian Amazon to ditch diesel for clean energy

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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...

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