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Researchers issue climate change warning for the tropics

Climate change will be amplified on the hottest days in tropical regions, causing severe impacts to human health, researchers from the University of St Andrews…

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Feature: What should local governments do after declaring a Climate Emergency?

To date, more than 300 local councils across the UK have declared a Climate Emergency. A number of them have aligned with the government’s goal…

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88 council leaders commit to net-zero ahead of schedule

88 local government leaders have now committed to reach net-zero five years earlier than the UK government.   Ahead of the COP26 conference, 23 more council…

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Climate pledges will fail without financial backing

Climate promises are destined to fail without Treasury commitment, warns WWF.  As the UK prepares to host COP26, WWF is urging the Chancellor to ensure…

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World’s first floating wind farm is now operational

The world’s largest floating wind farm is now fully commissioned and delivering green electricity to Scotland’s grid.  The 50 MW Kincardine Offshore Windfarm is located…

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TfL outlines plans to support active and sustainable travel

Transport for London (TfL) has published its first-ever Corporate Environment Plan.  As London’s public transport provider and one of the largest landowners in the capital, TfL…

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Prime Minister and Bill Gates launch green investment partnership

A new partnership has been announced between Breakthrough Energy Catalyst and the UK government to drive investment in clean energy technologies. The partnership will leverage…

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PM outlines plans to reach net-zero by 2050

The government has published the long-awaited Net-Zero Strategy, outlining how the UK will deliver on its commitment to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. Building on…

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Government announces plan to reduce cost of low-carbon heating

Households will benefit from £5,000 government grants to help install low-carbon heating systems, as part of more than £3.9bn of new funding to decarbonise heat…

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Mayor of London prioritises active travel and urban greening

New guidance sets out the Mayor of London’s vision for a sustainable future, ensuring developments in the capital are greener, more energy-efficient and prioritise space…

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I Eat Fish, Am I Eating Microplastics?

Written by Hayley McIlwraith, Research Assistant in the Rochman Lab and Chelsea Rochman, Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, co-founder of the University of…

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5 Poisonous Ocean Animals to Stay Away From

Swimming beneath the waves is a sea of creatures even more unique and wild than you could ever imagine—fish that look like horses, whales that…

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10 Ink-credible Octopus Photos

October 8 is World Octopus Day, which is the perfect excuse to appreciate these unbelievable cephalopods. To be fair, if you know us, you know…

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The REDUCE Act Rewards Reuse Rather Than Waste

For decades we have witnessed plastic pollution flowing into our ocean. It has wreaked havoc on marine life by polluting the ocean and coastal habitats…

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Climate realism: the solutions that might work at scale

Bill Gates begins How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: the Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need by acknowledging that he is an “imperfect…

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Meddling to mend the planet: techno-fixes to environmental problems

Environmental writers walk a tightrope. Offer relentless despair and readers may drift away; be too upbeat and you’re almost certainly downplaying the issues. Fail to…

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Why nuclear should be part of our net-zero-carbon future, green jobs for physicists, proton arc therapy

In this episode of the Physics World Weekly podcast, Sophie Zienkiewicz and Henry Preston of the Nuclear Institute’s Young Generation Network argue the case for…

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Why nuclear energy must be part of ‘net zero’ climate targets

Tricky problem Nuclear energy is often not viewed as a low-carbon energy source. (Courtesy: Shutterstock/andrea dantee) According to a poll carried out in 2020 by…

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Green jobs for physics graduates: finance and economics

Rustam Majainah, senior pricing analyst, OVO Green energy might appear to be all about feats of engineering, but integrating those breakthroughs into society involves many…

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North Carolina tribes fear pipeline will damage waterways, burial grounds

When Crystal Cavalier-Keck heard in 2018 that an energy developer was planning to build a natural-gas pipeline near her hometown of Mebane, North Carolina, she…

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California’s Alisal Fire signals that fall wildfire season is underway

Just as the first snows have begun to quench the summer fires in the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Nevadas, a major blaze has flared…

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Report: Biden has the power to prevent 1.6 billion metric tons of emissions annually

Hundreds of Indigenous protesters and environmental advocates descended on Washington, D.C. this week to demand that President Joe Biden use his executive authority to nix…

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Toxic algae blooms are multiplying. The government has no plan to help.

Most of the air we breathe comes from algae and other aquatic organisms that have been photosynthesizing sunlight into oxygen for a billion years. But…

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Carbon emissions will drop just 40% by 2050 with countries’ current pledges

This story was originally published by The Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Current plans to cut global carbon…

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Clean energy can bring climate justice to communities throughout America

It’s not your imagination: The climate crisis is getting worse. According to NOAA, July 2021 was the hottest month recorded since humans started tracking the…

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Chevron’s climate plan: Use wind and solar power to drill for oil

Earlier this year, Chevron faced a reckoning when 61 percent of the company’s shareholders backed a nonbinding resolution asking it to cut its emissions. The…

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Flooding could shut down one-quarter of America’s critical infrastructure

Flooding is already the most expensive natural disaster in the United States, costing the country more than $1 trillion in damages since 1980. And it’s…

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Ancient cultures faced rising seas and lived to tell the tale

Everywhere around the globe, people have told stories about a Great Flood. You probably know the basics: an angry deity, a world gone underwater, and…

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The environmental justice fight to block the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles

Every four years, thousands of Olympic athletes representing more than 200 countries push the limits of the human body. Close to 4 billion people —…

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A Nobel pursuit

Klaus Hasselmann and Suki Manabe Last week, the Nobel physics prize was (half) awarded to Suki Manabe and Klaus Hasselmann for their work on climate…

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Indigenous activists march in Washington to demand action on climate crisis – as it happened

Arrests as Indigenous activists lead climate protestsUS marks federal holiday of Indigenous Peoples’ DaySign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailThe…

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Cop26: world poised for big leap forward on climate crisis, says John Kerry

Exclusive: upbeat US climate envoy anticipates big announcements from key players at Glasgow talksThe complete guide to Cop26Your Cop26 jargon busterWho’s who at the climate…

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‘Last-chance saloon’: Prince Charles urges Scott Morrison to attend Cop26 climate summit

Prince of Wales warns of ‘catastrophic’ impact to planet if more ambitious action not taken in Glasgow Prince Charles says he ‘totally understands’ frustrations of…

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Indigenous protesters urge Biden to stop approving fossil fuel projects

Demonstrators at Washington event want the president to declare the climate crisis a national emergencyHundreds of protesters led by Indigenous activists from across the country…

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Prince Charles reveals his car runs on cheese and wine byproducts

Charles’s ‘quaint’ solution to decarbonise his Aston Martin using high blend of bioethanol is not scalable, experts sayBurnishing his green credentials before the Cop26 summit,…

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Guardian Essential poll: most Australians want Morrison to set a higher emissions reduction target

As Liberals and Nationals consider strategy ahead of Cop26 talks, poll suggests nearly 70% of respondents support net zero by 2050Get our free news app;…

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David Littleproud says states should compensate farmers for past emissions reductions

Federal agriculture minister wants states to ‘kick the tin’ to farmers over historical land clearing laws as Coalition negotiations on climate policy intensifyGet our free…

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World leaders urged to consider health benefits of climate action

Hundreds of international health organisations and professionals sign open letter to politicians ahead of Cop26More than 400 international health organisations and professionals, representing two-thirds of…

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Prince Charles says he ‘totally understands’ frustrations of climate protesters

Extinction Rebellion and others urged to use ‘more constructive’ methods to avert ‘catastrophic’ climate crisis Halt destruction of nature or risk ‘dead planet’, leading businesses…

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Capsule of 1765 air reveals ancient histories hidden under Antarctic ice

Polar Zero exhibition in Glasgow features sculpture encasing air extracted from start of Industrial RevolutionAn ampoule of Antarctic air from the year 1765 forms the…

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Parents of Children Killed by Fentanyl, and Environmental Progress, Request Action by Los Angeles Sheriff

July 28, 2021Sheriff Alex VillanuevaHall of Justice211 West Temple StreetLos Angeles, CA 90012(213) 229-1700Dear Sheriff Villanueva,Thank you for taking action to end the homeless encampments…

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New study finds half of people released from jail before trial in SF re-offend

A new study finds that, of the people released from jail before trial in San Francisco, half committed new crimes and 1 out of 6…

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Testimony before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce 2021 Texas Grid Failure

Click to download testimony   Written statement submitted by: Michael D. ShellenbergerFounder and PresidentEnvironmental Progress2569 Telegraph AvenueBerkeley, CA 94704 March 24, 2021  Good morning Chairman Pallone, Ranking Member Rodgers,…

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Nuclear Plant Closures And Renewables Increase Electricity Prices & Unreliability, Testifies Michael Shellenberger to U.S. Senate

The following is the official written testimony submitted to the United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources for a hearing to examine the reliability, resiliency,…

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Apocalypse Never to Be Published in Germany, South Korea, Israel, France, Japan, Spain, Brazil, Portugal, Italy, Sweden, Czech Republic, Lithuanian, and Slovakia

Apocalypse Never, the best-selling book by Founder and President of Environmental Progress, Michael Shellenberger, will be published in the following nations and publishers. We will…

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Testimony by Michael Shellenberger before the House Agriculture Committee on “Climate Change and the U.S. Agriculture and Forestry Sectors”

Download testimony as PDF Download “American Farmer Saves the Environment” Slides Testimony before the House Agriculture Committee for a Hearing on “Climate Change and the…

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Big opportunity to make a difference!

I’m happy to announce exciting news: an anonymous donor has offered to double all donations made to Environmental Progress — up to $100,000!There’s just one catch: all donations…

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Testimony of Michael D. Shellenberger Founder and President, Environmental Progress For the House Oversight Committee August 5, 2020

Michael D. Shellenberger, Founder and President, Environmental Progress To read the testimony with its references as endnotes, click here to download the PDF Testimony of…

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Snopes’ Alex Kasprak Makes 17 False And Misleading Claims About Apocalypse Never and Misrepresents the Best-available Science

Snopes has published an article that claims that Apocalypse Never is being “challenged by scientists he cites.” The author, Alex Kasprak, claims scientists “say their…

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Bad science and bad ethics in Peter Gleick’s Review of “Apocalypse Never” at Yale Climate Connections

The ideas of Thomas Malthus (center) were used by British governments to justify the Irish Famine, 1845-1848 (left) and Bengali Famine, 1943-1945 (right) before becoming…

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Cutting methane emissions is the fastest way to slow warming. Here’s how.

In a long-anticipated report released in early August, the world’s leading body of climate experts sent a clear message: To stabilize the climate, we can’t…

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It might be time to rethink our relationship with ‘Mother Earth’

When I was a little kid, a very close friend had a very cute oversized T-shirt with a childlike drawing of the Earth printed on…

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Google Maps now shows the lowest-carbon route for car journeys

This story was originally published by The Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Google Maps is to offer drivers the lowest-carbon route for…

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Fiction: The Cloud Weaver’s Song

In a city high above the desert, a dew harvester and her friend sacrifice everything to prove the end of the Great Drying is at…

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How economists helped Big Oil obstruct climate action for decades

For more than a decade, researchers and journalists have tried to lay bare the PR machine employed by fossil fuel companies to delay climate action.…

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‘Cloud Cuckoo Land’ and the world we cannot escape

Cloud Cuckoo Land, the new, 622-page epic tale from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anthony Doerr, is a book filled to the brim with a lot…

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Not even a pandemic can stop solar’s epic growth

The workers building the 200-megawatt Rambler Solar Project in Tom Green County, Texas, had hit their stride when the pandemic struck. Pile drivers smoothly sunk…

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Bowing to investors, Microsoft will make its devices easier to fix

In a first-of-its-kind victory for the right-to-repair movement, Microsoft has agreed to take concrete steps to facilitate the independent repair of its devices following pressure…

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Cargo-ship congestion is bringing more dirty air to Southern California

The record crowd of cargo ships off the coast of Southern California isn’t just making it harder to find furniture, children’s toys, or pet food…

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US corporations talk green but are helping derail major climate bill

Folded into the Democrats’ multitrillion-dollar budget reconciliation package is some of the U.S.’s most far-reaching climate legislation ever. Even scaled back from its originally proposed…

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SeaHawk Mission Proves CubeSats are Viable for Collecting Scientific Data

“Not bad for a shoebox.” This quip, uttered by an engineer at NASA’s Wallops Island Near Earth Network (NEN) receiving station on March 22, 2019,…

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August Puzzler

UPDATE — This image shows part of Wadi Rum in Jordan, a popular place for filming movies set on Mars. See the full image and…

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July Puzzler

UPDATE — This puzzling image shows an abundance of agriculture in Andhra Pradesh. See the full image and story in our Image of the Day,…

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NASA Supports Drought Resilience in the American West

The American West is in the grip of an exceptional drought. Following one of the planet’s hottest years on record — and with rainfall and…

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Earth’s Radiation Budget is Out of Balance

Researchers have found that Earth’s energy imbalance approximately doubled during the 14-year period from 2005 to 2019. Download Earth’s climate is determined by a delicate…

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June Puzzler

UPDATE — This puzzling image shows the Yukon-Kuskokwim delta in colorful transition. See the full image and story in our Image of the Day, published…

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Early or Late Spring Blooms? Both Affect Asthma

Spring is a time for blooming plants–and pollen. This image shows poppies blooming in California in Spring 2020. (Source: NASA Earth Observatory) From Wisconsin to…

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Data in Harmony

harmony: 1. A pleasing arrangement of parts. 2. An interweaving of different accounts into a single narrative. (Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary) The Operational Land Imager (OLI)…

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May Puzzler

UPDATE on May 17, 2021 — This puzzling image shows part of Breckenridge Ski Resort in Colorado’s Tenmile Range. Congratulations to Steve Bassett, who guessed the…

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You Better Beleaf it: NASA GLOBE Program to Host 2021 Trees Community Challenge

Through May 15, 2021, the GLOBE Program is hosting the 2021 Trees Community Challenge, a project aimed at making science better together by encouraging participants…

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Superbolts Carry Super Power

Scientists reveal details of a rare type of lightning that stretches into space. Read More…

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Autumn in Sault Ste. Marie

The oldest city in North America’s Great Lakes region is surrounded by areas of stunning seasonal color. Read More…

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Eruption Continues at La Palma

Cumbre Vieja volcano is making its presence felt from above and below. Read More…

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The Fish Farms of Hainan Island

The southern coasts of this Chinese island are lined with tropical beaches, while the inner bays are lined with floating fishing villages. Read More…

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Satellites View California Oil Spill

Satellite imagers can make oil spills easier to detect in open water. Read More…

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A Multi-Dimensional Fire Challenge

Accumulating fuels and rising populations are contributing to California’s large, destructive fires. Read More…

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Ash and Cloud Rings Over La Palma

As the Cumbre Vieja eruption continued into its second week, satellites captured images of some remarkable moments in the skies above the volcano. Read More…

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What’s Behind California’s Surge of Large Fires?

Heat waves and droughts supercharged by climate change, a century of fire suppression, and fast-growing populations have made large, destructive fires more likely. Read More…

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Troubled Waters

Venezuela’s Lake Maracaibo is choking with oil slicks and algae. Read More…

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Lakes Pueyrredón and Posadas

Glacial ice, rivers, and fierce winds have sculpted two spectacular lakes and several deltas in this part of Patagonia. Read More…

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Hurricane Sam

The category-4 storm spun over the Atlantic Ocean, accompanied by Tropical Storm Victor and Saharan dust to the southeast. Read More…

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Paving the Way for Green Roads

As we forge ahead into the 21st century, it is no secret that sustainable infrastructure is not just a novelty, but a necessity in order…

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Wakuna’s PIECE: The Future Has Never Seemed So Gooey

Algae!!!…Green, gooey, slimy, messy, smelly, unpleasant…All these words come to mind when I hear the word “Algae”.  What if I told you algae has the…

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Utilities One — Doing Great Things with Great Dedication

Many talented people are forced to leave their native countries in search of a better life. Of course, not all of them achieve outstanding results.…

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Wakuna’s PIECE: Upcoming Series Announcement

In this series, I will spotlight some of the coolest, innovative and out-of-the box solutions to plastic pollution. After performing extensive research and developing biodegradable…

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Circular Economy: The Best Business Model

In my 20 years of work experience, I have never felt so passionate and committed to promoting sustainable development. I started my professional career under…

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Colombian Chocolate Saves Trees

Home to huge expanses of biodiverse forest and endemic species, Colombia’s battle against deforestation is crucial, and it is one of the top environmental concerns…

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Sustainable Design: Raising Standards and Improving Business

When we think of how to live a more sustainable lifestyle, our minds often stray towards organic groceries or eliminating plastic straws, but what about…

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I Only Buy What I Can Stand For

How to stop kicking the can and pick it up By Patrick McDevitt My name is Patrick McDevitt and I am a financial advisor at…

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How Iceland is Revolutionizing Green Agriculture

When you think of sustainable farming, or even just farming in general, you probably don’t think about Iceland, a country known for its glaciers and…

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10 Green Shopping Hacks That Will Save You Money & Save The Planet

Eco-friendly shopping can seem intimidating and expensive at first, but shopping green is really about shopping smart! Here are 10 simple, easy shopping hacks that…

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The Evolution of Ethical Investing

Ethical investing is becoming mainstream and more accessible to people who care about where their money is invested. It is now much easier to find…

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How To Get ISO 14000 / 14001 Certification

ISO 14000 / 14001 standards support and promote the incorporation of sustainable practices in business. In this article, you will learn how ISO 14000 can…

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What goes in the recycling bin?

Home recycling is one of the best ways that you can do your bit for the environment. Your local council provides you with all the…

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How You Can Help the Environment by Driving Less

Cars often become the main topic of conversation when people mention going green. They’re something people use every day that makes life easier. You can…

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Unique Green Ideas for Business

In the wake of the enormous challenges faced during the first half of 2020, the awareness of environmental issues is perhaps greater than ever, and…

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India’s vulnerability to coal shocks exposed amid surging energy demand and prices

The country’s looming energy crisis raises serious questions over India’s coal expansion plan as private investors move away from the sector, analysts say The post…

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GCF considers renewed partnership with UNDP, amid corruption investigations

The Green Climate Fund board has been advised to re-accredit the UN development agency, despite unresolved corruption claims against projects in Samoa and Armenia The…

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Cop26 must urgently get specific on carbon removal in net-zero pathways

The last IPCC report overlooked the technical, financial, and political limitations of carbon removal techniques and risks informing poor policy choices The post Cop26 must…

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With Ted Cruz blocking US ambassadors, climate diplomacy suffers

Joe Biden has been unable to appoint ambassadors to capitals including Beijing and Delhi due to the Texas senator’s anti-Nord Stream 2 crusade The post…

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UK seeks alliance to end public finance for coal, oil and gas projects overseas

The Cop26 hosts are trying to build a coalition of countries to align public finance with a 1.5C global warming limit, the toughest goal of…

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Defunding dirty energy – Climate Weekly

Sign up to get our weekly newsletter straight to your inbox, plus breaking news, investigations and extra bulletins from key events The post Defunding dirty energy…

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On expert advice, South Africa cuts its 2030 emissions cap by a third

Africa’s biggest polluter has significantly strengthened its climate targets for this decade, as renewables increasingly out-compete coal power The post On expert advice, South Africa…

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China’s power crunch could fuel anti-climate backlash, analysts warn

Many media reports have linked the power cuts to environmental policies aimed at curbing energy intensity, when high coal prices are the real culprit The…

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Street vendors and garbage pickers need protection from climate extremes

Two billion people globally do informal work that exposes them to unsafe conditions like extreme heat, air pollution and flooding The post Street vendors and…

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US, China clear low bar on UNGA climate action – Climate Weekly

Sign up to get our weekly newsletter straight to your inbox, plus breaking news, investigations and extra bulletins from key events The post US, China clear…

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CO2 Australia is a top Carbon project developer

Leading Australian carbon project developer takes the lead with carbon neutral certification One Australian business is “walking the talk”, becoming the first carbon and biodiversity…

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Reducing carbon emissions the Pangolin way

Measure, reduce, then offset your carbon emissions We help with carbon credit advice, supply and management. A carbon credit is a just that – a…

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Certified Projects

Carbon Reduction Projects that lower emissions and Capture Carbon Quality Assured Projects must be legitimate and fully certified to world standards Transparent Information on the…

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Carbon Capture Projects

These types of projects capture carbon to remove it from the atmosphere and stabilize the climate. Unlike emission reduction scheme this scheme generates economic activity…

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Removing Carbon

There are a variety of carbon dioxide removal strategies in different stages of development, and varying in cost benefits and risks. CDR approaches that employ…

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Virtual Reality Climate Simulator

The Virtual Reality Climate Research Centre has been developed by the Climate Change Institute. It uses the new medium of VR technology to help research…

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The scientific evidence

The Earth’s climate has changed throughout history. Just in the last 650,000 years there have been seven cycles of glacial advance and retreat, with the…

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Inland Irrigation

This project involves building a system of catchments, pumps, pipelines and dams. This would take water from abundant sources in Australia’s north to the dry…

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Do trees make rain?

If you’ve ever walked in a rainforest or even a greenhouse, you’ll know that the air inside is heavy with moisture. This phenomenon is caused…

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The Carbon Market

The investment in Carbon Offsets can be a wise business decision. In the future it will almost be mandatory for many companies to be carbon…

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Australian arid inland could be used for sinking carbon

Australia has a huge interior land mass which is virtually uninhabited and there are vast amounts of land suitable for tree planting. It is a…

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The Climate Change Institute

Research and application of market based solutions to the global warming crisis Our philosophy is to implement solutions to Global Warming using market mechanisms put…

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