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13 Jun 2016

Arctic melting feeds on itself

Melting sea ice is affecting the closely-linked Arctic climate in a feedback that will speed up warming there, scientists say.

08 Jun 2016

New India-US partnership sends “jolt of momentum” to global climate deal

The US and India have signalled their intent to “forge ahead” with climate action, driving the world closer towards meeting its landmark climate agreement.

06 Jun 2016

Australia’s ‘stormageddon’ shows glimpse of new normal in warming world

If the brutal bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef was not enough to bring home the need for drastic and urgent action on climate change, this weekend’s wild weather all along the East coast and Tasmania should be.

06 Jun 2016

Climate impacts laid bare as Europe’s flood waters ease

As Europe reels from flooding, which submerged streets, closed schools and saw thousands evacuated, EU leaders are reminded of the threats of climate change to the continent. 18 people were left dead and thousands more stranded as flash floods broke river banks, across Europe. In France, the Louvre and Orsay museums were shut as flood waters in Paris peaked over six metres above normal levels, while 5,000 people were evacuated, over 20,000 homes were left without power, and an estimated […]

01 Jun 2016

Global renewables boom, but is Europe reaping the benefits?

Renewable energy is booming as 2015 saw new sources coming online at a faster rate than ever.

01 Jun 2016

Renewable renaissance on the horizon for Canada as it seeks to revamp its economy

Canada’s energy industry is poised to join the rest of the world in weaning itself off fossil fuels, according to new federal analysis.

01 Jun 2016

Australian Govt caught in “Soviet style” scrubbing of climate risks from UN report

The Australian Government resorted to extraordinary “Soviet style” tactics to dodge international scrutiny for the climate impacts threatening its World Heritage Areas including the Great Barrier Reef.

26 May 2016

G7 host Japan goes rogue on coal as renewable jobs buck global trend

Japan, host of this week’s G7 summit, is isolated before the meeting has even begun, as its continued love of dirty coal has exposed it as a rogue among its G7 peers.

26 May 2016

Pressure mounts on Sweden to ditch Vattenfall coal sale

Pressure is mounting on the Swedish government to halt the sale of its German lignite mines, with a ‘special’ debate on the issue kicking off in the country’s Parliament.

26 May 2016

The ‘fight goes on’ as UK ends 5-year fracking hiatus

Fracking could soon take place in the UK, following a five-year hiatus, as North Yorkshire County Council give Third Energy the green light to drill in Ryedale.