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.
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.
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.
Cape Grim climate milestone underscores need for urgent action
The burden fossil fuels are putting on the planet is again in the spotlight, as an atmospheric monitoring site in Tasmania’s Cape Grim has recorded carbon dioxide measurements of 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time.
300,000+ public health professionals call on G7 to speed clean energy shift
More than 300,000 doctors, nurses, public health professionals and health advocates from 30 countries are calling on the world’s seven largest economies to accelerate the transition away from coal to save lives ahead of this month’s high leve...
Brazil prepares to roll back green laws
Amidst the turmoil of the presidential impeachment process, members of Brazil’s Congress are set to dismantle environmental protection laws.
Searing heat may spark climate exodus
Temperatures in the Middle East and North Africa could reach unbearably high levels that would make some regions uninhabitable and increase the pressures of climate refugees.
Fort McMurray wildfire: The climate connection
As Albertans scramble for solutions to the Fort McMurray wildfire, experts are warning that a “perfect storm” of last year’s El Niño and climate change helped fuel the destruction.
Zombie fossil firms go for the jugular in dirty fightback
After months of silence following the huge blow delivered by the Paris Agreement, the fossil fuel industry has come out of hiding, and it is swinging wildly.
Alberta grapples with devastation as wildfire blazes through community
More than 60,000 people have been forced out of their homes in Fort McMurray, Alberta, for the biggest evacuation in the province’s history due to a wildfire.
UK coal battle heads to Wales as fossil fuel fight goes global
In yet another call for the UK government to end its love affair with coal, hundreds of protesters have today shut down the UK’s largest opencast coal mine in Ffos-y-fran, South Wales.
Reality of climate change sinks in across US party lines, say researchers
The tides have shifted among conservative voters, as new research suggests that half of Republicans heading to the polls this year believe that global warming is a threat.
Vulnerable countries suffer as heat epidemics hit worker health and productivity
Rising temperatures are already hitting the global workforce, and failing to tackle climate could risk billions of dollars in lost economic output and undermine efforts to reduce poverty.
Biodiesel not a solution to EU emissions, warns NGO
Long touted as a way to decarbonise the EU’s transport sector, new analysis from NGO Transport & Environment (T&E) has shown the use of biodiesel could increase emissions by 4% – the equivalent of putting 12 million cars on the road by 2020.
Climate brings hard times for tea yields
Research in China shows that the changing monsoon pattern in East Asia and heavier rainfall is having a detrimental effect on the yield and quality of tea.
Emmanuel de Guzman: Sign on the dotted line, but don’t forget the fine print is 1.5C
Emmanuel de Guzman argues that, as countries congregate to sign the UN Paris Agreement, they are still a way off limiting warming to 1.5C.
Payal Parekh: Breaking free from fossil fuels
350.org's Payel Parekh argues that there has never been a better time to break free from fossil fuels.
Paris signing ceremony marks milestone in journey towards fossil free future
As the world’s record warming streak moves into its 11th month, and climate impacts, continue to hit communities, nations will be using Earth Day 2016 to take their first collective step from ambition to action on the global climate deal agre...
Climate warning: Coral bleaching hits 93% of Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is under siege from climate change and coal, with scientists confirming that 93 per cent of the world heritage area is now suffering from severe coral bleaching.
Swedish government under pressure to end Vattenfall’s ‘dirty’ coal deal
The Swedish government is in the spotlight today with calls for it to stop state-owned Vattenfall’s “dirty deal” to sell its German lignite – or brown coal – assets.