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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
BP faces pressure over climate hypocrisy
BP is under pressure over its increasingly climate hypocrisy with the British Museum being called on to drop it as a sponsor, and protests in Australia and outside its AGM in London demanding it abandon plans to drill in the Great Australian ...
Jan Vandermosten: Coal is a climate killer, whatever its efficiency
New research from WWF and Ecofys shows there is no room for new coal plants, however efficient they claim to be.
World’s largest private coal company files for bankruptcy
Peabody Energy, the world’s largest privately-owned coal company, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the US, becoming the 50th coal company to do so since 2012.
Energy East ‘threatens’ drinking water for millions of Canadians
A proposed TransCanada pipeline could contaminate the drinking water sources for up to five million Canadians, a new report suggests.
White House weighs in on health risks of climate change
Evidence of the health risks of climate change is stronger than ever, according to US federal researchers.
Coal plant closures becoming the new normal for Europe?
The downward spiral for Europe’s coal industry continued this week, with Belgium becoming the latest country to rid itself of the dirty energy source.
Are Australian taxpayers to fund Adani’s zombie coal project?
With over dozen financial institutions essentially ruling out funding Indian coal conglomerate Adani’s Carmichael mine in Queensland, Australian taxpayers are now being asked to open their wallets for the project.
UK doctors: Climate change ‘gravest threat’ to human health
The UK’s leading health institutions are today calling for greater action to tackle one of the “the gravest threats to health”.
Emissions standstill boosts Paris hopes
The link between global economic growth and emissions growth has been further weakened as greenhouse gas levels show no increase for the second year in succession.
Coal pollution costs Western Balkans dear
Heavy pollution from coal-fired power stations results in Serbia losing a third of its national wealth annually because of premature deaths caused by poor air quality.
China goes big on clean energy in latest Five-Year Plan
For the first time ever, China will cap its total primary energy consumption, and set targets to improve its air quality, outlined in its 13th Five-Year Plan for Economic and Social Development.
EU under fire for ignoring Paris and backing gas
As the European Commission is accused of “pretending Paris didn’t happen”, new analysis warns the continent could waste up to €11.4 billion if it does not wake up to the risk of continued gas investment
Bleak outlook for coal as China befriends renewables
China’s transition towards a renewable energy future is picking up pace, as the country recorded an historic fall in coal consumption in 2015