Damian Carrington

Fossil Fuel Burning Set to Hit Record High in 2017, Scientists Warn

The burning of fossil fuels around the world is set to hit a record high in 2017, climate scientists have warned, following three years of flat growth that raised hopes that a peak in global emissions had been reached.

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Pesticides Contaminate 75% of the World's Honey, New Research Reveals

Honey from across the world is contaminated with potent pesticides known to harm bees, new research shows, clearly revealing the global exposure of vital pollinators for the first time.

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Son of Cecil the Lion Killed by Trophy Hunter - Only 20,000 Remain

A son of Cecil the lion has been killed by trophy hunters in Zimbabwe, meeting the same fate as his father whose death in 2015 caused a global outcry.

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Earth's Sixth Mass Extinction Event Already Under Way, Scientists Warn

A “biological annihilation” of wildlife in recent decades means a sixth mass extinction in Earth’s history is under way and is more severe than previously feared, according to research.

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Tampons and Diapers Are Set to Fuel British Power Stations

One of the UK’s trickiest waste problems is being tackled by turning the undesirable into the combustible – tampons and incontinence pads are being converted into dry, burnable bales. The new initiative, from a major waste company, compresses the waste into fuel for power stations.

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Eating Insects and Fake Meat Would Cut the Devastating Environmental Impact of Livestock

Insects and imitation meat are the best alternatives to real meat in tackling the huge and growing environmental impact of livestock on the planet, new research has shown.

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Farms Could Slash Pesticide Use Without Crop Losses, Research Reveals

Virtually all farms could significantly cut their pesticide use while still producing as much food, according to a major new study. The research also shows chemical treatments could be cut without affecting farm profits on over three-quarters of farms.

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Trump's Assault on Environment Risks Ceding Clean Energy Dominance to China

Is Donald Trump’s determination to send U.S. climate change policy back into the dark ages an “existential threat to the entire planet,” as the architect of many of Barack Obama’s green measures warns? Or is global momentum towards a cleaner, safer future “unstoppable,” as the U.N.’s climate chief said recently?

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Record-Breaking Climate Change Pushes World Into 'Uncharted Territory'

The record-breaking heat that made 2016 the hottest year ever recorded has continued into 2017, pushing the world into “truly uncharted territory”, according to the World Meteorological Organisation.

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Pollution Responsible for a Quarter of Deaths of Young Children, Says WHO

Pollution is responsible for one in four deaths among all children under five, according to new World Health Organisation reports, with toxic air, unsafe water and and lack of sanitation the leading causes.

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'Shell Knew': Oil Giant's 1991 Film Warned of Climate Change Danger (Video)

The oil giant Shell issued a stark warning of the catastrophic risks of climate change more than a quarter of century ago in a prescient 1991 film that has been rediscovered. 

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Global Warming Could Make Persian Gulf Uninhabitable Before End of Century

The Gulf in the Middle East, the heartland of the global oil industry, will suffer heatwaves beyond the limit of human survival if climate change is unchecked, according to a new scientific study.

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Scientists Have Figured Out the Perfect Temperature for Economic Success

The perfect average temperature for national economic success is 13C, academics have discovered.

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Leonardo DiCaprio Says Goodbye to Fossil Fuel Industry, Gives $2.6 Trillion Divestment Movement Star-Powered Boost

Leonardo DiCaprio and over 2000 individuals and 400 institutions are now committed to pulling their money from fossil fuel companies, together representing a remarkable $2.6tn of investments, it was revealed on Tuesday.

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Burning All Fossil Fuels Will Melt Entire Antarctic Ice-Sheet, Study Shows

Burning all the world’s coal, oil and gas would melt the entire Antarctic ice-sheet and cause the oceans to rise by over 50m, a transformation unprecedented in human history. The conclusion of a new scientific study shows that, over the course of centuries, land currently inhabited by a billion people would be lost below water.

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Fossil Fuel Firms Risk Wasting Billions by Ignoring Climate Change, Says IEA

The world’s fossil fuel companies risk wasting billions of dollars of investment by not taking global action to fight climate change seriously, according to the chief economist of the International Energy Agency (IEA).

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Environmental Movement Is Achieving Cleaner Air in Key States

The environmental movement is making a real difference in the U.S., according to a new research that shows states with strong green voices have significantly lower emissions of the gases that drive global warming.

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U.S. Taxpayers Subsidizing World's Biggest Fossil Fuel Companies

The world’s biggest and most profitable fossil fuel companies are receiving huge and rising subsidies from U.S. taxpayers, a practice slammed as absurd by a presidential candidate given the threat of climate change.

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U.N. Report: 14 of the Hottest 15 Years Have Been Since 2000

Fourteen of the 15 hottest years on record have occurred since 2000, according to the UN World Meteorological Organization, as rising carbon emissions continue to trap heat and drive climate change.

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Shareholders Challenge BP to Confront Climate Change Risk

Oil giant BP is being challenged to confront the risk that climate change may pose to its future in a shareholder resolution published on Wednesday.

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Earth lost 50% of its wildlife in the past 40 years, says WWF

The number of wild animals on Earth has halved in the past 40 years, according to a new analysis. Creatures across land, rivers and the seas are being decimated as humans kill them for food in unsustainable numbers, while polluting or destroying their habitats, the research by scientists at WWF and the Zoological Society of London found.

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IPCC Report: World Must Urgently Switch to Clean Sources of Energy

Clean energy will have to at least treble in output and dominate world energy supplies by 2050 in order to avoid catastrophic climate change, a UN report is set to conclude on Sunday.

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Can We Really Say Climate Change Is to Blame for Typhoon Haiyan?

Just as the world was beginning to take in the almost unimaginable devastation wrought by typhoon Haiyan, a young Filipino diplomat, Naderev Sano, was getting ready to lead his country's negotiations in the UN climate talks in Warsaw, Poland. Yeb, as he is known, is a scientist and head of his country's national climate commission and had flown out of Manila just hours before the vastness of Haiyan had become apparent.

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The Divestment Campaign Against Fossil Fuels Could Cause Significant Damage to Coal, Oil and Gas Companies

A campaign to persuade investors to take their money out of the fossil fuel sector is growing faster than any previous divestment campaign and could cause significant damage to coal, oil and gas companies, according to a study from the University of Oxford.

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UK Secretly Helping Canada Push its Tar Sands Project and Escape Dirty Fuel Designation in Europe

The UK government has been giving secret support at the very highest levels to Canada's campaign against European penalties on its highly polluting tar sands fuel, the Guardian can reveal.

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Japan Radiation Leaks Feared as Nuclear Experts Point to Possible Coverup

Nuclear experts have thrown doubt on the accuracy of official information issued about the Fukushima nuclear accident, saying that it followed a pattern of secrecy and cover-ups employed in other nuclear accidents. "It's impossible to get any radiation readings," said John Large, an independent nuclear engineer who has worked for the UK government and been commissioned to report on the accident for Greenpeace International.

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