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How Deb Haaland's confirmation bid became a 'proxy fight' over fossil fuels

Partway through the sometimes contentious confirmation hearing for Deb Haaland as US secretary of the interior last week came an acknowledgement of the two...

Climatologist Michael E Mann: 'Good people fall victim to doomism. I do too sometimes'

Michael E Mann is one of the world’s most influential climate scientists. He rose to prominence in 1999 as the co-author of the “hockey-stick...

What will be in Rishi Sunak's 2021 budget?

Rishi Sunak’s budget on 3 March is set to unveil a range of measures to help support the recovery of the UK economy, but...

Australia accused of 'shamefully' holding back global action on climate change

Australia has been accused of “shamefully doing nothing” and weighing down global action after a UN analysis found national pledges to cut greenhouses gas...

Australia pumped out an extra six months' worth of emissions than previously recorded

The Australian government has acknowledged it previously underestimated the country’s greenhouse gas emissions and has increased the official estimate for every year on record.Revised...

Changes in Atlantic currents may have dire climate implications for the next century | Andrew Meijers

The ocean circulation that keeps our relatively northern corner of Europe warm(ish) is often likened to a gigantic conveyor belt bringing warm equatorial water...

CO2 emissions: nations' pledges 'far away' from Paris target, says UN

The first assessment of countries’ pledges to cut their greenhouse gas emissions in the next decade, a vital component of the Paris climate agreement,...

Airbus reveals planes sold in last two years will emit over 1bn tonnes of CO2

Planes sold by Airbus in 2019 and 2020 will produce well over 1bn tonnes of carbon dioxide during their lifetimes, according to landmark first...

Green homes grant will meet only tiny fraction of target in England

The government’s flagship green homes grant scheme will help just 8% of its target 600,000 households switch to renewable energy by the end of...

Fiercer, more frequent fires may reduce carbon capture by forests

More fierce and frequent fires are reducing forest density and tree size and may damage forests’ ability to capture carbon in the future, according...

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