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circular plastic model

Transforming plastic use with a circular model

New research provides a model of the global scale of plastic development, tracing where it’s produced, where it ends up, and its environmental impact.
Innovation Fund

EU pledges over €1 billion to decarbonise economy

The European Union is to invest around €1.1 billion to numerous innovative projects under the Innovation Fund, as an endeavour towards reaching net zero emissions.
deforestation 2030, sustainable

World leaders agree to reverse deforestation by 2030

World leaders, including Brazil and China, have agreed to stop and reverse deforestation by 2030.
greening government committee, climate change

New Greening Government Committee targets for 2025

The Greening Government Committee has created new climate change targets for the period 2021-2025.
un report 2.7, global warming

UN report finds that global warming will rise by 2.7°

A UN report finds that richer countries will reduce emissions by 12% in 2030, but they need to make a cut of 45% by that time or global warming will rise to 2.7°.
soil organic carbon

What is Soil Organic Carbon (SOC)?

Here, Professor Zachary Senwo highlights how Soil organic carbon (SOC) interlinks with soil health, agriculture, climate change, and food security.
renewable electricity france, renewable energy

Commission approves €5.7 billion for renewable electricity in France

The European Commission approved a €5.7 billion aid scheme, which will create 3,700 additional megawatts of renewable electricity in France.
ocean surface climates, greenhouse gas emissions

95% of ocean surface climates could disappear by 2100

The study predicts that if greenhouse gas emissions continue at Representative Concentration Pathway 8.5, then 95% of ocean surface climates could disappear by 2100.
fast fashion industry, textile industry

Post-Rana Plaza: Why is the fast fashion industry still growing?

In an increasingly polluted world, the textile industry is responsible for 10% of all greenhouse gases - so why is the fast fashion industry growing, with no signs of slowing down?
heat-related deaths, heat exposure

Scientists say “substantial heat-related” deaths are increasing

New research, published in The Lancet, highlights that "substantial heat-related" deaths are increasing and global warming continues to impact the most vulnerable people.
volcanoes earths temperature, chemical weathering

Researchers say volcanoes once stabilised Earth’s temperature

The study, published in Nature Geoscience, says chains of volcanoes both created and removed carbon dioxide, stabilising Earth's temperature - but "the results do not mean that nature will save us from climate change”.
methane leaks

Quantum-enabled gas imaging camera to reduce methane leaks

A new quantum-enabled gas imaging camera will help reduce environmentally damaging methane leaks from the oil and gas industry.
renewable energy challenges

Storage – vital for hydrogen to solve renewable energy challenges

Georgina Ainscow, Patent Attorney at Reddie & Grose LLP, unpacks why storage will be vital for hydrogen to help solve renewable energy challenges.
wildfires northern algeria, climate

Wildfires devastate communities across Northern Algeria

The worst fires in the history of Algeria leave communities devastated, as over 70 fires burning in extremely dry conditions kill atleast 65 people.
IPCC report, climate change

IPCC Report: The reality of climate change in undeniable terms

The IPCC released an extensive report on the current state of the world's climate and the changing planet, but what did it say about the future of our oceans?
decarbonisation race, fossil fuel

Study finds 95% of renewable energy capacity in richest countries

With the release of the much-anticipated IPCC report, the decarbonisation race is on - but some countries will have an easier transition to renewable technology, while others will risk their populations and economies.
IPCC report climate change, IPCC UN

IPCC report says climate change puts “billions of people in danger”

The IPCC report, which took eight years to compile, finds that human activity is definitely responsible for climate change - putting "billions of people in danger", according to UN chief António Guterres.
risk of dementia, dementia

High air pollution linked to 16% increased risk of dementia

A Seattle-based study found that people living in an area with air pollution levels of PM2.5 have a 16% increase in risk of dementia.
temperatures south america, greenhouse gases

Scientists say temperatures in South America could rise by 4°C

If greenhouse gas emissions continue as they are, the average temperature in South America could rise by 4°C - bringing with it more floods and wildfires.
carbon absorbing effect, carbon absorbing

California fires decrease natural carbon absorbing effect by 9%

In California, wildfires are a horrific, regular occurrence - now, scientists warn that the natural carbon absorbing effect of the forests will decrease by atleast 9%.

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