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UN to hunt sources of climate warming methane from space
There will be a public database of global methane leaks to encourage governments and companies to curb emissions.
Fossil fuel emissions could be ‘3 times higher’ than producers claim
Accurate emissions reporting is crucial for fighting the climate crisis. But oil and gas producers are ‘overlooking’ key data, a new report claims.
EU agrees stricter rules for greenhouse gas emission cuts
The new rules will apply to road and domestic maritime transport, buildings, agriculture, waste and small industries which are collectively responsible for about 60% of the bloc's greenhouse gas emissions.
COP27: UN sets out ‘how to guide’ on net zero pledges
UN chief António Guterres said there were many issues with net zero pledges and "loopholes wide enough to drive a truck through".
Greenpeace accuses TotalEnergies of ‘shocking’ emission underreporting
Underreporting of carbon emissions throw the net zero goals of oil and gas companies into doubt, campaign group Greenpeace claim.
France and Spain experience unusually high temperatures in October
France and Spain experience an unusually hot October, as climate change experts raise concerns about record-breaking greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
Which British bank is cutting financing for new oil and gas fields?
Pressure groups say the decision makes 'a clear statement on the future of financing for fossil fuel expansion'.
Alaska to auction a Netherlands-sized area to oil and gas companies
The state auction of arctic land will likely lead to an expansion of oil and gas production in the Arctic.
Farmers protest against New Zealand’s proposed ‘cow burp tax’
Farmers in New Zealand gathered in city and town centres on Thursday, driving tractors and pickup trucks and carrying signs to protest the government's plan to tax agricultural emissions.
Billionaire sells private jet after being tracked by Twitter activists
Bernard Arnault has sold his private jet after growing tired of climate activists tracking his high-carbon flights via the social media platform Twitter.
UK admits its net zero strategy is unlawful - here’s why
A revised strategy is due by March, which could include decarbonising buildings, aviation, industry, agriculture, and land use.
Pivot to wind and solar power has saved the EU €11bn
New research shows that it's not just the climate that benefits from the green energy transition.
How rubbish dumps can reduce their methane emissions
Landfill rubbish sites are one source of methane, yet many fail to manage the issue. In Poland, they're seeking to change that.
Nord Stream: How will the Russian gas pipe leaks impact the climate?
The leaks released an estimated 500 metric tons of climate change-causing methane per hour when first breached.
What seized fossil fuel emails tell us about big oil’s climate plan
Shell is not willing to reduce CO2 emissions beyond levels that make “business sense”, according to a PR email unearthed in a US investigation.
Carbon capture plant to catch 5 million tonnes of CO2 per year by 2030
If it operates to schedule, the ‘Project Bison’ carbon removal facility will be the largest in the world, sucking up 5 million metric tonnes of carbon per year.
The tech solutions to a warming world and the energy crisis
These technologies can help cool down and warm our homes in a greener and cheaper way. But experts say sometimes the solution is far simpler.
EU emissions down 34% in thirty years, climate targets need more
The EU has reduced its emissions by one-third in 30 years. While not on track for 2030 targets, the EU is calling on other countries to reduce their own.
Fuel crisis: Kenyans burn toxic plastic bags just to cook food
As fuel prices rise, many people in Nairobi’s poorest areas have begun burning plastic to cook their meals.
Taylor Swift tops list of celebrity private jet polluters
The singer was named the "biggest celebrity CO2e polluter of this year so far" in a recent report on private jet use.
What the UK's PM candidates have said about climate change
After a heatwave gripped the UK, PM candidates Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak need to focus on their green policies.
How can businesses fight climate change? We ask the experts
Remote work, a circular economy and climate dividends. This is how small and large companies can go green.
US Supreme Court hands down 'devastating' environmental ruling
The US Supreme Court has restricted how the nation’s main anti-air pollution law can be used to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.
Greenhouse gases at centre of tax fraud ring in Spain
Spanish police have arrested 27 people involved in a carbon tax fraud scheme.
Deceptive eco-friendly Shell and Land Rover car advertising removed
Adverts by Shell and Land Rover have been pulled after complaints the companies falsely claim to help the planet.
MEPs vote to reform the EU's emissions system and impose a carbon tax
The positive votes come two weeks after chaotic scenes erupted in the hemicycle, delaying the three key laws.