The UAE is amongst the world’s highest consumers of single-use plastic. According to estimates, a single UAE resident can use around 450 plastic water bottles per year and less than 10% of the country’s total plastic waste is currently recycled.
The European Parliament will vote today on imposing stricter carbon limits in the car industry. It's a clash of concerns between climate goals and industry competition – with warnings that some of the 13 million EU jobs, reliant on the auto-industry, could be put at risk.
Despite its Green credentials Germany is a heavy user of coal, especially lignite, which comes from Europe's biggest opencast strip-mine. Now it wants to expand, but first it has to expel protesters from what remains of Hambach forest, which is due to disappear.
Central Europe's last primordial forest in Germany is about to be obliterated to dig up dirty and inefficient lignite coal, despite Berlin's trumpeted green credentials. Insiders talks to all sides of the story, but RWE refuses to comment.
A British woman has decided to travel the length of the Hudson River in the US on a paddle board to raise awareness of plastic pollution. Lizzie Carr will paddle for more than a week consecutively to cover the 275 km (170 miles) long journey.
The day marks when humanity's annual demand on nature exceeds what our planet can renew in that year. This year, it falls on Aug. 1 - one day earlier than in 2017, which fell on Aug. 2, and the earliest since our planet went into "overshoot" in 1970, which fell on Dec. 29.