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Australia will still support Paris climate deal if Trump pulls out, Frydenberg says

Environment minister says Coalition takes emissions targets seriously and US climate change policy was ‘a matter for the Trump administration’. The Turnbull government will support the Paris agreement on climate change regardless of whether or not the US president, Donald Trump, pulls out, the environment minister, Josh Frydenberg, has signaled. Trump upset world leaders on […]

Firm behind Dakota Access pipeline faces intense scrutiny for series of leaks

Documents suggest that a major spill from the Rover pipeline in Ohio described as 2m gallons of ‘drilling fluids’ might now be more than twice as large. The oil company behind the Dakota Access pipeline is facing intense scrutiny from regulators and activists over a series of recent leaks across the country, including a major […]

Extremely polluting Nissan and Renault diesel cars still on sale, data reveals

Cars that emit up to 18 times the official NOx limit in real-world conditions are still being sold, 20 months after the emissions scandal broke and amid an ongoing air pollution crisis. Diesel cars that emit up to 18 times the official limit for toxic pollution when taken on to the road are still being […]

Charging ahead: Welsh battery scheme may aid growth of green energy

One of the UK’s largest battery storage schemes, built next to a windfarm, will offer vital services to the National Grid. Nestling alongside rows of conifers and wind turbines in a Welsh valley, a pioneering project will materialise this summer that could prove a blueprint for unlocking Britain’s renewable energy potential. The Upper Afan Valley […]

38 million pieces of plastic waste found on uninhabited South Pacific island

Henderson Island, part of the Pitcairn group, is covered by 18 tonnes of plastic – the highest density of anthropogenic debris recorded anywhere in the world. One of the world’s most remote places, an uninhabited coral atoll, is also one of its most polluted. Henderson Island, a tiny landmass in the eastern South Pacific, has […]

Gas producers attack export controls as industrial users cheer ‘bold’ changes

Malcolm Turnbull forced to clarify that though wholesale costs may halve under plan, prices paid by households will not. Gas producers have labelled the government’s imposition of export controls an “almost unprecedented” sovereign risk that threatens investment in gas production that would increase supply. But Australian industrial gas users, represented by the Australian Industry Group, […]

Government accused of ‘running scared’ of diesel drivers in delay of clean air plan

Politicians and environmental groups say ministers have failed to tackle air pollution crisis and are hiding behind election purdah rules. The government has been accused of “running scared” of diesel drivers and attempting to bully judges over its last-minute bid to delay the publication of its clean air plan. Politicians and environmental groups said ministers […]

Rainfall in Aprils: Highest in 30 years

This April sees the highest rainfall in the month in Bangladesh since 1987. The country experienced 119 percent more rainfall than usual in the first 23 days of this month, costing standing Boro crops dearly in different areas.  Meteorologist Ruhul Kuddus of Dhaka Met office told The Daily Star yesterday that it recorded 8,904 millimetres […]

Nearly 40 million people live in UK areas with illegal air pollution

Exclusive: analysis commissioned by Labour reveals 59% of Britons live in areas where diesel pollution threatens health. Nearly 40 million people in the UK are living in areas where illegal levels of air pollution from diesel vehicles risk damaging their health, according to analysis commissioned by the Labour party. The extent of the air pollution crisis nationally […]

Six megatrends that could alter the course of sustainable development

As the world works to achieve the sustainable development goals, a recent UN report identifies six issues that challenge ambitious targets. We are approaching two years into implementing the ambitious 2030 Agenda – a historic agreement to end poverty, combat inequalities, promote peaceful and inclusive societies, and protect the environment. The new global framework, with […]

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