The UK has set a new landmark for clean energy after authorities announced that the electricity powering British homes and businesses this summer was the greenest ever. EURACTIV’s partner The Guardian reports.
A third of the planet’s land is severely degraded and fertile soil is being lost at the rate of 24 billion tonnes a year, according to a new United Nations-backed study that calls for a shift away from destructively intensive agriculture. EURACTIV's media partner, The Guardian, reports.
Offshore windfarms are to be built for a record low price in the UK early next decade, after developers bid far more aggressively than expected for a multimillion-pound pot of government subsidies. EURACTIV’s partner The Guardian reports.
Europe’s solar industry has condemned an EU vote to impose another round of duties on Chinese imports, just weeks before a US trade panel is due to rule on similar tariffs. EURACTIV’s partner The Guardian reports.
Microplastic contamination has been found in tap water in countries around the world, leading to calls from scientists for urgent research on the implications for health. EURACTIV’s partner The Guardian reports.
More efficient use of energy in the UK would save as much power as could be generated by six new nuclear reactors and shave £7.5bn (€8.1bn) from energy costs, experts have calculated. EURACTIV's partner The Guardian reports.
More than $1.5 trillion in company profits worldwide could be erased by taxes required to meet the Paris climate agreement, according to analysis by global investment manager Schroders. EURACTIV’s partner The Guardian reports.
Demand for electricity is set to soar in southern Europe as climate change takes hold, research has revealed, with the effect likely to be down to a boom in the use of air conditioning. EURACTIV’s partner The Guardian reports.
A campaign to plant enough trees to offset Donald Trump’s climate policies is under way. Organisers hope to plant ten billion trees by 24 December 2017, with the last one being a Christmas tree planted in front of the White House.
Britain's withdrawal from the EU undoubtedly carries risks but it may also create the opportunity to build a greener, more efficient, and innovative farming sector. If this happens, Ngaire Woods argues, the EU and other economies might follow suit.
The rise of electric cars will be an empty victory for the environment if they are powered by fossil fuels instead of renewables, according to the UK boss of the world’s biggest offshore windfarm developer. EURACTIV's partner The Guardian reports.
Melinda Gates said she is “deeply troubled” by Donald Trump’s decision to cut funding for family planning, a move that threatens to reverse progress made on expanding services to women in some of the poorest parts of the world.
Cars must be driven out of cities to tackle the UK’s air pollution crisis, not just replaced with electric vehicles, according to the UK government’s top adviser. EURACTIV's partner The Guardian reports.
Refugee children could be permanently separated from their families unless the government includes family reunification in post-Brexit immigration law, the head of Unicef UK has warned. EURACTIV's partner The Guardian reports.
The UK's environment minister has told the Danish fishing industry that boats from EU countries will still be able to operate in British waters after Brexit, as the UK does not have enough capacity to catch and process all its fish alone. EURACTIV's partner The Guardian reports.
Major roads in the United Kingdom could be turned into tunnels covered with pollution-absorbing material in an effort to cut emission fumes and improve air quality. EURACTIV's partner The Guardian reports.
There is only a 5% chance that the Earth will avoid warming by at least 2 degrees Celsius come the end of the century, according to new research that paints a sobering picture of the international effort to stem dangerous climate change. EURACTIV's partner The Guardian reports.
A million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute and the number will jump another 20% by 2021, creating an environmental crisis some campaigners predict will be as serious as climate change. EURACTIV’s partner The Guardian reports.
Opposition Brexit minister Keir Starmer has urged the UK government to keep Britain in the Euratom treaty and drop its red line on the future role of the European Court of Justice. EURACTIV’s partner The Guardian reports.
Avoiding dangerous levels of climate change is still just about possible, but will require unprecedented effort and coordination from governments, businesses, citizens and scientists in the next three years, a group of prominent experts has warned.