London’s smog crisis was just an average day in many Chinese cities

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London’s high levels of air pollution made headlines, but cannot be compared to what afflicts Beijing and other cities . . . → Read More: London’s smog crisis was just an average day in many Chinese cities

MPs warn of invasion by non-native plant and animal species

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Government is urged to introduce powers to tackle species such as Japanese knotweed and North American signal crayfish . . . → Read More: MPs warn of invasion by non-native plant and animal species

Plants the key to removing 63m tonnes of carbon dioxide a year

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Biomass carbon capture and storage will play an important role in keeping the rise in temperature to less than 2C

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Crowdsourcing climate change, one contest at a time

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At MIT’s Climate CoLab, competitors battle for the ultimate prize: a sustainable future . . . → Read More: Crowdsourcing climate change, one contest at a time

TripZero: A lean startup tries to ‘green’ the travel industry

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Carbon emissions are the elephant in the room for the travel and tourism industry but one startup is tackling the issue head on . . . → Read More: TripZero: A lean startup tries to ‘green’ the travel industry

China’s air pollution leading to more erratic climate for US, say scientists

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Computer modelling showed intensification of US-bound Pacific storms, driven by fine aerosols from coal power plants and traffic . . . → Read More: China’s air pollution leading to more erratic climate for US, say scientists

Uranium workers dying after time at Namibia mine, report warns

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Miners who dug ore to supply the military found to be dying of cancers and other illnesses at Rio Tinto’s Rössing mine . . . → Read More: Uranium workers dying after time at Namibia mine, report warns

Extractive industries: will they ever publish what they pay?

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Though corrupt regimes may be reluctant to disclose payments, progressive voices from the oil industry are making change happen . . . → Read More: Extractive industries: will they ever publish what they pay?

Surge in deaths of environmental activists over past decade, report finds

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Investigation by Global Witness reveals there were nearly three times as many deaths in 2012 than 10 years previously . . . → Read More: Surge in deaths of environmental activists over past decade, report finds

Coalition’s Direct Action contracts too short for success, says adviser

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Government’s emissions reduction fund would need to offer 15-year contracts to attract big capital-intensive projects

. . . → Read More: Coalition’s Direct Action contracts too short for success, says adviser

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