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Pressure mounts on Sweden to ditch Vattenfall coal sale

Pressure is mounting on the Swedish government to halt the sale of its German lignite mines, with a ‘special’ debate on the issue kicking off in the country’s Parliament today. Ahead of the debate on the sale of the state-owned Vatt...

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The ‘fight goes on’ as UK end 5-year fracking hiatus

Fracking could soon take place in the UK, following a five-year hiatus, as North Yorkshire County Council give Third Energy the green light to drill in Ryedale. The decision flies in the face of fierce local opposition which saw 4,3...

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Exxon targets attorneys general who dare to look into its climate shenanigans

A number of state attorneys general are being counter-investigated by ExxonMobil for looking into the oil giant’s bogus climate change research. Exxon, who has been facing legal scrutiny since last November for making statements tha...

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300,000+ public health professionals call on G7 to speed clean energy shift

More than 300,000 doctors, nurses, public health professionals and health advocates from 30 countries are calling on the world’s seven largest economies to accelerate the transition away from coal to save lives ahead of this month’s...

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Cape Grim climate milestone underscores need for urgent action

Tasmania’s Cape Grim atmospheric monitoring site has passed the symbolic but significant milestone of 400 parts per million (ppm) of carbon in the atmosphere for the first time, again highlighting the growing burden burning fossil f...

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Fossil fuels put on notice as global coal fight hits Germany

Continuing what is already a global run of direct and impactful climate actions, today over 3,000 European citizens are taking to Lusatia, Germany to shut down one of Europe’s largest open-pit lignite mines. The mines have been at t...

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Fossil fuels put on notice as Break Free rolls into North America

Continuing what is already a global run of direct and impactful climate actions, Break Free 2016 is now about to hit full stride the Unites States and Canada. These public demonstrations zero-in on some of the world’s most dangerous...

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Fort McMurray wildfire: the climate connection

As Albertans scramble for solutions to the Fort McMurray wildfire, experts are warning that a “perfect storm” of last year’s El Niño and climate change helped fuel the destruction. The fire has now grown 10 times its original size, ...

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Zombie fossils firms go for the jugular in dirty fightback

After months of silence following the huge blow delivered by the Paris Agreement, the fossil fuel industry has come out of hiding, and it is swinging wildly. As greater numbers speak out against dirty energy, companies’ scheming has...

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Alberta grapples with devastation as wildfire blazes through community

More than 60,000 people have been forced out of their homes in Fort McMurray, Alberta, for the biggest evacuation in the province’s history due to a fire. The wildfire continues blazing through Fort McMurray, destroying homes, busin...

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UK coal battle heads to Wales as fossil fuel fight goes global

In yet another call for the UK government to end its love affair with coal, hundreds of protesters have today shut down the UK’s largest opencast coal mine in Ffos-y-fran, South Wales. The UK has pledged to end coal use by 2025, but...

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Reality of climate change sinks in across party lines, say researchers

The tides have shifted among conservative voters, as new research suggests that half of Republicans heading to the polls this year believe that global warming is a threat. The survey, issued by researchers at Yale and George Mason u...

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Vulnerable countries suffer as heat epidemics hit worker health and productivity

Rising temperatures are already hitting the global workforce, and failing to tackle climate could risk billions of dollars in lost economic output and undermine efforts to reduce poverty. That’s the stark warning of a new report rel...

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Biodiesel not a solution to EU emissions, warns NGO

Long touted as a way to decarbonise the EU’s transport sector, new analysis from NGO Transport & Environment (T&E) has shown the use of biodiesel could increase emissions by almost four per cent – the equivalent of put...

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Paris signing ceremony marks milestone in journey towards fossil free future

As the world’s record warming streak moves into its 11th month, and climate impacts, continue to hit communities, nations will be using Earth Day 2016 to take their first collective step from ambition to action on the global climate...

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Phase out coal or say goodbye to the Great Barrier Reef – scientists

The Great Barrier Reef is under siege from climate change and coal, with scientists confirming that 93 per cent of the world heritage area is now suffering from severe coral bleaching. The unprecedented event, caused by climate chan...

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Faith groups urge leaders to keep promise of a better climate for a safer planet

As world leaders prepare to sign the landmark Paris agreement this week, 250 faith leaders are also underscoring the moral imperatives of acting on climate change. In an Interfaith Climate Change Statement, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, ...

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Amid Brazil’s energy corruption claims, Euro firms eye Amazon mega-dam

While the Brazilian government fights for its political survival, European companies risk being caught up in the fall-out as it’s revealed that major energy firms plan to build and run a controversial mega-dam project in the heart o...

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Swedish government under pressure to end Vattenfall’s ‘dirty’ coal deal

The Swedish government is in the spotlight today with calls for it to stop state-owned Vattenfall’s “dirty deal” to sell its German lignite – or brown coal – assets. Czech energy company EPH and its financial partner PPF...

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Underground coal gasification banned in Queensland

In yet another example of coal’s messy decline and toxic legacy, the Queensland government banned underground coal gasification (UCG), arguing the environmental risks outweigh its economic benefits. There were three UCG pilot projec...

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