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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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BP continues down moral bankruptcy path to economic abyss

BP is under pressure over its increasingly bare hypocrisy on climate change this week, with the British Museum being called on to drop it as a sponsor, and protests in Australia and outside its AGM in London demanding it abandon pla...

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World’s largest private coal company files for bankruptcy

Peabody Energy, the world’s largest privately-owned coal company, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the US, becoming the 50th coal company to do so since 2012. The company blames “prolonged industry downturn” on its ...

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Countries urged to turn Paris promises into action, ratify swiftly

As many nations make calls for the swift ratification of the Paris Agreement, the profound impacts of climate change is hitting home, 2016 is forecast to be the hottest on record and more extreme weather events hit across the globe....

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Energy East ‘threatens’ drinking water for millions of Canadians

A proposed TransCanada pipeline could contaminate the drinking water sources for up to five million Canadians, a new report suggests. According to Environmental Defence, TransCanada’s Energy East project – which would pump 1.1...

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White House weighs in on health risks of climate change

Evidence of the health risks of climate change is stronger than ever, according to US federal researchers. In a new report, the US Global Climate Change Research Program shows the strong correlations between global warming and the p...

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Coal plant closures becoming the new normal for Europe?

The downward spiral for Europe’s coal industry continued this week, with Belgium becoming the latest country to rid itself of the dirty energy source. With the closure of the country’s last coal-fired power station, Langerlo, on 30 ...

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Health benefits surge as US clean tech soars

As renewable jobs skyrocket in the US, so do their immense health benefits. According to a recent report from Environmental Entrepreneurs, the clean energy industry currently employs more than 2.5 million Americans in sectors like e...

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Bleak outlook for coal as UK closes three plants

The UK has put the world another step closer to ridding itself of coal with the closure of three more polluting power stations. Last week, Longannet – Scotland’s last coal-fired power station – and Ferrybridge shut its d...

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UK doctors: Climate change ‘gravest threat’ to human health

The UK’s leading health institutions are today calling for greater action to tackle one of the “the gravest threats to health”. The newly formed UK Health Alliance on Climate Change warns that more frequent extreme weather events li...

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