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China pledges to stop building new coal energy plants abroad

4 hours 9 min ago
The announcement is the country's latest climate pledge and a major step forward to address emissions.

President Biden urges unity in first UN speech amid tensions with allies

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 17:49
Joe Biden called for cooperation in his first speech as US president to the UN General Assembly.

Why is there a CO2 shortage and how will it hit food supplies?

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 08:45
The food and drink industry is warning of supermarket shortages because of a lack of CO2.

Nasa selects landing site for Moon rover mission

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 01:32
The space agency will send a rover to look for water-ice near a crater at the Moon's South Pole.

Climate reporting reaches melting point

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 01:08
A trip to a melting glacier will shape how the BBC's new climate editor reports on climate change.

Fox hunting: Top huntsman 'gave advice' on illegal events, court told

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 19:44
Mark Hankinson denies encouraging others to break the law during private webinars which were leaked online.

Rich nations must increase climate support funds, says Boris Johnson

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 18:03
The UK prime minister says he is "increasingly frustrated" at support offered to poorer countries.

Climate pledges tough to secure before COP26 summit, PM warns

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 04:33
Boris Johnson says he has a "six out of 10" chance of securing pledges before the COP26 conference.

Boris Johnson to call for climate action at UN assembly

Sun, 09/19/2021 - 03:56
Boris Johnson will also visit the White House for the first time since Joe Biden became US President.

SpaceX: Inspiration4 amateur astronauts return to Earth after three days

Sat, 09/18/2021 - 23:59
The four amateur astronauts landed safely in the Atlantic Ocean after three days orbiting Earth.

The link between climate change, seaweed and ice cream

Sat, 09/18/2021 - 23:07
Seaweed production has been affected by warming seas – this is how farmers are adapting.

Climate change: Should green campaigners put more pressure on China to slash emissions?

Sat, 09/18/2021 - 01:01
UK activists have protested on the M25, but should they instead be picketing China's embassy?

Climate change: Biden urges world leaders to cut methane gas emissions

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 16:10
The president asks leaders to commit to cutting emissions by at least 30% below 2020 levels by 2030.

Climate change: UN warning over nations' climate plans

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 15:21
Climate plans of more than 100 countries show we're heading in the wrong direction, the UN says.

Antarctic: Exhibition recalls Ernest Shackleton's final quest

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 15:05
It's 100 years since the great Antarctic explorer set out on his last voyage to the White Continent.

Earthshot Prize: Prince William's environment finalists unveiled

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 12:19
The 15 finalists of Prince William's inaugural Earthshot Prize are tackling the planet's problems.

Carbon emitters 'failing to disclose climate risks'

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 09:39
In a study of more than 100 company accounts, 80% of audits didn't assess climate risk.

Inspiration4: All-amateur space crew enjoy views of Earth

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 07:12
The first pictures have been released showing the Inspiration4 crew looking down on the planet.

Astronauts return to Earth after China's longest space mission

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 05:43
The three astronauts spent 90 days at China's space station, some 380km above Earth.

California fires: Blankets wrapped around world's biggest trees

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 01:51
Fire-resistant blankets are being wrapped around California's famous sequoia trees as a blaze closes in.