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With emotional goodbye, Germany shutters last black coal mine
With emotional goodbye, Germany shutters last black coal mine
Germany closed its last black coal mine on Friday, paying an emotional tribute to a 200-year-old industry that once fuelled the country's economic...
Cop-out stalls climate action
Cop-out stalls climate action
It was hailed as a victory. It had to be. After running a day over schedule, climate negotiators in Poland last week agreed on a set of rules for...
COP24 ignores dire climate warnings
COP24 ignores dire climate warnings
Katowice, Poland — The 2015 Paris Agreement delivered hope that nations could come together to fight catastrophic...
EU to cut new car emissions by 37.5% by 2030
EU to cut new car emissions by 37.5% by 2030
The European Union forged ahead Tuesday with plans to slash carbon dioxide emissions from new cars and vans by 2030 despite industry concerns the...
NGOs launch legal action against France over climate
NGOs launch legal action against France over climate
A group of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) including Greenpeace and Oxfam have launched a lawsuit against the French state accusing it of...
COP24: Nations agree on global climate pact rules after impasse
COP24: Nations agree on global climate pact rules after impasse
Nearly 200 nations overcame political divisions on Saturday to agree on rules for implementing a landmark global climate deal, but critics say it...
Water-shedding will make load-shedding seem like a jol
Water-shedding will make load-shedding seem like a jol
Water-shedding is inevitable because the business case for new water infrastructure doesn’t add up.
Climate talks must be rescued from failure, warns UN chief
Climate talks must be rescued from failure, warns UN chief
"Key political issues" deadlocking UN climate talks "remain unresolved", UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres warned on Wednesday after an...
Southern African nations need to up their groundwater management game
Southern African nations need to up their groundwater management game
When you think of a country’s water resources, you may not realise that there are many kinds. Some is surface water, such as dams and rivers....
Mission possible: Polluters can change
Mission possible: Polluters can change
Six major elements of the world economy are responsible for a third of all carbon emissions.
An El Niño away from water crisis
An El Niño away from water crisis
One El Niño is all it will take to throw Gauteng into a water crisis. Consumption already exceeds supply during a year of good rainfall.
Kinshasa is drowning in waste
Kinshasa is drowning in waste
The area in front of Kinshasa's main station is bustling with activity. And everybody has to make their way through piles of garbage. Passing vehicles whirl up plastic and...
Pollution watchdog fines Delhi over toxic smog
Pollution watchdog fines Delhi over toxic smog
India's environmental watchdog has slapped New Delhi's government with a $3.5-million fine for failing to enforce rules to reduce smog in the...

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