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Burps in space: new satellite to track global methane emissions

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In space, no-one can hear you belch – at least, not for the time being. New Zealand has announced mission control for a new satellite that will orbit the earth observing methane produced by burps or other flatulence f...

Australia news live update: Scott Morrison to unveil details of 2050 net-zero emissions plan

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Prime minister expected to reveal how Australia will meet climate commitment after cabinet formally adopted target

Shell chief vows to bolster emissions strategy after court ruling

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Royal Dutch Shell has vowed to accelerate its strategy towards becoming a net zero emissions business, two weeks after a Dutch court ruling ordered the company to cut its global carbon emissions by 45% by the end of 2...

Biden signs order for government to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050

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The US government will be a net zero contributor to the climate crisis by 2050 by slashing the planet-heating emissions from its operations and transitioning to an all-electric fleet of cars and trucks, according to a...

First microwave-powered home boiler could help cut emissions

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‘Drop-in’ replacement for gas boilers may help tackle challenge of cutting emissions from home heatingThe creators of the world’s first microwave-powered boiler have said it can provide a straightforward, zero-emissio...

Massive Attack call for government plan to cut live music’s carbon emissions

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A plan to ensure the live music industry meets climate targets needs to be urgently introduced by the government, according to the band Massive Attack, which commissioned a report on carbon emissions in the music busi...

Victorian government pledges to slash state’s carbon emissions by 50% by 2030

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The Victorian government has promised to cut the state’s greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030, in an announcement of long-awaited climate targets that outstrip commitments made by the Morrison government. The plan,...

Narendra Modi pledges India will reach net zero emissions by 2070

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India will meet a target of net zero emissions by 2070, the country’s prime minister has told the Cop26 global climate summit. Speaking at the world leaders’ summit at the UN conference in Glasgow, Narendra Modi made ...

New Zealand unveils $8,600 subsidy for electric vehicles to reduce emissions

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The New Zealand government is introducing subsidies to make electric vehicles thousands of dollars cheaper and new petrol and diesel cars more expensive, as the country tries transition to an emissions-free fleet. The...

Majority of universities in UK ‘not on track to meet emissions targets’

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More than half of universities are not on track to meet their emissions targets, according to an analysis. The student network People and Planet has published its annual sustainability university league, which found t...

Government to announce £1bn fund to help reduce emissions

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The government will spend more than £1bn helping schools, hospitals and industry to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and encourage the growth of new low-carbon technologies in the UK, under plans set out on Wednesday. ...

Asos targets net zero carbon emissions by 2030 in ethical push

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Asos will target net zero carbon emissions by 2030 and will aim to match the general population in gender and ethnic diversity among its leaders as the fast fashion company responds to shoppers’ rising demand for ethi...

Reducing emissions should be airlines’ ‘first priority’, not buying carbon offsets

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Airlines should focus on reducing emissions from flights instead of using carbon offsets for climate commitments, experts and environmental campaigners have warned. British Airways and easyJet are among several leadin...

Biden to unveil pledge to slash global methane emissions by 30%

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US president Joe Biden will try to underscore his green credentials by unveiling an action plan to control methane, regarded by the administration as the single most potent way to combat the climate crisis in the shor...

Rich countries urged to come up with detailed plans to cut emissions

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Rich countries must come forward with detailed plans on how they hope to meet their climate targets, and Boris Johnson must forge much closer relationships with developing countries to bring about the breakthrough nee...

Hold the beef: McDonald’s avoids the bold step it must take to cut emissions

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Each year, McDonald’s buys as much as 1.9bn lb of beef that it packs into patties for millions of Happy Meals, Quarter Pounders, Big Macs, Triple Cheeseburgers and other popular beefy sandwiches served across the glob...

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