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Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey opposed plans to cut new home emissions

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Taylor Wimpey, one of the UK’s biggest housebuilders, opposed government plans to slash carbon dioxide emissions from new homes by at least three-quarters and argued against heat pumps, which are proposed as a replace...

Johan Rockström: ‘We need bankers as well as activists… we have 10 years to cut emissions by half’

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Johan Rockström is one of the world’s most influential Earth scientists. As director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, he advises governments, corporations and activists, including his Swedish comp...

US-China deal on emissions welcomed by global figures and climate experts

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An unexpected agreement between the US and China to work together on cutting emissions has been broadly welcomed by leaders and climate experts. The world’s two biggest emitters appeared to put aside their differences...

Australia’s biggest industry group calls on Morrison government to halve emissions by 2030

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Australia’s biggest industry association has called on the Morrison government to set a target of cutting the country’s greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 to join the global “mainstream” on the climate crisis. I...

California’s wildfire smoke could be more harmful than vehicle emissions, study says

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The thick, grey wildfire smoke that shrouds California each autumn and winter could be more harmful to humans than pollution from cars and other sources, a new study has found. Coming at the heels of the state’s worst...

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...

Ethereum cryptocurrency to slash carbon emissions

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Ethereum, the second largest cryptocurrency after bitcoin, is just “months” away from shifting its underlying infrastructure to a new model that would slash its carbon emissions a hundredfold, the project has announce...

Facebook says it has reached net zero emissions

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Facebook has reached net zero emissions, the company has announced, paving the way for it to achieve its wider target of net zero emissions across its entire supply chain by 2030. The social network said it had reduce...

UK Mercedes-Benz car owners seek damages over alleged emissions cheating

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A law firm representing the UK owners of Mercedes-Benz cars has started formal legal action seeking compensation from the German marque for allegedly installing illegal emissions cheating devices on its diesel cars. H...

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...

Al Gore ‘disappointed’ Scott Morrison didn’t increase Australia’s 2030 emissions target

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The former US vice president Al Gore has criticised the Morrison government for failing to increase the ambition of Australia’s 2030 emissions reduction target and warned coal workers to be deeply sceptical about “hol...

Soil’s ability to absorb carbon emissions may be overestimated – study

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The storage potential of one of the Earth’s biggest carbon sinks – soils – may have been overestimated, research shows. This could mean ecosystems on land soaking up less of humanity’s emissions than expected, and mor...

New EU target to cut carbon emissions by at least 55% disappoints experts

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A new EU target of a 55% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030 has been described as a “farce” by environmental groups after it was agreed in Brussels on the eve of Joe Biden’s climate summit for world leaders. After ...

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. ...

Climate emissions shrinking the stratosphere, scientists reveal

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Humanity’s enormous emissions of greenhouse gases are shrinking the stratosphere, a new study has revealed. The thickness of the atmospheric layer has contracted by 400 metres since the 1980s, the researchers found, a...

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...

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