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World has 'historic' opportunity for green tech boost, says global watchdog

Global efforts to minimise the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic present an historic opportunity to scale up the technologies needed to speed a transition to cleaner energy, the head of the world's energy watchdog says.
Amazon and other large ecosystems at risk of rapid collapse: Study
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Amazon and other large ecosystems at risk of rapid collapse: Study

Large ecosystems such as the Amazon rainforest and coral reefs could collapse faster than scientists had previously assumed, according to a study published on Tuesday.

Where Biden and Sanders diverge on climate change

Where Biden and Sanders diverge on climate change

Democratic White House hopefuls Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders believe climate change is an existential threat, that the United States should immediately rejoin global climate talks, and that fossil fuel workers need help adjusting to a cleaner energy economy.

Greta met Malala: young activists pictured together in Oxford
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Greta met Malala: young activists pictured together in Oxford

Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg has met her role model, Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, during a visit to Britain's University of Oxford.

Plant a trillion trees: U.S. Republicans offer fossil-friendly climate fix
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Plant a trillion trees: U.S. Republicans offer fossil-friendly climate fix

Republican lawmakers on Wednesday proposed legislation setting a goal for the United States to plant a trillion trees by 2050 to fight global warming, a plan intended to address climate change by sucking carbon out of the air instead of by cutting emissions.

Amazon deforestation could speed up in 2020: Expert
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Amazon deforestation could speed up in 2020: Expert

Deforestation of Brazil's Amazon rainforest threatens to accelerate and draw increased global concern since no new fire prevention measures have been taken in the crucial run-up to this year's dry season, according to Tasso Azevedo, coordinator of a group called MapBiomas that monitors the rate of forest destruction.

Climate protesters tell carmakers 'the party is over'
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Climate protesters tell carmakers 'the party is over'

Thousands of protesters marched in front of Frankfurt's IAA car show on Saturday to demand a swift end to combustion engines and a shift to environmentally friendly vehicles as Chancellor Angela Merkel's government prepares to unveil climate protection measures.

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