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Woodside’s new Western Australian gas project ‘a bet against’ global 1.5C goal, report finds

Climate Analytics says Scarborough project’s emissions expected to be 1.37bn tonnes of CO2, which would slow push to reach net zero Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing Energy giant Woodside and Australian governments are betting against the success of the Paris climate agreement by backing a gas development that would substantially …

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UK must ‘walk the talk’ on climate action, say official advisers

As Cop26 president, UK must act on meat, fossil fuels and overseas aid, says Climate Change Committee The UK must “walk the talk” on climate action over the next 12 months, which will be critical in tackling the climate emergency, according to an assessment of the Cop26 summit by the Climate Change Committee. The UK …

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Renewable energy has ‘another record year of growth’ says IEA

Renewables will account for about 95% of growth in global power-generation capacity up to the end of 2026, finds energy agency It has been another record year for renewable energy, despite the Covid-19 pandemic and rising costs for raw materials around the world, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). About 290GW of new renewable …

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World’s vast networks of underground fungi to be mapped for first time

Project aims to help protect some of trillions of miles of the ‘circulatory system of the planet’ Vast networks of underground fungi – the “circulatory system of the planet” – are to be mapped for the first time, in an attempt to protect them from damage and improve their ability to absorb and store carbon …

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Climate crisis posing growing risk to the homeless, UK charities tell ministers

Letter calls for urgent action this winter to help those with no, or inadequate, housing Homeless people and those in poor housing are at increasing risk from the climate crisis, while suffering the consequences of our dependence on costly fossil fuels, housing charities have warned. The leaders of three of the UK’s biggest housing charities …

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