France to shut down all coal-fired power plants by 2023
2016-12-06 15:40:19

France to shut down all coal-fired power plants by 2023

France will shut down all its coal-fired power plants by 2023, president Francois Hollande has announced. Mr Hollande vowed to beat by two years the UK's commitment to stop using the fossil fuel to generate power by 2025


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Children breathe in dirty air
2016-12-06 10:55:32

Children breathe in dirty air

It comes at a time when UNICEF is urging governments to do more about air pollution. It has released a report that says that 300 million children – that's almost one in seven of the world's children – breathe air that is six or more times more toxic than international guidelines advise

Cyber risk and risk management
2016-12-05 16:15:25

Cyber risk and risk management

The risks and opportunities which digital technologies, devices and media bring us are manifest. Cyber risk is never a matter purely for the IT team, although they clearly play a vital role

This giant vacuum cleaner can suck air pollution right out of the sky
2016-12-05 14:15:52

This giant vacuum cleaner can suck air pollution right out of the sky

Dutch inventors have come up with what they say is the world’s first giant air vacuum cleaner. But it won't be cleaning a carpet any time soon. It is an outdoor vacuum cleaner; it sucks in dirty air, filters it and then pumps it back out, clean

EU declares war on energy waste and coal subsidies in new climate package
2016-12-01 13:25:41

EU declares war on energy waste and coal subsidies in new climate package

Plan to cut energy use by 30% before 2030 forms centrepiece of package to help EU meet its Paris climate commitments. Europe will phase out coal subsidies and cut its energy use before the end of the next decade, under a major clean energy package announced in Brussels.

The scale of warming in the ocean is ‘truly staggering’, the report warns
2016-12-01 13:20:15

The scale of warming in the ocean is ‘truly staggering’, the report warns

Soaring ocean temperature is 'greatest hidden challenge of our generation. IUCN report warns that ‘truly staggering’ rate of warming is changing the behaviour of marine species, reducing fishing zones and spreading disease

UN launches new strategy to minimize environmental footprint of its peace operations
2016-11-30 11:35:05

UN launches new strategy to minimize environmental footprint of its peace operations

Underscoring the importance of environmental protection and management in the work of peacekeeping missions, the UN DFS launched a new strategy to maximize its peace operations' efficiency in the use of natural resources, to minimize their risk to people, ecosystems