Europe's Greens ready to be kingmakers in EU elections
2019-05-20 15:35:56

Europe's Greens ready to be kingmakers in EU elections

Europe’s Greens are on course for their strongest showing to date in next week’s European elections – and could find themselves kingmakers in a newly fragmented EU parliament


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Environment and health at increasing risk from growing weight of ‘e-waste’
2019-02-04 09:05:05

Environment and health at increasing risk from growing weight of ‘e-waste’

Around 50 million tonnes of electronic waste, or e-waste, is being thrown away each year, according to a new joint United Nations report – which exceeds the combined weight of all the commercial airliners ever made

Extreme weather hit 60 million people in 2018, no part of the world spared
2019-01-31 16:00:48

Extreme weather hit 60 million people in 2018, no part of the world spared

With some 60 million people affected by extreme weather in 2018, according to a new study, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) called for better management of the issue worldwide, in a statement

Germany to quit coal by 2038, under commission proposal
2019-01-28 17:30:41

Germany to quit coal by 2038, under commission proposal

After late-night talks, a dedicated commission has agreed a timetable to phase out coal burning in Europe’s largest economy. It is the first time Europe’s biggest economy, which gets 35% of its power from coal

The world’s move into a new phase of strongly state-centred politics – Global Risks Report
2019-01-28 14:20:48

The world’s move into a new phase of strongly state-centred politics – Global Risks Report

Is the world sleepwalking into a crisis? Global risks are intensifying but the collective will to tackle them appears to be lacking. Instead, divisions are hardening

New air pollution plans improve on EU rules, government claims
2019-01-25 16:25:47

New air pollution plans improve on EU rules, government claims

The government has set out new plans on air pollution that ministers say go beyond existing EU rules, with a pledge to improve air quality nationwide to the standards the World Health Organization (WH0) recommends

Just 5% of Earth's landscape is untouched
2019-01-15 16:25:36

Just 5% of Earth's landscape is untouched

Humans have a greater influence on the world's landscape than previously thought, according to a comprehensive new high-resolution analysis of human modification of the planet