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World / Science & Health May 9, 2019

Figures show most EU nations cut output of CO2 last year

Most European Union countries reduced carbon dioxide emissions last year, estimates showed Wednesday, marking a turnaround in the battle against greenhouse gases as campaigners urged faster action to avoid the most damaging effects of climate change. Overall EU emissions from burning oil, coal and gas ...

The only way is down: subterranean survival warning

World / Science & Health May 9, 2019

The only way is down: subterranean survival warning

Solutions to the biggest threats facing our planet lie underground, according to experts who insist climate change, overpopulation and food shortages can all be tackled by going subterranean. "We are coming to a point in our history in which we need to start looking for ...

Climate change missing as U.S. defends Arctic policy

Environment May 8, 2019

Climate change missing as U.S. defends Arctic policy

The Arctic is melting, but don't ask U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to talk about climate change. Nor even to agree on a text that mentions it. For the Trump administration, disappearing sea ice in the world's "high north" appears to be first and ...

New Zealand unveils plan to go carbon neutral by 2050

Environment May 8, 2019

New Zealand unveils plan to go carbon neutral by 2050

New Zealand introduced legislation Wednesday to make the South Pacific nation carbon neutral by 2050, although greenhouse gas emissions from the economically vital agricultural sector will not have to meet the commitment. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the bill would help New Zealand contribute to ...