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UK’s nuclear ‘white elephant’ stumbles

29 July, 2016 − Celebrations by the nuclear industry planned for today have been cancelled following the shock decision by Britain to put the world’s largest electricity project on hold.

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Forest restoration gets a cutting edge

28 July, 2016 – Degraded tropical forests throughout the world could be effectively restored by using a simple and inexpensive technique to speed up natural regeneration.

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Energy-wise buildings can cut gas imports

27 July, 2016 – Unleashing a fourth industrial revolution on Europe is the bold aim of a report on how to make the continent’s buildings carbon-neutral energy producers.

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Concerns raised over Paris climate goals

26 July, 2016 – New analysis shows that the science underpinning the global treaty aiming to stop average temperatures rising more than 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels urgently needs more research.

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Small-scale steps fire nuclear optimism

25 July, 2016 − Industry poll shows that backing from the UK government is seen as a beacon of hope for a new breed of small nuclear reactors − but there are questions about the country’s expertise.

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Irish agriculture faces emissions dilemma

24 July, 2016 – Pledges by Ireland to cut its emissions of greenhouse gases look set to be undermined by government plans for a major expansion of the country’s agricultural sector.

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Rise in plunder of Earth’s natural resources

22 July 2016 – New UN report warns that the threefold increase in extraction of the Earth’s primary materials will intensify climate change, increase air pollution and reduce biodiversity.

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Droughts dry up Amazon’s ‘green lungs’

22 July, 2016 – Serious tree loss and stunted growth caused by repeated droughts in the Amazon Basin have damaged the rainforest’s vital ability to store atmospheric carbon.

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Humans play high-risk ecological roulette

20 July, 2016 – Analysis of millions of records by thousands of scientist across the world show that human impacts have helped push the planet’s vital biodiversity into the danger zone.

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Climate change’s costs are still escalating

19 July, 2015 − Scientific reports released for a conference today on disaster risk reduction warn that people are already dying and economies being hit by climate change − and that the dangers are growing.

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