25 August, 2017 – A pollution-free world driven by renewable energy is possible, say scientists with a plan for a fossil fuel phase-out for 139 countries.
10 August, 2017 – New generation nuclear power stations that produce cheap electricity and less waste always seem about to appear, but so far they have not materialised.
6 August, 2017 – Paying for forests conserves a vital world resource. But somebody must pay the locals a tangible share of the intangible global gains.
4 August, 2017 – Hopes of a nuclear revival to combat climate change have been dashed as another prestige project runs into trouble.
31 July, 2017 – The fossil fuel subsidies paid to the industry that exploits them is a fraction of their cost to people’s health in the rich world.
21 July, 2017 – Profligate fossil fuel use could cause Asian temperatures to rise by 6°C, bringing floods and food shortages for hundreds of millions.
18 July, 2017 – Even a small nuclear war could end global warming. But it would certainly precipitate catastrophic climate change.
6 July, 2017 – Wildfire is a natural hazard – and a natural part of the grassland ecosystem. Against expectation, the world’s fires are burning low.
27 June, 2017 – A group of physical chokepoints – roads, ports and waterways – could disrupt the flow of world food trade, with drastic consequences.
24 June, 2017 – Renewable fuels are challenging nuclear energy’s survival everywhere, and financing new reactors is growing increasingly difficult.
21 June, 2017 – One of the world’s biggest energy companies sees problems ahead with falling fossil fuel demand and huge growth in renewables.