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Carbon offsetting: What is it and how do you do it?


By Maeve Campbell  •  Updated: 19/07/2021   A return flight from London to Cape Town generates roughly the same amount of C02 emissions, per passenger, as it would take to heat the average home for a year. On a Boeing 777, as used by British ...


EU proposes effective ban for new fossil-fuel cars from 2035


Nick CareyChristoph Steitz LONDON, July 14 (Reuters) – The European Union on Wednesday proposed an effective ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2035, aiming to speed up the switch to zero-emission electric vehicles (EVs) as p...


Time running out for countries on climate crisis front line


The world’s running out of time to limit global temperature rise to below two degrees Celsius, a matter of life or death for climate vulnerable countries on the front line of the crisis, the UN Secretary General reiterated on Thursday. Speaking to...


The Guardian view on the heat dome: burning through the models


Politicians must respond to the latest warnings that climate science has underestimated risks Last week’s shockingly high temperatures in the northwestern US and Canada were – and are – very frightening. Heat and the fires it caused killed hundred...


Global wind and solar power capacity grew at record rate in 2020


BP’s annual report reveals renewable energy boom in pandemic coincided with slump in demand for oil The world’s wind and solar energy capacity grew at a record rate last year while the oil industry recorded its steepest slump in demand since the s...


Human activity influencing global rainfall, study finds


Anthropogenic warming of climate has been a factor in extreme precipitation events globally, researchers say   Human activity such as such as greenhouse gas emissions and land use change were a key factor in extreme precipitation events such ...