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Alphabet reportedly may spin out molten-salt project with Bill Gates' $1 billion energy fund

Google parent company Alphabet is in discussions to spin out a molten-salt energy storage project in a transaction with Breakthrough Energy Ventures, …

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Public support for renewables hits record 85 per cent high

Support for renewable energy among UK residents has climbed yet again to hit 85 per cent, its highest level since the government first began …

Authorities to ban use of plastic bags, food containers

<b>AMMAN</b> — The Jordan Food and Drug Administration (JFDA) plans to ban the use of recycled plastic bags and containers used in direct contact with food …

Dominican Republic leapfrogs to energy-efficient lighting

The Dominican Republic has called for a ban on imports of fluorescent lamp and urged state institutions in the Caribbean nation to switch to more …

Growing financial sector reform starts to deliver private finance for sustainability

<b>Washington D.C., 17 April 2018</b> – Huge progress on reforming the global financial system over the last four years has started to deliver desperately …

Rich in biodiversity, Palau looks to protect its most precious resource

Palau, an archipelago of over 576 islands in the western tropical Pacific Ocean, is home to a wide variety of plants and animals, many of which are …

The hanging gardens of Colombia

<b>To insulate vulnerable communities from floods and restore wetlands, Colombia promotes the use of recycled materials, suspended gardens and</b> …

The answer is in nature

<i>Before and after: Satellite images show deforestation caused by sugarcane farming over a six-month period in an area spanning 20.36</i> …

Cells”: the healthcare of the future at the Milan Design Week 2018

<i>A site-specific installation, designed by the architect Filippo Taidelli, investigates the relationship between architecture, technology and</i> …

About Air

Air pollution, which kills more than 6 million people every year, is the biggest environmental health risk of our time.<p>Airborne pollutants are …

UN Initiatives Enhance Sustainable Urbanization, Land-Use Planning Efforts

5 April 2018: The UN continues to undertake efforts to combat climate change in cities and to improve land-use planning. Recent developments include …

FAO Launches Initiative to Scale Up Agroecology in Support of the SDGs

5 April 2018: The Second International Symposium on Agroecology, organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), ended with the …

Venezuela situation piling pressure on Brazil’s environment

<i>Dan Stothart, Regional Humanitarian Affairs Officer for UN Environment in Latin America and the Caribbean, gives a first-hand account from Brazil’s</i> …

A warming world threatens the planet’s library of life

Climate change in the coming decades – even if global temperature rise can be kept to below 2°C – will adversely affect animal and plant species …

World’s first electrified road for charging vehicles opens in Sweden

The world’s first electrified road that recharges the batteries of cars and trucks driving on it has been opened in Sweden.<p>About 2km (1.2 miles) of …

The Ministry of Energy and Water launches the “National Guideline for Rainwater Harvesting Systems”

Under the patronage of the Minister of Energy and Water, H.E Mr. César Abi Khalil, and the presence of Mr. Edgar Shehab, Assistant of the UNDP …

Historic agreement signed to protect the world’s largest tropical peatland

• The equivalent of three years of global greenhouse gas emissions is stored in the Congo peatlands.<br>• The Brazzaville Declaration aims to implement …

Modernizing District Energy Systems Could Reduce Heating and Cooling Primary Energy Consumption by up to 50% finds New Report

<b>Nairobi, 25 February 2015</b> – A transition to modern district energy systems could contribute to 60 per cent of required energy sector emissions …

Twelve Asian Entrepreneurs awarded for forward-thinking environmental solutions

• Twelve environmental startups have been awarded as the winners of the Asia Pacific Low Carbon Lifestyles Challenge, receiving $10,000 seed money to …

Our water, our future

<i>How women are pushing national change in one of Africa’s smallest nations</i><i>.</i><p>While the idea of an island may call to mind the image of a beach paradise, …

Is monetizing waste the secret to ending plastic pollution?

David Katz is founder and CEO of the Plastic Bank, a company that aims to stop plastic pollution by turning waste into currency. In areas with …

Fishers and environmental organisations call on the European anti-fraud office to open a formal investigation about electric fishing

<b>Today, 23 environmental NGOs and organisations</b> representing fishers from France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK <b>filed a formal request to the</b> …

India approves massive new 5,000 megawatt solar far

<b>The Indian Government has given planning permission to a huge new solar project which is set to become one of the largest in the world.</b><p>The approval …

Royal Bank of Scotland to stop financing new coal power and oil sands projects

<b>The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has announced new policies to support the transition to a low-carbon economy.</b><p>“There is growing interest in the role …

Lebanon’s mountains are being wiped from the map – but does anyone care?

‘We had a court order for the quarries to stop but after five days the trucks came back and the local police facilitated them’<p>A quarry cuts into an …

Lebanese Waters: Up To 100% Pollution Everywhere

Congratulations, we have polluted literally everything.<p>Earlier this week, Dr. Michel Afram, president of the Lebanese Agricultural Research …

Saving our seas: 5 ocean heroes battling to turn the toxic tide

From the icy splendour of the Arctic to the inky depths of the Mariana ocean trench, plastic waste is threatening our seas, killing our wildlife and …

‘Beat Plastic Pollution’

1- Plastic items float atop a garbage-filled creek in Manila, Philippines, on May 12, 2018.-<p>June 5 is marked by the United Nations as World …

Antarctica is melting faster than anyone thought, and we're not ready for the sea level rise that's coming

In the future, seas will rise far higher than they are today. The question is whether it happens quickly or slowly.<p>There's enough ice stacked on top of Antarctica to raise seas around the globe by almost 200 feet. While it takes time for major changes to occur with that much ice, Antarctica is …