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12th February 2019

Australia on track to reach climate targets by 2025

Australia is now installing more renewable power per person each year than any other country – putting it on course to meet its entire Paris Agreement emissions reduction targets five years early.

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9th February 2019

Negative CO2 emissions project gets underway

The first carbon dioxide has been captured using C-Capture technology at Drax Power Station in the UK. This pilot project could lead to a fully operational plant by the mid-2020s, helping to reverse the emissions responsible for climate change.

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5th February 2019

Himalayas will lose at least one-third of glaciers by 2100

A new study concludes that 36% of glaciers along the Hindu Kush and Himalaya range will disappear by 2100, even with rapid cuts in carbon emissions. Without emission reductions, the loss could reach two-thirds.

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23rd January 2019

Electric vehicle sales to increase ten-fold by 2030

More than 20 million electric vehicles will be sold annually by the end of the next decade, according to a new analysis.

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23rd January 2019

Greenland ice sheet melting faster than previously thought

Scientists report that the Greenland ice sheet is melting four times faster than in 2003.

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18th January 2019

Florida utility plans to install 30 million solar panels by 2030

Florida Power & Light Company has announced a "30-by-30" plan to install over 30 million solar panels by 2030 and make the state of Florida a world leader in the production of solar energy.

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15th January 2019

Six-fold increase in Antarctic ice loss since 1979

A new study in the journal PNAS finds that Antarctica experienced a six-fold increase in yearly ice mass loss between 1979 and 2017.

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12th January 2019

Bioengineering of rice could boost grain yield by 27%

A new bioengineering approach for boosting photosynthesis in rice plants could increase grain yield by up to 27%, according to a study published in the journal Molecular Plant.

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8th January 2019

Genetic "shortcut" boosts plant growth by 40%

Scientists report the engineering of crops with a photorespiratory "shortcut" to boost plant growth by 40% in real-world agronomic conditions.

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6th December 2018

World's largest container shipping group pledges to go carbon neutral by 2050

Danish conglomerate Maersk, the world's largest container ship and supply vessel operator, has announced a plan to cut its carbon emissions to zero by 2050.

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1st December 2018

UK to begin carbon capture and storage in 2020s

The UK government has announced plans for the country's first carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) project. Thousands of such facilities will be needed worldwide by 2060.

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28th November 2018

Fusion experiment in China exceeds 100 million °C

China has confirmed that plasma in the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) exceeded 100 million degrees Celsius.

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