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Technology has made buildings less climate-friendly: but we can look back in time for solutions
Technology has made buildings less climate-friendly: but we can look back in time for solutions

Lessons from ancient architecture can help us design buildings that provide comfort and convenience without costing the earth...

By Bashar Al Shawa 12 Jan 2022

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Outlook for global economy bleak, World Economic Forum warns

The global economy is expected to be 2.3 per cent smaller by 2024, than it would have been without the pandemic, the World Economic Forum, 17th Global Risk Report 2022, states...

Katja HamiltonBy Katja Hamilton 12 Jan 2022

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Legacy energy infrastructure: The hidden threat to our climate
Legacy energy infrastructure: The hidden threat to our climate

It's easy to identify the biggest climate threats: coal and oil-fired power stations pouring emissions into the atmosphere, heavy industry smoking...

By Vladimir Milovanovic 9 Dec 2021

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Electric cars alone won't save the planet. We'll need to design cities so people can walk and cycle safely
Electric cars alone won't save the planet. We'll need to design cities so people can walk and cycle safely

Electric cars are hailed as the best way to cut transport emissions, but it's an illusion to think we can reduce our environmental impact without changing the way we design and move about in cities...

By Timothy Welch 17 Nov 2021

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We can't afford to just build greener. We must build less
We can't afford to just build greener. We must build less

As the built environment takes centre stage at COP26, the scale and urgency of the climate crisis and of the industry's responsibility to address...

By Johannes Novy 11 Nov 2021

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Why tackling deforestation is so important for slowing climate change
Why tackling deforestation is so important for slowing climate change

Halting forest loss is a crucial milestone on the road to net zero...

By Tom Pugh 3 Nov 2021

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We mapped every large solar plant on the planet using satellites and machine learning
We mapped every large solar plant on the planet using satellites and machine learning

An astonishing 82% decrease in the cost of solar photovoltaic (PV) energy since 2010 has given the world a fighting chance to build a zero-emissions...

By Lucas Kruitwagen 2 Nov 2021

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Cities and climate change: why low-rise buildings are the future - not skyscrapers
Cities and climate change: why low-rise buildings are the future - not skyscrapers

More than half of the world's 7.8 billion people live in cities and urban areas. By 2050, an additional 2.5 billion will be living there...

By Ruth Saint and Francesco Pomponi 28 Oct 2021

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Nobel prize: Why climate modellers deserved the physics award - they've been proved right again and again
Nobel prize: Why climate modellers deserved the physics award - they've been proved right again and again

This year's Nobel prize in physics has been split between Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi. While Parisi is a theoretical physicist, the other two are climate...

By Dr Pushp Raj Tiwari 18 Oct 2021

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China will no longer build overseas coal power plants - what energy projects will it invest in instead?
China will no longer build overseas coal power plants - what energy projects will it invest in instead?

Chinese President Xi Jinping recently announced at the UN General Assembly that China "will not build new coal-fired power projects abroad"...

By Yixian Sun 4 Oct 2021

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COP26: How the world will measure progress on the Paris climate agreement and keep countries accountable
COP26: How the world will measure progress on the Paris climate agreement and keep countries accountable

All countries will have to work together and take bold actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and demonstrate that their emissions are declining if we are to meet the Paris Agreement goal of keeping the global temperature rise to no more than 1.5...

By Steven Lam, Sherilee Harper and Warren Dodd 2 Sep 2021

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Use of leaded petrol eliminated in 'milestone' for health and environment, UN says

Leaded petrol has been eliminated after the world's last remaining stocks were used up last month, the UN's Environment Programme (Unep) said on Monday, 30 August...

By Emma Rumney 31 Aug 2021

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How students can use storytelling to bring the dangers of climate change to life
How students can use storytelling to bring the dangers of climate change to life

It is vital to give as many people as possible the tools with which to tackle the climate crisis, and key to this is encouraging climate literacy...

By Katie Parsons, Florence Halstead and Lisa Jones 30 Aug 2021

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Ordinary people, extraordinary change: Addressing the climate emergency through 'quiet activism'
Ordinary people, extraordinary change: Addressing the climate emergency through 'quiet activism'

Across the world, people worried about the impacts of climate change are seeking creative and meaningful ways to transform their urban environments. One such approach is known as 'quiet activism'...

By Wendy Steele, Diana MacCallum, Donna Houston, Jason Byrne and Jean Hillier 26 Aug 2021



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