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Dr Debra Roberts,  chairwoman of one of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) working groups  said there’s no replacement for ‘bold, ambitious mitigation’ against climate change. Photograph: Getty Images

Scientists behind the latest UN report on climate disruption, which reveals accelerating destruction of oceans, glaciers and ice caps due to global he(...)

Plastic straws are among items to be banned in the EU by 2021: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

Single-use plastic items such as straws, forks, knives, and cotton buds will be banned in the European Union by 2021 following a vote by members of th(...)

The world has a little over a decade to bring down greenhouse gas emissions before  dangerous levels of warming become inevitable.  Photograph: Getty Images

Countries are failing to take the action needed to stave off the worst effects of climate change, a UN report has found, and the commitments made in t(...)

Coal being loaded for transport at a depot in Shanghai, China. Photograph: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News

Coal is not yet dead. Energy giant BP’s chief executive Bob Dudley has declared his astonishment following disclosures that power companies use the sa(...)

A plane lands at Heathrow Airport in west London as a third runway at the airport was given the go-ahead by the British cabinet on Tuesday. Photograph:  Steve Parsons/PA Wire

British ministers backed plans for a new runway at London’s Heathrow airport on Tuesday, paving the way for a parliamentary vote on the plan after dec(...)

Chinese honour guards are reflected in the glass of a bus as they prepare for the arrival of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan at Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport in Hangzhou on Friday. World leaders are gathering in the city for the  G20 summit. Photograph: Wang Zhao/AFP

In Hangzhou, the manhole covers are locked down, the Swat teams deployed, factories shuttered to guarantee blue skies and one-third of its six millio(...)

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg running in Tiananmen Square in “hazardous” air conditions in March. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Beijing residents long used to hazardous smog were unsurprised by the findings in a new report showing that burning coal was the cause of 366,000 deat(...)

Women hold portraits of their lost husbands near a monument honouring people who were killed during cleanup efforts after the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster,  in Kiev, Ukraine on Tuesday. Photograph:  Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Ukraine, Belarus and Russia have marked 30 years since the Chernobyl atomic power station exploded, and paid tribute to hundreds of thousands of worke(...)

Labourers work on the scaffolding of a construction site at an industrial zone in Beijing, China, April 14, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Clifford Coonan in Beijing China’s economy expanded by the slowest rate in seven years in the first quarter of this year, but upbeat readings from th(...)

 Qinghai Lake in China:  environmental researchers are asking  whether the lake is getting bigger due to more rainfall or because the glaciers at the roof of the world are melting faster – a dire foreboding of climate change. Photograph: China Photos/Getty Images

The herder sets off on his motorbike, a cigarette jammed firmly between his teeth, wearing a bright yellow padded jacket against the cold as (...)

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