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Greta Thunberg aims to drive change with ‘The Climate Book’

LONDON — Climate activist Greta Thunberg has compiled a handbook for tackling the world’s interconnected environmental crises, with contributions from leading scientists and writers. Penguin Random House announced Thursday that “The Climate Book” will be published in Britain in October. It contains contributions from more than 100 academics, thinkers and campaigners, including novelists Margaret Atwood […]

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Non-fossil fuel to be 50% of China’s power capacity in 2022.

Non-fossil fuel energy sources such as wind, nuclear, solar and hydropower may make up half of China’s total power generation capacity by the end of 2022, for the first time ever, the country’s electricity council has forecast. China, the world’s biggest greenhouse gases emitter and coal consumer, is expected to add 180 gigawatts (GW) of

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John Kerry, U.S. Climate Envoy, Tells Top Polluters ‘We Must All Move Faster

WASHINGTON — John Kerry, President Biden’s global climate envoy, warned nations Thursday that the world is “not on a good track” to meet its goal of pivoting away from fossil fuels in order to avoid the most dangerous consequences of climate change. At a virtual meeting of the world’s most polluting countries — including China,

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Road to net zero will cost trillions a year, report says.

Trillions of dollars need to be spent every year for almost three decades to hit net zero targets, according to consultancy McKinsey. On top of current spending, the equivalent of half of all corporate profits will have to be invested to tackle global warming, it says. McKinsey highlights that gaining acceptance will be tough, especially

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Bangladeshi Scientist Invents Biodegradable Single-Use Bag Made From Jute

As countries around the world try to cut down on throw-away plastic shopping bags, Bangladesh is hoping to cash in on an alternative: plastic-like bags made from jute, the plant fiber used to produce burlap bags.Bangladesh is the world’s second biggest producer of jute after India, though the so-called “golden fiber” — named for its

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