Half of Europe’s electricity set to be from renewables by 2030

Leaked EU paper predicts fast renewables growth to around double current levels if countries meet climate objectives.

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announces new $776 million…

Melinda Gates makes announcement in Brussels during European Development Days

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These machines can capture a new source of clean energy—evaporating…

A lot of water is evaporated every day on Earth (by one calculation some 1,000 trillion liters). And that evaporation is a clean source of solar energy that—until now—has been untapped. Researchers…

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The green Pope: how religion can do economics a favour

In the run up to the Paris climate talks, religious leaders such as Pope Francis can push forward debates about climate change, consumption and equality

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7 important ocean trends, and what we can do about them

More than 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered in water. About 97% of it exists in our oceans. But the oceans aren’t just full of aquatic creatures and colorful coral that comprise the perfect…

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What is a pollution peak?

There is an increasing frequency of "pollution peaks" throughout the world. But what are they, exactly? Let’s find out…

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A Chair to invent the cuisine of the future

The purpose of a Chair partnered by Danone at the Université Paris-Sud in France is to dream up the cuisine of the future.

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Flood, fire and Fukushima: environmental photographer of the year…

A sandstorm rages over Kuwait, a woman shops in a derelict supermarket in Fukushima, and in Lagos women weave hair on the lagoon. These images are some of the best on the shortlist for the 2015 Ciwem Atkins…

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Climate Week Paris: a week of commitment for business and investors

Climate Week took place in Paris from May 18 to 24 at UNESCO headquarters. During this international meeting, the leaders of big groups and SMEs joined forces with policymakers from all over the world.…

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10 Facts About Women And Hunger

Women have a crucial role to play in defeating hunger. As mothers, farmers, teachers and entrepreneurs, they hold the key to building a future free of malnutrition. Here are ten facts on why empowering…

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