A vote for Brexit in tomorrow’s UK referendum on EU membership (23 June) would mean that the COP21 agreement would have to be rewritten, the executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Clima
Source: UN boss: Brexit would mean rewriting Paris Agreement on climate change
If tests of the 100 metre-long barrier that collects rubbish on the sea’s surface are successful, it could be deployed at a larger scale in the ‘great Pacific garbage patch’
Source: Dutch prototype clean-up boom brings Pacific plastics solution a step closer
As humans, unless the planet goes with us, we’re pretty unlikely to die out at exactly the same time. We’re just not coordinated enough for that.But what would happen if every human vanished at the same time? How would the world cope without us? On a macro level, pretty well, if you believe the conclusions of the fascinating short video below.
Source: What would happen if all the humans suddenly vanished? | Alphr
“I don’t understand it at all. I think it was a very balanced report. There was nothing in that report that was not already known,”
Source: Australia removed from UN world heritage climate report – BBC News
Can you spare less than 10 minutes to learn about this remarkable young man.
Source: Xiuhtezcatl Martinez: The 15-year-old rapping about climate change – BBC Newsbeat
China’s president is expected to put the seal later on its contribution to what will be the first UK nuclear power plant to be built in a generation.
Source: Xi Jinping to seal Hinkley Point nuclear power deal in UK – BBC News
See also: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-34587650
Critics point to progress at other EDF projects, and doubt the Somerset scheme can be built on time and on budget
Source: Nuclear Power: Burke on Hinkley Point, EDF and China – BBC News
..supermarkets and retailers have the power to keep as much of the money raised from the 5p charge on carrier bags as they like..
Source: Plastic bag tax: It’s here, and it’s green, but retailers will decide where the money goes | Home News | News | The Independent
The gas industry is trying to rebrand itself away from fossil fuels and towards renewables, but what role is it really going to play in a clean energy future?
Source: Is gas a weapon in the fight against climate change? – BBC News