Climate change action plan delayed until end of 2020

The Scottish Government will not produce its updated climate change action plan until the end of this year, the environment secretary had said.

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Dr Richard Dixon: How world can still take climate action despite coronavirus

It clearly makes sense to move Cop26 to next year, but this must not be allowed to quietly slide into creating a two-year gap between climate talks, instead 2021 must be a year of concerted international action on the climate crisis.

A woeful prediction: Air pollution levels will remain constant in the '20s

Our planet is in danger, and the past decade has done little to save it.

Australian government to be sued over firefighting foam contamination

Up to 40,000 residents of towns contaminated with chemicals from firefighting foams are set to sue the Australian government, making it the biggest class action lawsuit in the country's history. There are fears that the chemicals may increase the risk of cancer.

Bill Shorten says ‘kiss climate action delay goodbye’

Australia's Bill Shorten has positioned climate change action at the centre of his 11th-hour pitch to undecided voters.

Josiah Neeley: Personal responsibility is not enough to fix climate change

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On climate change, Mitt Romney has an opportunity to lead

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Ocasio-Cortez joins climate change sit-in at Pelosi's office

Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined 150 youth activists in a Tuesday sit-in at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's Capitol Hill office, where the group called for congressional action on climate change.

Santa Rosa bans use of Roundup at city parks

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Kids suing governments over climate change keep winning

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Sudden shift at a public health journal leaves scientists feeling censored

A journal that had repeatedly published peer-reviewed articles that challenged vested interests about hazardous chemicals in use today appears to have been coopted by a new editor, promoting "mercenary science" designed to manufacture doubt that provides regulators cover when they don't want to make tough decisions.

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Sudden shift at a public health journal leaves scientists feeling censored

Claiming overreach by a new publisher, the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health's editorial board asks for disciplinary action from the National Library of Medicine.

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