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The world's largest tidal power device will soon begin testing off Scotland

A plane-shaped device that will be able to power 2,000 homes in the UK by harnessing the power of the tides is being towed into position off Scotland's Orkney Islands in the North Sea.


World whiffs on Biden's pleas for bold climate pledges

After four years of Trump, world leaders are wary of jumping too quickly to follow Washington's lead.

Greta Thunberg: Timmermans not doing enough to green EU farm policy

Swedish climate campaigner says ‘the time for small steps in the right direction is long gone.’

'It's hard, we're neighbours': The coalmine polluting friendships on Poland's borders

Czechs and Germans who live in the shadow of the vast Turów mine claim it is an environmental menace. Some in Poland want to weaponise its defence.


Europe’s plastics industry is about to boom. U.S. fracking is driving it

Even as the European Union rolls out aggressive plans for reducing plastic waste, countries are importing cheap ethane gas to fuel their plastics industries.
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Europe seeks alliance with U.S. to tackle aviation emissions

The European Union wants to work with the U.S. government to curb aviation's contribution to climate change, including through possible pollution standards on jet fuel, a senior European Commission official says.


The making of a 'European Yellowstone'

A major conservation effort is underway in Romania. The goal is a new national park that will rival its American counterparts.

In swing through Europe, John Kerry aims to boost climate action

The American climate envoy aims to demonstrate that the United States not only has rejoined the international effort to slow global warming, but also wants to lead other signatories in realizing the central aims of the Paris climate accord.


EU judges find Britain guilty of failing to tackle illegal pollution

Britain has "systematically and persistently" exceeded legally binding air pollution limits for the past decade, the European Union's Court of Justice ruled today.


Chris Miller: Will anything stop Putin's pet project?

Nord Stream 2, a direct pipeline from Russia to Germany, isn’t going away. Neither is the clamor to cancel it.

EU plans to create new climate and health observatory

The European Commission plans to create a new European Climate and Health Observatory as part of the update of its strategy for adapting to climate change.


EU readies reforms to energy treaty as climate criticisms mount

The European Commission is expected to propose reforms to an international energy treaty as early as Monday, EU officials said, after some governments have said the bloc should consider quitting the agreement because it could threaten climate goals.

Bill Hare: Australia's lack of effort on climate change is going to cost us

Australia is deeply exposed to carbon border tax adjustments due to our lack of action in reducing emissions.


Rubbish-covered lake brings to light Balkans waste problem

Serbia and other Balkan nations are overwhelmed by communal waste after decades of neglect and lack of efficient waste-management policies in the countries aspiring to join the European Union.

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The company scraps planned Pennsylvania investments and will instead shut down three polluting batteries in 2023. The announcement comes a week after a study shows lower lung function in people living near its Pittsburgh-region facility.

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