sustainable thinking

Science articles

Is 2014 set to be the hottest year on record?


US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration confirms the past three months have set new temperature records

22 Jul 2014

BRICS group announce plan for $100bn sustainable development bank

Solar photovoltaic panels in La Reunion

"We reiterate our belief that renewable and clean energy, research and development of new technologies and energy efficiency, can constitute an important driver to promote sustainable development"

18 Jul 2014

Government urges public and businesses to help meet "bees' needs"

Defra calls on people to help boost pollinator populations by following five point action plan

18 Jul 2014

German development bank issues €1.5bn green bond

KfW aims to 'support the development of responsible investing from its niche into the broader capital market'

16 Jul 2014

Anglican churches to divest fossil fuel assets

World Council of Churches, representing 300 institutions including the Church of England, set to phase out oil, gas, and coal holdings

11 Jul 2014

Neonicotinoids linked to recent fall in farmland bird numbers

Research demonstrates for the first time the knock-on effects to other species of class of insecticides known to harm bees

11 Jul 2014

Pope condemns rainforest destruction

Pope Francis calls exploitation of nature the "sin of modern times"

07 Jul 2014

Report: Climate change policies 'can increase UK competitiveness'

Grantham Institute study says climate legislation has not harmed UK businesses and there is no case for weakening carbon targets

07 Jul 2014

World Bank: World must brace for more megadisasters

World Bank and Japanese government call for shift from reactive to resilient policies

03 Jul 2014

Supermarkets must curb food security risks, MPs urge

New report calls on government to protect consumers from food shortages that could result from extreme weather events

01 Jul 2014

Obama attacks Republicans for appeasing climate deniers

President says members of congress are feigning ignorance of science because they fear backlash from 'fringe elements'

26 Jun 2014

May 2014 was the warmest on record, NOAA says

Agency figures suggest 2014 could be heading towards the hottest year since records began

25 Jun 2014

Former US Treasury Secretaries to warn of soaring climate risks

Bi-partisan 'Risky Business' group to warn of immense corporate risks presented by unmitigated climate change

23 Jun 2014

European Commission launches latest funding push for climate action projects

LIFE Climate Action programme offers €44m to support wide range of climate change initiatives

19 Jun 2014

World's energy systems vulnerable to climate impacts, report warns

Generators from nuclear reactors to coal-fired power plants will feel the brunt of the weather changes

18 Jun 2014

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