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Starbucks to end disposable cup use in South Korea by 2025

6 Apr 2021 /  Heesu Lee, Bloomberg    1
South Korea, which has pledged to zero out planet-warming gases by 2050.

Add dry riverbeds and overflowing banks to the list of things made worse by climate change

14 Mar 2021 /  Eric Roston, Bloomberg   2
Heat-related changes to the planet’s water cycle, including rainfall, snowfall, and snowmelt, are causing rivers to swell in some places and shrink in others.

Renewables need ‘shock’ to push ahead of fossil fuels in Africa

12 Jan 2021 /  Bloomberg News    1
Slow uptake of green energy options is locking in harmful carbon emissions for the continent.

Wind-turbine blades once doomed for landfill can now be recycled

13 Dec 2020 /  Will Wade, Bloomberg  
Turbine blades can be bigger than the wing of a Boeing 747, and many of them end up in landfills once they’re removed from service.

Companies taking strong climate action doubled this year, CDP says

12 Dec 2020 /  Todd Gillespie, Bloomberg   1
According to a new analysis by a leading environmental-disclosure platform.

Global temperatures already 1.2ºC above pre-industrial levels

3 Dec 2020 /  Laura Millan Lombrana, Bloomberg    3
2020 on track to being one of the three warmest years on record.

World’s biggest wind park to be built offshore UK

28 Nov 2020 /  Lars Paulsson, Bloomberg  
Total investment in the first two phases of the project will be around 6bn pounds.

Green cars aren’t that clean in SA

17 Nov 2020 /  Adriaan Kruger   17
Eskom's high emissions, together with high import taxes and steep prices, detract from the allure of electric vehicles.

Covid gives tourism a chance to curb environmental damage

22 Oct 2020 /  Michelle Jamrisko, Bloomberg   
Year of the pandemic shows record drop in global greenhouse gas emissions.

World Bank still investing billions in fossil fuels, study shows

12 Oct 2020 /  Vanessa Dezem, Bloomberg    1
Despite pledging to fight climate change.

Shocking charges of serious environmental offences by Eskom

28 Apr 2020 /  Chris Yelland   26
Data supplied by utility described as a ‘gross misrepresentation’ – and no sign of action plan called for by government.

Researchers debate whether global emissions have peaked

22 Feb 2020 /   Eric Roston, Bloomberg   3
New energy and old energy are cancelling each other out.

Solar and wind power can’t compete with gas this cheap

15 Feb 2020 /  Naureen Malik and Brian Eckhouse, Bloomberg    19
The renewable energy sources are certainly winning in many markets on price alone.

Companies tighten climate goals as scientific outlook darkens

22 Sep 2019 /  Eric Roston, Bloomberg    5
To date, more than 630 companies from 43 countries have signed the 2015 agreement.

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