Climate crisis

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Minister hints at gas boilers ban but says market should drive change
Anne-Marie Trevelyan urges firms to encourage shift to heat pumps, amid criticism of limited £5,000 grants

Jessica Elgot Chief political correspondent

19, Oct, 2021 @8:38 AM

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Earth’s demise could rid galaxy of meaning, warns Brian Cox ahead of Cop26
Unique events that led to civilisation mean its demise could ‘eliminate meaning in galaxy for ever’

Tara Conlan

19, Oct, 2021 @5:01 AM

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England’s wind energy potential remains untapped
Despite overwhelming support for onshore windfarms, planning rules mean it is possible for only one person to prevent development

Paul Brown

19, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘Utterly his own right’ for Scott Morrison to commit to net zero, Barnaby Joyce says
Liberals and Nationals increasingly confident the Coalition is moving towards agreement on climate pivot

Katharine Murphy Political editor

19, Oct, 2021 @2:11 AM

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£5,000 grants unveiled to support home heat pump installation
Funding comes as part of government’s heat and buildings strategy, but campaigners say plan lacks ambition

Peter Walker Political correspondent

18, Oct, 2021 @9:00 PM

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US and China urged to find way to work together before Cop26
Former UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon appeals to Joe Biden and Xi Jinping to meet and find common ground

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

18, Oct, 2021 @3:58 PM

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‘This is our last chance’: Biden urged to act as climate agenda hangs by a thread
Failure to pass legislation to cut emissions before the UN summit in Glasgow could be catastrophic for efforts to curb global heating

Oliver Milman in New York and Lauren Gambino in Washington

18, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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‘We want sun’: the battle for solar power in Puerto Rico
Many people suffered following power cuts in the aftermath of two hurricanes, but advocates say solar power will withstand future disasters

Nina Lakhani in Guayama and Adjuntas, Puerto Rico

18, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Qld announces reopening plan; ACT hotspot status ends tonight – as it happened
All today’s news as it happened

Mostafa Rachwani and Amy Remeikis (earlier)

18, Oct, 2021 @8:26 AM

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From childlessness to the climate crisis, why is the blame always on us? | Nesrine Malik
When it comes to addressing the sorry state of the world, there’s been a huge shift of responsibility away from governments and corporations, says the Guardian columnist Nesrine Malik

Nesrine Malik

18, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Buttigieg warns Manchin of resistance to Biden’s climate plan: ‘It will cost lives’
White House has said clean energy provisions likely to be dropped from bill to secure support of Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema

Richard Luscombe

17, Oct, 2021 @3:43 PM

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‘A long way to play out’: Nationals fail to reach agreement on 2050 emissions reductions
Angus Taylor briefs junior Coalition partner on policy proposal but any deal remains a long way off

Amy Remeikis

17, Oct, 2021 @10:01 AM

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