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#Environmental pollution

The Toyota Corolla Hybrid was named the 2020 Green Car of the Year at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Photo: Mark Ralston / AFP
The Toyota Corolla Hybrid was named the ... […]

Hybrid cars’ green credentials under scrutiny

Hybrid cars are increasingly popular in the European Union as eco-conscious drivers turn away from their more polluting counterparts, but environmentalists warn they're not as green as they seem
The International Energy Agency (IEA) says that industry accounts for almost 40 percent of the world's energy consumption and still overwhelming uses fossil fuels. Photo: Olivier Morin / AFP
The International Energy Agency (IEA) sa... […]

‘Greenwashing’ or genuine?: Behind big businesses’ climate promises

Are big companies making genuine attempts to fight global warming or simply "greenwashing" their brands to try to divert criticism? With COP26 underway analyses show much more can be done
Direct air capture uses chemical processes to strip CO2 out of the air, then recycles it for industrial use or locks it away. Photo: Saul Loeb / AFP
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Climate: Removing CO2 from the air no longer optional

The big question as COP26 nears is can major economies, by 2050, reduce emissions enough to deliver a carbon neutral world? Rising up the agenda are the tools to pull CO2 straight from the air
An undated photo released by Cornish Lithium shows exploratory drilling for lithium taking place at a former mine in Redruth, Cornwall. Cornish Lithium / AFP
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Electric car lithium demand powers mining revival in UK

As the global auto sector accelerates production of electric cars, one British company is hoping to cash in from mining lithium needed to make rechargeable batteries that power the vehicles
Cars on the A7 motorway between Lyon and Vienne in southeastern France. Photo: Philippe Desmazes / AFP /File
Cars on the A7 motorway between Lyon and... […]

Will drivers get burned by EU ban on petrol or diesel cars?

The European Commission has unveiled plans to effectively ban the sale of new cars with internal combustion engines from 2035. What will this mean for drivers?
Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans (L) and President Ursula von der Leyen unveil the 'European Green Deal' during a press conference at the EU Parliament in Brussels on July 14, 2021. Photo: John Thys / AFP
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Europe’s green economy plan: main points

The European Commission has unveiled a vast legislative programme to increase the cost of pollution and drive the economy towards a carbon neutral future
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EU airlines fear fuel tax as climate push takes off

The European Commission is set to propose a raft of measures to slash EU aviation emissions when it unveils a bumper package of legislation aimed at reaching its climate goals