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Amazon fires: Bolsonaro says Brazil cannot fight them

International coverage of the record fires raging across the Amazon rainforest continues, and the BBC reports comments from Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro that his government lacks the resources…

DAILY BRIEF | 23.08.19

Ditch cars to meet climate change targets, say MPs

A new report from MPs on clean growth for meeting the UK’s climate targets finds that “widespread personal vehicle ownership does not appear to be compatible with significant…

DAILY BRIEF | 22.08.19

Shale gas will run out in five years, say scientists

The UK’s reserves of shale gas may be far lower than previously thought, according to a new scientific paper reported by the Times. The study, which has received…

DAILY BRIEF | 21.08.19

Lightning strike ‘partly to blame’ for power cut

An interim report by the National Grid suggests a lightning strike and the rare loss of two large generators from the system caused nearly a million people to…

DAILY BRIEF | 20.08.19

Australia waters down Pacific Islands plea on climate crisis

Australia has blocked Pacific Island leaders from agreeing on a joint declaration to take more stringent action on climate change and phase out coal, report the Guardian and…

DAILY BRIEF | 16.08.19

Greta Thunberg sets sail from UK to attend New York and Chile climate summits

There is blanket coverage of the news that teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has set sail from Plymouth on the south coast of the UK, bound for UN…

DAILY BRIEF | 15.08.19

Market awaits record low prices as UK starts offshore wind showdown

As much as 6 gigawatts (GW) of new offshore wind capacity is “up for grabs” in the UK, as the latest round of the nation’s contracts for difference…

DAILY BRIEF | 14.08.19

Australia to redirect A$500m in foreign aid to new Pacific projects

The Australian government is to announce a new A$500m (£280m) package of climate change support for renewable energy and disaster relief in the Pacific, the Sydney Morning Herald…

DAILY BRIEF | 13.08.19

Major power cut across country as London goes dark after National Grid failure

There was blanket coverage of the power cut that struck parts of England and Wales on Friday. A Daily Telegraph front page story reported that hospitals, airports, rail…

DAILY BRIEF | 12.08.19
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