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World Bank is Giving $22 Billion in Funding to Help All of Africa Stave Off Climate Change

Africa is set to receive a massive financial windfall courtesy of the world’s largest developmental banking organization. In addition to the $200 billion that it has already pledged towards fighting climate change, the World Bank Group is stepping up its support for Africa by committing $22.5 billion between 2021 to 2025. The[Read More…]

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Major parties outline environmental policies aimed at wooing voters

Environmental issues are looming as important factors in this weekend’s elections, with coal and water among voters’ top concerns. They are also the policy areas where parties diverge the most. Barely a week goes by without new matters arising, such as Whitehaven Coal last month out-bidding drought-hit farmers by buying 460 megalitres[Read More…]

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New £165m coal mine in Cumbria ‘unanimously approved’ by councillors despite escalating climate change crisis

A new £165m coal mine has been unanimously approved by councillors in Cumbria, sparking protests by environmental campaigners.  Cumbria County Council did not answer calls for comment, but multiple people in attendance reported its development committee approved the plan on Tuesday afternoon. West Cumbria Mining, which filed the application, wants to extract coking coal along the[Read More…]

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England could run out of water within 25 years, warns Environment Agency boss

ngland faces an “existential threat” as it looks set to run short of water within just 25 years, the head of the Environment Agency has warned. A combination of climate change and population growth are pushing the country towards what Sir James Bevan referred to as the “jaws of death”. At this point, unless urgent action[Read More…]

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Iraq: where water used to flow

The Mesopotamian marshlands in southern Iraq were once the largest wetland ecosystem in Western Eurasia. But after years of drought and political turmoil, they’re in danger of disappearing. A parched land The Mesopotamian Marshes of southern Iraq are a rare area of wetland in a sea of desert, and are[Read More…]

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Developers paid $4.6 million in koala offset payment to clear bushland

More than 95 per cent of developers simply paid a financial penalty upfront to clear koala bushland under Queensland’s controversial offset policy, a Queensland government discussion paper shows. In 2017-18 alone $4.58 million was received in offset payments for 40 development applications where koala bushland was involved. That has increased[Read More…]

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