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Solar has not beaten coal in the race to electrify India

: India’s future is still tied to coal and fixing woeful inefficiency of plants will create huge new generation at a price solar cannot match

Climate threatens ‘Himalayan Viagra’ fungus, and a way of life

: A valuable fungus reputed to be an aphrodisiac has been disappearing from the mountains of Nepal, taking with it a valuable source of income

Pro-Adani Australian resources minister quits over dual citizenship

: Matt Canavan, who has strongly backed Adani’s Queensland mega-mine, is third senator in recent weeks to be caught out by dual citizenship rule

India diverts $25 billion away from clean energy fund

: Revenue raised by a tax on coal was originally intended to support renewables, but a investigation revealed it is being spent on an unrelated policy

Climate Weekly: India’s farmers in crisis

: This week’s top climate change stories. Sign up to have our newsletter sent to your inbox

Indian farmers mourn dead after debt crisis turns violent

: Six protesters were killed in the Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh in June. Meet the bereaved families driven to despair by erratic weather and a tough market

Volvo electric vehicle push reflects China’s leadership ambition

: Car giant’s move away from the internal combustion engine will fuel Chinese dominance in emerging clean technology

Indian solar sector wary of China as protectionist policy nears an end

: Indian solar manufacturers are likely to go bust when a World Trade Organization ruling kicks in later this year, experts say, increasing the dominance of Chinese imports

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Fiji presidency must not fail climate change victims at “Pacific COP”

Despite warm words about protecting the vulnerable, the island presidency of this year’s UN climate talks is showing no urgency on “loss and damage”

This G20 will be remembered for division, not unity

Efforts in Hamburg to rally 19 countries to the Paris Agreement were successful, but deeper ambition feels further away

Who checks corporate claims of climate leadership?

Big companies say they are leading the way to a cleaner future, but with only voluntary disclosures to keep them honest we just have to trust them

Finland’s plan to increase logging is a danger to the climate

Finland’s government has attempted to discredit scientists who criticised its increased logging programme, writes Hanna Aho from NGO Fern

May meets Trump on climate, but her Brexit will damage the Paris accord

Despite May’s G20 overture to Trump, her government is preparing a divorce from the EU that will have profound negative consequences for the climate

If US states are really ‘still in’ Paris, here’s what they need to do

The Paris accord isn’t only about cutting emissions, some states are already finding ways to meet climate finance commitments

Pacific islanders: Shipping must comply with Paris climate goals

Representatives of four Pacific island nations join today at the IMO in London to ask the shipping industry to do its part to cut carbon emissions

Even Boeing-747 tanker jets can’t win our total war on fires

The more effectively we suppress fires, the worse they become. As climate change makes the world more combustible, we need a new approach


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