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No storm in a teacup as research finds climate change threatens future of the British cuppa – Sky News

Climate change could be about to impact a British institution – by changing the taste of a cup of tea, research has warned. Extreme weather and rising temperatures could affect both the amount of land available for growing tea and…

Standard Chartered accused of hypocrisy over climate change – Financial Times

Standard Chartered has been accused of hypocrisy on climate change by an influential pressure group, which warned the bank will be the target of shareholder action unless it tightens its fossil-fuel lending policies. Market Forces, an activist environmental group that…

Recycling critical metals in e-waste: Make it the law, experts warn EU, citing raw material security

(Terry Collins Assoc) End-of-life circuit boards, certain magnets in disc drives and electric vehicles, EV and other special battery types, and fluorescent lamps are among several electrical and electronic products containing critical raw materials (CRMs), the recycling of which should be made law, says a new UN-backed report funded by the EU.

Why Germany’s coal compromise failed to end the debate

(Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS)) Can expert commissions develop solutions for controversial issues that will enjoy broad democratic support? Researchers from the IASS have analysed the work of Germany’s “Coal Exit Commission” using a set of new criteria. While the authors view positively the Commission’s success in reaching a compromise, they criticise its failure to deliver an outcome that promotes the common good, particularly with respect to high costs of the coal exit and its unambitious contribution towards climate goals.

Climate change likely to worsen despite worldwide pledges to cut carbon emissions, report finds – FOX 29 News Philadelphia

Biden, Harris speak at climate summit on Earth Day President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris opened Earth Day’s climate summit, with an ambitious pledge to cut by at least one-half the climate-wrecking coal and petroleum fumes that America…

Thousands protest for stronger action on climate change in France – CGTN

A protester holding a sign that says “there is no vaccine against global warming” in Nantes, France. /AFP/ Sebastien Salom-Gomis A protester holding a sign that says “there is no vaccine against global warming” in Nantes, France. /AFP/ Sebastien Salom-Gomis…

Thousands protest in French cities in fight against climate change | TheHill – The Hill

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Paris and other French cities on Sunday to call for stronger action against man-made climate change. Reports of the demonstrations on social media indicated that protesters marched in Paris, Nancy, Toulouse, Rennes, Lyon,…

Calpers under fire over opposition to BP climate vote – Financial Times

Calpers and Climate Action 100+, the influential investor group, have come under fire over the US pension fund’s decision to vote against a climate resolution at oil supermajor BP. The resolution, scheduled for a vote at BP’s annual general meeting…