Archive for March 18th, 2017:

Germany to push for carbon price at G20

Image copyright SPL Image caption Solar power station near Koblenz, Germany Germany will use its G20 Presidency to nudge world leaders towards a global price on carbon, according to its director general of energy policy. Thorsten Herdan told BBC News that the world can’t stabilise CO2 emissions without making polluters pay. Mr Herdan, of the

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North Face widow Tompkins donates land for Chile parks

Image copyright Tompkins Conservation Image caption The donated land will form part of a network of 17 national parks Kristine McDivitt Tompkins, the widow of US billionaire Doug Tompkins, is donating 408,000 hectares of land to Chile for national parks to be created. Doug Tompkins, one of the founders of the outdoor clothing brand The

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‘Boaty McBoatface’ loaded for Friday departure

Image copyright Povl Abrahamsen/BAS Image caption Sent out from Southampton, Boaty was loaded on to the RRS James Clark Ross on Wednesday “Boaty McBoatface” has just been loaded aboard the UK’s polar ship, the RRS James Clark Ross. The yellow submarine is currently in Punta Arenas, Chile, and is due to sail for the Southern

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