Polluting water companies could face £250m fine

This is a 1,000-fold increase from the current cap of £250k

Gas flaring not accounted for by fossil fuel companies

A new report claims that these firms are releasing 20 million tonnes of GHG emissions each year, without monitoring them

California governor signs sweeping climate measures into law

The record $54bn California Climate Commitment includes the goal to achieve statewide carbon-neutrality ‘as soon as possible’ and no later than 2045

The Carbon Column – Road transport: which direction?

In post I focus on the dark side of lithium, a metal that could be more harmful than helpful

Environment Act updated to improve air quality

Councils will now be required to report more frequently on air pollution levels

‘Block Brazilian gold to save the Amazon’

WWF claims that illegal gold mining is leading to deforestation and pollution in the South American nation

Government clamps down on water pollution

New planning permission has also been granted for sustainable countryside homes

‘Water companies’ pollution performance hits new low’

The Environment Agency claims the level of serious incidents and low ratings has never been so bad

‘Mammoth’ new facility to suck 36,000 tons of carbon annually from the air in Iceland

Climeworks’ new direct air capture plant will have a nominal carbon dioxide capture capacity of 36,000 tons per year when fully operational, with the aim of removing gigatons of CO2 from the atmosphere each year by 2050

Countries pledge record $5.33bn to the Global Environment Facility

The funding will support large-scale initiatives to address biodiversity and forest loss, improve ocean health, combat pollution and reduce the effects of climate change