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8 Feb
The Commission is expected to recommend reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by 90% by 2040. A debate on the target comes amid disruptive farmers' protests in the bloc and ahead of the elections.
5 Jan
A new study showed that Germany emitted 73 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions fewer than in 2022. The drop was related to a strong slump in coal use, as well as a decline in energy-intensive manufacturing.
10 Jul 2023
The UN's maritime agency announced an agreement to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions from the shipping industry by about 2050. But many experts say the deal falls well short of what is necessary and possible.
2 Jul 2023
The healthcare sector accounts for around 4 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. That's equivalent to the annual emissions of France, Germany and Brazil combined. Medical staff and the healthcare industry are gradually embracing the objective of reducing the sector's contribution to global warming. But the task remains daunting. The Down to Earth team takes a closer look.
18 Jun 2023
The EU’s climate advisory board has recommended the bloc adopt ambitious targets for 2040. Researchers say there are multiple options to slash emissions, with plenty of political wiggle room.

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Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre spoke to FRANCE 24 about the war in Ukraine ahead of the second anniversary this week of Russia's full-scale invasion. The conflict has prompted senior Scandinavian defence officials to warn about the heightened threat of war with Russia; while Norway is a founding member of NATO, Finland joined the alliance just last year while Sweden is in the process of doing so.
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Montpellier is now the biggest metropolitan area in Europe where residents can take public transport for free. Many locals are thrilled, but others worry there won't be cash left to develop the transport network further.
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The Al Kuwait, a ship carrying 19,000 cattle docked in Cape Town Harbour since Sunday (February 18) has been the cause of a lingering stench prompting residents to complain.
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Tunisian wheat farmer Hasan Chetoui is seeking inspiration from the deep past as he tries to adapt to drought caused by climate change, sowing old wheat varieties that he hopes will produce crops throughout the year.
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In the last ten years, the number of Catholic churches across Germany has been dwindling. What does this mean for the faithful?