EU slammed over failure to protect marine life from ‘destructive’ fishing

The waters of the EU are in a “dismal” state, with only a third of fish populations studied in the north-east Atlantic considered to be…

Germany turns to coal for a third of its electricity

Germany is relying on highly polluting coal for almost a third of its electricity, as the impact of government policies and the war in Ukraine…

Europe just had its hottest summer on record

Amid blistering heat waves, brutal drought and widespread wildfires, Europe just notched its hottest summer in recorded history, new data from the Copernicus Climate Change…

Norway prolongs life of Arctic coal mine

Norway’s last remaining coal mine on a geopolitically important Arctic archipelago will stay open. Store Norske, the state-owned mining company, said on Friday it had…

Europe facing its worst drought for 500 years

47% of Europe is undergoing warning conditions, as moisture in the soil dries out and 17% of the region is on a state of alert…

2022 sets record fire activity in southwest Europe

Blazes that have torched tens of thousands of hectares of forest in France, Spain and Portugal have made 2022 a record year for wildfire activity…

‘The new normal’: how Europe is being hit by a climate-driven drought crisis

Europe’s most severe drought in decades is hitting homes, factories, farmers and freight across the continent, as experts warn drier winters and searing summers fuelled…

Portugal sets new July heat record, worsening severe drought

Portugal recorded its hottest July on record. The average temperature was 25.1˚C (77.3 ˚F), it said. That was almost 3˚C higher than the expected July…

Germany increases reliance on coal and oil

Coal – France, Italy, Austria and the Netherlands have all announced plans to reactivate old coal power plants. But nowhere are the plans as extensive…

Wintershall Dea begins production from Nova oil field, offshore Norway

Wintershall Dea and its partners Sval Energi and Pandion Energy Norge have started production from the Nova oil field (previously Skarfjell) located in the Norwegian…

Algeria, Nigeria, and Niger sign MoU for $13 billion Trans Saharan gas pipeline

The more than 4,000km (2,485 mile) long onshore gas pipeline is planned to start in Warri in Nigeria, travel through Niger, and end in Hassi…

GAZ-SYSTEM connects Baltic Pipe to Polish and Danish transmission systems

GAZ-SYSTEM said that the Baltic Pipe project, a 900km long offshore and onshore natural gas pipeline has been connected to the Polish and Danish transmission…

Storks give up migrating to live on landfill in Spain

At a sprawling landfill near Madrid, hundreds of white storks dodge garbage trucks as they look for scraps of food among the mountains of multicoloured…

Italy heatwave peaks with 16 cities on red alert as Tuscany burns

Italy faced the hottest day of the current heatwave Friday with red extreme heat warnings issued for 16 cities across the country, as firefighters battled…

Brutal heat dome moves east, with Central Europe sweltering

A heat wave that brought record temperatures to Britain and parts of France swelled over Central Europe. The toll from a heat dome is rising,…

Firefighters tackle southern Europe wildfires as heatwave passes 45˚C

France, Portugal and Spain are among the European countries particularly affected, with temperatures of more than 45˚C (113˚F) recorded during a heatwave that is also…

Hungary declares ‘energy emergency’ over threat of fuel shortages

Hungary’s government has declared an “energy emergency” in response to supply disruptions and skyrocketing energy prices in Europe, an official said. There is “unlikely to…

Heatwaves in the US, China and Spain

United States: In Texas, temperatures hit triple digits Fahrenheit over the weekend, with some places breaking century-old records. On Saturday, Waco reached 108˚F (42˚C), smashing…

EU votes to class gas and nuclear as green

Under the plans, gas can be classed as a sustainable investment if “the same energy capacity cannot be generated with renewable sources” and plans are…

Italy declares state of emergency in five regions over drought

Italy is facing an unusually early heatwave and a lack of rainfall, particularly in the northern agricultural Po valley, which has been hit by its…

Spain and Portugal suffering driest climate for 1,200 years

Most rain on the Iberian peninsula (most of Spain and Portugal, as well as a small area of Southern France, Andorra, and Gibraltar) falls in…

Dutch join Germany, Austria, in reverting to coal

The Netherlands said it would lift all restrictions on power stations fired by the fossil fuel, which were previously limited to just over a third…

Spain, Germany battle wildfires amid unusual heatwave in Europe

Firefighters in Spain and Germany are struggling to contain wildfires amid a heatwave in Western Europe, unusual for this time of year. The worst damage…

Europe’s five hottest summers since 1500

In just more than two decades, the continent has experienced its five hottest summers since 1500. 2021: Hottest ever Last year was Europe’s hottest summer…

97% of Portugal in severe drought

Almost the whole of Portugal was in severe drought at the end of May. The month of May was the hottest in the southern European…

Old King Coal: price reaches highest level in more than 200 years, on track for $500

Coal prices are soaring, hitting $462 per tonne today, up from $186 on the 23rd of February and likely to pass $500 this year. Russia is Europe’s…

Germany, Qatar sign energy partnership agreement

Qatar and Germany have signed a declaration to deepen their energy partnership, with a focus on trade in hydrogen and liquefied natural gas (LNG), as…

EU accepts it will burn more coal in move away from Russian gas

Brussels has given the green light for the EU to burn more coal over the next decade as it tries to end the use of…

Study recommends excluding and moving offshore wind farms away from the protected areas in the Mediterranean

A scientific team recommends excluding and moving offshore wind farms from the protected areas in the Mediterranean due to the serious negative impacts these facilities…

The great climate backslide: How governments are regressing worldwide

From the U.S. to China, in Europe, India and Japan, fossil fuels are staging a comeback, clean energy stocks are taking a hammering, and the…

Europe’s biggest banks provide £24 billion to oil and gas firms despite net zero pledges

25 European banks have provided $US33 billion (£24 billion) in loans and other financing to 50 companies with large oil and gas expansion plans, less…

EU includes gas and nuclear in guidebook for ‘green’ investments

The European Commission has been accused of undermining its climate goals after it defied critics by pushing ahead with plans to include gas and nuclear…

Humans kill off 1 in 6 birds in the EU and UK

One of every six birds – a net loss of 600 million breeding birds in total – have disappeared over less than four decades. The…

Germany portrays itself as a climate leader. But it’s still razing villages for coal mines.

Germany’s Garzweiler coal mine has already swallowed more than a dozen villages. Centuries-old churches and family homes have been razed and the land they were…

Norway to keep searching for oil and gas

A minority coalition of the Labour Party and the rural Centre Party will take power after defeating the Conservative-led government in last month’s election. “The…

Flooding in Venice worsens off-season amid climate change

After Venice suffered the second-worst flood in its history in November 2019, it was inundated with four more exceptional tides within six weeks, shocking Venetians…

34 inches of rain in 24 hours breaks continental record

Rossiglione, Italy, ended up with a mind-boggling 34.8 inches (883.8 mm) of rainfall over the course of 24 hours.  The annual rainfall total for the…

Military deployed to fight fires in Spain

260 Spanish troops are assisting firefighters battling a raging blaze that has emptied out villages and burned through forestland for days. “We have talked for…

Russia’s New Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline

Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, shown as the dashed line in the image below, was connected on September 10, 2021. The 1,230km (764 mile) long…

Highest recorded temperature of 48.8˚C in Europe apparently logged in Sicily

The highest temperature in European history appears to have been recorded in Italy during a heatwave sweeping the country, with early reports suggesting a high…

Mediterranean faces fiercer heatwaves, drought, fires: UN draft report

The Mediterranean will be hit by ever fiercer heatwaves, drought and fires supercharged by rising temperatures, according to a draft United Nations assessment that warns…

Wildfires continue to rage across southern Europe

Since 28 July, 180 fires have broken out in Turkey, while more than 100 were still burning in Greece. In Italy, the number of large wildfires is…

Climate scientists shocked by scale of floods in Germany

The intensity and scale of the floods in Germany this week have shocked climate scientists, who did not expect records to be broken this much,…

France Drops Plans to Enshrine Climate Fight in Constitution

The French government said that it would drop its plans to enshrine the fight against climate change in the Constitution, effectively giving up on what was seen…

Norway plans to continue oil exploration and drilling in coming decades

“We will supply energy to the world as long as the demand exists.”