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Nuclear waste will remain a deadly threat for hundreds of thousands of years. Despite having decades of hazardous waste in temporary storage, the world is only now finalising plans for long-term containment

Onkalo aims to solve the 100,000-year problem of nuclear waste storage

Nuclear waste will remain a deadly threat for hundreds of thousands of years. Despite having decades of hazardous waste in temporary storage, the world is only now finalising plans for long-term containment

Energy

Energy In a landmark moment for energy usage, the UK has generated a day’s worth of electricity without using coal

UK achieves first coal-free day since the Industrial Revolution

In a landmark moment for energy usage, the UK has generated a day’s worth of electricity without using coal

Energy India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has announced the addition of 5,400 mW of wind power in the past year

India announces record year for wind energy

India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has announced the addition of 5,400 mW of wind power in the past year

Energy As the US dismantles environmental policies, China is moving to take on global leadership as a 'new climate era' begins

China reaffirms full commitment to Paris Agreement and urges others to follow

As the US dismantles environmental policies, China is moving to take on global leadership as a ‘new climate era’ begins

Energy The number of coal power plants under construction plummeted over 2016, while over 100 new construction projects have been frozen

Coal reaches turning point in key markets

The number of coal power plants under construction plummeted over 2016, while over 100 new construction projects have been frozen

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Energy The US Army has been ordered to allow work on the final section of the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline

US Army to approve completion of Dakota Access Pipeline

The US Army has been ordered to allow work on the final section of the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline

Energy Autonomous carmaker Tesla has officially launched a battery storage plant that could ensure renewables are used more efficiently

Tesla flips switch on grid storage

Autonomous carmaker Tesla has officially launched a battery storage plant that could ensure renewables are used more efficiently

Energy Anglo-Dutch energy giant Shell has agreed to sell its North Sea oil assets as it continues to reduce its $80bn debt pile

Chrysaor Shell out on North Sea assets

Anglo-Dutch energy giant Shell has agreed to sell its North Sea oil assets as it continues to reduce its $80bn debt pile

Energy Trump officially backs the development of oil pipelines, rolling back decisions by the Obama administration blocking the controversial projects

Donald Trump signs executive order to revive Keystone and Dakota Access pipelines

Trump officially backs the development of oil pipelines, rolling back decisions by the Obama administration blocking the controversial projects

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Energy China has ordered the closure of 104 coal power plants, in line with a push to meet emissions targets. However, it must tackle unregulated industry to become truly green

China announces closure of 104 coal-fired power plants in line with renewables push

China has ordered the closure of 104 coal power plants, in line with a push to meet emissions targets. However, it must tackle unregulated industry to become truly green

Energy Argentina has agreed a $15bn investment deal with companies to boost production in Vaca Muerta, in return for lower labour costs and greater subsidies

Argentina joins oil and gas companies to invest in multi-billion-dollar shale bounty

Argentina has agreed a $15bn investment deal with companies to boost production in Vaca Muerta, in return for lower labour costs and greater subsidies

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Energy China already far outstrips the US in terms of its investments in renewable energy, and is now stepping up investments in a bid to dominate in the global renewables boom

China poised to dominate in renewable energy with ‘going global’ strategy

China already far outstrips the US in terms of its investments in renewable energy, and is now stepping up investments in a bid to dominate in the global renewables boom

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Energy In the vacuum created from fragmented global politics, businesses are pouring in billions to stop the earth from warming

As global politics abandons the climate, business is stepping in

In the vacuum created from fragmented global politics, businesses are pouring in billions to stop the earth from warming

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