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Tackling the plastic bottle crisis and our wider disregard for nature

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Plastic bottles awaiting recycling in Germany. Too many plastic bottles are manufactured globally, says British MP Caroline Lucas. Photograph: imageBroker/Rex/Shutterstock

Green co-leader Caroline Lucas says she hopes to build a cross-party coalition to stop bottle wastage, while other correspondents offer their thoughts on protecting the environment

June 30, 2017 — The Guardian’s coverage of the global plastic bottle crisis (Surge in plastic bottle use sparks global alert, 29 June) has been powerful and compelling. Like so many of the environmental Continue reading Tackling the plastic bottle crisis and our wider disregard for nature

Victoria’s plans for hydrogen exports to Japan are ‘way of making brown coal look green’

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Latrobe’s Hazelwood power station will close on 31 March and the Victorian government is looking to create new jobs there. Photograph: Ashley Cooper/Getty Images

Proposed plant would would be run by Kawasaki Heavy Industries and produce liquid hydrogen for use in vehicles

January 12, 2017 — Victorian government plans to work with a Japanese company to produce hydrogen from brown coal in the Latrobe Valley are “a way of making brown coal look green”, according to one expert.  Continue reading Victoria’s plans for hydrogen exports to Japan are ‘way of making brown coal look green’

Conserving coastal areas or commodifying nature

The UNFCCC’s ideas to protect and develop coastal ecosystems have been dubbed ‘a false solution’ by civil society organizations, but praised by others

March 10, 2016 — In the coastal town of Tanjung Balai in North Sumatra where Riza Damanik grew up, learning how to fish is a right of passage. But, he says, initiatives by the Indonesian government over the past couple of decades have left small-scale fishermen like him adrift.

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Scrapping carbon capture support ‘threatens UK climate targets’

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A view of the cooling towers of the Drax coal-fired power station near Selby, northern England. Drax pulled out of a £1bn installation of carbon capture technology to cut emissions, citing the UK government’s reduction of subsidies for renewable energy. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images
MPs warn that without CCS technology, it will be much more expensive to meet national and internationally agreed targets on reducing emissions

March 7, 2016 — The scrapping of government support for carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology has put at risk the UK’s international commitments on tackling climate change, an influential group of MPs has found.

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