Why Japan finds coal hard to quit – Nikkei Asian Review
In spite of significant investment and action to tackle climate change, Japan remains wedded to coal for its energy. Urgent action is needed if it isn't to become the dirty man of Asia.
Uplands management needs urgent review, think-tank says – Yorkshire Post
The UK's northern uplands need improved management if they're to play a big part in limiting climate change.
Claas Relotius Reporter Forgery Scandal – SPIEGEL ONLINE
Far from hide from the emerging journalism scandal, Der Spiegel has been open and frank about what happened. A lesson for others caught up in a whirlwind of potential fraud?
Recycling: Where is the plastic waste mountain? – BBC News
China's ban on importing plastic waste should've created problems in the UK. So what happened to the country's recycling (clue: they're burning more of it)
Case for Hydro – Renewable Watch
Could changes in the way India treats hydro power lead to a revolution in private investment?
Source: Case for Hydro – Renewable Watch
This Was The Year Loneliness Was Put Under The Microscope – 2019 Can Be The Year We Beat It | HuffPost UK
Over Christmas a half a million elderly people struggled with loneliness. Could 2019 be the year we get serious about this social problem?
China’s Built a Road So Smart It Will Be Able to Charge Your Car – Bloomberg
EV range is a major concern for motorists. China is investing in a highway that could make long range electric motoring a reality.
The End of Coal Is Near: China Just Scrapped 103 Power Plants
China's move may be good for the environment, but the underlying reason for the move seems to be more about economics. Completing the projects would give the county an excess of energy.
Food waste chief to target ‘scandal’ of 250m binned UK meals | Environment | The Guardian
Ben Elliot, co-founder of the lifestyle group Quintessentially, has been tasked by the UK Government with reducing food waste. First stop: a £15m pilot project to redistribute surplus food.
Saudi Arabia: The worst-performing country on battling climate change
While other Middle Eastern countries push ahead with renewable energy and sustainability projects, Saudi lags some way behind. It seems no one is in any rush to change this.
How Trump’s Climate Change Stance Has Triggered Surprising Growth in Certain Investments
In spite of Donald Trump downplaying the US's commitment to tackling climate change, there's growing evidence investors and customers are factoring "green credentials" into their decision making.
Focusmate: Watched over while I worked from home – BBC News
Working from home is good for the environment, but can be lonely and demotivating. The BBC explores one solution: co-working remotely.
Win a Plastic Fishing boat to cut litter in your waterways
Having built two boats out of plastic pollution taken from rivers, Hubbub is now planning it's third. This one they're planning on giving away to one lucky town.
Why sustainability is a win-win – The Irish News
Northern Ireland's SSE is taking positive action to create a more sustainable business. Are there lessons for all to learn?