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The images are murky at first. Sediment sweeps past the camera as Icefin, a bright yellow remotely operated robot submarine, moves tentatively forward under the ice. Then the waters begin to clear. Icefin is under almost half a mile (600m) of ice, at the front of one the fastest-changing large glaciers in the world. Suddenly …

Image copyright PA Media The UK’s fixed-term parliaments could see politicians failing to prioritise climate change, veteran naturalist Sir David Attenborough has suggested. He told the first citizens’ assembly on climate having a five-year government leads to a lack of long-term planning. The 110-strong assembly in Birmingham will meet over four weekends to examine options …

Actor Marion Cotillard has travelled to Antarctica with Greenpeace to learn about how climate change, plastic waste and industrial fishing are damaging wildlife. “As pristine as it looks, even a remote place like this one is impacted by harmful human activities,” she said. Speaking to the Victoria Derbyshire programme during her trip, she explained what …

US President Donald Trump’s position on climate change has been in the spotlight again, after he criticised “prophets of doom” at the World Economic Forum in Davos. At the event, which had sustainability as its main theme, and activist Greta Thunberg as its star guest, Mr Trump dismissed “alarmists” who wanted to “control every aspect …

EUR/USD has dropped to the lowest this year, below 1.1070, after Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank, said that it will take climate change into its considerations. The crisis may trigger the usage of additional monetary stimulus.  Earlier, the ECB left its interest rate unchanged at -0.50% as widely expected. The Frankfurt-based institution continues …

Like the popular fitness apps, which help users track their exercise activities, food intake and more, an app called Evocco aims to give consumers information about their shopping habits to help cut their carbon footprint by estimating the climate impact of their choices. By taking a photograph of food receipts, shoppers can check their score …

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“We must reject the perennial prophets of doom” – Trump US President Donald Trump has decried climate “prophets of doom” in a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where sustainability is the main theme. He called for a rejection of “predictions of the apocalypse” and …

A number of British cities aim to go carbon neutral by 2030 to fight climate change. Glasgow – which will host a major United Nations climate change summit in November 2020 – is one of them. But bringing the carbon footprint of a whole city down to zero requires big changes. So what can be …

Image copyright AFP Should aviation be taxed more? Should SUVs be banned? Should wind power be subsidised by taxpayers? These are some of the climate change-related questions to be pondered by a new “citizens’ jury”, to be composed of 110 members of the public. The panel has been selected to represent key sectors of society …

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOur Planet Matters: Climate change explained Scientists say global warming could have a catastrophic effect on the planet. Human activities have increased carbon-dioxide emissions, driving up temperatures. Extreme weather and melting polar ice are among the possible effects. So, what do we know about the Earth’s changing …