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  • Governments are increasingly committed to phasing out coal power. Photograph: Petar Milošević/Wikimedia

    Global grouping plans to make coal history

    The UK and Canada have launched a global alliance of countries and regions dedicated to phasing out coal power

  • Haweswater reservoir. Photograph: ATGimages/123RF

    EA models future water scenarios

    The EA has modelled five future scenarios exploring the implications for water resources and management

  • Cuadrilla's Preese Hall site after restoration. Photograph: Cuadrilla

    Treasury sets out frack fund plans

    Local communities will get to decide how up to 10% of tax revenues from fracking operations will be spent in their area but payouts are capped at £10m over 25 years

  • More water projects may qualify as 'nationally significant infrastructure'. Photograph: daveh123/123RF

    DEFRA tries to head off water shortage

    DEFRA plans to fast track planning consent for large water supply projects in a bid to head off a water shortage of up to a fifth of England’s demand by 2050

  • Photograph: Wavebreak Media Ltd/123RF

    EC seeks 30% cut in car CO2 emissions

    The average carbon dioxide emissions should fall by 30% between 2021 and 2030, says the European Commission

  • Climate campaigners want courts to step in where they say governments fear to tread. Photograph: NejroN/123RF

    Groups target states for climate justice

    Frustrated at slow progress from world leaders, environmental groups ramp up pressure in the courts to link government and corporate activities to climate harms

  • European financing reinforcing coal dependency. Photograph: Hub Wilh Domrse/123RF

    COP23: European banks key to decarbonisation

    Large financial institutions could play a bigger role in global decarbonisation through targeted lending and reducing support for coal

  • ClientEarth supporters gathered outside the Supreme Court following the first victory in 2015. Photograph: ClientEarth

    ClientEarth renews air quality challenge

    The campaigning lawyers will be taking the government back to court to secure a more robust plan than delivered in July

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