The majority of UK universities have failed to meet their carbon reduction targets, figures reveal. Read more
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Batteries thrown in household rubbish bins cause about 700 fires every year in dustcarts and waste-processing centres, local authorities say. Read more
One hundred universities in the UK have pledged to divest from fossil fuels, the Guardian can reveal. Read more
UK universities are below their US and Canadian counterparts in a sustainability global league table that ranks them on their environmental footprint and contribution to society, as student climate campaigners warn that nearly half are falling behind their emissions targets. Read more
The organisers of Britain's biggest ever survey of household plastic waste have called for immediate action to tackle what they say are "jaw-dropping" findings. Read more
Finnish researchers have installed the world's first fully working "sand battery" which can store green power for months at a time. Read more
Sellers are flouting eBay's self-imposed ban on the sale of elephant ivory by listing it under pseudonyms. Read more
Sprawling 5.5 million square kilometres, the Amazon rainforest is the largest of its kind and home to about one in ten of all known species. To date, at least 40,000 plants, 2,200 fish, 1,200 birds, 400 mammals, 400 amphibians, and 375 reptiles have been scientifically classified in the region, not to mention nearly 2.5 million insect species. Read more
The University of Oxford accepted at least £1.6m from oil, gas and petrochemical companies in 2020-21 despite its 2035 net zero commitment, according to a report by students. Read more
Some colleges are cutting back on red meat in campus dining halls in an effort to fight climate change and prompt students to think about the carbon footprint of the food they consume. Read more