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Tens of thousands of people joined a march in New York City to end the use of fossil fuels, and to demand climate action from President Biden. https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/new-york-fossil-fuels-march-b2413223.html
Extinction Rebellion activists have scaled Labour HQ, set off smoke grenades, and doused the front steps in black paint. https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/extinction-rebellion-xr-labour-keir-starmer-gas-oil-b1107659.html
The state of California is suing five oil and gas giants — ExxonMobil, Shell, BP, Chevron, and ConocoPhillips — accusing them of causing tens of billions of dollars in damage and misleading the public by downplaying the risks posed by fossil fuels. https://www.semafor.com/article/09/18/2023/california-sues-oil-giants
The United Nations has released a draft of what might become a landmark agreement to protect human health and the environment
According to a University of Michigan-involved study for the American Medical Association journal, the development of dementia may be linked to exposure to certain kinds of air pollution
Replanting logged forests with diverse seedlings accelerates restoration, says Oxford study.
German research institution Fraunhofer ISE has developed a perovskite-silicon triple-junction solar cell, which boasts a conversion efficiency of “over 30%” and a voltage of over 2.8v.
Octopus Energy has developed new residential heat pumps in the UK, with plans to initially market a 6 kW version, followed by larger models in the near future. https://www.pv-magazine.com/2023/09/18/octopus-energy-introduces-new-residential-heat-pumps/
Solar panels have soared in popularity across the UK in the last five years with the number of properties installing solar PV having increased by 40%.
A group of the world's largest companies have today issued a joint letter calling on governments attending COP28 Climate Summit this autumn to establish a 2030 global renewable power capacity target. https://www.businessgreen.com/news/4126163/quantum-leap-climate-action-multinationals-tripling-renewable-power-capacity-2030