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Climate Change

Designer Vivienne Westwood shares her ‘Letter to Earth’ [Video]

British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood and Nigerian author Ben Okri read out their “Letters to the Earth” on Monday, as part of a campaign urging action against climate change in the run-up to the U.N. COP26 summit.

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Climate Change

Africa’s glaciers will be gone by 2040s says UN [Video]

Africa’s fabled eastern glaciers will vanish in two decades, 118 million poor people could face imminent drought, floods or extreme heat, and climate change could shave 3% off continental GDP by mid-century, the U.N. climate agency warned.

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Climate Change

Designer Vivienne Westwood shares her ‘Letter to Earth’ [Video]

British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood and Nigerian author Ben Okri read out their “Letters to the Earth” on Monday, as part of a campaign urging action against climate change in the run-up to the U.N. COP26 summit.

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Sustainability

iPhone-maker Foxconn shows off its first EVs [Video]

Taiwan’s Foxconn, known as a major maker of Apple’s iPhones, has unveiled its first electric vehicles as it looks to shift beyond making gadgets for other brands. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Sustainability

Energy price crunch is temporary, says analyst [Video]

Oil prices are heading for a three-year high, but David Sekera of Morningstar told us more energy sources are likely to come online and ease the crunch. He says oil demand is likely to stay high for years – despite the transition to a greener economy.

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Sustainability

Can lab-made coffee pass the taste test? [Video]

With high demand and numerous sustainability challenges facing traditional coffee farming, Finnish scientists say they have successfully produced coffee cells in a bioreactor through cellular agriculture that they say smells and tastes like conventional coffee. This report produced by Emma Jehle.

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COP26 president says leaders ‘must step up’ [Video]

The G20 group of leading economies must come forward with more ambitious 2030 climate action plans before the United Nations COP26 conference, its president, Britain’s Alok Sharma, said on Tuesday. Sharma sought to increase pressure with less than a month to go.

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Tesla’s made-in-China auto sales hit a record [Video]

U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla sold 56,006 China-made vehicles in September, the highest since it started production in Shanghai about two years ago, data from the China Passenger Car Association showed on Tuesday. Conway G. Gittens has more.

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Sustainability

Energy from bogs: using peat to make batteries [Video]

Peat, plentiful in bogs in northern Europe, could be used to make sodium-ion batteries cheaply for use in electric vehicles, scientists at an Estonian university say. Emma Jehle has more.

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Solar Videos

EasyJet sees big loss, but says travel is back [Video]

EasyJet expects a loss of over $1.5 billion for the year to the end of September, but the budget airline says it’s clear that recovery is under way with demand soaring from both leisure and business travellers. Julian Satterthwaite reports.