Emily Beament

Emily Beament

Emily Beament is the UK's PA Media environment correspondent.

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Net zero targets require a significant reduction in pollution and any emissions that remain are offset with measures such as tree planting to reach zero overall. (Photo: Flickr) Views
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
World Shifting to Net Zero Emissions
Almost half the world's economic output is generated in areas where there are now moves to cut carbon emissions to net zero by 2050, analysis suggests. The analysis finds more than 39 trillion US dollars (£30 trillion) of the world's annual gross domestic product (GDP), or around 49 percent, is...
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"On a day-to-day basis, the impacts of climate change play out through extreme and "abnormal" weather. (Photo: U.S. Forest Service) Views
Tuesday, December 03, 2019
The Hottest Years
This year has been one of the hottest on record, as the world comes to the end of a decade of "exceptional" heat, the World Meteorological Organisation has said. The past decade, from 2010 to 2019, has almost certainly been the warmest in records dating back to the 19th century, and the past five...
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Countries meeting for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Cites) voted to regulate the trade in products from giraffes. (Photo: TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Friday, August 23, 2019
Trade in Giraffe Products to be Regulated
Conservationists have hailed a "big win" for threatened giraffes as countries agreed to protect the African animals from unregulated trade. Giraffes are facing what has been described as a "silent extinction", with numbers falling by up to 40 percent over the last 30 years, wildlife experts said...
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