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We're cutting down the tree of life, warn scientists

Wednesday - More than 300 mammal species have been eradicated by human activities, say researchers.

TROUBLE BREWING: Climate could cause beer shortages

Wednesday - Trouble is brewing for the world’s beer drinkers, with climate change set to cause dramatic price spikes and supply shortages, according to new research.

It's time to put away the mower and let the front lawn run wild

Tuesday - The lush green lawns surrounding many homes, businesses, parks and other outdoor spaces might not be the greatest idea, according to scientists.

And the worst plastics polluter is ... Coca-Cola

Friday - Sugary drinks giant Coca-Cola, a company valued at $US56.4 billion, has emerged as by far the most common brand in audits of plastic debris found on beaches and in waterways, parks and streets.

Why we must drastically cut amount of meat we eat

Friday - A major study finds huge changes to farming are needed to avoid destroying Earth’s ability to feed its population.

Now near 100m bpd, when will oil demand peak?

11 Oct 18 - Sometime in the next few weeks, global oil consumption will reach 100 million barrels per day - more than twice what it was 50 years ago - and it shows no immediate sign of falling.

ROBOBEES: Scientists say they can make drones to take over

11 Oct 18 - Dutch scientists say they can create swarms of bee-like drones to take over if the insects die out.


Global energy sector's emissions keep growing

10 Oct 18 - Carbon emissions from the energy sector are on track to grow for the second year running, in a major blow to hopes the world might have turned the corner on tackling climate change.

Nobel goes to father of 2deg warming limit

William Nordhaus

10 Oct 18 - A Nobel Prize has been awarded to American academic William Nordhaus who originated the idea of a 2deg global warming limit but last year cast doubt on our ability to reach it.

Little-known 2016 treaty could help delay climate catastrophe

9 Oct 18 - From the beginning of next year, a global pact will take effect that could have a profound impact on climate change, cutting harmful greenhouse gas emissions by amounts that could help stave off some...

US critique sets stage for Incheon showdown

4 Oct 18 - Confidential US comments on a landmark global warming report raise doubts about the science behind it, warn that it risks crimping economic development and advocate for carbon-catching technologies.

Climate scientists consider 'life changing' report

3 Oct 18 - Leading scientists are meeting in South Korea this week to see if global temperatures can be kept from rising by more than 1.5deg this century.

Trump administration sees a 7deg rise

3 Oct 18 - Last month, deep in a 500-page environmental impact statement, the Trump administration made a startling assumption - on its current course, the planet will warm a disastrous 7deg by the end of this...

Meet the man who beat Monsanto

3 Oct 18 - A jury ruled that agrochemical company Monsanto caused Dewayne Johnson’s cancer.

Which cities will sink into the sea first?

2 Oct 18 - The Earth isn’t solid – which makes it hard to predict how the submerging of our coastlines will unfold.

We're nowhere near hitting 1.5deg, says UN

1 Oct 18 - Governments are “nowhere near on track” to meet their commitment to avoid global warming of more than 1.5deg, according to an author of a key UN report.

Nineteen nations team up to go carbon neutral

1 Oct 18 - The UK, Canada, Denmark and Spain joined a coalition to slash emissions to net zero on the sidelines of the UN general assembly in New York.

Factory chemicals spell death for half of the world's orcas

1 Oct 18 - More than half of the world’s orcas are threatened by a group of toxic industrial chemicals that accumulate in their blubber and can be passed on from mother to calf.

UN recruits Bloomberg to lead green finance push

28 Sep 18 - The UN has appointed billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg to spur private sector investment into clean energy and resilience to climate change.


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