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Climate policies could mean 5% economic growth

Friday - The world's major economies could boost their long-term economic growth by 2.8 per cent with policies that lower greenhouse gas emissions and boost resilience to climate change impacts.

POPE'S PRESENT: What's in it for the President (if he reads it)?

Friday - Pope Francis gave visiting US President Donald Trump a copy of his seminal, 183-page encyclical letter - published in June 2015 - on the subject of climate change. If Trump reads it, what will he learn?

EU approved weedkiller after advice from US official

Friday - The European Food Safety Authority dismissed a study linking glyphosate to cancer following counsel with an EPA official allegedly linked to the maker Monsanto and who figures in more than 20 lawsuits.

TASTE TEST: Sub-standard seafood is missing the boat

Friday - Ocean warming and acidification are hurting the nutritional value - and the taste - of some seafood.

Shell investors dismiss carbon reduction targets

Thursday - Shareholders in Shell have rejected proposals for the oil giant to set public emission reduction targets at its annual general meeting in the Netherlands.

I'LL SEE YOU IN COURT: More climate cases go before judge

Thursday - Governments around the world are increasingly being challenged in court to do more to combat the threat of climate change.

China declares no mining (for now) in Antarctica

Wednesday - China plans to expand its scientific research in Antarctica in coming years amid worries over the area's susceptibility to climate change, but has no immediate plans to mine or develop natural resources.


OPINION: Falling in love with our natural world is the future

Wednesday - By MARK BOYLE | We’re domesticating areas instead of protecting them. Living without technology I’ve found my place in the natural world – and this path could be our salvation.

Climate change is turning Antarctica green

Tuesday - A new study has found a steady growth of moss in Antarctica over the past 50 years as temperatures increased as a result of climate change

Bonn reaches murky compromise on fossil fuels

Monday - Developing countries and green groups want to limit conflicts of interest in the global climate talks. Corporate lobbyists and rich countries oppose the plan.

Climate talks end in call for solidarity

Monday - A fortnight of climate talks in Bonn ran smoothly enough, but political tensions await the Pacific islands presidency at the next summit in November.

IT'S A WORRY: Changing world is bringing on ecoanxiety

19 May 17 - People around the world are sufferng from ecoanxiety, a feeling of impending environmental doom.

Supermarket giant commits to 100% renewables

19 May 17 - Multinational supermarket Tesco has pledged to source all of its electricity from renewables by 2030 in addition to cutting its emissions by 60 per cent by 2025.

HUNGRY CATERPILLAR: Beware, armyworms are on the march

18 May 17 - A plague of armyworms is marching across Africa, devastating crops, and claiming new territory at an alarming rate

Why meat eaters should think more about soil

17 May 17 - If over-grazing continues to cause soil degradation, we won’t be able to feed people in the future. The answer? Eat grass-fed sustainable meat – or none at all.

Asian coal cuts will ease Trump rollbacks

16 May 17 - SWEEPING climate policy rollbacks by US President Donald Trump will be outweighed by cuts to coal consumption in India and China, a new analysis shows.

THE EYES HAVE IT: Now they can measure climate stress

16 May 17 - An eye-tracking study reveals that stress levels affect how much attention people pay to climate change imagery, even if they are supportive of environmental issues.

Coffee belt gets the jitters

15 May 17 - If global warming continues at its current pace, growing the beans in coffee-proud South American countries could be impossible in as little as 50 years.

Global search finds ‘lost’ forests

15 May 17 - A new global analysis of the distribution of forests and woodlands has “found” 467 million hectares of previously unreported forest – an area equivalent to 60 per cent of the size of Australia.


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