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Worldwide demand for petrol likely to reach peak by 2030

Today 9:00am - World petrol demand will peak within 13 years thanks to the impact of electric cars and more efficient engines, energy experts have predicted.

Agrifood mergers bad for farmers, warn experts

Today 9:00am - Mergers in the agrifood sector squeeze farmers’ income and consolidate current models of food production, aggravating environmental and social fallouts, according to experts.

Qantas eyes transpacific biofuel flights by 2020

Today 9:00am - Qantas has announced that its Los Angeles to Melbourne flights will be powered by biofuel from 2020.

Thunderstorms set to grow stronger

Today 9:00am - Thunderstorms are set to become more intense throughout the tropics and subtropics this century as a result of climate change, according to new research.

World's choking cities need fewer cars, not cleaner cars

Today 9:00am - Electric cars won’t eradicate city gridlocks and air pollution, but carbon footprints could be cut by favouring pedestrians, cyclists and mass transit.

Trump stance on Paris deal sad, says Pope

Today 9:00am - Speaking on World Food Day, Francis said climate change was a driver of hunger and migration and the Paris climate agreement was the legal basis for the solution.

The tide has turned globally, analyst tells politicians

Michael Wilkins

Tuesday - The global shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy will continue regardless of political action from politicians such as Donald Trump and Tony Abbott, a senior ratings analyst says.


Starving penguins a sign that all is not well in Antarctica

Tuesday - The awful news that all but two penguin chicks have starved to death out of a colony of almost 40,000 birds is a grim illustration of the enormous pressure Antarctic wildlife is under.

Coal misinformation is distorting the facts

Tuesday - A recent story in the global media on 621 plants being built globally was played up in various media – but the figure is way off the mark.

Chevron dumps plan to drill in Australian Bight

Tuesday - Chevron has become the second big oil company to abandon plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight, almost exactly a year after BP ditched its more advanced plans for the untapped basin.

One-third of population could be living in Africa by 2100

Tuesday - Today, one out of six people on Earth live in Africa. These same projections predict that the proportion will be one in four in 2050 and more than one in three by 2100.

Big brands promise 100% sustainable cotton by 2025

Tuesday - Major clothing and textile companies, including Burberry, Adidas, Timberland, and Levi’s have pledged to use 100 per cent sustainable cotton by 2025.

EU rules out tax on plastic products to reduce waste

Tuesday - The European Union has opted for a public awareness campaign on the impact of plastics on the environment, saying a tax would not be sustainable.

UK climate masterplan – the grownups have finally won

Monday - The UK Government’s clean growth strategy unequivocally states that tackling climate change and a prosperous economy go hand in hand.

New aircraft biofuels plan would 'destroy rainforests'

Monday - A new plan to accelerate production of biofuels for passenger planes has drawn stinging criticism from environmentalists who argue that most of the world’s rainforests might have to be cleared to...

How NASA tracks carbon emissions from space

Monday - Fires, drought and warmer temperatures were to blame for excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere during the 2015-2016 El Niño, say scientists with NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2.

Germany to miss climate targets ‘disastrously’

Monday - Germany’s environment ministry fears high emissions from coal-fired power plants and transport will make the country miss its 2020 climate targets by a wider margin than previously anticipated.

NOT GUILTY: Easter Island falsely blamed for own demise

Monday - Rapa Nui (Easter Island) has become the ultimate parable for humankind’s selfishness; a moral tale of the dangers of environmental destruction. But new research paints a very different picture.

Italy's ominous supervolcano shows signs of waking

Monday - A super volcano in Italy is waking up. Scientists are trying to predict what it will do next, and what its unrest means for volcanoes worldwide.


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