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Big emissons savings as air passengers fly to rail

Today 9:00am - A shift in travel from planes to trains between London and Central Scotland has helped to slash 681,064 tonnes of emissions.

There’s no saving the world without business

Today 9:00am - The “We Are Still In” movement launched to send a message to US president Donald Trump over his Paris Agreement threat has grown to include more than 1500 businesses and investors, as well as nine states, more than 200 cities and counties, and more than 300 colleges and universities.

Brazilian downpours oust familiar drizzle

Today 9:00am - Misty rain is giving way to fear of flash floods as Brazilian downpours cause chaos in the country’s biggest city.

COLOURFUL CANINES: Waste gives Mumbai dogs the blues

Today 9:00am - Authorities in Mumbai have shut down a manufacturing company after it was accused of dumping untreated industrial waste and dyes into a local river that resulted in dogs turning blue.

Ford UK will pay to scrap 'dirty' pre-2009 cars

Today 9:00am - Ford has announced a car and van scrappage scheme in a bid to get dirtier vehicles off the roads in the UK.

Tributes pour in for islands' climate hero Tony de Brum

Today 9:00am - Friends and colleagues remember Tony de Brum as a fighter for nuclear justice and a safe climate future, after his death in Majuro aged 72.

Researchers to probe rich options for Maori land

Wednesday - Rising carbon prices mean carbon farming, backed by manuka honey production, is becoming a viable use of Maori land, says the head of a Ruatoria charitable company.


Solar towers and storage plants will reshape energy markets

Wednesday - The 150MW solar tower and molten salt storage plant to be built in South Australia could help to reshape Australian power markets, including the end of “baseload” power.

Premier renews warning states could go it alone

Jay Weatherill

Wednesday - South Australian premier Jay Weatherill has renewed his warning that Labor-led state governments could go it alone on energy policy if the Turnbull government can’t resolve its internal battle over...

Denmark just generated 140% of its power demand from wind

Wednesday - On a particularly windy day recently, Denmark’s wind farms produced between 116 per cent and 140 per cent of the national electricity requirements ... and they weren’t even trying.

Will the US ever build another big coal plant?

Wednesday - About 16 per cent of the US coal fleet has retired in the past five years, but don't expect major new coal-fired plants to fill that void.

UN fund puts millions into Egypt renewables

Wednesday - In its biggest project to date, the UN’s flagship climate finance scheme is putting $150m toward developing wind, hydro and solar power in Egypt.

We can reach climate goals by 2040, says new study

Tuesday - Countries could cut global carbon emissions in half by 2040 and stay well below the 2deg warming mark agreed to in the Paris Agreement, says a new report.

Climate threatens three of four vital grain crops

Tuesday - Three of the four major grains on which the growing world population depends are vulnerable to global warming, says a new meta-analysis based on more than 70 studies.

Time to start thinking about our digital carbon footprint

Tuesday - The media plays a big part in generating awareness over environmental issues. but what is often missing from the discussion is the environmental costs of producing media in the first place.

Islands need better data to manage climate losses

Tuesday - In the Pacific and the Caribbean, island nations are already hit by climate change, but lack tools to measure the damage for leverage in international negotiations.

Should we trust climate science? Maybe eclipse is a clue

Tuesday - Eclipse mania peaked today when millions of Americans upended their lives in response to a scientific prediction.

Dry winter primes NSW for 'horrific' fire season

Tuesday - After a dry winter, NSW is preparing for an early start to bushfires with fire fighters forecasting an “horrific” season.

Swiss trees swelter as climate warms

Tuesday - Foresters are being urged to plant tree species resilient to climate change to save the timber industry as Swiss trees swelter.


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