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Study finds 90% of table salt contains microplastics

Tuesday - Ninety per cent sea, rock and lake salt brands sold around the world contain microplastics, a new study shows.

Global carbon emissions set to hit new high

Friday - Global carbon emissions will rise to a new record level in 2018, making the chances of reaching a target to keep temperature increases to 1.5deg or 2deg “weaker and weaker every year, every month,” says the International Energy Agency.

New climate threatens heritage sites

Friday - More powerful storms, flooding, desertification and the melting of permafrost are already destroying important heritage sites at an alarming rate.

Rice gene bank wins survival funding

Friday - The world’s largest collection of rice varieties has secured indefinite funding in what officials say will be crucial for the development of seeds resilient to the effects of climate change.

Leaders move past Trump to protect the world

Thursday - Far more must be invested in adapting to warming, says a new global commission that aims to rebuild political will after the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement.

CLIMATE CASE: The fact is we just don't have enough data

Thursday - Climate researchers must understand the past before they can understand the future. But across huge swaths of the world, scientists simply don’t have the data they need.

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

17 Oct 18 - More than 300 mammal species have been eradicated by human activities, say researchers.

TROUBLE BREWING: Climate could cause beer shortages

17 Oct 18 - 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

16 Oct 18 - 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

12 Oct 18 - 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

12 Oct 18 - 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...

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