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Europe readies to take global lead on climate efforts

Today 10:00am - The European Union has led criticism of Donald Trump’s effort to unravel Barack Obama’s measures to combat climate change, suggesting that Europe will now take the lead in global efforts.

Sydney looks at 2050 to be carbon neutral

Today 10:00am - Sydney has a plan to be carbon-neutral by 2050.

How an energy icon bet on nuclear power - and lost

Today 10:00am - Westinghouse, once synonymous with America’s industrial might, wagered its future on nuclear power ... and lost.

EU countries abuse forestry credits loophole

Today 10:00am - European Union countries exploited loopholes in United Nations forestry rules to pocket carbon credits worth €600 million and the equivalent of global-warming emissions from 114 million cars.

Debbie can teach cities a lesson

Today 10:00am - Despite knowing, approximately, where cyclones tend to occur, we've never thought about adjusting our cities to their effects.

Soil microbes hold key to climate puzzle

Today 10:00am - Climate scientists puzzled by the traffic of carbon between soil and air might have to think more deeply about the role played by soil microbes − the planet’s smallest inhabitants.

Wildlife changing to keep up with climate

Today 10:00am - Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing Australia’s wildlife, plants and ecosystems, a point driven home by two consecutive years of mass coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef.

Why the bike is good for moving more than people

Today 10:00am - Better infrastructure for transporting people by bike is great. But cycle freight could free up roads and transform cities and towns, too.

Trump climate moves undermine Paris Agreement

Wednesday - President Trump has launched an all-out assault on Barack Obama’s climate change legacy with a sweeping executive order that undermines America’s commitment to the Paris agreement.

Green chemistry key to improving sustainability

Wednesday - The development and evolution of the chemical industry is directly responsible for many of the technological advancements that have emerged since the late 19th century.

A ‘cold economy’ could bring environmental benefits

Wednesday - The ability to keep things cold is a pillar of modern society – demand is booming worldwide to deliver air conditioning, data centre cooling and transport refrigeration, particularly in emerging...

Communities retreat as oceans swell and coasts erode

Wednesday - Erosion, rising seas, ferocious storms and other coastal perils have prompted the resettlement of more than one million people worldwide.

Quiet revolution cuts energy consumption

Wednesday - Energy efficiency is a subject unlikely to grab the headlines, but there is a quiet revolution under way that is changing the electricity industry and helping to save the planet from climate change.

Trump about to undo Obama's clean power plans

Tuesday - President Trump is set to sign a sweeping executive order today aimed at promoting domestic oil, coal and natural gas by reversing much of his predecessor’s efforts to address climate change.

BILL McKIBBEN: Adani mine is the line in the sand

Tuesday - There is nowhere else on the planet right now where the dichotomy between two potential futures is playing out in such a dramatic and explosive way as Australia.

US scientists go big with solar geoengineering

Tuesday - US scientists are set to send aerosol injections 20km up into the earth’s stratosphere in the world’s biggest solar geoengineering programme to date, to study the potential of a future tech-fix for...

Recycled water could be key to sustainable development

Tuesday - By 2025, absolute water scarcity will be a daily reality for an estimated 1.8 billion people.

Changing climate damages world's reefs beyond repair

Tuesday - The Great Barrier Reef might never fully recover from the combined effects of global warming and an El Niño year, according to a new study.

COW QUESTION: California gets to grips with farm emissions

Monday - California has adopted strict rules for the control of methane, including how to reduce emissions from the state's 1.4 million dairy cows.

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Youth hostels reach sustainable milestone

24 Nov 16 - YHA New Zealand is the first accommodation network in the world be certified by...

Sharp's green efforts pay dividend

24 Nov 16 - Sharp Corporation’s efforts to responsibly manage the environmental effects of...

Business network wins sustainability award

10 Oct 16 - The Sustainable Business Network has won the Sustainability Support category in...

Children's sunscreen fails tests

22 Sep 16 - Makers of a children’s sunscreen marketed as “organic” have been warned by the...

Child labour not for us, says Karen Walker

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12 Aug 16 - Kiwi clothing designer Karen Walker has certified that none of its garments are...

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