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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.

UN acknowledges retreat on climate campaigns

Monday - The United Nations is acknowledging that some countries might be retreating in the effort to fight climate change, recognising an emerging fissure in the landmark Paris Agreement as US President Donald Trump moves forward with plans to gut environmental programmes.

YUK! How disgust stops us from living sustainably

Monday - Imagine, for a second, that the slice of delectable cake melting in your mouth was made with flour ground from insects not grains.

Oil theft provides billions for terrorists and drug cartels

Friday - Oil theft is fuelling terrorist groups and drug cartels around the world, according to a new analysis.

Arctic ice falls to record winter low

Friday - The extent of Arctic ice has fallen to a new wintertime low, as climate change drives freakishly high temperatures in the polar regions.

Getting smarter could add $2 trillion to economy

22 Mar 17 - More sustainable use of materials and energy would not only cover the cost of keeping global warming below 2deg, but also add an extra $2 trillion to the global economy by 2050, says the United Nations.

Overheated world heads into uncharted territory

22 Mar 17 - The record-breaking heat that made 2016 the hottest year recorded has continued into 2017, pushing the world into “truly uncharted territory”, according to the World Meteorological Organisation.


SAHARA SAGA: If humans did this they could do it again

22 Mar 17 - Once upon a time, the Sahara was green. There were vast lakes. Hippos and giraffe lived there, and large human populations of fishers foraged for food alongside the lakeshores.

Nappies and tampons set to fuel power stations

22 Mar 17 - One of the UK’s trickiest waste problems is being tackled by turning the undesirable into the combustible – tampons and incontinence pads are being converted into dry, burnable bales.

Global emissions stay same for third year in row

21 Mar 17 - Carbon dioxide emissions from energy have not increased for three years in a row even as the global economy grew, the International Energy Agency says.

Kenya places complete ban on plastic bags

21 Mar 17 - Kenya has announced a ban on the use, manufacture and import of all plastic bags which will come into force in six months.

CARBON PAWPRINT: Pets can take heavy toll of environment

20 Mar 17 - Pets can have a large ecological footprint ... some sustainable living experts say that a medium-size dog could have a similar footprint to a large SUV.

Climate reporting is honest ... and that's a fact

16 Mar 17 - The theory of human-induced climate change is based on the honest reporting of facts, says a new study into publication bias.

Measures of contentment still ignore the environment

16 Mar 17 - Without nature, humans could be neither healthy nor happy. And yet the natural world can be completely ransacked without causing even a tiny blip on our usual measures of economic progress or poverty.

CHANGE OF CLOTHES: Cotton adapting to a warmer world

15 Mar 17 - The cotton industry is turning to innovation to help it to weather challenging growing conditions ahead.

Fossil fuel industry tightens corporate grip on academia

14 Mar 17 - Corporate capture of academic research by the fossil fuel industry is an elephant in the room and a threat to tackling climate change.

Costs of coastal climate damage set to climb

14 Mar 17 - By 2030, sea level rise driven by global warming could be costing the Netherlands city of Rotterdam $US240 million a year.

Oceans are warming 13% faster than thought

13 Mar 17 - A new study improves estimates of the rate of ocean warming - a critical component of climate change.

EL DORADO: Rainforest pays high price for gold fever

13 Mar 17 - The legend of El Dorado lives on. The glistening treasure of Latin America, which five centuries ago drew the European conquistadores in search of gold and plunder, is still causing devastation in...


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Youth hostels reach sustainable milestone

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