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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 the clean energy target.

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.

It's a good bet Norway will be first fully electrified society

Monday - Norway has the renewable resources and political will to become the first country to use entirely clean electricity for its power demands.

How will the world's hottest city survive climate change?

Monday - The summer temperature in Kuwait now frequently touches 50deg. The Gulf state last year was awarded the grim prize of being the hottest place on Earth, when temperatures reached a staggering 54deg.

Doomed by climate – but they still don't get it

Monday - The Louisiana town of Cameron could be the first in the US to be fully submerged by rising sea levels – and yet locals, 90 per cent of whom voted for Trump, still aren’t convinced about climate...

Walruses mob beach as Arctic sea ice disappears

Monday - A remote island off Alaska has been mobbed by thousands of Pacific walruses in the earliest known "haul out" for the species.

Anchovies eat plastic because it smells like prey

Monday - More than 50 species of fish have been found to consume plastic trash at sea ... bad news, not only for fish but potentially for humans who eat fish.

Trump cans no-sales rule on plastic bottles in parks

Monday - The Trump administration's reversal of ban on the sale of plastic water bottles in national parks shows ‘the corporate agenda is king and people and environment are left behind’, say campaigners


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