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Policy makers dragging the chain, say scientists

Wednesday - An increasing number of reports are identifying limiting global warming to 1.5deg as critical for the future of humans and nature.

Almost everything you know about e-waste is wrong

Tuesday - Electronic devices need to be repaired - and upgraded - if we are to slow our production of e-waste.

Birds go hungry as warmth means earlier springs

Tuesday - Climate change means warmer and earlier springs. And that may be of no help to those bird species that get the timing wrong.

Scientists detect mysterious rise in ozone-eater

Friday - Scientists have detected a sharp and mysterious rise in emissions of a key ozone-destroying chemical centred somewhere in east Asia.

Green economy can create 24 million jobs by 2030

Friday - The Paris climate agreement will create 24 million jobs by 2030, according to a report released by the International Labor Organisation

Order under threat ... so where's the Security Council?

17 May 18 - Scientists, think-tanks, NGOs, and militaries agree that climate change threatens human safety and well-being. Yet the organisation charged with global security has remained relatively silent.

Eleven ways the Paris deal is working in the real world

16 May 18 - As climate talks stall, itís clear the UN process is no longer the major driving force of the climate transition. But does that matter?


More talks set as Bonn ends in stalemate

11 May 18 - Climate negotiators gathered in Bonn to negotiate the rules that will govern the Paris Agreement have gone back home with little to show after almost two weeks of negotiation.

HAND-OUTS: More variable climate means a less just world

11 May 18 - A more variable climate spells another injustice in a warming world, with the poorest people likely yet again to feel the heat most intensely.

HIGH STEAKS: What is the true cost of a world eating meat?

10 May 18 - Concerns are growing over the huge impact on the environment, human health and animal welfare grow, so what future is there for the meat industry.

Pediatricians worry about climate change

10 May 18 - Children are estimated to bear 88 per cent of the burden of disease related to climate change, according to pediatricians.

Kava gets Bonn delegates talking 'like people'

9 May 18 - Observers say Fijiís kava-fuelled story time at the Bonn climate talks on Sunday helped to break down barriers between government representatives and campaigners.

Tourism responsible for 8% of greenhouse gas emissions

9 May 18 - Tourism accounted for 8 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions from 2009 to 2013, new research finds, making the sector a bigger polluter than the construction industry.

Atmospheric CO2 hits highest level in 800,000 years

8 May 18 - The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has reached its highest level in at least 800,000 years, according to scientists.

Allianz to stop insuring coal industry

8 May 18 - Insurance giant Allianz will no longer support the coal industry in a move designed to support the transition to a low-carbon economy.

'WE'RE DOOMED': Social scientist speaks out on the reality of climate change

8 May 18 - UK social scientist Mayer Hillman, 86, says accepting the impending end of most life on Earth might be the very thing needed to help us prolong it.

NZ gets pat on the back in Bonn

7 May 18 - New Zealandís promise to be carbon-neutral by 2050 has earned it a rare positive mention in dispatches from Climate Action Tracker.

When mountains fall into the sea

4 May 18 - As glaciers melt, unstable slopes are being exposed and are on the precipice of collapse.

TALANOA TALK: The 11 key themes in Bonn

3 May 18 - The Talanoa Dialogue could be a springboard to stronger action on climate change, or just another talking shop.


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