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$1m-a-minute farm subsidies drive crisis, says report

Tuesday - The public is providing more than $1m per minute in global farm subsidies, much of which is driving the climate crisis and destruction of wildlife, according to a new report.

Why the New York climate summit matters

Tuesday - As world leaders converge on New York City for the United Nations Climate Action Summit on September 23, they enter what may be the most consequential week in climate politics since Donald Trump’s surprise election as president of the United States in 2016.

Trump's plan is to destroy Obama's green legacy

Tuesday - The White House is not only overturning as many environmental protections as it can - it also wants to significantly change the legal landscape to make it harder to reinstate them.

More Australians drown as summers heat up

Tuesday - More Australians are drowning as the country faces record high temperatures, lifesavers have warned.

The 'Lionesses' changed our measure of climate ambition

Tuesday - In 2013, a group of women sat around the kitchen table at Glen House, a country estate in the Scottish borders.

Americans are waking up, new poll shows

Monday - Two-thirds of Americans believe climate change is either a crisis or a serious problem, with a majority wanting immediate action to address global heating and its damaging consequences, a new poll shows.

Trump ditches water protection policy

Monday - The Trump administration has repealed an Obama-era policy designed to protect US waterways.

Deforestation getting worse, says study

Monday - Big agribusinesses aren't doing enough to stop deforestation in their supply chains, critics say.

Lifting the lid of aviation's black box

Monday - One of the world’s most important institutions in the fight against climate change is also one of the UN’s most opaque.

Latest thing in solar panels means more power to Prius

Monday - It’s the ultimate in motoring self-sufficiency – an electric car powered by solar panels on the roof.

Logging study reveals huge hidden emissions

Friday - The wood industry is a massive source of uncounted carbon emissions, according to a pioneering study.

No need to cut back on beef, say UK farmers

Friday - Farming can become climate neutral by 2040 without cutting beef production or converting substantial areas of farmland into forest, according to UK farmers.

Guards watch Canadian environment minister

Catherine McKenna

Friday - Canadian environment minister Catherine McKenna says she has been assigned a security detail because of abuse she has received both online and in person.

How healthcare can affect global climate crisis

Friday - Healthcare workers backing zero carbon emissions say chemicals used increasingly to anaesthetise patients are potent greenhouse gases.

UN confident China will raise climate ambition

Thursday - China is expected to come to the UN climate action summit with a more ambitious climate plan, a top UN official believes.

We'll be doing more driving, researchers say

Thursday - Human demand for transport will increase as the climate warms, becoming its own feedback loop, researchers say.

KNEES UP: Hot days in the field might see test stars in shorts

Thursday - The changing climate has brought to the holy temple of cricket a raft of possible consequences, from more drinks breaks to playing in shorts.

Supermarket happy hour reduces food waste

Thursday - A Finnish supermarket chain is fighting food waste by offering steep discounts during a late-night happy hour.

Australia launches emergency relocation of fish

Thursday - Faced with a ferocious summer with little rain forecast, the New South Wales government has embarked on a Noah’s Ark type operation to move native fish to safe havens.

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