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China readies world's largest carbon-trading market

Wednesday - As the United States reverses its climate policies, the world's top greenhouse gas emitter, China, is in the midst of setting up a national carbon-trading system.

THE MADHOUSE EFFECT: How Australia and the US compare

Wednesday - Climate policy in both Australia and the United States is being built upon alternative facts, fake news, outright lies, PR spin and industry-written talking points.

EU said to be considering electric car quota

Wednesday - Despite public denials, the European Commission is considering implementing an electric car quota to be achieved by automakers by 2030.

Gulf of Mexico dead zone could get worse

Wednesday - Each summer, a large part of the Gulf of Mexico “dies”. This year, the “dead zone” is the largest on record, stretching hundreds of miles from the mouth of the Mississippi, along the coast of Louisiana to waters off Texas.

Countries need to start talking negative emissions

Wednesday - Countries need to start negotiating who will take responsibility for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Social media can help keep tabs on ecosystems

Wednesday - Social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram could be a rich source of free information for scientists monitoring the health of coral reefs and other environmental assets.

Climate change could spell disaster for Australia

Tuesday - Military and climate experts, including a former chief of the defence force, have warned that Australia faces potential “disastrous consequences” from climate change.


Norway's push for Arctic oil threatens Paris goals

Tuesday - Norway’s plan to ramp up oil and gas production in the Arctic threatens global efforts to tackle climate change, according to a new study.

New weapon in food waste war is a $170 fridge camera

Tuesday - The world’s first wireless fridge camera goes on sale in the UK next month aimed at helping households to slash food waste by being able to check exactly what they have in their refrigerator at any...

Minorities and the poor victims of worsening city heat

Tuesday - ABOUT 60 per cent of the world’s city dwellers have experienced warming twice as great as the rest of the world.

Ocean oxygen depletion could happen again

Tuesday - The deep past has cruel lessons for the near future, for example how ocean oxygen depletion can stifle the marine world. It could recur.

Climate change is triple risk to Europe

Tuesday - New studies confirm climate change’s triple risk to Europe. The heat is on, lives are at risk and the floods are arriving earlier.

Scientists find 91 volcanoes below Antarctic ice sheet

Monday - Scientists have uncovered the largest volcanic region on Earth – two kilometres below the surface of the ice sheet that covers west Antarctica.

AL GORE: Trump has failed to knock Paris off course

Monday - Donald Trump has failed to knock the Paris climate agreement off course, says former US vice-president Al Gore.

Massive El Niño sent greenhouse gas emissions soaring

Monday - The monster El Niño weather pattern of 2014–16 caused tropical forests to burp up three billion tonnes of carbon, according to a new analysis.

Crazy climate records from 2016 you might know

Monday - Last year was the hottest on record with heat-trapping greenhouse gases hitting their highest concentration ever, surpassing 400 parts per million for the first time in nearly a million years.

Global ocean circulation appears to be collapsing

Monday - Scientists have long known about the anomalous “warming hole” in the North Atlantic Ocean, an area immune to warming of Earth’s oceans.

Humans likely cause of record streak of hottest years

Friday - It is “extremely unlikely” 2014, 2015 and 2016 would have been the warmest consecutive years on record without the influence of human-caused climate change, according to a new study.

Monsanto knew about health risks, archives reveal

Friday - Monsanto continued to produce and sell toxic industrial chemicals known as PCBs for eight years after learning that they posed hazards to public health and the environment, archives reveal.


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