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We no longer need to conserve oil, says Trump

Today 9:00am - Conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the US, the Trump administration has declared in a major new policy statement that threatens to undermine decades of government campaigns.

Trump closes in on Obama’s climate rules

Today 9:00am - The Trump administration will shortly release its plan to replace Barack Obama’s ambitious attempts to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

THE GOOD FIGHT: Tracking the battles for green justice

Today 9:00am - Environmental justice activism is to this age what the workers’ movement was for the industrial age - one of the most influential social movements of its time. But its stories seem to get lost.

Labor offers Victoria half-priced solar panels

Today 9:00am - Owner-occupiers of homes in Victoria will get half-priced solar panels with no upfront cost under a $1.24 billion election promise by the state Labor government.

The road ahead might not be smooth for electric scooters

Today 9:00am - Electric scooters are seen as a good choice by many eco-conscious consumers, but some cities see regulatory headaches.

World finally waking up, says Hothouse Earth author

Johan Rockström

Monday - The scorching temperatures and forest fires of this summer’s heatwave have finally stirred the world to face the onrushing threat of global warming, claims the climate scientist behind the recent Hothouse Earth report.

E-planes on way ... as soon as we can figure out the battery

Monday - At least 20 companies are developing aerial taxi plans, including Boeing and Airbus. But flying requires an incredible amount of energy, and presently, batteries are too heavy and too expensive to achieve liftoff.


Rolls-Royce making battery to power ships

Monday - Rolls-Royce is developing a battery storage device for use in the shipping industry.

Turnbull goes for regulation to set carbon cuts

Monday - The Turnbull government is preparing to set the Australian emissions reduction target for the national energy guarantee by regulation rather than legislation.

New Caledonia votes to protect coral reef

Monday - New Caledonia has agreed to tougher protections around a huge swathe of some of the world’s last near-pristine coral reefs, in a move conservationists hail as a major breakthrough.

BOILING OVER: The city at 50deg is fast becoming reality

Friday - It is the temperature at which human cells start to cook, animals suffer and air conditioners overload power grids. Once an urban anomaly, 50C is fast becoming reality.

Marine worms are dining out on plastic

Friday - On land, earthworms eat dead leaves and fungi and poop out tiny bits of organic matter that enrich the soil. In the sea, it turns out that some marine worms chew on floating plastic and poop out...

OPINION: Capitalism can crack climate change. But only if it takes risks

Friday - Anglo-Saxon capitalism’s drive to maximise profits in the short term won’t save the planet. Perhaps the Chinese model can?

Sustainable investments outperform the market

Friday - Companies which invest on the basis of environmental concerns often receive higher returns, new research shows.

Facebook leads record clean power purchases

Friday - Corporations, led by Facebook, are purchasing more clean energy than ever, with 2018 already exceeding the record-amount set last year.

Brazil candidate threatens to quit Paris pact

Thursday - Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro is threatening to take Brazil out of the Paris Agreement if he wins the October election.

Who will own EV charging stations?

Thursday - The fragmented nature of EV charging infrastructure ownership means that any of a range of players could be taking your money.

This new coal mine in Germany will soon gobble up 20 villages

Thursday - When the Garzweiler open cast coal mine in Germany is finished, 5000 people will have been relocated and 20 villages will have been wiped off the face of the Earth.

Europe facing trillion-euros coastal flooding bill

Thursday - Costs from coastal flooding in Europe could hit almost one trillion euros by 2100, according to researchers.


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