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Climate change keeps sustainability staff busy

Thursday - Climate change is the top priority for sustainability professionals working in New Zealand, new research shows.

One project exposes Morrison's gas plan as folly

Thursday - Every few years, the idea that gas will help Australia transition to a zero-emissions economy seems to re-emerge, as if no one had thought of it before.

EU recovery fund has green strings attached

Thursday - It’s now official: the EU’s updated seven-year €1 trillion budget proposal and €750 billion recovery plan will both be geared towards the green and digital transitions.

We're sitting on remains of a giant volcanic plume

Thursday - Back in the 1970s, scientists came up with a revolutionary idea about how Earth’s deep interior works.

It’s time to let the ‘fire people’ care for the land

Thursday - Since last summer’s bushfire crisis, there’s been a quantum shift in public awareness of Aboriginal fire management.

COP26 likely to be delayed again

Wednesday - Vital international climate talks due to be hosted by the United Kingdom are expected to be delayed until late next year because of the coronavirus crisis, it has emerged, dashing hopes they could be reconvened sooner.

How dangerous is low-level radiation for kids?

Far more children are now believed to have died as a result of the Chernobyl accident than at first thought. Image: By Michaù Lis on Unsplash

Wednesday - A rethink on the risks of low-level radiation would imperil the nuclear industry’s future − perhaps why there’s never been one.

Act now, says former fossil fuel company exec

Tuesday - Ian Dunlop - the former head of the Australian Coal Association - worries about his grandchildren. He worries time is running out.

Why a bullet train could increase greenhouse gas emissions

Tuesday - Bullet trains are back on Australia's political agenda. As the major parties look for ways to stimulate the economy after the COVID-19 crisis, Labor is again spruiking its vision of linking...

Recyclable bricks and concrete the way of the future

Associate Professor Justin Chalker

Tuesday - Bricks, concrete and other construction materials could one day be made from recycled PVC, waste plant-fibre or sand, thanks to a remarkable new kind of rubber polymer.

United push for Australia to target emissions in covid recovery

Monday - Australian businesses, unions, investors and environmentalists are joining forces in a call for a covid-19 pandemic economic recovery programme based on energy efficiency.

Green New Deal turns South Korea from climate villain to model

Monday - The country’s youngest MP is on a mission, inspired by Greta Thunberg, as climate moves up political agenda.

German coal generator fights Dutch coal phase-out

Monday - Uniper is threatening to sue the Dutch government over a plan to phase out coal power by 2030, in a case experts warn could have a chilling effect on climate ambition internationally.

Electric bikes could halve transport emissions

Monday - Replacing just 20 per cent of car miles travelled with e-bike travel could cut Britain's greenhouse gas emissions from transport by up to eight million tonnes a year, new research shows.

Fires and pandemic a sign of things to come, letter warns

Monday - Leading health professionals, including a Nobel laureate and a former Australian of the Year, say the Australian Government must put human health “front and centre” in a new generation of environment...

It's up to us by how much sea levels will rise

22 May 20 - It’s a racing certainty that sea levels everywhere will go on climbing. Unless the world’s nations act to contain global warming, by 2100 the tides around the world will be one metre higher. And by...

Australian oil and gas producers push back

22 May 20 - Australia’s oil and gas producers have warned against the Morrison government underwriting a massive expansion of the domestic industry, saying the country does not have a gas shortage and...

New solar cells pass global test standards

22 May 20 - Scientists have produced a new generation of experimental solar energy cells that, for the first time, pass strict International Electrotechnical Commission testing standards for heat and humidity.

Climate change turning Antarctica's snow green

21 May 20 - Warming temperatures in Antarctica are helping the formation and spread of “green snow” that in places can be seen from space.

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