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We can reach climate goals by 2040, says new study

Today 10:00am - Countries could cut global carbon emissions in half by 2040 and stay well below the 2deg warming mark agreed to in the Paris Agreement, says a new report.

Climate threatens three of four vital grain crops

Today 10:00am - Three of the four major grains on which the growing world population depends are vulnerable to global warming, says a new meta-analysis based on more than 70 studies.

Time to start thinking about our digital carbon footprint

Today 10:00am - The media plays a big part in generating awareness over environmental issues. but what is often missing from the discussion is the environmental costs of producing media in the first place.

Islands need better data to manage climate losses

Today 10:00am - In the Pacific and the Caribbean, island nations are already hit by climate change, but lack tools to measure the damage for leverage in international negotiations.

Should we trust climate science? Maybe eclipse is a clue

Today 10:00am - Eclipse mania peaked today when millions of Americans upended their lives in response to a scientific prediction.

Dry winter primes NSW for 'horrific' fire season

Today 10:00am - After a dry winter, NSW is preparing for an early start to bushfires with fire fighters forecasting an “horrific” season.

Swiss trees swelter as climate warms

Today 10:00am - Foresters are being urged to plant tree species resilient to climate change to save the timber industry as Swiss trees swelter.


It's a good bet Norway will be first fully electrified society

Monday - Norway has the renewable resources and political will to become the first country to use entirely clean electricity for its power demands.

How will the world's hottest city survive climate change?

Monday - The summer temperature in Kuwait now frequently touches 50deg. The Gulf state last year was awarded the grim prize of being the hottest place on Earth, when temperatures reached a staggering 54deg.

Doomed by climate – but they still don't get it

Monday - The Louisiana town of Cameron could be the first in the US to be fully submerged by rising sea levels – and yet locals, 90 per cent of whom voted for Trump, still aren’t convinced about climate...

Walruses mob beach as Arctic sea ice disappears

Monday - A remote island off Alaska has been mobbed by thousands of Pacific walruses in the earliest known "haul out" for the species.

Anchovies eat plastic because it smells like prey

Monday - More than 50 species of fish have been found to consume plastic trash at sea ... bad news, not only for fish but potentially for humans who eat fish.

Trump cans no-sales rule on plastic bottles in parks

Monday - The Trump administration's reversal of ban on the sale of plastic water bottles in national parks shows ‘the corporate agenda is king and people and environment are left behind’, say campaigners

Climate change isn't our biggest environmental problem

Friday - Our core ecological problem is not climate change. It is overshoot, of which global warming is a symptom

Norway selling out-of-date food to help to tackle waste

Friday - Supermarkets selling out-of-date produce and apps that identify food at risk of being binned are part of an ambitious plan to slash the nation’s food waste

Not burning fossil fuels saves thousands of US lives

Friday - Fossil fuel not burnt because of wind and solar energy helped to avoid between 3000 and 12,700 premature deaths in the US between 2007 and 2015, says a new report.

Hyundai confirms e-cars will be core business

Friday - Hyundai has confirmed it is placing electric vehicles at the centre of its product strategy — one that includes plans for a premium long-distance electric car as it seeks to catch up to Tesla and...

INTERVIEW: New tack for Gore, but message just as powerful

Friday - Al Gore's new film An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power is different from his first film – it is much more biographical and focuses on how Gore became the great climate change communicator.

California eyes massive climate research move

Friday - California scientists are sketching plans for a home-grown climate-research institute - to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars per year.


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