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End game not far off, says Pope's weather man

Today 9:00am - Climate change is now reaching the end game, where very soon humanity must choose between taking unprecedented action, or accepting that it has been left too late and bear the consequences, says the Pope's climate adviser.

Australian climate woes sank a raft of PMs

Today 9:00am - Australia's inability to come to terms with climate change policy has cost a raft of political leaders their jobs.

Solar goes super and next stop might be space

Today 9:00am - Power utilities around the world are supersizing their solar farms and even looking toward taking them into space.

Why summer weather keeps on getting 'stuck'

Today 9:00am - Summer weather patterns are increasingly likely to stall in Europe, North America and parts of Asia, according to a new climate study that explains why Arctic warming is making heatwaves elsewhere more persistent and dangerous.

On the world's first floating farm, robots milk the cows

Today 9:00am - Rotterdam has become a pilot city for the world’s first floating farm where robots do the hard work.

We no longer need to conserve oil, says Trump

Tuesday - 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

Tuesday - 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

Tuesday - 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

Tuesday - 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

Tuesday - 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...

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...

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.


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