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California nets $860 million from carbon auction

Today 10:00am - California will collect $860 million from auctioning carbon-emissions permits after the allowances sold out at a record price for the second straight quarter.

You're spies, Russia tells green campaigners

Today 10:00am - The Russian government is using anti-spying legislation to silence environmental campaigners, a leading watchdog has warned.

As oceans warm, kelp forests begin to disappear

Today 10:00am - Kelp forests are being wiped out from Tasmania to California, replaced by sea urchin barrens that are nearly devoid of life.

Senate bill would cut EPA funding by $150 million

Today 10:00am - The US Senate Appropriations Committee this week introduced a bill that would cut nearly $150 million in funding for the Environmental Protection Agency next year.

Poland faces $170,000-a-day fines over illegal logging

Today 10:00am - Poland has been given two weeks to stop illegal deforestation in a Unesco-protected forest or face fines of at least $NZ170,000 a day.

BEAN BUSES: In London, it's wake up and smell the traffic

Today 10:00am - Seeking to curb toxic diesel fumes, London transport officials are hunting for new sources of energy for buses. The latest idea? Coffee grounds.

Meet the green gurus who use 1400 disposable cups a day

Today 10:00am - More than 2.5 million disposable cups have been purchased by the UK’s environment department for use in its restaurants and cafes over the past five years – equivalent to nearly 1400 a day.


EPA revises social cost of potent greenhouse gas

Wednesday - The Trump administration is tweaking how it measures the costs of emitting a potent greenhouse gas, a move that will have major impacts for climate rules.

CARBON PRICING: Five questions for Nicholas Stern

Wednesday - Economist NICHOLAS STERN spoke in Oxford this month. The Conversation asked him about recent developments in the transition of the world toward an economy adapted to climate change.

Let's handle climate change the way we dealt with cigarettes

Wednesday - What would happen if we treated climate change as a health problem rather than an environmental one?

Mexico about to generate world's cheapest solar power

Wednesday - Mexico is on track to generate the world’s cheapest solar power — with prices as low as 1.77c a kilowatt hour.

Could this be beginning of the end for the beloved axolotl?

Wednesday - Although abundant in captivity, the axolotl has nearly disappeared from its natural habitat - and that is a problem.

Former UN climate chief lobbies against Adani loan

Tuesday - Former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres has made a rare intervention in Australian politics, urging the Turnbull government not to grant a controversial coal project a near A$1 billion loan.

Past climate lessons prompt present rethink

Tuesday - European scientists have just reached two chilling conclusions about today’s Earth by studying past climate lessons.

Three ways cities are leading the climate change fight

Tuesday - Cities account for 75 per cent of the world’s energy use and 76 per cent of carbon dioxide emissions.

Electric highway will link Norway and Italy

Tuesday - A German utility is planning a string of electric vehicle fast chargers every 120 to 180 kilometers along highways in seven European countries, from Italy to Norway.

Scientists aim to fight climate change with super plants

Tuesday - A team of scientists is wondering if plants can protect us from climate change.

Indonesia to roll out 1000 eco-mosques

Tuesday - Worshippers in Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority country, are set to go green with a new initiative that aims to establish 1000 eco-mosques by 2020.

Climate pioneer calls for wave of lawsuits

Monday - One of the fathers of climate science is calling for a wave of lawsuits against governments and fossil fuel companies that are delaying action on what he describes as the growing, mortal threat of...


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