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Australians might be told to evacuate their drought towns

Friday - The NSW state government is considering evacuating the residents of as many as 90 towns seriously affected by drought.

China’s top climate negotiator steps down

Friday - What is the legacy of Xie Zhenhua, a key architect of the Paris Agreement and one of the world’s longest-serving climate diplomats?

Indonesia forest fires cost $5.2 billion

Friday - The total damage and economic loss from forest fires in Indonesia this year amounts to at least $5.2 billion, says the World Bank.

Europe Green Deal will change whole economy

Thursday - Nearly every major aspect of the European economy is to be re-evaluated in light of the imperatives of the climate and ecological emergency, according to sweeping new plans set out by the European Commission.

US seeks further block on climate compo

Thursday - The US government is pushing to ensure it can never be held accountable for the damage caused by climate change in vulnerable countries.

Only 3min flight, but Canada claims first for electric plane

Thursday - A plane billed as the first commercial aircraft running entirely on electricity has taken to the skies in Canada.

Court finds Exxon not guilty of fraud

Wednesday - Exxon Mobil has prevailed in a lawsuit in which the energy giant was accused of downplaying the toll climate change regulations could take on its business.


The climate is in trouble, but it's not all doom and gloom

Wednesday - Global temperatures are on course to rise by 3deg to 5deg by the end of the century and global emissions continue to increase. But there are genuine reasons for hope.

How to design a forest fit to heal the planet

Wednesday - There's more than one way to plant a tree – and some of the most widely used techniques aren’t up to scratch.

At last, wildlife TV is engaging with the climate

Wednesday - The BBC’s new wildlife television series featuring David Attenborough, Seven Worlds, One Planet, marks a drastic departure from previous programmes.

This small German town took back the power

Wednesday - The case for ambitious and transformative environmental policy is being made with increasing fervour and a series of “Green New Deals” have been proposed.

1.9b people at risk from mountain water shortages

Tuesday - A quarter of the world’s population is at risk of water supply problems as mountain glaciers, snow-packs and alpine lakes are run down by global heating and rising demand, according to an...

Investors fight back against climate wreckers

Tuesday - Two strands of action are being taken by investors against the planet’s biggest and most polluting companies to try to coerce them into complying with climate targets.

Denmark adopts climate law to cut emissions

Tuesday - Denmark’s parliament has adopted a new climate law, committing to reach 70 per cent below its 1990 emissions in the next 11 years.

Australia risks being dumping ground for cars with potent gas

Tuesday - Australia is at risk of becoming a dumping ground for cars pre-charged with a greenhouse gas 1400 times more potent than carbon dioxide, industry groups warn.

Cool ideas needed to sooth scorching cities

Tuesday - International urban environment experts are gathering in Adelaide this week to tackle the challenge of climate change in increasingly hotter cities.

Chile delays emissions goal boost at its own talks

Monday - Chile has walked back a plan to announce an enhanced climate target during the Cop25 climate talks it is leading.

Seas losing oxygen at unprecedented rate, say experts

Monday - Oxygen in the oceans is being lost at an unprecedented rate, with “dead zones” proliferating and hundreds more areas showing oxygen dangerously depleted, experts have warned.

Texas fossil fuel support paves the way for 'carbon timebomb'

Monday - Texas is leading the way to a “looming carbon timebomb” as US output of oil and gas is forecast to rise by 25 per cent over the next decade.


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