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First State to divest thermal coal assets

Friday - One of Australia's biggest industry superannuation funds plans to sell down its investments in thermal coal miners in a bid to protect its members from the financial impact of climate change.

CO2 in atmosphere nearing levels of 15m years ago

Friday - The amount of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere is approaching a level not seen in 15m years and perhaps never previously experienced by a hominoid, according to the authors of a study.

EV owners plug in to help to avoid blackouts

Friday - Electric vehicles can help to keep the air clean in cities – as we’ve seen recently with the reduction of traffic through covid-19 lockdowns – but they face two obstacles.

Think covid-19 disrupted food chain? Wait and see ...

Friday - The pandemic has revealed deep flaws in the world’s food system and food leaders are calling for global coordination and climate resilient agriculture.

Warming waters could see fewer common fish

Friday - As many as 60 per cent of the world's fish species could struggle to breed and reproduce if climate change causes the Earth to warm by 5deg over the next 80 years, according to a new study.

Weather stations show there’s more heat and rain

Thursday - A major global update based on data from more than 36,000 weather stations around the world confirms that, as the planet continues to warm, extreme weather events such as heatwaves and heavy rainfall are now more frequent.

Fossil fuel companies take at least $3b in covis aid

Thursday - More than 5600 companies in the fossil fuel industry have taken a minimum of $3b in coronavirus aid from the US federal government, according to a new analysis.


Climate activists see ‘new era’ after pipeline victories

Thursday - Climate activists sense a turning point in their war against the Trump administration's effort to cement a fossil-fueled future for the United States, with three major defeats for high-profile oil...

OPINION: Coconut oil production threatens five times more species than palm oil

Thursday - By ERIK MEIJAARD | Born in the Netherlands and brought up in Germany, it wasn’t until I was 21 that I met my first coconut.

Rare night clouds may be warning sign of climate crisis

Thursday - Something magical appeared at night over London and other parts of Britain last month: ripples of electric blue clouds shimmered in the twilight sky after sunset.

The end of Tiwai Pt could open huge opportunities for NZ

Thursday - MEDIA RELEASE - COAL ACTION NETWORK AOTEAROA -The announced closure of Tiwai Point is welcome news for the clean energy future of New Zealand, and presents huge opportunities in areas such as...

Sun has a secret plan to become a lithium factory

Wednesday - Lithium is used in everything from medication to mobile phone batteries, but where does it come from?

Marseille turns green with election of first woman mayor

Michele Rubirola

Wednesday - Marseille has become the latest French municipality to elect a green mayor in a wave that has swept the country since local elections at the end of last month.

Tesla top on back of tech boost and China sales

7 Jul 20 - Electric motor manufacturer Tesla became the world's most valuable carmaker last week, overtaking Toyota, despite never having made an annual profit.

‘Million-mile’ batteries are coming

7 Jul 20 - Electric vehicles have a clear environmental advantage over their gas-guzzling counterparts, but when it comes to longevity, the two are in a dead heat.

Nuclear plans flounder through muddy dispute

7 Jul 20 - Vast quantities of mud, which campaigners say might contain radioactive particles, are the latest problem to confront the UK’s nuclear plans for two new reactors under construction in the West of...

Aussies score on covid but limp on climate change

7 Jul 20 - Australia has been ranked third behind South Korea and Latvia in a global report on the effectiveness of its response to the covid-19 pandemic -- but 37th in in the fight against climate change.

What an ocean hidden under Antarctica reveals about our future climate

6 Jul 20 - Jules Verne sent his fictional submarine, the Nautilus, to the South Pole through a hidden ocean beneath a thick ice cap. Written 40 years before any explorer had reached the pole, his story was...

$10b of precious metals dumped each year in e-waste

6 Jul 20 - At least $10 billion worth of gold, platinum and other precious metals are dumped every year in the growing mountain of electronic waste that is polluting the planet, according to a new UN report.


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