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Bezos pledges $10b to save the planet

Today 10:00am - Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder and Washington Post owner, has announced that he is donating $10 billion to save the Earth’s environment – barely a month after it was revealed Amazon threatened to fire employees who spoke out about the company’s role in the climate crisis.

Climate research struggles to find funding

Today 10:00am - Climate research is the poor relation of the academic world. Since 1990 it has won less than five per cent of the research funds available.

Morrison backs technology over taxation

Scott Morrison

Today 10:00am - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has described a report he might adopt a technology investment target to avoid signing up to a commitment of zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 as speculation, but confirmed his government will take a “technology over taxation” approach to climate change.

Malaysia’s banks buck trend against coal

Today 10:00am - Malaysia’s major banks are bucking a global trend toward the decarbonisation of the finance industry by continuing to finance new coal-fired power projects in Southeast Asia, a new report has found.

EU plans to halve municipal waste by 2030

Tuesday - The European Commission will aim to “absolutely decouple” economic growth from natural resource use in a draft circular economy action plan due to be unveiled in March.

Carbon pricing role crucial, say experts

Tuesday - Carbon pricing is emerging as central to international climate negotiations, the Mercator Climate Institute says.

Europe’s airports face watery grave

Tuesday - More than 20 of Europe’s airports could be under water by the end of the century if current climate trends continue.

CROSSING THE LINE: A scientist’s road from neutrality

Nathan Phillips

Tuesday - American scientist Nathan Phillips, who has just ended a 14-day hunger strike, said he was compelled to action by dissatisfaction with academia’s passivity and the fervor of his students.

There's more to it than just trucks, says Volvo

Tuesday - Shifting the heavy transport sector from diesel to electricity will take more than just the availability of trucks, says Swedish auto maker Volvo.

Johnson names new COP26 president

Alok Sharma

Tuesday - UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has appointed Alok Sharma to preside over the COP26 UN climate talks in November.

Earth just had its hottest January on record

Monday - The Earth had its hottest January in recorded history last month, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Climate change already hurting Aust, says reserve bank

Monday - Australia’s leading economic regulator has warned that climate change is already having a “profound” effect on the Australian economy, dragging down production, the value of Australian exports and...

FIGUERES: The only uncertainty is how long we’ll last

Christiana Figueres

Monday - Christiana Figueres, leader of the 2015 Paris Agreement, talks about her new book, The Future We Choose, and why it’s crunch time for humanity.

Billions of acres of cropland await the Big Thaw

Monday - As the climate warms in the decades ahead, billions of acres, most of them in the northern hemisphere, will become suitable for agriculture and could, if ploughed, emit a massive, planet-altering...

Parcels might join people on city buses

Monday - Sydney is looking at using its public transport system to cut the number of delivery vans clogging its streets.

New BP chief vows net-zero emissions by 2050

Friday - BP's new chief executive Bernard Looney has outlined plans to cut the company's carbon emissions from its operations and barrels produced to net-zero by 2050.

Cities turn to freewheeling public transport

Friday - In the United States, once the home of car culture, cities are increasingly experimenting with free public transport. But the idea is not an American preserve: it’s catching on fast across the globe.

Antarctic melt led to 3m sea level rise 120,000 years ago

Friday - Mass melting of the West Antarctic ice sheet, driven by warmer ocean temperatures, was a major cause of extreme sea level rise more than 100,000 years ago, according to new research.

Renewables to power outback mine

Friday - By ANDREW SPENCE | Australian mining company Oz Minerals plans to power its proposed West Musgrave copper nickel mine in central Australia with up to 80 per cent renewables.

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