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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 global warming.


Bonn summit slow and steady but King Coal looms

Monday - The climate talks in Bonn saw little drama other than some star turns and a pantomime villain. All eyes are now on Poland, the next summit host.

It's not a done deal, low-lying islands can shape a future

Monday - While the plight of low-lying Pacific islands should not be ignored, it is just as damaging to assume that their fate is already sealed.

Norway’s wealth fund eyes divesting from fossil fuels

Monday - Norway’s $1 trillion fund is to consider divesting from oil and gas stocks to protect the country's economy from oil price risk.

Australia a Top 10 nation - for cutting down trees

Monday - Eastern Australia ranks in the top 10 of the world’s major deforestation fronts – the only area in a developed nation.

The inconvenient truth about smart cities

Monday - Plans for more wired, networked, connected urban areas face challenges if they fail to account for existing, local, non-digital elements such as government and socioeconomic conditions.

Musk unveils electric truck ... and a surprise sports car

Monday - Elon Musk has unveiled Tesla’s first electric semi-truck at an event in Los Angeles that also included the surprise reveal of a new Tesla sports car.

Carbon markets back in vogue at Bonn

Friday - Carbon markets have become a vital piece of common ground for defenders of the climate. The tool is gradually extending around the world, bringing with it higher revenues.

Indigenous groups win greater climate recognition

Friday - Indigenous groups claimed a victory at the Bonn climate talks in Bonn as governments acknowledged for the first time that they can play a leadership role in protecting forests and keeping global...

Farming organically could cut gas emissions

Friday - Converting land from conventional agriculture to organic production could reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the run-off of excess nitrogen from fertilisers, and cut pesticide use.

Wildfires are making Americans sick

Friday - As climate change fuels large wildfires, the pollution they're releasing is making Americans sick and undermining decades of progress in cleaning the air.

We're prisoners of the old way, says solar flight pioneer

Friday - The visionary innovator who flew 40,000km in a solar-fuelled plane has urged companies to pursue revolutionary ideas as the only way to fight climate change.

The allure (and perils) of hydropower

Friday - Damming rivers may seem like a clean and easy solution for energy-hungry countries. But the devil is in the details.


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