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Our oceans broke heat records in 2018

Wednesday - Rising temperatures can be charted back to the late 1950s, and the past five years were the five hottest on record.

Garden of Eden is no more, Attenborough tells leaders

Wednesday - Sir David Attenborough has warned that “the Garden of Eden is no more”, as he urged political and business leaders from around the world to make a renewed push to tackle climate change.

Climate no laughing matter, Fiji warns Australia

Wednesday - Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama used the Australian leader’s visit to call out his promotion of fossil fuels, showing Scott Morrison is on the wrong side in the Pacific as well as at home.

Scores of US military bases under threat

Wednesday - A new Pentagon report identifies significant risks from climate change at scores of military bases and says the Defense Department is taking protective measures against the looming threat.

Palm oil not a biofuel, says France

Wednesday - The French National Assembly has passed a bill explicitly saying palm oil “is not a biofuel” and won’t be eligible for tax breaks as of January1, 2020.

Climate death toll could be higher, says report

Tuesday - Rising global temperatures could lead to many more deaths than the 250,000 a year predicted just five years ago, a new report says.

AUSSIE OVEN: ‘It’s like hell here’

Tuesday - It was 48.9C last Tuesday in Port Augusta, South Australia, an old harbour city that now harvests solar power.


Why sea-ice cover is so low (it’s not just climate change)

Tuesday - Sea-ice cover in Antarctica shrank rapidly to a record low in late 2016 and has remained well below average. But what’s behind this dramatic melting and low ice cover since?

Troubled Tesla cuts 7% of workforce

Tuesday - Tesla is cutting its full-time staff headcount by about 7 per cent, as it tries to reduce the price of its cars and boost margins, CEO Elon Musk has announced

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $25.00

21 Dec 18 - Spot NZUs opened at $25.00 bid and $25.10 offered this morning, after last fixing at $25.05.

Poor losing the high ground in Miami

21 Dec 18 - Miami's poor are being pressured to leave their high-ground homes as rising sea levels threaten the city's wealthy coastal suburbs.

Global water supply shrinks in wetter world

21 Dec 18 - Even in a world with more intense rain, communities could begin to run short of water.

Risks of 'domino effect' greater than thought

21 Dec 18 - Policymakers have severely underestimated the risks of ecological tipping points, according to a study that shows 45 per cent of all potential environmental collapses are interrelated and could...

How did grim Poland get such a strong carbon price?

21 Dec 18 - Strange as it might sound, the coal-promoting host of this year’s climate negotiations, Poland, has one of the strongest carbon prices in the world.

Scientists find plastic pollution at deepest point of the ocean

21 Dec 18 - The deepest point on Earth is heavily polluted with plastic, scientists have discovered, showing how pervasively the world has been contaminated.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $24.85

20 Dec 18 - Spot NZUs opened at $24.85 bid and $25.00 offered this morning, after last fixing at $24.85.

Believe it or not, Australia's going to get hotter and drier

20 Dec 18 - Australia will experience more extreme heat, longer fire seasons, rising oceans and more marine heatwaves.

EU reaches coal deal (with caveat for Poland)

20 Dec 18 - EU legislators have reached agreement over a proposed reform of electricity market rules that includes a 2025 cut-off date for coal subsidies, and a special clause for Poland.

California insists on electric buses

20 Dec 18 - The Californian Air Resources Board has revealed its plan to have an all-electric bus fleet in California by 2040.


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