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Bonn reaches murky compromise on fossil fuels

Monday - Developing countries and green groups want to limit conflicts of interest in the global climate talks. Corporate lobbyists and rich countries oppose the plan.

Climate talks end in call for solidarity

Monday - A fortnight of climate talks in Bonn ran smoothly enough, but political tensions await the Pacific islands presidency at the next summit in November.

IT'S A WORRY: Changing world is bringing on ecoanxiety

Friday - People around the world are sufferng from ecoanxiety, a feeling of impending environmental doom.

Supermarket giant commits to 100% renewables

Friday - Multinational supermarket Tesco has pledged to source all of its electricity from renewables by 2030 in addition to cutting its emissions by 60 per cent by 2025.

HUNGRY CATERPILLAR: Beware, armyworms are on the march

Thursday - A plague of armyworms is marching across Africa, devastating crops, and claiming new territory at an alarming rate

Why meat eaters should think more about soil

Wednesday - If over-grazing continues to cause soil degradation, we won’t be able to feed people in the future. The answer? Eat grass-fed sustainable meat – or none at all.

Asian coal cuts will ease Trump rollbacks

16 May 17 - SWEEPING climate policy rollbacks by US President Donald Trump will be outweighed by cuts to coal consumption in India and China, a new analysis shows.


THE EYES HAVE IT: Now they can measure climate stress

16 May 17 - An eye-tracking study reveals that stress levels affect how much attention people pay to climate change imagery, even if they are supportive of environmental issues.

Coffee belt gets the jitters

15 May 17 - If global warming continues at its current pace, growing the beans in coffee-proud South American countries could be impossible in as little as 50 years.

Global search finds ‘lost’ forests

15 May 17 - A new global analysis of the distribution of forests and woodlands has “found” 467 million hectares of previously unreported forest – an area equivalent to 60 per cent of the size of Australia.

Clothiers must cut microfibre pollution

15 May 17 - Over the past few years, evidence has been mounting that synthetic textiles such as polyester and acrylic, which make up much of our clothing, are a major source of pollution in the world’s oceans.

The good news is that good news works

12 May 17 - When nature makes the news these days, the story usually revolves around wildlife on the brink, record-setting climate extremes or ruined landscapes.

One thing's for sure, climate change is not short on laws

11 May 17 - Nations around the world have adopted more than 1200 laws to curb climate change, up from about 60 two decades ago, a sign of widening efforts to limit rising temperatures.

What can we expect from the Bonn climate talks?

10 May 17 - A much-anticipated meeting of nearly 200 nations began in Bonn, Germany, yesterday to push forward global climate change action at a time when the United States is poised to do the opposite.

Asthma patients urge EU to back air quality

10 May 17 - Organisations representing asthma patients have called on the EU governments to stick to their air quality commitments to protect citizens’ health and public budgets.

MACRON MOVES: New French leader makes climate vows

9 May 17 - France's new centrist president Emmanuel Macron supports a coal phase-out by 2022, a carbon price rise and trade sanctions on polluting countries.

Hamburg is taking a half-billion-dollar climate bet

9 May 17 - The German shipping city of Hamburg will spend nearly $US600 million over 30 years in a bid to hold back the rising sea.

Put cities, not countries, in charge of climate change

9 May 17 - Climate change can't be left to dysfunctional nation states to tackle – but as Oslo and Seoul have shown, metropolitan centres can rise to the challenge.

Bonn talks pave the road for Paris Agreement

Jo Tyndall

8 May 17 - Work on the rules that will drive the Paris Agreement is under way.


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