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How these big polluters are free to up emissions

Monday - The Australian Coalition Government's safeguards mechanism was meant to stop rises in industrial emissions cancelling out cuts paid for by taxpayers – but it’s a colossal failure.

Greenhouse gases have a puzzling double effect

Monday - Lustier plant growth as greenhouse gases climb should counter global heating and atmospheric carbon build-up. But it’s not quite so simple.

Bali does battle with plague of plastic

Monday - Indonesia is the world’s second-largest ocean plastic polluter, after China.

Singapore joins drive to phase out fossil fuel vehicles

Monday - Climate-vulnerable Singapore will part ways with fossil fuel vehicles within the next two decades and throw its weight behind cleaner vehicles.

Hydrogen gas study for towns wins funding

Monday - By ANDREW SPENCE | Adelaide-based Australian Gas Networks has been awarded $1.28 million in Federal Government funding to support a study into introducing renewable hydrogen into South Australian and Victorian towns.

What’s holding back China’s bamboo furniture makers?

Monday - Wood consumption has jumped 173 per cent in China over the past decade, and restrictions on felling primary forest mean the country relies on wood imports for over half its demand.

Record Antarctic temperatures fuel sea level worry

Friday - Sea levels might threaten coastal cities sooner than expected, scientists say, as ice loss speeds up and Antarctic temperatures rise.


Coronavirus cuts China’s CO2 emissions

Friday - As China battles one of the most serious virus epidemics of the century, the impacts on the country’s energy demand and emissions are only beginning to be felt.

Researchers claim solar efficiency breakthrough

Friday - A flexible solar “skin” that could be used to generate power on homes, cars and phones is a step closer to development after the technology was used to break a world record for electricity...

UK airports must shut to reach 2050 climate target

Friday - All UK airports must close by 2050 for the country to reach its target of net zero climate emissions by then, scientists say.

Tesla creeps closer to 640-mile mark

Friday - Tesla has announced an increased range as a step toward bringing electric vehicles — and their contribution to combating climate change — into the mainstream.

Oil and gas climate impact worse than we thought

Thursday - The oil and gas industry has had a far worse impact on the climate than previously believed, according to a study indicating that human emissions of fossil methane have been underestimated by up to...

Renewables could power the world by 2050

Thursday - Wind, water and solar sources − the renewable energy trio − could meet almost all the needs of our power-hungry society in 30 years.

Climate change could wipe out coral reefs by 2100

Thursday - The changing climate could destroy nearly all remaining coral reefs by the end of the century, according to new research.

Coal giant eyes 30% fall in carbon emissions

Thursday - Mining giant Glencore has predicted its carbon footprint will shrink by almost a third by 2035, but will not set climate targets for the company.

Why we must protect 30% of Earth for animals

Thursday - Governments should sharply expand protected areas for animals and plants to cover 30% of the planet by 2030 to pull back from “the precipice of irreversible loss of biodiversity”, a group of former...

Some aerosol emissions might have an up-side

Thursday - Human aerosol emissions might have partially offset global economic inequality by reducing warming.

Bezos pledges $10b to save the planet

Jeff Bezos

Wednesday - 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...

Climate research struggles to find funding

Wednesday - 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.


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