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US scientists keen to get political power

Today 10:00am - More than a dozen scientists are candidates for US House and Senate seats this year in a wave fueled by the Trump Administration’s anti-science agenda.

Coalition could help out new power projects

Today 10:00am - Energy minister Angus Taylor has signalled the Australian government could indemnify new power generation projects against the future risk of a carbon price, and says it could also support the retrofitting of existing coal plants.

Australia to have ultra-fast charging network

Today 10:00am - Drivers travelling between Australia’s major cities could soon charge their electric vehicles in just 15 minutes with a super-fast network being rolled out across the country.

Solar is here to stay, but where are the boats?

Today 10:00am - There's nothing novel about vehicles using alternatives to the internal combustion engine, but solar and battery-powered boats are rarely in the conversation.

How a little warming paved the way for reign of the dinosaurs

Today 10:00am - Massive flooding of Pangea millions of years ago - caused by climate warming of 4deg-7deg - led to mass extinction and allowed for dinosaurs to rapidly diversify and spread around the world.

TINY TRACTORS: Welcome to the rise of the robot farmer

Tuesday - Tiny automated machines could soon take care of the entire growing process down on the farm. Fewer chemicals, more efficient – where’s the downside?

US emissions fell in 2017 as coal plants shut

Tuesday - Greenhouse gas emissions from the largest US industrial plants fell 2.7 per cent in 2017 as coal plants shut, according to the Trump administration.


Trump tries again to stop youngsters' case

Tuesday - President Trump’s administration has for a second time asked the US Supreme Court to put the brakes on a lawsuit filed by young activists who have accused the government of ignoring the perils of...

Nauruans (and refugees) have nowhere to hide

Tuesday - Everyone on Nauru – indigenous Nauruans and refugees alike – is experiencing the impacts of one the greatest social, economic and political threats faced by the world today: global environmental...

Study finds 90% of table salt contains microplastics

Tuesday - Ninety per cent sea, rock and lake salt brands sold around the world contain microplastics, a new study shows.

Russian town besieged by hungry polar bears

Tuesday - A coastal town in the Russian Arctic has been besieged by hungry polar bears who are spending more time on land as sea ice melts due to climate change.

Global carbon emissions set to hit new high

Friday - Global carbon emissions will rise to a new record level in 2018, making the chances of reaching a target to keep temperature increases to 1.5deg or 2deg “weaker and weaker every year, every month,”...

Wales to turn back on coal mining

Friday - Future coal mining applications are set to be rejected as a matter of policy for the first time in Wales.

New climate threatens heritage sites

Friday - More powerful storms, flooding, desertification and the melting of permafrost are already destroying important heritage sites at an alarming rate.

Fracking protesters set free on appeal

Friday - Three protesters jailed for blocking access to a UK fracking site have walked free after the court of appeal quashed their sentences, calling them “manifestly excessive”.

Rice gene bank wins survival funding

Friday - The world’s largest collection of rice varieties has secured indefinite funding in what officials say will be crucial for the development of seeds resilient to the effects of climate change.

ANGKOR'S END: Did floods speed the end of ancient city?

Friday - A series of floods that hit the ancient city of Angkor would have overwhelmed and destroyed its vast water network, according to a new study that provides an explanation for the downfall of the...

Leaders move past Trump to protect the world

18 Oct 18 - Far more must be invested in adapting to warming, says a new global commission that aims to rebuild political will after the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement.

Banks and insurers must have plans, says BoE

18 Oct 18 - The Bank of England has told Britain’s banks and insurers they must come up with credible plans for protecting themselves against risks from climate change and that they might need to hold more...


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