Tropical Cyclone Owen will wreak havoc across Queensland, residents warned

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Natural disasters and extreme weather Annastacia Palaszczuk says state has done all it can to prepare for severe category-four storm Tropical Cyclone Owen gathers strength over the Gulf of Carpentaria. It is predicted to hit the Queensland coast late on Friday or early Saturday. Läs mer…

Reforesting the world: the Australian farmer with 240m trees to his name

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Trees and forests Tony Rinaudo’s regeneration technique, developed in west Africa 30 years ago, has helped bring back forest over 6m hectares Australian farmer Tony Rinaudo discovered a solution to restoring trees in Africa’s Sahel region affected by extreme deforestation. Photograph: Silas Koch/World Vision Läs mer…

Pacific nations under climate threat urge Australia to abandon coal within 12 years

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Climate change Frustrated leaders appeal to ‘all OECD countries’ to phase out use as Australia signals support for new plants Tuvalu, under acute threat from climate change, joins other Pacific nations to call on Australia to end coal-powered energy generation. Photograph: Warming Images/REX/Shutterstock Pacific Läs mer…

China demands developed countries 'pay their debts' on climate change

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Guardian RSS 2018-12-13 19:53 https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/dec/13/china-demands-developed-countries-pay-their-debts-on-climate-change

Shark numbers decline by up to 90% in five decades off Queensland coast

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Sharks Researchers conclude the most likely cause for the dramatic declines is commercial fishing There have been drastic declines in the population of large apex sharks off the Queensland coast over the past five decades. Photograph: T3Media/National Geographic Channels Shark numbers along the Queensland Läs mer…

Sheffield council holds out olive branch over tree-felling plans

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Sheffield After months of protests, council says it won’t fell 87 trees earmarked for chop Tree-huggers: protests against Sheffield felling scheme. Photograph: David Holmes Sheffield city council has pledged to save nearly 100 trees that were marked for felling as it sought to defuse Läs mer…

EU relaxation of diesel emission limits was illegal, court rules

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Automotive industry Ruling means new generation of so-called ‘cleaner’ diesel vehicles can be banned by cities across EU Madrid, along with Paris and Brussels, took the European commission to court over the relaxation of emissions rules. Photograph: Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images The new generation of Läs mer…

Dr Dust: the man who discovered a hidden black lung epidemic

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Kentucky Dr Dust: the man who discovered a hidden black lung epidemic Today’s black lung rates are higher than 50 years ago, affecting men as young as their 30s, and in Kentucky, their right to decent health care is being curtailed Dr. Brandon Crum Läs mer…

Australia’s carbon emissions highest on record, data shows

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Energy If emissions continue at current rate, Australia will miss Paris target by 1.1bn tonnes, Ndevr Environmental predicts The Bluescope steel works at Port Kembla, Wollongong. Australia is still on track to miss its Paris target of a 26%-28% cut to carbon emissions on Läs mer…

UN chief attempts to revive flagging climate change talks

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Climate change António Guterres returns to Katowice to urge China to intervene as globe is ‘running out of time’ Steam rises from the cooling towers of a coal-fired thermal power plant in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina on12 December 2018. Photograph: Fehim Demir/EPA The UN Läs mer…

Facebook among firms named on Myanmar human rights 'dirty list'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Myanmar Forty-nine companies accused of human rights and environmental abuses A soldier stand guards in Rakhine state. A UN report in August declared the Burmese military had ‘genocidal intent’ during its crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. Photograph: Nyunt Win/EPA Facebook is among a number of Läs mer…

Shenzhen's silent revolution: riding the world's first fully electric bus fleet

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Cities Shenzhen’s silent revolution: riding the world’s first fully electric bus fleet All 16,000 buses in the fast-growing Chinese megacity are now electric, and soon all 13,000 taxis will be too Buses in Shenzhen Bus Company’s main charging depot in Futian. Photograph: Matthew Keegan Läs mer…

Dracula ant's killer jaws are nature's fastest mover at 200 mph

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Insects Tropical insect uses lethal speed of its spring-loaded mandibles to stun or kill prey The Dracula ant had to be filmed at 480,000 frames per second to capture the incredible speed of its jaw action. Photograph: Adrian Smith/SWNS.com Move aside cheetah and peregrine Läs mer…

US accused of obstructing talks at UN climate change summit

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Climate change Vanuatu’s foreign minister says worst offenders on global warming are blocking progress The climate change summit, known as COP24, began on Tuesday in Katowice, Poland. Photograph: Łukasz Kalinowski/Rex/Shutterstock The United States and other high carbon dioxide-emitting developed countries are deliberately frustrating the Läs mer…

London mayor unveils plan to tackle 'climate emergency'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; London Exclusive: Sadiq Khan accuses government of dragging its feet and calls for investment to avert catastrophe Sadiq Khan unveiled the world’s first hydrogen-powered double-decker bus in November 2016. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, has declared a climate emergency and urged the Läs mer…