Morrison government urged to cut emissions to tackle root cause of worsening bushfires

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australia’s summer bushfires were fuelled by climate change and governments must respond to the royal commission into the disaster with tougher policies to reduce emissions, including “no new coal Läs mer…

Ecotricity founder to grow diamonds 'made entirely from the sky'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A British multi-millionaire and environmentalist has set out plans to create thousands of carats of carbon-negative, laboratory-grown diamonds every year “made entirely from the sky”. Dale Vince, the founder Läs mer…

Protecting nature is vital to escape 'era of pandemics’ – report

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The world is in an “era of pandemics” and unless the destruction of the natural world is halted they will emerge more often, spread more rapidly, kill more people Läs mer…

2020 likely to be warmest year on record despite La Niña

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Climate crisis exacerbates extreme weather during natural events, say experts La Niña climate event is under way, heralding a colder and stormier winter than usual across the northern hemisphere, Läs mer…

Djab Wurrung people win injunction to halt roadworks and protect significant trees

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Victorian government has been ordered to stop work for three weeks on a highway duplication in the state’s west that local Indigenous leaders say threatens culturally significant trees. Läs mer…

Nationals call for ANZ boycott after bank's push for net zero emissions

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A climate change commitment from ANZ to halt lending to its largest customers unless the businesses can prove carbon transition plans by next year has been cautiously welcomed by Läs mer…

Marise Payne declines to welcome adoption of net zero emissions target by Japan and South Korea

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The foreign affairs minister Marise Payne says Australia “acknowledges” decisions by Japan and South Korea to adopt net zero targets for 2050, but she has declined to welcome that Läs mer…

Trump to gut protections in Alaska’s Tongass forest, the ‘lungs of the country’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Trump administration has announced it will lift protections in Alaska’s Tongass national forest, permitting logging in the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest. [embedded content] Experts call the Tongass Läs mer…

Queensland election's 'parallel with Warringah': why independent Claire Richardson could topple LNP incumbent

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; This week residents in Cleveland, a bayside community south of Brisbane, received a letterbox flyer from their local MP, the ultraconservative Liberal National Mark Robinson, talking up his environmental Läs mer…

Unions urge ALP to accept need for gas and back blue collar workers or face losing next election

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Union officials have given Labor MPs a message that gas will be needed in the transition to renewable energy, and have urged them to defend blue collar workers in Läs mer…

South Korea vows to go carbon neutral by 2050 to fight climate emergency

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; South Korea’s president, Moon Jae-in, has declared that the country will go carbon neutral by 2050, bringing it into line with other major economies. In a policy speech in Läs mer…

Scientists discover 500 metre-tall skyscraper reef at Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The detached reef, taller than the Empire State Building, was discovered at the northern end of the Great Barrier Reef off Cape York Australian scientists have discovered a detached Läs mer…

Fish that eat microplastics take more risks and die younger, study shows

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Microplastics can alter the behaviour of fish, with those that ingest the pollutants likely to be bolder, more active and swim in risky areas where they die en masse, Läs mer…

'Sleeping giant' Arctic methane deposits starting to release, scientists find

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Exclusive: expedition discovers new source of greenhouse gas off East Siberian coast has been triggered Scientists have found evidence that frozen methane deposits in the Arctic Ocean – known Läs mer…

‘Old and unsafe’ cars sent to developing world fuelling air pollution, report finds

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Millions of used motor vehicles exported from the US, Europe and Japan to developing countries are of poor quality and are contributing significantly to air pollution, according a new Läs mer…

BP leads energy companies preparing two major UK carbon capture projects

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; After decades spent extracting fossil fuels from the UK’s North Sea, a consortium of oil companies is preparing to pump Britain’s greenhouse gas emissions back beneath the seabed to Läs mer…

Free meat, milk and firewood: New Zealand's dairy farms try to lure local workers

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; New Zealand farmers are so desperate for workers that they are offering unlimited supplies of free meat, milk, honey and firewood to tempt employees onto remote properties. The prime Läs mer…

'Chainsaws tearing through my heart': sacred tree cut down to make way for Victorian highway

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Victorian government has cut down a tree that was culturally significant to Australia’s Indigenous Djab Wurrung women to make way for a highway in the state’s west. The Läs mer…

Why Biden calls Trump a 'climate arsonist' – video explainer

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Humanity is said to have just 10 years left to start seriously tackling the climate crisis before passing the point of no return with multiple-degree temperature increases, rising sea Läs mer…

'The way I am is an outrage': the Indigenous Brazilian musicians taking back a burning country

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; As Brazil’s world-acclaimed biodiversity turns to ashes, President Jair Bolsonaro has praised the country as an environmental role model. “It is not only in environmental preservation that the country Läs mer…

Nine insect-eating bird species in Amazon in sharp decline, scientists find

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Bird species are in decline even in the remote parts of the Amazon, far from human interference, a study shows. Scientists have found a sharp decline in nine insect-eating Läs mer…

The US has a good record on fighting monopolies. Now it's Google's turn

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The tech giant claims that no one is forced to use its search engine. All power to regulators set on proving otherwise Sundar Pichai, chief executive of Alphabet, Google’s Läs mer…

Early warning: human detectors, drones and the race to control Australia’s extreme blazes

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Perched in his fire tower high above the pine trees, Nick Dutton leans back and nods to the cascading hills and mountains behind him. “I love being out here, Läs mer…

Uber pledges £5m toward electric vehicle charging points in London

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Uber Firm will install public chargers in poorer boroughs to persuade its drivers to switch to electric cars According to Uber’s analysis, the concentration of public charging points is Läs mer…

Behind China’s ‘pork miracle’: how technology is transforming rural hog farming

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The long read Behind China’s ‘pork miracle’: how technology is transforming rural hog farming Young pigs on a farm in Taizhou, Zhejiang province. Photograph: China Stringer Network/Reuters As Chinese Läs mer…