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Japan to launch ‘green recovery’ platform

Thursday - Japan wants to bolster global momentum for climate action by hosting an online platform and high-level political event on greening the post-coronavirus economic recovery.

European Green Deal needs strong methane rules

Thursday - Oil and gas companies throughout the supply chain need to do much more to bring down methane emissions immediately, says Shell's new-energies director Maarten Wetselaar.

Climate change the most important mission for unis

Thursday - The future of universities will involve articulating their unique role as embedded, ethical generators of crucial knowledge and skills, well-equipped to handle coming contingencies and helping others to do the same - and that means climate change.

Weeds on march put food on defensive

Wednesday - Climate-change-induced weed invasions threaten food production in many countries, including Europe, the United States and Australia, scientists say.

How the super-rich conquered London

Tuesday - Over cups of tea in his ramshackle London home I chatted with a novelist. Talk inevitably turned to its expanding population of wealthy residents.

Why is there so much furore over China’s Belt and Road?

Tuesday - There were certainly questions asked when Victoria first signed a memorandum of understanding to join China’s Belt and Road Initiative in 2018, but it wasn’t until the past week that the criticism reached a fever pitch.

'Zombie fires’ are erupting in Alaska

Tuesday - The bitterly cold Arctic winter typically snuffs out the seasonal wildfires that erupt in this region. But every once in a while, a wildfire comes along that refuses to die.


US renewables take the 2019 top spot

Tuesday - Renewable energy consumption in the US topped coal consumption in 2019, the first time this has occurred in more than 130 years.

South Asia’s twin threat: extreme heat and foul air

Tuesday - Climate change means many health risks. Any one of them raises the danger. What happens when extreme heat meets bad air?

Green bailouts will let airlines off the hook

29 May 20 - The coronavirus pandemic has grounded thousands of aircraft, contributing to the largest-ever annual fall in CO2 emissions. But at some point the planes will fly again and with them, global emissions.

How a contrarian scientist helped Trump's EPA

James Enstrom

29 May 20 - In March 2017, a scientist named James Enstrom rattled many public health experts by publishing a study concluding that there was no link between fine soot air pollution and premature death.

There's plenty of room for carbon storage underground

29 May 20 - There's plenty of room for more of the main greenhouse gas on this planet – as long as it’s caught and trapped in carbon storage underground.

Clean energy cracker thing in a crisis

29 May 20 - Clean-energy companies are doing better in the covid-19 crisis than their fossil-fuel counterparts, says analytics company GlobalData.

Climate change keeps sustainability staff busy

28 May 20 - Climate change is the top priority for sustainability professionals working in New Zealand, new research shows.

One project exposes Morrison's gas plan as folly

28 May 20 - Every few years, the idea that gas will help Australia transition to a zero-emissions economy seems to re-emerge, as if no one had thought of it before.

EU recovery fund has green strings attached

28 May 20 - It’s now official: the EU’s updated seven-year €1 trillion budget proposal and €750 billion recovery plan will both be geared towards the green and digital transitions.

We're sitting on remains of a giant volcanic plume

28 May 20 - Back in the 1970s, scientists came up with a revolutionary idea about how Earth’s deep interior works.

It’s time to let the ‘fire people’ care for the land

28 May 20 - Since last summer’s bushfire crisis, there’s been a quantum shift in public awareness of Aboriginal fire management.

COP26 likely to be delayed again

27 May 20 - Vital international climate talks due to be hosted by the United Kingdom are expected to be delayed until late next year because of the coronavirus crisis, it has emerged, dashing hopes they could be...


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