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REAGAN REVISTED: Climate change and the big race

Today 9:00am - Climate change did not come up in the first presidential debate – well, not in any real sense.

Australia admits it's in the dark over Paris pledges

Today 9:00am - Government officials have acknowledged that Australia’s 2030 greenhouse gas emissions reductions pledged at Paris in 2015 were made without any modelling to show whether existing policies could achieve those targets.

Fossil fuel majors ignore climate crisis

Bill McKibben

Today 9:00am - Bill McKibben, the US environmentalist who is one of the world’s foremost authors and activists on issues of global warming, does not mince his words.

Ten things you should know about climate change ...

Today 9:00am - No 5: Why are scientists are so sure that the warming is human-induced?

Every future Prius might be a plug-in hybrid

Today 9:00am - Toyota is considering making every future Prius a plug-in hybrid.

Farewell to green movement's prince of permaculture

Bill Mollison

Today 9:00am - Permaculture pioneer Bill Mollison, who died last weekend, was one of the true heroes of the modern environmental movement.

Figueres dives back into climate after UN bid

Christiana Figueres

Today 9:00am - Fresh from quitting what is becoming an increasingly brutal race to replace Ban Ki-moon as UN secretary-general, Christiana Figueres is back with a new project: Mission 2020.


Paris bans traffic along bank of Seine

Today 9:00am - Paris has voted for the ban of vehicles on the road running along the right bank of the river Seine.

Businesses dragging chain on sustainability

Michael Stiassny

Thursday - New Zealand must catch up with the movement toward sustainable “conscious capitalism” to survive in a disrupted world, says Vector chair Michael Stiassny.

Russia in the slow lane on road to Paris

Thursday - What’s holding Russia back from ratifying the Paris climate agreement?

Poland threatens EU plan to ratify pact

Thursday - Poland has demanded the EU protect its plans to build new coal-fired power plants if it wants fast-track its ratification of the Paris climate agreement.

Ten things you should know about climate change …

Thursday - No 4: The poles are warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet.

China vows cuts at home, but grows coal abroad

Thursday - Chinese companies and banks are continuing to drive global coal expansion, as state owned companies backed by state loans build coal-fired power plants across the world.

Air pollution kills million Chinese in one year

Thursday - More than one million people died in China from dirty air in one year, according to World Health Organisation.

How cities are eliminating car parks

Thursday - It’s a traditional complaint about urban life: there’s never anywhere to park. But in the 21st century, do cities actually need less parking space, not more?

World passes the 400ppm threshold ... permanently

Wednesday - Scientists say that 2016 will be the year that carbon dioxide officially passed the symbolic 400 ppm mark, never to return below it in our lifetimes.

Food supply fears spark China's global land grab

Wednesday - China is protecting itself against future food supply problems caused by climate change by buying or leasing large tracts of land in Africa and South America, a leading UK climate scientist says.

Ten things you should know about climate change …

Wednesday - No 3: The year 2015 was the warmest on record, but the last record cold year was more than a century ago, in 1909.

IPCC chair: We can meet 2deg target if we act fast

Hoesung Lee

Wednesday - INTERVIEW: Hoesung Lee was elected chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change just one month before the landmark Paris climate talks of 2015.


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