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Mass wildlife extinction threatens global food supplies

Today 10:00am - The sixth mass extinction of global wildlife already under way is seriously threatening the world’s food supplies, according to experts.

Attenborough: 'I remember being told plastic doesn't decay, it's wonderful'

Today 10:00am - In his sequel to The Blue Planet, David Attenborough will focus on the threats to our oceans and explain why plastic pollution, climate change and overpopulation are problems too urgent to be left to ecologists.

Getting energy from water evaporation is not just hot air

Today 10:00am - Harvesting power from naturally evaporating water could become a new form of renewable energy, according to an American study.

New worry as key Antarctic glacier loses chunk of ice

Today 10:00am - An enormous Antarctic glacier has given up an iceberg over 100 square miles in size, the second time in two years it has lost such a large piece in a process that has scientists wondering whether its behavior is changing for the worse.

Brazil backs off mining bid in Amazon reserve

Today 10:00am - The Brazilian government has pledged to reinstate a mining ban in an Amazonian nature reserve, reversing its earlier course after an international outcry.

New biomaterial could replace plastic laminates

Today 10:00am - Researchers from Penn State University have developed a compostable and economical alternative to plastic laminates in packaging.

Dyson to invest billions in 'radically different' e-car

Today 10:00am - British inventor Sir James Dyson has announced plans to build an electric car that will be “radically different” from current models and go on sale in 2020.


Green-building rating is sustainability's secret weapon

Today 10:00am - Green building rating systems are an essential tool in the fight to achieve a net zero emissions built environment.

Weakened Merkel means boost for coal phaseout

Tuesday - A three-way coalition in Germany is the most likely outcome of a surprising election, putting the Greens in a position to pursue their goal of ending coal power.

Australia failing to meet Paris targets, report says

Tuesday - With the Coalition still hamstrung by internal divide over a clean energy target, a new report shows Australia is in danger of not meeting its Paris agreement commitments unless it acts soon.

Palm oil giant makes debut in sustainability index

Tuesday - Singapore palm oil company Golden Agri-Resources has been featured in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for the first time.

Ontario joins California-Quebec carbon market

Tuesday - Ontario has signed an agreement with California to enter its joint carbon cap and trade market with Quebec, from next January 1.

Plastic chunks on Arctic icefloe show how pollution has spread

Tuesday - A discovery by scientists is prompting fears that melting ice will allow more plastic to be released into the central Arctic Ocean – with huge effects on wildlife.

On a parched planet, nations look to the clouds

Tuesday - To cope with worsening heat and drought, countries from the United States to China are turning to “cloud seeding” to boost rainfall.

Assumed safety of pesticide use is false, says top scientist

Tuesday - Damning assessment by one of the UK’s chief scientific advisers says global regulations have ignored the impacts of dosing whole landscapes and must change.

SHEAR CRUELTY: Forget fur, is it time to stop wearing wool?

Tuesday - Animal rights charity Peta is best known for its naked anti-fur stunts, but these days it is more worried about wool.

Electric cars could be biggest disruption since the iPhone

Monday - It’s been 10 years since Apple unleashed a surge of innovation that upended the mobile phone industry. Electric cars could be about to pull the same trick on Big Oil.

Land defenders call on UN to act against violence

Monday - Land rights defenders from 29 countries have written to the UN asking it to act against violent corporate and state-sponsored groups which they say are threatening their lives and trashing the...

Can the United States afford another hurricane?

Monday - The 2017 North Atlantic hurricane season still has about five weeks to go, but it’s already one of the most expensive on record. Repeated storms are stretching the public and private sectors thin.


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