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Green New Deal aims for triple payback

Today 11:00am - Just suppose we could see a way to transform the global economy, society and even the environment so that they met real needs, and promised to go on doing so far into the future. Well, we can. And it’s growing simpler all the time, futurologists say.

US blocks UN action on geoengineering

Monday - The US has joined Saudi Arabia to derail a UN resolution that sought to improve the world’s understanding of potential efforts to lace the sky with sunlight-reflecting aerosols or use carbon-catching fans.

What world knew when today's leaders were little Greta's age

Monday - Scientists were warning about the risks of climate change and the burning of fossil fuels before today's world leaders were Greta Thunberg's age.

Environment a deadly mess, says UN

Friday - Earth is sick with multiple and worsening environmental ills killing millions of people yearly, a new UN report says.

Digging up stuff responsible for half our carbon emissions

Friday - Extractive industries are responsible for half of the world’s carbon emissions and more than 80 per cent of biodiversity loss, according to a comprehensive new survey.

Global air pollution deaths double previous estimates

Air pollution over London

14 Mar 19 - The number of early deaths caused by air pollution is double previous estimates, according to research, meaning toxic air is killing more people than tobacco smoking.

Human growth robs other species of space

14 Mar 19 - As human growth adds to our numbers and demands, other species’ survival chances shrink. Scientists can now name 1,700 creatures at ever greater risk.

Growing number of carbon schemes cover emissions

13 Mar 19 - Nearly 14 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions will be subject to a carbon price this year, World Bank figures show.

CHEMICAL CRISIS: Nations have failed to tackle the hazards

13 Mar 19 - Sales of synthetic chemicals will double over the next 12 years with alarming implications for health and the environment, according to a new global study.

Mosquito-borne disease could threaten half the globe by 2050

12 Mar 19 - By 2050, half the world's population could be at risk of mosquito-borne diseases like dengue fever or the Zika virus, new research suggests.

Cars are killing us ... we must phase them out

11 Mar 19 - Driving is ruining our lives, and triggering environmental disasters. Only drastic action will kick our dependency.

Glencore millions ran campaign to prop up coal

8 Mar 19 - Mining giant Glencore spent millions bankrolling a secret, globally coordinated campaign to prop up coal demand.

Wetlands' value runs into trillions of dollars

7 Mar 19 - The world’s wetlands provide $69 trillion worth of services a year, scientists say.

Global food security at risk as web of life unravels

4 Mar 19 - The biggest agricultural authority in the world has warned that the web of life is coming apart as the loss of biodiversity increases.

Climate change putting bite on fish catches

4 Mar 19 - Warming ocean waters have already taken a toll on the world's fisheries, and the impact will worsen if greenhouse gas emissions continue at their current pace, according to a pair of just-published...

We've made concrete the most destructive material on Earth

28 Feb 19 - After water, concrete is the most widely used substance on Earth. If the cement industry were a country, it would be the third largest carbon dioxide emitter in the world with up to 2.8 billion...

And the Nobel Prize for climate change goes to …

28 Feb 19 - A move is under way to create a Nobel Prize for climate change and raise as much as $40 million in contributions to fund a climate prize.

Women ‘uniquely placed’ to inspire climate action

28 Feb 19 - Women’s untapped communication skills make them uniquely placed to explain the damaging impacts of an overheating planet and spur climate action by the public, according to city leaders.

World might hit 56m year carbon level by 2159

27 Feb 19 - Long ago, the polar ice vanished and tropical animals swam the Arctic. Greenhouse gases could reach that 56m year carbon level again in 140 years.

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