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1.9b people at risk from mountain water shortages

Tuesday - A quarter of the world’s population is at risk of water supply problems as mountain glaciers, snow-packs and alpine lakes are run down by global heating and rising demand, according to an international study.

Investors fight back against climate wreckers

Tuesday - Two strands of action are being taken by investors against the planet’s biggest and most polluting companies to try to coerce them into complying with climate targets.

Denmark adopts climate law to cut emissions

Tuesday - Denmark’s parliament has adopted a new climate law, committing to reach 70 per cent below its 1990 emissions in the next 11 years.

Australia risks being dumping ground for cars with potent gas

Tuesday - Australia is at risk of becoming a dumping ground for cars pre-charged with a greenhouse gas 1400 times more potent than carbon dioxide, industry groups warn.

Cool ideas needed to sooth scorching cities

Tuesday - International urban environment experts are gathering in Adelaide this week to tackle the challenge of climate change in increasingly hotter cities.

Chile delays emissions goal boost at its own talks

Monday - Chile has walked back a plan to announce an enhanced climate target during the Cop25 climate talks it is leading.

Seas losing oxygen at unprecedented rate, say experts

Monday - Oxygen in the oceans is being lost at an unprecedented rate, with “dead zones” proliferating and hundreds more areas showing oxygen dangerously depleted, experts have warned.

Texas fossil fuel support paves the way for 'carbon timebomb'

Monday - Texas is leading the way to a “looming carbon timebomb” as US output of oil and gas is forecast to rise by 25 per cent over the next decade.

ESSAY: Living with fire and facing the fear

Monday - By DANIELLE CLODE | It is only mid-November but we have to walk early to avoid the heat.

Climate 'challenge of civilisation', says Pope

Friday - Pope Francis has called on COP 25 leaders meeting in Madrid to show political will to safeguard healthy planet.

Climate change important to me, says Trump

Friday - US president Donald Trump has described climate change as important to him, saying clean air and clean water were top of his environmental agenda.

Biodiversity 2020: the biggest threats and opportunities

Friday - Scientists and conservation professionals predict mosquito-killing fungi and a kelp crisis could be among the trends affecting living things next year.

Warming world throws family burden on women

Friday - In many countries men are often migrating further to find work, leaving the entire burden of maintaining the family on women.

Iceland does an Ardern on green priority

Katrin Jakobsdottir

Friday - Iceland Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir has urged governments to adopt green and family-friendly priorities, instead of just focusing on economic growth figures.

Climate models have got it right, study finds

5 Dec 19 - Climate models have accurately predicted global heating for the past 50 years, a study has found.

New water for old as glaciers vanish

5 Dec 19 - Voids left as glaciers vanish could be used to store spring snowmelt and rainfall to save the valleys below from summer droughts.

We're heading for the hottest decade on record

4 Dec 19 - The past decade is almost certain to be the hottest on record, weather experts have warned, painting a bleak picture of vanishing sea ice, devastating heatwaves and encroaching seas.

Kerry declares war on climate with some help from Hollywood

John Kerry

4 Dec 19 - FORMER US Secretary of State John Kerry has declared World War Zero by forming a bipartisan coalition of Hollywood stars, world leaders and military brass to push for public action on climate change.

Race is on to find wild relatives of food plants

4 Dec 19 - Seeds from 400 wild relatives of food crops such as bananas, rice and aubergines have been collected to save their valuable genetic diversity before it is lost.

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