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local government, city residents can actually address poor air quality, all while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Why cities are a rare good news story in climate change

Monday - The visit last week of 65 mayors to the Vatican to discuss climate change, among other things, reflects the central role of cities in debates that for too long took place only at the global and national level.

Soil maps could help show the way for farmers

Monday - Detailed soil maps of farms could reduce nitrate leaching and help to improve food production, a Lincoln University report suggests.

Norway pumps up 'green battery' plan for Europe

Dams create huge reservoirs for hydropower plants in Norway.

Monday - Norway is hoping to become the “green battery of Europe” by using its hydropower plants to provide instant extra electricity if production from wind and solar power sources in other countries fade.

Big money in reforming fossil fuel subsidies

Monday - Reforming fossil fuel subsidies could release enough money to finance universal access to water, sanitation, and electricity in many countries, as well as helping to cut global greenhouse-gas emissions, new research in Nature Climate Change suggests.

Forecasting dead zones and toxic algae in US waterways: a bad year for Lake Erie

Algae overload ... Lake Erie algal bloom 2011.

Monday - Over the past two decades, scientists have developed ways to predict how ecosystems will react to changing environmental conditions.

Recession cut US emissions, not falling coal use

A coal-fired power plant located on a Navajo Indian reservation in Arizona.

Monday - Between 2007 and 2013 emissions of carbon dioxide from fossil fuels burnt in the US fell significantly − by about 11% − and many analysts credited this to ac hange from coal to natural gas in electricity production.

One year on from the carbon price experiment, the rebound in emissions is clear

Tasmanian hydro power had a boom couple of years when the carbon price was in place.
Photo Credit: CSIRO

Monday - Just over a year ago, Australia concluded a unique public policy experiment. For the preceding two years and two weeks, it had put a price on a range of greenhouse gas emitting activities, most significantly power generation.


Why economic changes are needed to tackle climate crisis

Protests in Melbourne against continued coal mining and export.

Monday - The president of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, says the world needs a whole new economic framework to tackle the consequences of the warming caused by emissions of greenhouse gases.

You knock it down, we'll pick it up, says recovery firm

Monday - New Zealand’s capacity to recycle construction, industrial and demolition material has been boosted.

WORLD WEEK

Hazelwood ... one of the worst.

Monday - * Australia's dirtiest power station considers clean energy biomass burning option * Fresh negotiating text promises strong foundation for Paris Climate Summit * Startup bets e-scooters can...

No trade on Friday

Monday - Friday closed on no volume. OMFinancial reports:

Japan signs up for geothermal classes

20 Jul 15 - New Zealand and Japan will work together on geothermal energy research.

Australia hit its Kyoto target, but it was more a three-inch putt than a hole in one

John Howard is a role model for the Abbott government, but the world remembers his hardline climate tactics in 1997 less fondly.
Photo Credit: AAP

20 Jul 15 - In the saga of mendacity that is the climate policy debate, no claim has been more audacious than the one now being told by the federal government about Australia’s “success” in meeting its Kyoto...

Eco-friendly golf means not worrying if the grass is greener on the other course

St Andrews is green – but is it environmentally friendly?

20 Jul 15 - The Open Championship has returned to St Andrews, one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious golf courses and one that has been recognised for its commitment to sustainability.

Barriers, canals and fake islands ... how we can save cities from rising sea levels

Tidal barriers on the Thames, London.

20 Jul 15 - Extreme storms and rising sea levels will threaten the existence of coastal cities worldwide, unless preventative action is undertaken.

EPA Clean Power Plan reenergises US climate policy debate

20 Jul 15 - For the first time this United States summer, the nation’s fleet of existing power plants will face limits on carbon dioxide emissions.

Climate change brings ill winds for airline industry

20 Jul 15 - Scientists say wind patterns altered by climate variability are costing airlines millions of dollars in extra fuel and flying time − and increasing CO2emissions.

Climate threat as grave a risk as nuclear war, say scientists

Extreme water stress and competition for productive land could lead to conflict.

20 Jul 15 - The risks of climate change are comparable to those posed by nuclear conflict, says a new report.

Record torrential rainfall linked to warming climate

20 Jul 15 - If you think you’re getting an unusually hard soaking more often when you go out in the rain, you’re probably right.


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Japan and Mongolia switch on to planting plan

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