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Big banks distance themselves from Adani mine

Today 11:00am - Australia’s big four banks have ruled out funding or withdrawn from Adani’s Queensland coal project, after Westpac said it would not back opening up new coalmining regions.

Paris Agreement not fair to US, says Trump

Today 11:00am - President Trump has complained that the United States was being unfairly treated in the Paris Climate Agreement and said he would announce a decision in about two weeks on whether Washington would remain in the accord.

PEOPLE POWER: Angry America stages march against Trump

Today 11:00am - The People’s Climate March, timed to Trump’s 100th day as president, came amid a flurry of pro-fossil-fuel policy actions from the White House.

Power plants must cut emissions under new EU rules

Today 11:00am - POWER plants in the EU will have to cut the amount of toxic pollutants such as nitrogen oxides they emit under new rules approved by member states.

Arctic is unravelling, says major new report

Today 11:00am - The Arctic is warming more than twice as fast as the rest of the planet, suggests a major assessment of the region.

Households key to Australia’s energy transition

Today 11:00am - Australia’s households and small businesses will play a critical role in the switch to 100 per cent renewable energy.

UK announces gamechanger for cycling

Today 11:00am - A new cycling and walking investment strategy is the first legislation of its kind to legally bind the UK government to long-term funding for cycling and walking provision.

Is deep sea mining worth the risk?

Friday - Scientists have discovered massive amounts of a rare metal called tellurium, a key element in cutting-edge solar technology.

Deep in the forest, there are trees giving off methane

Friday - Scientists have long been aware of a forest’s ability to absorb carbon, but a new US study has discovered trees that emit methane.

American climate refugees likely to flee inland

Friday - The population of inland American cities will alter drastically if predictions of dramatic sea level rises by 2100 are correct, a new report suggests.

Bangladesh ... a climate tragedy waiting to happen

Friday - A three-foot rise in sea level would submerge almost 20 per cent of Bangladesh and displace more than 30 million people - and the actual rise by 2100 could be significantly more.

More investors recognise risk of climate change

Thursday - For the first time, a majority of global investor heavyweights recognise the financial risks of climate change, according to the results of a major global index rating how investors manage such risks.

UK acts to get gas out of the atmosphere

Thursday - The UK has launched a £8.6 million national research programme to investigate how to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, the first of its kind.

Top scientist dismisses talk of warming slowdown

Thursday - Much of the public and scientific discussion around a slowdown, or hiatus, in the rate of global warming has been misguided, says prominent climatologist.

Arctic melt increases fears of sea level rise

Thursday - Global sea level rise could happen at nearly twice the rate previously projected by the UN, according to a new report.

DRY DAYS: Good news for termites ... bad news for us

Thursday - In what may be good news only for cactus, termites and drought-resistant grasses, subtropical dry areas are going to expand over large parts of the Earth as the climate warms.

Can we design a better fuel economy label?

Thursday - Governments around the world are looking for ways to increase consumers’ use of fuel-efficient vehicles, including information in the form of labels.


Wednesday - Spot NZUs opened today at $17.10 bid and $17.25 offered, after last fixing at $17.20.

Antarctica is swimming with rivers, lakes and ponds

Wednesday - The network of rivers, streams, ponds and lakes across Antarctica has been mapped for the first time, and the extent of water flow is phenomenal.

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