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Sun has a secret plan to become a lithium factory

Today 11:00am - Lithium is used in everything from medication to mobile phone batteries, but where does it come from?

Marseille turns green with election of first woman mayor

Michele Rubirola

Today 11:00am - Marseille has become the latest French municipality to elect a green mayor in a wave that has swept the country since local elections at the end of last month.

Tesla top on back of tech boost and China sales

Tuesday - Electric motor manufacturer Tesla became the world's most valuable carmaker last week, overtaking Toyota, despite never having made an annual profit.

‘Million-mile’ batteries are coming

Tuesday - Electric vehicles have a clear environmental advantage over their gas-guzzling counterparts, but when it comes to longevity, the two are in a dead heat.

Nuclear plans flounder through muddy dispute

Tuesday - Vast quantities of mud, which campaigners say might contain radioactive particles, are the latest problem to confront the UK’s nuclear plans for two new reactors under construction in the West of England.

Aussies score on covid but limp on climate change

Tuesday - Australia has been ranked third behind South Korea and Latvia in a global report on the effectiveness of its response to the covid-19 pandemic -- but 37th in in the fight against climate change.

What an ocean hidden under Antarctica reveals about our future climate

Monday - Jules Verne sent his fictional submarine, the Nautilus, to the South Pole through a hidden ocean beneath a thick ice cap. Written 40 years before any explorer had reached the pole, his story was nevertheless only half fiction.


$10b of precious metals dumped each year in e-waste

Monday - At least $10 billion worth of gold, platinum and other precious metals are dumped every year in the growing mountain of electronic waste that is polluting the planet, according to a new UN report.

Proud California dairy farmer takes it on the chin

Monday - Californian dairyman Scott Magneson just keeps on farming, despite the economic fallout from a pandemic and the extreme weather — floods, drought, wildfires — linked to climate change.

Air pollution likely to make coronavirus worse

Friday - Air pollution is probably increasing the number and severity of covid-19 cases and could be important to managing the pandemic, experts say.

Ocean sensitivity might lower carbon emissions cuts

Friday - As greenhouse gas emissions soar, ocean sensitivity has quietly helped humanity to slow global heating: the seas have responded by absorbing more and more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Airlines granted huge emissions reprieve by UN compromise

Friday - The United Nations' aviation emissions offsetting scheme will not take 2020 into account when calculating how much airlines have to pay to neutralise their carbon dioxide output - a move...

Australia claims climate success

Angus Taylor

2 Jul 20 - Despite three decades of relative inaction on climate change and stalling from successive Australian Governments, the Morrison Government has claimed success in meeting Australia’s targets under the...

We've 'reached peak emissions and oil demand'

2 Jul 20 - Global oil demand and carbon dioxide emissions probably peaked in 2019 as the Covid-19 pandemic will have a lasting impact on both, says energy consultancy DNV GL.

UK heading for the heat

2 Jul 20 - The likelihood of the UK experiencing deadly 40deg temperatures for the first time is “rapidly accelerating” due to the climate crisis, scientists have found.

Storing electricity under ground...

2 Jul 20 - A Texas company has plans to store surplus electricity under ground - in pressurised water.

...and in tall brick towers

2 Jul 20 - Welcome to the Energy Vault - a giant tower with a crane at its centre and thousands of massive stackable bricks, each weighing more than a fully loaded school bus.

Spain to close half its coal-fired power stations

1 Jul 20 - Spain is on track to become a coal-free country in record time. All of its remaining coal-fired thermal power plants started shutting down yesterday, a year-and-a-half after the closure of the coal...

How Pacific nations can survive climate change

Scott Morrison

1 Jul 20 - They contribute only 0.03 per cent of global carbon emissions, but small island developing states, particularly in the Pacific, are at extreme risk to the threats of climate change.


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