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EU plans to halve municipal waste by 2030

Today 10:00am - The European Commission will aim to “absolutely decouple” economic growth from natural resource use in a draft circular economy action plan due to be unveiled in March.

Carbon pricing role crucial, say experts

Today 10:00am - Carbon pricing is emerging as central to international climate negotiations, the Mercator Climate Institute says.

Europe’s airports face watery grave

Today 10:00am - More than 20 of Europe’s airports could be under water by the end of the century if current climate trends continue.

CROSSING THE LINE: A scientist’s road from neutrality

Nathan Phillips

Today 10:00am - American scientist Nathan Phillips, who has just ended a 14-day hunger strike, said he was compelled to action by dissatisfaction with academia’s passivity and the fervor of his students.

There's more to it than just trucks, says Volvo

Today 10:00am - Shifting the heavy transport sector from diesel to electricity will take more than just the availability of trucks, says Swedish auto maker Volvo.

Johnson names new COP26 president

Alok Sharma

Today 10:00am - UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has appointed Alok Sharma to preside over the COP26 UN climate talks in November.

Earth just had its hottest January on record

Monday - The Earth had its hottest January in recorded history last month, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.


Climate change already hurting Aust, says reserve bank

Monday - Australia’s leading economic regulator has warned that climate change is already having a “profound” effect on the Australian economy, dragging down production, the value of Australian exports and...

FIGUERES: The only uncertainty is how long we’ll last

Christiana Figueres

Monday - Christiana Figueres, leader of the 2015 Paris Agreement, talks about her new book, The Future We Choose, and why it’s crunch time for humanity.

Billions of acres of cropland await the Big Thaw

Monday - As the climate warms in the decades ahead, billions of acres, most of them in the northern hemisphere, will become suitable for agriculture and could, if ploughed, emit a massive, planet-altering...

Parcels might join people on city buses

Monday - Sydney is looking at using its public transport system to cut the number of delivery vans clogging its streets.

New BP chief vows net-zero emissions by 2050

Friday - BP's new chief executive Bernard Looney has outlined plans to cut the company's carbon emissions from its operations and barrels produced to net-zero by 2050.

Cities turn to freewheeling public transport

Friday - In the United States, once the home of car culture, cities are increasingly experimenting with free public transport. But the idea is not an American preserve: it’s catching on fast across the globe.

Antarctic melt led to 3m sea level rise 120,000 years ago

Friday - Mass melting of the West Antarctic ice sheet, driven by warmer ocean temperatures, was a major cause of extreme sea level rise more than 100,000 years ago, according to new research.

Renewables to power outback mine

Friday - By ANDREW SPENCE | Australian mining company Oz Minerals plans to power its proposed West Musgrave copper nickel mine in central Australia with up to 80 per cent renewables.

Splatter tests show decline in insect numbers

Splatter tests show decline in insect numbers

Friday - Two scientific studies of the number of insects splattered by cars have revealed a huge decline in abundance at European sites in two decades.

Study blames fossil fuel pollution for 4m deaths

Thursday - Air pollution from burning fossil fuels is responsible for more than 4 million premature deaths around the world each year and costs the global economy about $US8 billion ($NZ12.37 billion) a day,...

Trump budget slashes environment funding

Thursday - President Trump’s proposed budget for fiscal 2021 calls for significant reductions to US environmental programmes at federal agencies, including a 26 per cent cut to the Environmental Protection...

Green transport set to rule cities by 2030

Thursday - From public transport to cycling, sustainable transport is on course to overtake driving in the world’s biggest cities within a decade, according to a new study.


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