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Outcry goes global as Amazon forests burn

Today 12:00pm - The environment minister of Brazil, where wildfires have been sweeping the Amazon rainforest, was booed at a climate event yesterday as celebrities including Leonardo DiCaprio and Ariana Grande joined an international chorus of criticism.

Sanders unveils $16 trillion Green New Deal

Today 12:00pm - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has unveiled a $16.3 trillion plan for a Green New Deal, giving shape to a massive programme to overhaul the nation's economy and eliminate fossil fuel use by mid-century.

Will environmental populism save the planet?

Today 12:00pm - It's a telling indictment of the quality and imagination of international leaders that schoolchildren are taking the lead on an issue that will, for better or worse, define their future.

Engineers taking up the climate mantle

Today 12:00pm - In the wake of entire countries and professional bodies such as the Institute of Architects declaring a climate emergency, engineers are considering the same move.

Wooden skyscrapers sprout as world goes cool on concrete

Today 12:00pm - With concrete a major source of climate-changing emissions, cities around the world are looking at high-rise wooden buildings instead.

Global engineer cuts ties with Adani

Thursday - The global engineering and consultancy firm Aurecon has severed a longstanding business relationship with the Adani Group, amid ongoing efforts by anti-coal activists to target firms working for the Indian conglomerate’s Australian mining arm.

Clean-energy jobs lead the way in California

Thursday - Clean energy jobs in California now outnumber jobs in the fossil fuel industry five to one, a new study has found.

Scientists get a rough ride in Trump's America

Thursday - When the news is bad, punish the messenger, as in today’s United States it’s increasingly the case that politics tops science.

How can we do something useful with ocean plastic?

Thursday - Growing awareness of ocean plastic has prompted local efforts to keep beaches clean. But the amount of discards collected poses the question of what to do with it.

World leaders, high fashion stitch together a climate deal

Thursday - G7 leaders this weekend will join fashion retailers and brands to sigfn a global pact to fight the climate crisis and protect biodiversity and the oceans.

Don't blame nature for this warming world

Wednesday - The only period in which the world’s climate has changed everywhere and at the same time is right now.

Singapore expects to pay $72b for climate peace of mind

Wednesday - low-lying Singapore could spend $US72 billion or more over the next 50 to 100 years to adapt to climate change and rising sea levels, according to its prime minister.

Australian power stations among most toxic

Wednesday - Power stations in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley and New South Wales’s Lake Macquarie region have been named on a list of the world’s biggest hotspots for toxic air pollution.

Saying climate change is real could bring trouble

Wednesday - Canadian environment charities have been warned that discussing the dangers of climate change during the upcoming federal campaign could get them into trouble.

World’s largest electric ferry enters service

Wednesday - An all-electric ferry, purported to be the world’s largest, has completed its first voyage between two Danish islands, as the shipping sector gears up for strict new emission laws.

Changing waves add to coastline worries

Tuesday - A warming planet will alter ocean waves along more than 50 per cent of the world’s coastlines, according to research published today.

Global fossil fuels trifecta: Russia 1, Saudi 2, Australia 3

Tuesday - Australia’s role as a leader in the global fossil fuel trade is underscored by a report that finds it is the world’s third-biggest exporter and fifth-biggest miner of fossil-related emissions.

China and allies challenge UN chief’s climate vision

Tuesday - Emerging economies have called on rich countries to meet their pre-2020 climate targets and ramp up climate finance.

OPINION: This is crunch point for our oceans

Tuesday - By GILLIAN ANDERSON | A new ocean treaty hangs in the balance. Our leaders must act boldly, and grasp the opportunity to protect these wild spaces.

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