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Scientists call for more work on 1.5deg target

Tuesday - More research is needed on the risks involved in even 1.5 degrees of warming, a Scientists call for new report shows.

Offshore windfarms power ahead in Europe

20 Jul 16 - Falling costs mean that power generated by offshore wind farms is becoming increasingly competitive with other fuels – and that’s good news for the climate.

Carbon policy proposals fail to impress Beehive

Paula Bennett

19 Jul 16 - Two policy proposals floated in Carbon News yesterday – a Climate Responsibility Act, and combining carbon trading with a carbon tax and a cut in the goods and services tax – have not impressed the Government.

Britain could warm by 4deg this century

19 Jul 16 - Scientific advisers warn that, by 2100, temperatures in Britain could rise by twice as much as the internationally agreed limit set at the Paris climate conference.

This time, can Turnbull do climate and energy?

15 Jul 16 - Australia’s re-elected Coalition government has the opportunity to revamp its policies on climate change.

Three reasons to be cheerful about the 1.5deg target

14 Jul 16 - The recent streak of record-breaking temperatures has shown that climate change is not waiting for the world to take decisive action.

GRIM GOLD: Precious metals leave hidden climate footprint

13 Jul 16 - The collapse of the Soviet Union left Bulgaria achieving in the 1990s what the rest of the world is working hard to manage in the 2020s, a reduction in its carbon dioxide emissions of more than 45 per cent.


Bennett keen to talk with opposition parties

Paula Bennett

8 Jul 16 - Climate change minister Paula Bennett says she wants to talk to other political parties.

Solar panel recycler finds business is booming

8 Jul 16 - Australia's only solar panel recycling company is looking to scale up production as the number of broken and end-of-life systems mounts.

CLIMATE CRUNCH: Is the political ice beginning to melt?

Kennedy Graham

7 Jul 16 - Cross-party political agreement on climate change action might have come a step closer.

Nature and wildlife need their own seats at the UN

7 Jul 16 - Whether we consider wild weather, unprecedented Arctic melting and global temperatures, or the Great Barrier Reef, the global environment is generating alarming news.

How nuclear records paper over the flaws

7 Jul 16 - The nuclear industry is celebrating breaking records that have stood for a quarter of a century − but a new update on its successes still fails to disperse the clouds over its future.

Why UK’s latest carbon budget isn’t ambitious enough

6 Jul 16 - A major new climate policy was announced by the UK government on June 30, almost unnoticed in the Brexit aftermath.

Paris pledges fall short on emissions

4 Jul 16 - National promises made late last year to contain carbon dioxide emissions will not be nearly enough to meet the global warming target agreed last December by 195 nations, according to a new...

Brexit hot air causes climate project problems

1 Jul 16 - The shock waves felt round the world at the UK’s decision in a referendum to leave the European Union will have unexpected consequences for some major projects linked to climate change.

Why naming and shaming cities is a terrible idea

30 Jun 16 - New data on urban air quality from the World Health Organisation recently led Onitsha, Nigeria, to be given the title of “most polluted city” in the world.

Politicians not helping, says climate academic

James Renwick

29 Jun 16 - Carbon dioxide emissions are rising faster than ever – and political claims that population growth is causing it don’t help, says one of New Zealand’s leading climate scientists.

How China can harness wind of change

29 Jun 16 - Strategically siting wind turbines where their energy can most easily be fed into the national grid could help to meet more than a quarter of China’s massive electricity demand.

Price floor or perish, experts tell European market

28 Jun 16 - Europe’s carbon market faces ruin without a price floor, an international think-tank says.


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