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The world needs to come up with solutions to fight three interrelated pandemics — obesity, starvation and climate change — and it needs to do it fast before the planet is “burning,” according to a report in Sunday’s Lancet.
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Brussels and Paris have been the site of strong protests demanding more action on climate change.
The Earth’s atmosphere and oceans play important roles in moving heat from one part of the world to another, and new research is illuminating how those patterns are changing in the face of climate change.
After wildfires bankrupted a major utility, there’s concerns that more severe natural disasters will lead to economic devastation.
Scientists hope to reveal answers to some fundamental questions about how our atmosphere is coping with our soaring emissions of greenhouse gases.
The planet’s ability to uptake carbon could decline after 2060.
Scientists and meteorologists on the front lines of the climate wars are testing a new strategy to get through to the skeptics and outright deniers.
Across the world, climate change is sparking conflict as people struggle over dwindling resources. The fight over water could quickly escalate between India and Pakistan — and both have nuclear arms.
Navigating a thawing landscape.
South Africa believes that efforts in the fight against climate change need to be scaled up within a multilateral regime that protects the development gains of developing countries.
The One Earth Climate Model says we can curb temperature rises without resorting to nuclear power or using unproved technologies.
When progressive politicians run climate change scare campaigns, they are catering to voters’ egos much more than trying to save the Earth.
Councils say lack of funding and rock-bottom recycling prices is hampering efforts to build better infrastructure and reinvigorate dying market
Companies globally bought twice as much renewable energy in 2018 as in 2017, with Facebook alone buying 2.6 gigawatts of green power last year – more than the entire Asia-Pacific region.
Energy giant AGL has slammed the government’s planned power company break-up bill, saying it would only drive up power prices and could be used “arbitrarily” by governments to punish companies.
Native bees and other wild insects tend to get overlooked — but these amazing Australian animals could be instrumental in helping us feed a growing world population.
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The key to predicting drought is knowing how much water is in the soil, as well as how much rain is on the way.
Surely Richard Di Natale was joking but someone really needs to tell Victoria’s Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio she’s dreamin’ as she sits in her airconditioned office.
New South Wales
Hundreds of thousands of fish have been found dead in NSW’s far west, according to the NSW government.
For the past three years the two off-grid enthusiasts have been slowly turning their land into an organic sustainable farm.
Water levels in Sydney’s dams have risen back up to 60 per cent — ironically within hours of the mothballed $1.8 billion desalination plant being switched on under the contract with its private operators.
Wallaroo farmers Ross Hampton and Phil Peelgrane say their rural lifestyle is being destroyed by Canberra’s building boom.
Canberra is losing 3000 trees a year, with urgent action needed to prevent the city’s urban forest thinning out, the Greens say.
Locals are concerned about the sprawl of the dry creek bed and say the area desperately needs some heavy rain
Residents cut off when the Daintree River reached a record flood peak have had road and rail links restored.
Roads reopen to traffic after a large grass fire near Sea World theme park.
Queensland fishers are fuming after being forced to return faulty “fire-hazard” tracking devices they are required by law to have.
Commissioner Bret Walker SC dismisses recollections from former water minister Tony Burke that the sustainable level of water “take” was determined purely by environmental concerns, saying it was not consistent with contemporaneous records.
A hefty, likely damning report into the Murray-Darling from the state Royal Commissioner will be handed to the Governor on Tuesday. Here’s what will happen next.
The Rainbow Warrior III has spent the past two months sailing Australia’s southern waters, bolstering the fight to protect the bight
The Solar River Project’s $450 million first stage has reached a major milestone, with the appointment of a main contractor to carry out the build.
A rise in temperature is expected to challenge firefighters battling blazes across Tasmania, burning thousands of hectares of bush, with smoke visible in NZ.
The Tasmanian Government’s attempt to resurrect its failed anti-protest laws are a “face-saving exercise”, former Greens leader Bob Brown says.
Volunteers say time has run out for Huon Valley animal owners needing help to evacuate their pets and livestock as the Tahune bushfire continues to spread and threaten properties.
Hobart oceanographer Dr John Church has become the first Australian to win a prestigious climate change award.
Debate flares over the fate of about 100 kangaroos scheduled to be tranquilised and euthanased to make room for a housing estate in Perth’s southern suburbs.
A bushfire northwest of Brookton in WA’s Wheatbelt region has been downgraded from a watch and act alert to an advice warning.
Obesity, hunger and climate change are the biggest threats to the world population, a new report says, calling for a plan and trillions of dollars to thwart the dangers.
There are many cheap and effective ways to provide safe water to the world’s poor regions.
A traditional dhow sailing boat made entirely of trash and flip-flops has set off on an expedition along the Kenyan coast to raise awareness about the harmful effects of plastic waste.
Loop will send you name-brand products, like Tide detergent, Crest mouthwash, or Häagen Dazs ice cream. When you’re done, you ship the empty container back, where it gets cleaned and reused for the next customer.
Most diapers and sanitary pads contain volatile organic compounds and phthalates and with this continued, long-term exposure a significant amount of these harmful chemicals could be absorbed via the genitals, according to a new study.
Researchers have found that a chemical mechanism first described more than two centuries ago holds the potential to revolutionize energy storage for high-power applications like vehicles or electrical grids.
Desert lions learning to hunt marine life to survive Skeleton Coast’s harsh conditions
Corals that can survive Hong Kong’s ‘apocalyptic environment’ offer insight into how to better protect reefs elsewhere.
Russian scientists studied abandoned arable land in the European part of Russia where temperate forests grow. The study showed that trees start to grow on the abandoned fields immediately after the land has been withdrawn from agricultural use.
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