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Renowned climate scientist Michael E. Mann got an apology Friday from a think tank that published an interview attacking his reputation. In the fight against climate disinformation, experts like him are turning to new arenas.
As climate change continues to warm the oceans, researchers have turned to microscopic sediments to observe trends.
Researchers in Japan present an organic catalyst for carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction that is inexpensive, readily available and recyclable. As the level of catalytic activity can be tuned by the solvent conditions, their findings could open up many new directions for converting CO2 to industrially useful organic compounds.
Chemists have developed an efficient process for converting carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide, a key ingredient of synthetic fuels and materials.
The debate over whether climate change will end life on Earth, explained.
Landscape architect John Mongard on the urgent need to plan and design landscapes not for image and amenity, but for survival.
The ranks of overstressed and underfunded wildlife carers are dwindling while animal hospitals struggle to care for a rising tide of sick and injured animals.
Allowing people to have native animals as pets could be the key to saving Australia’s fauna and guard against reptile smuggling, academic says.
Following the election, Labor frontbencher Joel Fitzgibbon described the debate surrounding the Adani mine in Queensland as “crazy”, saying that a mine just as big had been approved in the state during the campaign. Is he correct?
Advances in energy technologies and digitalization are opening up new opportunities for businesses to prosper in a clean economy, a new Accenture Strategy report for The Climate Group shows.
Companies face hostile shareholders as Westpac acknowledges a ‘variance’ with Business Council of Australia
The appetite for investment for renewable projects globally was making it harder to invest in Australia.
Analysis suggests current conditions are more extreme than those experienced during the millennium drought.
Australia is poised for a transformation of its electricity system – but not in the ways you’ve heard before. In recent months, transmission companies around the world have been…
Simon Holmes à Court
Australia could be a post-carbon superpower – but the energy minister must seize the day
In Australia, support for nuclear power is increasingly marginalised to the far-right – support for nuclear power has become a sign of tribal loyalty.
The cost of electrolysers to create hydrogen are likely to fall by more than 70 per cent over the next decade – matching the recent dramatic cost falls of solar PV and battery storage – but it may still not be enough to provide Australia with a breakthrough in green hydrogen exports.
A recent global survey found almost 600 plants have gone extinct. And this figure is likely to be an underestimate.
Hogsback would like to know what the thousands of activists did to fill in their time before they heard of Adani.
Companies are finally starting to work out what the Business Council’s climate change policy is: vaguely supporting action, then sabotaging any efforts to actually do anything.
There may be a better future just around the corner; all we have to do is shake ourselves free of the past.
Tens of millions of dollars of taxpayers money is being paid to companies who fail to win contracts to build Melbourne’s two major transport projects.
Uber’s plan to introduce flying taxis in Melbourne within four years might be technologically possible, according to experts, but its claims the fleet will reduce road congestion have been met with scepticism.
New South Wales
Draft report says Warragamba dam changes would affect Aboriginal historical sites
Critics have argued such charges could hit low-income earners the hardest but a new analysis finds otherwise.
The ACT government shot over 150 deer in Murrumbidgee and Molonglo River corridors as part of an aerial cull last week.
Opposition leader Alistair Coe has floated the idea of establishing an ACT water authority as part of a wider shakeup of the territory’s public service if the Liberals win the next election.
Adani has won a crucial approval for managing groundwater that allows the company to begin building its controversial coal mine in central Queensland.
The chair of Adani, which is planning to build a coal mine in Queensland, says the Indian company has received good government support in the past eight years.
Adani hopes to export coal within two years after gaining the final approval needed to build its Carmichael mine, but opponents say they’ll continue to fight.
A former Queensland government water chief who fears the effects of Adani’s coal mine says there’s been “an attack on science, versus the politics of jobs”.
Indian mining firm Adani says it expects to start work on its coal mine in Queensland’s Galilee Basin within weeks, creating thousands of jobs. But how exactly will that future unfold from here?
Sussan Ley suggests government could be open to looking at strengthened conditions Queensland had imposed
Six other mine projects are in the pipeline for Queensland’s Galilee basin, on top of the Adani project which passed its last environmental hurdle on Thursday
The Morrison government is hailing the approval for the Adani coal mine as a “historic day” and a “great win” for jobs.
The Adani mine could be further mired in legal challenges, as the Greens vow the fight against the project is not yet over.
Construction can begin on the Carmichael mine but Adani will need to go through another assessment process and possible legal challenge before it can build a crucial water pipeline to the mine site.
Now Adani’s Carmichael mine has jumped the final hurdle, jobs will soon be flowing. Here’s how to land a job with Adani, including tips for success + current vacancies >>
In a bid to boost the population of one of Australia’s rarest birds, researchers from the University of Queensland embark on a new feral cat control program.
Logan City Council is helping to promote a program that benefits the environment, our parks and job-seekers.
Known by locals as the brown snake, there’s much more to the Brisbane River than meets the eye.
ACF media release
“Today’s announcement looks like a plan to monitor the destruction of the springs.”
Climate Council media release
The Climate Council has slammed the Queensland Government’s conditional approval of the Adani Carmichael coal mine’s groundwater modelling plan, saying opening up the Galilee Basin is a climate disaster.
AMCS media release
A Palaszczuk government decision to give a key environmental approval to Adani’s coal mine puts millions of corals and ocean wildlife on the state’s iconic Great Barrier Reef at risk, says the Australian Marine Conservation Council (AMCS).
The most divisive project in recent Australian history can finally break ground. But sceptics still struggle to see how Adani will turn a profit from a remote thermal coal mine in the era of the Paris climate agreement.
The controversial Adani coal mine has been approved but that must not stop the crucial debate on how Australia can transition to a low-carbon economy.
After 3156 days the political games over Adani’s Carmichael mine are over. Maybe.
Courier Mail editorial
Let’s get moving. These three words sum up the immediate response of relief from the majority of Queenslanders at the news the Adani coal mine and infrastructure project has been given the final green light, paving the way for work boots on the ground and twin-cabs at the work sites.
The Palaszczuk Government could have decided to prohibit new thermal coal mines or it could have set deadlines for bureaucrats to make decisions about Adani faster so it was approved long ago. It did neither, and now it has to face the fallout.
Australia’s decision to put profits over people finds expression in a Prime Minister and political system completely beholden to the whims of coal executives.
Daily Telegraph editorial
Let’s hope yesterday’s approval of the Adani mine in Queensland starts a trend where governments of all stripes stand up to noisy activists who have made it their mission to deny Australians cheap energy.
Australia’s slow, inefficient processes erode competitiveness.
Adrian Werner and Matthew Currell
Adani Australia CEO Lucas Dow has now collected all the necessary approvals.
Sooner or later, SA will have to ban single-use plastics. We should start planning now so we avoid the laughable furore the eastern states had when plastic bags were banned.
The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association says after almost three years of activity lost to the Gunner Government’s moratorium and its resolution, it hopes to start exploration in the NT “as soon as possible”
WA power provider Synergy will slump to almost $180 million in losses over the next four years, according to figures released in State Parliament, as the financial position of the state-owned utility deteriorates.
Norway’s parliament has approved tighter investment rules that could see it ditch its stakes in mining giants Glencore, BHP and Anglo American, as well as energy generator AGL.
News comes as National Grid announces greenest winter for energy use after mild weather
Investigation reveals no plan is in place to tackle increase in levels of agricultural ammonia, a gas contributing to thousands of deaths in UK alone
You bound out of bed in your wood-framed eco-home, throw on a rented dress, jump on an electric bike and head to the “tool library” to borrow a trowel to plant your vegetable patch.
Experts believe artificial intelligence will help architects and planners design the towns and cities the world needs to cope with climate change and population growth.
Renewable energy now generates more electricity in the United States than coal. Solar, wind, hydropower, biomass, and geothermal totaled 21.56 percent of U.S. generating capacity as of April, according to a report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Coal, meanwhile, accounted for just 21.55 percent of capacity, down from 23.04 percent last year.
Pentagon released 59m metric tons of carbon dioxide and other warming gases in 2017, research shows
The Strait of Hormuz, sometimes described as the world’s most important oil choke point, is a gateway for almost a third of all crude oil and other petroleum products carried by tanker.
Environmental activists acknowledge that their court action is a “baptism of fire” for the new minister, who is just two weeks into her job.
Scores of Kenyans on Wednesday protested a project to build a coal power station near the Lamu archipelago, a popular tourist spot that includes a UNESCO World Heritage site and vibrant marine life.
A key chemical used in controversial pesticide Roundup is found in a number of name-brand cereals and granolas, a study out Wednesday found.
Shocking revelations on how much plastic we’re all ingesting are enough to make anyone gag. The magnitude of our plastic problem should have us all panicking.
Rates of cancer and asthma have risen in Guayama since AES Corporation opened its coal-fired power plant.
Silvia Tavares and Taha Chaiechi
Good urban design and walkability boost local economic activity by increasing public activity, but cities need to pay more attention to the effects of microclimates on streets and public spaces.
When scientists subjected two-toned pygmy squid and bigfin reef squid to CO2levels projected for the end of the century, they received some surprising results.
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