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The writing is on the wall for the environment. And it doesn’t look good.
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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg’s Fridays for Future has partnered with LA-based creative agency FF to launch a new campaign evening as part of World Earth Day.
Past 12 months were nearly tied for the warmest 12-month period on record, and near-record sea surface temperatures have driven extensive coral bleaching in southern hemisphere.
This Earth Day, we look at three leading companies who have committed to the highest level of corporate leadership by joining all three of The Climate Group’s business initiatives, setting the example for companies in the Climate Decade.
Wholesale electricity price drops nearly 50% but grid costs balloon after bushfires and a severe storm
Angus Taylor announces plans to loosen Australia’s already lax fuel standards in bid to help out oil industry hit by tumbling prices.
Former PM says his biggest regret was a failure to secure meaningful climate policy, but that the Snowy 2.0 expansion is core to his legacy.
Sunwiz director Warwick Johnston on the uptake of battery storage by Australian homes. And we ask the question: Has Covid-19 killed crap solar?
Clean energy stimulus could help meet net zero emissions goals of Paris Agreement and generate more than $A159 trillion in benefits to global GDP above business-as-usual.
While some species have declined by more than a third overall, where conservation measures are in place they have increased by 46%
Governments are under pressure to approve billions of dollars in new coal projects in Queensland to boost the post-COVID-19 jobs market, with one company waiting more than 4700 days since it first made an application for approval.
Dr Vanessa Pirotta
The spectacle of glowing dolphins should serve as a timely reminder of our need to conserve the darkness we have left.
The writing is on the wall for the environment. And it doesn’t look good.
Don’t celebrate falling oil prices just yet — the implications will be enormous for Australia’s fragile economy.
Wodonga Council has adopted a single-use plastic policy at the April council meeting.
In a bid to revive Victoria’s economy and plot a path to recovery in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the Andrews Government is considering fast-tracking big-dollar construction projects, while Treasurer Tim Pallas has vowed to fight for every job under threat from the downturn.
New South Wales
More hazard reduction burns are planned for north coast national parks today at Mooball National Park on the Tweed Coast and in the Border Ranges National Park north of Kyogle.
NSW legislative change paves way for big batteries to be built as stand alone systems, rather than as part of a wind or solar project.
Large totals of water available for irrigation contradict claims from NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro that farmers had been sacrificed for the environmental objectives of the “failed” Murray Darling Basin Plan.
Take a deep breath Sydney because your city’s air hasn’t been this clean since at least the end of 2017 but those clear skies might not last much longer.
The current pandemic has been distressing, there is no doubt about it. But if there is a silver lining to COVID-19, it has to be the way we as a nation have taken stock and are reassessing what sort of Australia we want to be in the future.
Queensland’s opposition has moved to freeze the start of repair work on the defective Paradise Dam with legislative amendments and called for the Palaszczuk Government to conduct more testing before it tears down part of the spillway wall.
South Australia’s big batteries pocket record amounts of revenue following separation events, while wind farms went to great lengths to dodge huge FCAS fees.
It’s not by chance that the two states in Australia with the most ambitious renewable energy policies – Tasmania and South Australia – are the ones without a coal industry in their backyard.
SA’s cycling lobby wants the number of traffic lanes on key roads reduced to give cyclists more space for social distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
New footage showing the flooded Lake Pedder beach is still intact has boosted a campaign calling for its restoration.
University researchers are hooking into new technology, processing data vital for the survival of the Tasmanian devil and other threatened species, on the cloud.
With less foot traffic around, more wombats and Tasmanian devils are roaming the grounds at one of the state’s most popular wilderness lodges. Check out the adorable close-up photos.
Researchers melt an ice core taken from Antarctica 10 years ago and find dozens of microplastic particles, including polyethylene used to make plastic bags.
Event’s 50th anniversary sees digital activism replace demos, due to coronavirus
On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, award-winning conservationists and filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert say lockdowns around the world are creating a chance to change relations with the natural world.
Despite longstanding popular belief, bicycle lanes can actually improve business.
Discarded masks and other personal protective equipment are posing a growing environmental hazard, according to some experts.
Coronavirus has led to reduced pollution, re-emerging wildlife and plunging oil prices and shown the size of the task facing humanity
Ilana Cohen et al
Instead of bailing out big oil, let’s bail out ordinary people instead
I worked for the EPA for 33 years. We can’t let this administration obliterate half a century of environmental progress
Taking down the fossil fuel industry requires taking on the institutions that finance it. Even during a pandemic, this movement is gaining steam
As we mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on Wednesday and the birth of modern environmentalism, we should pause to give each other a virtual high-five for the impressive environmental progress society has accomplished during this span.
Philosophers involved in the theories of post-humanism and transhumanism are captivated by the possibilities, or dangers, that the future poses to our understanding of human life.
Australia is ratcheting up pressure on China to look into the health risks associated with wildlife wet markets as the world continues to battle the deadly spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
More than 11,000 cases of dead and sick birds reported in past fortnight
Wildfires have been ravaging the marshes of the Biebrza National Park in northeastern Poland, home to moose, beavers and unique wetland birds, since Sunday, as the country faces the severest drought in decades.
A new study shows that plant materials originating in Arctic sea ice are significantly incorporated into marine food webs that are used for subsistence in local communities of the greater Bering Strait region.
One of the world’s most spectacular primates has become a symbol of conservation in Brazil, where an overpass is being built over a major highway to keep the species going.
Planting Hill’s thistle seeds has low flowering and germination rates. The study used the CPR (Conservation, Propagation, Redistribution) method to preserve the genetic material of germ cells of two plants and then use that material to produce 1,000 plants in the lab.
New research demonstrates unsustainable levels of soil erosion in the UK.
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