Brexit: No excuse to ‘go back to year zero’ on climate
As the UK’s vote to leave the European Union sends shockwaves across the world, green groups warn the move cannot be an excuse to “go back to year zero on environmental protection”.
Climate’s coral killers move in swiftly
Worst-ever bleaching event affects 93 percent of the Great Barrier Reef as rising temperatures and sea levels bring swift death to vast swathes of colourful corals.
Brexit costs to be counted in health & climate impacts
The UK public will head to the polls next week, in a “climate referendum” that could see it turn its back on decades of progress on environmental issues, including climate change and air pollution.
Arctic melting feeds on itself
Melting sea ice is affecting the closely-linked Arctic climate in a feedback that will speed up warming there, scientists say.
New India-US partnership sends “jolt of momentum” to global climate deal
The US and India have signalled their intent to “forge ahead” with climate action, driving the world closer towards meeting its landmark climate agreement.
Australia’s ‘stormageddon’ shows glimpse of new normal in warming world
If the brutal bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef was not enough to bring home the need for drastic and urgent action on climate change, this weekend’s wild weather all along the East coast and Tasmania should be.
Climate impacts laid bare as Europe’s flood waters ease
As Europe reels from flooding, which submerged streets, closed schools and saw thousands evacuated, EU leaders are reminded of the threats of climate change to the continent. 18 people were left dead and thousands more stranded as flash flood...
Global renewables boom, but is Europe reaping the benefits?
Renewable energy is booming as 2015 saw new sources coming online at a faster rate than ever.
Renewable renaissance on the horizon for Canada as it seeks to revamp its economy
Canada’s energy industry is poised to join the rest of the world in weaning itself off fossil fuels, according to new federal analysis.
Australian Govt caught in “Soviet style” scrubbing of climate risks from UN report
The Australian Government resorted to extraordinary “Soviet style” tactics to dodge international scrutiny for the climate impacts threatening its World Heritage Areas including the Great Barrier Reef.
G7 host Japan goes rogue on coal as renewable jobs buck global trend
Japan, host of this week’s G7 summit, is isolated before the meeting has even begun, as its continued love of dirty coal has exposed it as a rogue among its G7 peers.
Pressure mounts on Sweden to ditch Vattenfall coal sale
Pressure is mounting on the Swedish government to halt the sale of its German lignite mines, with a ‘special’ debate on the issue kicking off in the country’s Parliament.
The ‘fight goes on’ as UK ends 5-year fracking hiatus
Fracking could soon take place in the UK, following a five-year hiatus, as North Yorkshire County Council give Third Energy the green light to drill in Ryedale.
Cape Grim climate milestone underscores need for urgent action
The burden fossil fuels are putting on the planet is again in the spotlight, as an atmospheric monitoring site in Tasmania’s Cape Grim has recorded carbon dioxide measurements of 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time.
300,000+ public health professionals call on G7 to speed clean energy shift
More than 300,000 doctors, nurses, public health professionals and health advocates from 30 countries are calling on the world’s seven largest economies to accelerate the transition away from coal to save lives ahead of this month’s high leve...
Brazil prepares to roll back green laws
Amidst the turmoil of the presidential impeachment process, members of Brazil’s Congress are set to dismantle environmental protection laws.
Searing heat may spark climate exodus
Temperatures in the Middle East and North Africa could reach unbearably high levels that would make some regions uninhabitable and increase the pressures of climate refugees.
Fort McMurray wildfire: The climate connection
As Albertans scramble for solutions to the Fort McMurray wildfire, experts are warning that a “perfect storm” of last year’s El Niño and climate change helped fuel the destruction.
Zombie fossil firms go for the jugular in dirty fightback
After months of silence following the huge blow delivered by the Paris Agreement, the fossil fuel industry has come out of hiding, and it is swinging wildly.
Alberta grapples with devastation as wildfire blazes through community
More than 60,000 people have been forced out of their homes in Fort McMurray, Alberta, for the biggest evacuation in the province’s history due to a wildfire.