How making homes energy efficient could boost the economy and create jobs

How making homes energy efficient could boost the economy and create jobs Brizmaker/Shutterstock Making homes and buildings energy efficient is a win-win for people and the planet. Homes with well-insulated walls and windows need to burn less gas in a boiler to keep warm, reducing household greenhouse gas emissions and…

Queen ‘irritated’ by world leaders talking not doing on climate crisis

Overheard comment suggests anger at possible no-shows at Cop26 by leaders of countries with worst CO2 emissions The Queen has criticised world leaders’ inaction on addressing the climate crisis, admitting she is “irritated” by individuals who “talk but don’t do”.She made the remarks, which were picked up on a livestream,…

Most businesses have already been hit by extreme weather, but still aren’t preparing for future climate disruption

Most businesses have already been hit by extreme weather, but still aren’t preparing for future climate disruption Watching news reports of severe flooding in Europe, of devastating wildfires in the US, of melting ice caps at the poles, very few people now would deny that our climate is changing. The…

Fire-ravaged Greek island of Evia hit by floods and mudslides

Experts say loss of forests, which act as natural flood control mechanism, has worsened impact of heavy rain Storms and heavy rain have laid bare the scale of the destruction wreaked by massive fires on the Greek island of Evia, with communities now having to deal with flooding and mudslides.After…

The plastic recycling system is broken – here’s how we can fix it

The plastic recycling system is broken – here’s how we can fix it Global plastic supply chains have been altered by COVID-19. Filmbetrachter/Pixabay The investor Warren Buffett once remarked that “only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked”. For the plastics recycling industry, the pandemic…

News Corp climate campaign pledged ‘positive stories’ only. Also excluded, any mea culpas | Graham Readfearn

From attacking people who are anti-nuclear to blaming Greens for lack of climate action, what was that about no partisan sniping or politicising?Get our free news app; get our morning email briefingNews Corp Australia has launched its Mission Zero series of articles with the kinds of stories on the benefits…

Energy price rises: tips on how to save money on your bills and be greener from an expert

Energy price rises: tips on how to save money on your bills and be greener from an expert Turning down the heating just 1C in a room can produce significant savings, our energy expert says. Syda Productions/Shutterstock The price of gas and electricity has been increasing sharply on the back…

UK, US, China: how the world’s carbon ‘centre of gravity’ moved over 200 years

The geographic centre of the world’s carbon emissions used to sit atop the UK. Now it sits squarely over ChinaA new Guardian visualisation reveals how the “centre of gravity” of global emissions has moved over the past 200 years.The analysis shows how the geographic centre of the world’s carbon emissions…

The path to net zero. Climate Fight podcast part 2 transcript

The path to net zero. Climate Fight podcast part 2 transcript What needs to happen to get the world to net zero? Coatesy/Shutterstock This is a transcript of part two of Climate Fight: the world’s biggest negotiation, a series from The Anthill podcast. In this episode, we talk to experts…

Flying surfboards and smart stand mixers: Australia’s Good Design awards 2021 – in pictures

Judged on design excellence, innovation and impact – whether it be social, commercial or environmental – the best in class gong at the Good Design awards is one of the country’s highest design honours.Winners are chosen by a panel of more than 70 industry experts. This year’s awards received a…

China’s wildlife food ban is vital for public health and threatened species – our research reveals what must happen next

China’s wildlife food ban is vital for public health and threatened species – our research reveals what must happen next Amnat30/Shutterstock World leaders are attending an online summit to discuss the future of life on Earth. With one million species threatened with extinction this century, the UN biodiversity conference, known…

Climate crisis: what can trees really do for us?

Climate crisis: what can trees really do for us? Alejandro Cuevas/Pixabay, CC BY-SA By the power of sunlight, forests turn huge amounts of carbon in the air into food: sugars for themselves and leaves, bark and roots that feed animals and microbes. Respiration, which happens in the cells of all…

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