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…

Greta Thunberg: I’m open to meeting Biden at Cop26 but don’t expect much

The activist says she will continue to repeat her message until governments take meaningful steps to address the climate crisis Greta Thunberg is “open” to meeting with Joe Biden at the United Nations climate summit in Glasgow, though the young Swedish activist does not expect much from either the US…

A publicly owned energy industry could help tackle energy poverty and increase renewables

A publicly owned energy industry could help tackle energy poverty and increase renewables Renewable energy is a fast-growing industry. Oimheidi/Pixabay Recent queues at petrol stations across the UK point to significant issues with fuel supply chains in the wake of Brexit. But a lack of fuel where it is needed…

David Littleproud says states should compensate farmers for past emissions reductions

Federal agriculture minister wants states to ‘kick the tin’ to farmers over historical land clearing laws as Coalition negotiations on climate policy intensifyGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingThe federal agriculture minister, David Littleproud, has rejected demands from farmers for compensation for emissions reductions agreed more than…

Solar panels on half the world’s roofs could meet its entire electricity demand – new research

Solar panels on half the world’s roofs could meet its entire electricity demand – new research Covering roofs with solar panels could significantly contribute to decarbonising global energy systems. MaddyBris/Pixabay Rooftop solar panels are up to 79% cheaper than they were in 2010. These plummeting costs have made rooftop solar…

To save forests, researchers are hooking trees up to Twitter

To save forests, researchers are hooking trees up to Twitter Huge amounts of revealing data can be collected from sensors attached to trees. Gennaro_Leonardi/Pixabay In July 2018, a century-old red oak went live on Twitter. The account @awitnesstree, tweeting from the Harvard Forest in Petersham, Massachusetts, introduces itself in its…

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