Saturday 28 March 2015

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US pop star urges action on climate change

United States pop star Pharrell Williams has told the United Nations event that it’ is time to go “from climate change to climate action” in efforts to save the planet. A singer-producer, Mr Williams partnered with the UN Foundation on …

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Green groups say Reef plan ignores climate change

Conservation groups have united in their criticism of the Australian and Queensland governments Reef 2050 plan that is designed to protect and save the Great Barrier Reef. The conservative


US to okay Shell oil drilling in Arctic region

Anglo-Dutch company Royal Dutch Shell, one of the largest oil companies in the world, could soon be allowed to drill for oil in the United States region of


Obama order cuts US government greenhouse gas

In the United States President Barack Obama is to sign an executive order that sets a goal for the US government to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by


Arctic sea ice is smallest size on record

New United States data has revealed Arctic sea ice this year is the smallest in winter since satellite records began in 1979, in a new sign of long-term


Study: Amazon rainforest soaking up less carbon

An international team of scientists has warned the Amazon rainforest's ability to soak up greenhouse gases from the air has fallen sharply, possibly because climate change and droughts


ACF: top 10 responsible for third of greenhouse gas

Taking aim firmly at the coal-fired power industry a new report by the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) names and shames Australia’s top 10 worst polluters. The ACF report


EU official warns humanity at ‘five to midnight’ on climate

Speaking ahead of a key United Nations meeting in Paris later this year the president of the European Parliament has warned time is running out for the world


Pacific nations to highlight cyclone in climate talks

Pacific Islands devastated by Cyclone Pam at the weekend will be using the disaster to drive home the need for a globally funded insurance pool to aid in

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Report: wind power failing Australia’s windy west

The latest figures show that one of the windiest places on earth the large Australian state of West Australia, despite its wide-open spaces for wind farms, remains a

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