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28 11 2020 | 08:05

Biden’s climate change plans can quickly raise the bar, but can they be transformative?

The day Joe Biden becomes president, he can start taking actions that can help slow climate change. The question is whether he can match the magnitude of the challenge. If his administration focuses…

28 11 2020 | 08:01

US allies welcome Biden presidency as major chance to tackle climate crisis.

The leaders of America’s closest allies have eagerly welcomed the incoming presidency of Joe Biden as a crucial opportunity to face down the unfolding climate crisis, following four years of…

28 11 2020 | 08:00

Indian Manufacturers pave the way for two-wheeler boom in Africa.

According to the World Bank, Africa’s population is expected to reach 2.8 billion by 2060, which will result in local government’s focus on developing and strengthening transport networks.

28 11 2020 | 07:59

Where are the jobs? NSW coal towns cling to the past until a better future emerges.

Joel Fitzgibbon’s resignation from Labor’s frontbench has concentrated minds on transition in the Hunter region, but solid plans remain elusive. Sue Moore, the mayor of Singleton, was eating lunch…

28 11 2020 | 07:55

World's Latest Climate Refugees Lived in Guatemalan Village Destroyed by Hurricane Eta.

A large landslide caused by torrential rains during Hurricane Eta buried half a small village's residents, leaving the other half searching for family members and neighbors in Guatemala on Tuesday, …

28 11 2020 | 07:53

Why a plan to cut pollution is making people across England so angry

A slew of initiatives from local councils have meant drivers being moved off residential streets and on to busier main roads. But while many residents support the schemes, the measures have provoked…

28 11 2020 | 07:52

Could the shipping industry derail plans to address the global climate emergency?

The shipping industry will be free to continue producing more emissions for the next decade, thanks to a new rule quietly agreed by countries on Tuesday.

28 11 2020 | 07:47

Mini-nuclear plants may be an experiment worth exploring.

Roll-Royce gave an eye-catching pitch but the economics of nuclear power needs further inspection

28 11 2020 | 07:42

How Biden and Kerry could rebuild America’s global climate leadership.

John Kerry helped bring the world into the Paris climate agreement and expanded America’s reputation as a climate leader. That reputation is now in tatters, and President-elect Joe Biden is asking…

28 11 2020 | 07:33

A record number of women will serve in the 117th Congress, including at least 51 women of color.

Women will gain at least 14 seats in the 117th Congress, setting a new record for female representation. In 2018, the nation elected 127 women – and 48 women of color – to the House and Senate. Next…

28 11 2020 | 07:32

New report ranks how friendly – or not – African governments are towards girls.

There are approximately over 308 million girls below 18 years on the African continent. While the African Union’s legal and policy framework does refer – patchily – to the rights, interests and…

28 11 2020 | 07:26

We’ll see more fire seasons like 2020 - here’s a strategy for managing our nation’s flammable landscapes.

As of late fall, wildfires are still smoldering under snowfall in Colorado. I am hoping that the cold and snowy weather over the last few days will finally put to bed the 2020 fire season in my state…

28 11 2020 | 07:21

On environmental protection, Biden’s election will mean a 180-degree turn from Trump policies.

The Trump administration has waged what I and many other legal experts view as an all-out assault on the nation’s environmental laws for the past four years.

28 11 2020 | 07:14

Does the UK need new nuclear power to reach its climate goals?

As Boris Johnson eyes a large new nuclear deal as part of his '10-point climate plan', researchers tell Daisy Dunne that such projects could deliver a needed boost to energy supply, but at a high…

27 11 2020 | 12:54

Rein in advertising to help tackle climate crisis, report urges.

Industry promotes materialism and lifts sales of climate-harming products, study says. Advertising needs to be controlled and changed to reduce its impact on the climate, according to a report…

27 11 2020 | 12:48

Climate Coalition Pressures Biden to Reject 'Corporate Shill' Ernest Moniz as Energy Chief.

Amid reports that oil industry-friendly former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz remains under consideration to return to his old post in the incoming Biden administration, a diverse coalition of…

27 11 2020 | 12:47

Africa: Millions of New Poor Are On the Way - Who Cares?

Rome — The recent meeting of the G20 - scheduled to take place in Riyadh but held virtually due to the Coronavirus pandemic - has been an eloquent example of how the world is drifting, in a crisis of…

27 11 2020 | 12:40

Tasmania declares itself 100 per cent powered by renewable electricity.

The Tasmania government has declared that it has become the first Australian state, and one of just a handful of jurisdictions worldwide, to be powered entirely by renewable electricity. In a…

27 11 2020 | 12:31

Climate crisis: Arctic temperatures for November soar well above average.

The Arctic’s record-breaking year is continuing as temperatures in late November are reaching up to 12C higher than averages in the 1990s. The latest figures, from the University of Maine's Climate…