Detained Uganda anti-pipeline activist released

An activist with an environmental group campaigning to block a $5bn internationally financed oil pipeline running through Uganda has been released from detention, his employer says. The Environmental Governance…Continue readingDetained Uganda anti-pipeline activist released

Students ordered to wear masks in smog-hit Lahore

Authorities in Pakistan ordered schoolchildren in the smog-smothered city of Lahore to wear masks during lessons starting Thursday, an effort to protect against hazardous levels of polluted air. The…Continue readingStudents ordered to wear masks in smog-hit Lahore

Researchers argue that reducing greenhouse gas emissions is not enough to combat climate change

According to a new paper in Oxford Open Climate Change, the strategies humanity must pursue to reduce climate change will have to include more than reducing greenhouse gases. This…Continue readingResearchers argue that reducing greenhouse gas emissions is not enough to combat climate change

Saving humanity: Here’s a radical approach to building a sustainable and just society

The dangerous and destructive myths of conventional economics include the claims that: Since planetary boundaries have already been exceeded and low-income countries must develop, social justice demands that the…Continue readingSaving humanity: Here’s a radical approach to building a sustainable and just society

Australian Federal Government to back new fossil fuel projects that ‘stack up’ economically and environmentally

The Albanese government will continue to support new fossil fuel projects so long as they “stack up” from an economic and environmental perspective, the federal resources minister says. Madeleine…Continue readingAustralian Federal Government to back new fossil fuel projects that ‘stack up’ economically and environmentally

Many countries continue to invest in coal

To understand why it is proving so hard to break up with coal, we worked with an international team of around 35 researchers to investigate the political economy drivers…Continue readingMany countries continue to invest in coal

Australian Prime Minister rules out banning fossil fuel projects

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says Labor will not support a moratorium on fossil fuel projects. “That’s not in our policy and we won’t be implementing that policy,” Albanese…Continue readingAustralian Prime Minister rules out banning fossil fuel projects

INPEX gas company and Northern Territory Government sign statement of commitment to a net zero emissions future

INPEX CORPORATION (INPEX) announced it has signed a statement of commitment to a net zero emissions future with the government of Australia’s Northern Territory, where the Ichthys liquid natural…Continue readingINPEX gas company and Northern Territory Government sign statement of commitment to a net zero emissions future

A year on, China’s CO₂ market fails to drive big emission cuts

China’s year-old carbon market has given more than 2,000 power plants a taste of emissions trading, but design flaws and data fraud have meant limited large-scale greenhouse gas reductions…Continue readingA year on, China’s CO₂ market fails to drive big emission cuts

Oil drilling to go ahead in Ugandan park despite threat to nature

In 2015, French oil giant TotalEnergies and the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the governments of Uganda and Tanzania, to drill…Continue readingOil drilling to go ahead in Ugandan park despite threat to nature

Amazon deforestation hits six-year high in Brazil

Deforestation of the Amazon hit a new record during the first half of 2022. Satellite data showed more than 3,980 square kilometers, an area five times the size of…Continue readingAmazon deforestation hits six-year high in Brazil

‘Stark raving, barking mad’: experts question the building of homes below ‘worst-case’ flood levels in western Sydney

While 425 square kilometres of land lie within the probable maximum flood in the Hawkesbury-Nepean valley, it has also long been identified as fertile for property development amid rising…Continue reading‘Stark raving, barking mad’: experts question the building of homes below ‘worst-case’ flood levels in western Sydney

EU votes to class gas and nuclear as green

Under the plans, gas can be classed as a sustainable investment if “the same energy capacity cannot be generated with renewable sources” and plans are in place to switch…Continue readingEU votes to class gas and nuclear as green

US supreme court rules against EPA and hobbles government power to limit harmful emissions

The US supreme court has sided with Republican-led states to in effect hobble the federal government’s ability to tackle the climate crisis. In a 6-3 decision that will seriously…Continue readingUS supreme court rules against EPA and hobbles government power to limit harmful emissions

Australia’s oil and gas regulator criticised after chief hands out environmental ‘excellence’ awards at industry dinner

The outgoing head of Australia’s offshore oil and gas regulator has helped hand out awards to fossil fuel companies, including Santos, Inpex and Beach Energy, prompting criticism the body…Continue readingAustralia’s oil and gas regulator criticised after chief hands out environmental ‘excellence’ awards at industry dinner

Hotter Hotspots, Drier Dryspots, Wetter Wetspots, and Stronger Storms

Background (Nino neutral) global warming (relative to 1880-1920) is now at least 1.2°C (2.2°F) as a result of accelerated warming since 2015. What else is new? Hotspots are getting…Continue readingHotter Hotspots, Drier Dryspots, Wetter Wetspots, and Stronger Storms

The lobbying push that killed off a fight to save the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef, the size of Italy or Japan, is where global heating is a present-day catastrophe. It has suffered three mass coral bleaching events since 2015, killing up…Continue readingThe lobbying push that killed off a fight to save the Great Barrier Reef