Safeguard mechanism in parliament: a key moment to Vote Earth Now

Image: Safeguard mechanism campaign by Solutions for climate Australia 1. What is it? 2. What does it mean and what is happening in parliament? 3. Ring your MP! The Safeguard Mechanism’s primary purpose is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from our largest emitters. Around half of these are fossil fuel companies. This is a cornerstone […]

Workers can demand a just transition

Scotland: Offshore workers’ demands take on Government inaction and industry profiteering From Friends of the Earth Scotland Home > Press Releases > Offshore workers’ demands take on Government inaction and industry profiteering 06TH MARCH 2023 The full list of worker-led demands OUR TRANSITION 1 Workers at the centre of transition planning 2 Clear, accessible pathways […]

Trees: forgotten heroes

Joint report of WWF-Australia and Doctors for the Environment Australia EXECUTIVE SUMMARY From urban tree cover to towering eucalypt forests, trees play a critical role in supporting human health and well-being. But unfortunately, many people aren’t aware of or have simply forgotten about all the amazing things trees do for us every day. Only a […]

Crucial bill that makes voting accessible to be debated

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Image: GetUp campaign From GetUp Ever heard of the Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Amendment Bill 2022? If you haven’t, you’re not alone. But this technical-sounding bill is going to define this year’s referendum – and it’s up for debate in a matter of days. In past months, GetUp has been attending working groups and lobbying ministers […]

Global Ocean Treaty signed – protecting 30% of the worlds oceans by 2030

Image: Jane Fonda after delivering the petition demanding a strong global ocean treaty in New York Historic UN Ocean Treaty agreed – Greenpeace statement New York, United States – A historic UN Ocean Treaty has finally been agreed at the United Nations after almost two decades of negotiations. The text will now go through technical […]

Milestone: the world’s first climate litigation against a bank is starting today

Key messages An unprecedented legal action Les Amis de la Terre France / Friends of the Earth France, Notre Affaire à Tous and Oxfam France are launching an unprecedented legal action against the most polluting bank in France: BNP Paribas This is the first time in the world that a bank has been sued for […]

Full Hindenburg report on Adani Group: How The World’s 3rd Richest Man Is Pulling The Largest Con In Corporate History

Image source: Diagram of suspected scheme reproduced from public post by Indian Politician Mahua Moitra From Hindenburg Research Published on January 24, 2023 Today we reveal the findings of our 2-year investigation, presenting evidence that the INR 17.8 trillion (U.S. $218 billion) Indian conglomerate Adani Group has engaged in a brazen stock manipulation and accounting fraud […]

Challenges of reducing meat consumption

MIAMI, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 21: In this photo illustration, a Beyond Meat produced burger lay on a table on November 21, 2022 in Miami, Florida. Beyond Meats stock has slumped more than 75 percent in the past year as the company is losing money and amassing debt. (Photo illustration by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Plant-Based Meat […]

Vale Professor Will Steffen: “Failure is not an option”

Images: Climate Council excerpt from Climate Council communique: Professor Will Steffen was a brilliant scientist, a gifted communicator, and a kind man. Globally respected as one of the most influential thinkers on Earth system science, his legacy and impact driving climate action forward was profound. He fearlessly acted as a shining light for so many […]

Geo-engineering by “enhanced rock weathering”

A single weathered rock sits on typical limestone landscape. Credit: Hugh Rooney/Eye Ubiquitous/Universal Images Group via Getty Images A Warmer, Wetter World Could Make ‘Enhanced Rock Weathering’ a More Useful Tool to Slow Climate Change Grinding and spreading certain types of minerals pulls carbon dioxide from the air, but it takes a lot of rock […]

Salt marsh microbes can reshape the atmosphere

Alia Al-Haj, with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, is testing how sea level rise and warming affect the microbes that dwell in tidal marsh sediments. Photo by Christian Elliott Turf wars between microbes dictate how much carbon salt marshes store and how much methane they pump into the air. by Christian Elliott Hakai Magazine January […]

Greens to stand firm on stopping new coal and gas mines

Greens leader Adam Bandt is to say in a speech on Monday that Labor is ‘as wedded to new coal and gas as the Liberals were’ and up to 118 fossil fuel projects are in the pipeline. Photograph: Luis Ascui/AAP Paul Karp Mon 30 Jan 2023 The Guardian Adam Bandt has accused Labor of “gaslighting” […]

The race to make diesel engines run on hydrogen

Image: Converting mining industry vehicles to hydrogen could mean big savings in CO2 emissions Dominik Vanyi By Phil Mercer BBC News, Sydney It’s a new hydrogen-diesel hybrid engine affectionately known as “baby number two” that could help to decarbonise some of Australia’s heaviest industries. The test rig is large – it has its own room […]

Sustainability: The dirty board-game!

Image: Board game developed at University of Copenhagen FREE DOWNLOAD Sustainability is a concept that can be hard to understand and even harder to implement. What if you could play your part, by quite literally playing a boardgame? UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN – FACULTY OF SCIENCE 18 Jan 2023 The soil, a thin and fragile skin […]

Society needs central banks to play their part in contending with climate change

Photo: Eli Hartman/Odessa American via AP A thunderstorm passes between Midland and Odessa, Texas, just behind an array of pump jacks on May 14, 2020. While the Inflation Reduction Act concentrates on clean energy incentives that could drastically reduce overall U.S. emissions, it also buoys oil and gas interests by mandating leasing of vast areas […]

Colombia pledges no new oil and gas exploration or open-pit coal licenses

Image: Shutterstock from CoalWire. Bob Burton Colombia rules out issuing new permits for open-cut mines: Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Colombia’s Minister for Mines and Energy, Irene Velez, said that no new permits would be granted for open-cut mines or oil and gas exploration licenses. Velez said that the government expected that […]

More stringent carbon credit standards to come later this year

New carbon offset standards ‘should bring greater scrutiny’ Industry body working on new way to reassure customers schemes will protect the environment The Alto Mayo protection forest in Moyobamba, Peru, was supposed to be a flagship offsetting project but has faced human rights issues. Photograph: Angela Ponce/The Guardian Fiona Harvey, Environment editor the Guardian Sat 21 […]

Importance of good laws to guide the sustainable transition: ACCC steps in to punish gas producers withholding supply

ACCC edict on law of supply and command The ACCC says crack down on any suppliers it believed were running “avoidance schemes” to get around the price caps. By RACHEL BAXENDALE VICTORIAN POLITICAL REPORTER @rachelbaxendale and ROSIE LEWISPERRY WILLIAMS JANUARY 16, 2023 The Australian The consumer watchdog has warned it will punish gas ­producers if […]

The voracious appetite of forest elephants can coax forests into storing more carbon

New study documents how elephants plant the forest with high carbon-density trees and get rid of the weeds. By Warren Cornwall January 25, 2023 Elephants been called a lot of things: the world’s largest land creatures, imperiled, majestic, charismatic. Now scientists have a few more terms for describing them: foresters and climate champions. In the […]

Bacteria really eat plastic and can be part of a diversified solution to ocean plastic

Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) image of Rhodococcus aetherivorans BCP1 cells grown on naphthenic acids. The electron-dense intracellular body represents a possible polyP granule (from Presentato et al. 2018a). From: Biotechnology of Rhodococcus for the production of valuable compounds Article: Science Daily Laboratory experiment shows that bacteria really eat and digest plastic Date: January 23, 2023 […]

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