Environment

  • Photo of Great Barrier Reef should be listed as ‘in danger’, Unesco recommends

    Great Barrier Reef should be listed as ‘in danger’, Unesco recommends

    The Great Barrier Reef should be placed on to a list of world heritage sites that are “in danger”, according to a recommendation from UN officials that urges Australia to take “accelerated action at all possible levels” on climate change. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization says the world’s biggest coral reef system…

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  • Photo of Greece: Heatwave expected by mid-week

    Greece: Heatwave expected by mid-week

    Summertime officially starts Monday, the day with the longest daylight hours, and the year’s first heatwave will follow closely. According to meteorologists, temperatures will start rising Monday and, between Tuesday and Friday, maximums will hover between 38 and 41 Celsius in a large part of mainland Greece. Maximums in seaside locations and islands will be…

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  • Photo of Why choosing less makes your life both greener and easier

    Why choosing less makes your life both greener and easier

    We know reducing, reusing and recycling, avoiding fast fashion and saying no to single-use plastics can reduce our carbon footprint. In every area of life, consuming less makes a difference in the fight against climate change. Less obvious is that as well as helping the environment, championing sustainability can also simplify our lives. By finding…

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  • Photo of Boris Johnson says he is ‘impressed’ by Australia’s climate ambitions

    Boris Johnson says he is ‘impressed’ by Australia’s climate ambitions

    UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he is “impressed” by Australia’s ambition to tackle climate change and is looking forward to work with Prime Minister Scott Morrison on new green technologies. Last year, Australia was denied the opportunity to speak at a climate summit hosted by Mr Johnson, because he wanted to encourage nations to set more…

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  • Photo of Why the world’s most fertile fishing ground is facing a ‘unique and dire’ threat

    Why the world’s most fertile fishing ground is facing a ‘unique and dire’ threat

    Since long before the steel-hulled fishing boats from foreign countries arrived in the South Pacific its people have had their own systems for sharing the ocean’s catches. In the New Zealand territory of Tokelau, in the middle of the region, the 1,400 people living on its three atolls practise a system called inati, which ensures…

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  • Photo of Australia joins international alliance to conserve planet’s biodiversity

    Australia joins international alliance to conserve planet’s biodiversity

    Australia has joined an international coalition of countries committed to forging a global deal to conserve 30 per cent of the world’s land and sea, in order to halt the loss of biodiversity. Prime Minister Scott Morrison told the G7 Summit that Australia will join the High Ambition Coalition (HAC) for Nature and People, an…

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  • Photo of Scott Morrison and Angela Merkel discussed their mutual commitment to ambitious action on climate change

    Scott Morrison and Angela Merkel discussed their mutual commitment to ambitious action on climate change

    The Prime Minister of Australia and Chancellor of Germany discussed their mutual commitment to ambitious action on climate change in line with the Paris Agreement, and to deeper collaboration and partnership towards achieving net zero emissions and keeping the 1.5°C temperature goal within reach. Recognising low emissions technologies are critical to reducing greenhouse gas emissions…

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  • Photo of WWF report warns of Med ‘tropicalization’

    WWF report warns of Med ‘tropicalization’

    The Mediterranean is fast becoming a tropical sea, with temperatures rising 20% faster than the global average, a World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) report warns. As a consequence, fish of the southern Mediterranean, such as the barracuda and the dusky grouper, are migrating north, 1,000 invasive species have entered through the Suez Canal and…

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  • Photo of Takeaway food and drink litter dominates ocean plastic, study shows

    Takeaway food and drink litter dominates ocean plastic, study shows

    Plastic items from takeaway food and drink dominate the litter in the world’s oceans, according to the most comprehensive study to date. Single-use bags, plastic bottles, food containers and food wrappers are the four most widespread items polluting the seas, making up almost half of the human-made waste, the researchers found. Just 10 plastic products,…

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  • Photo of David Attenborough warns of a world on the brink

    David Attenborough warns of a world on the brink

    For most of David Attenborough’s 70-odd years on television, the question of life and death has been framed in terms of predator versus prey. It is only relatively recently that his documentaries have started to address the danger of the climate crisis confronting us all. In last year’s David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet,…

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