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Reefs from Seychelles to South Africa may become functionally extinct due to global heating and overfishing, study finds
All coral reefs in the western Indian Ocean are at high risk of collapse in the next 50 years due to global heating and overfishing, according to a new assessment.
From Seychelles to the Delagoa region off the coast of Mozambique and South Africa, the reef systems are at risk of becoming functionally extinct by the 2070s, with a huge loss of biodiversity, and threatening the livelihoods and food sources for hundreds of thousands of people.Continue reading...
Exclusive: Consortium of energy firms and universities says underground storage of hydrogen can also be investigated
Exhausted oil and gas wells would be turned into the UK’s first deep test sites for burying carbon dioxide next year, under plans from a consortium of universities and energy companies.
There are hundreds of active onshore oil and gas wells in the UK. But as they come to the end of their lives, some need to be redeployed for trials of pumping CO2 underground and monitoring it to ensure it does not escape, the group says. The test wells could also be used to assess how hydrogen can be stored underground.Continue reading...
Tree-planting project aims to directly involve people in the fight against the climate crisis
Some will plant a modest fruit tree in their small back garden while those with more space might plump for a sapling that will, hopefully, grow into a mighty oak.
Over the next year or so every household in Wales is to be offered a free tree to plant as part of a Welsh government call to arms in the fight against the climate emergency.Continue reading...
Territory minister says policy sends ‘strong signal’ to global automakers to make more EVs available
Drivers in the Australian Capital Territory can now apply for zero-interest loans designed to boost the uptake of electric vehicles, as industry groups call for similar programs to be adopted across the country.
The loans will be available under the ACT government’s sustainable household scheme, which offers interest-free loans for solar panels, battery storage technology and other sustainable equipment. Electric vehicles were added to the program on Monday.Continue reading...
Chris Bowen says Labor ready to fight Coalition on climate at next election, and issued a debate challenge to Angus Taylor.
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First deliveries of parts of the massive Vestas turbines that will make up the 157MW Kaban wind farm in north Queensland arrive in port.
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Tim Wilson kicks off pre-election campaigning with visit to Double Bay Sailing Club, whose solar was funded through the Morrison government’s Powering Communities Program.
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'Budgie mayhem': desert in central Australia turned green and gold by budgerigar murmuration – video
After a bumper wet season, huge flocks of budgerigars are on the move in the desert. A massive murmuration – the phenomenon of thousands of birds flocking together – has swarmed the Northern Territory. Photographer Steve Pearce has captured the natural phenomenon, saying 'The photos are always only pointing in one direction. There could have been 100,000 of them.'
Labor's 'solar banks' policy could break down the barriers to solar ownership for the millions of households who can't install rooftop solar.
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