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Trend towards worsening heatwaves is accelerating, new research finds

Trend towards worsening heatwaves is accelerating, new research finds

Heatwave trends are accelerating worldwide, as the planet warms, new research from Australian researchers shows.

  • by Peter Hannam

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Greens announce ambitious new emissions targets in line with Paris
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Greens announce ambitious new emissions targets in line with Paris

In a bid to push the major parties to embrace deeper cuts to Australia's greenhouse gas emissions, the Greens have targeted net zero emissions by 2035.

  • by Nick O'Malley and Mike Foley
'Alchemy of energy': Breakthrough offers mass hydrogen storage options
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'Alchemy of energy': Breakthrough offers mass hydrogen storage options

The promise of low-cost hydrogen storage to power our homes and businesses may be a lot closer to becoming a reality if new technology can make a speedy transition from the lab.

  • by Peter Hannam
'Nowhere to hide': South Pole warms up with climate change a factor
Antarctica

'Nowhere to hide': South Pole warms up with climate change a factor

The South Pole, the most remote part of the planet, has been warming at triple the global average, as natural variability joins with climate change to produce an abrupt shift in temperature trends.

  • by Peter Hannam
Australian emissions break Paris targets even after corona quiet
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Australian emissions break Paris targets even after corona quiet

While Australia's greenhouse gas numbers have fallen during the epidemic, the reduction is not yet enough for the nation to meet Paris agreements targets.

  • by Nick O'Malley
Rebecca Huntley on why it's time to get emotional about climate change
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Rebecca Huntley on why it's time to get emotional about climate change

Huntley says the way the COVID-19 pandemic has played out, at least in Australia, has given her unexpected hope.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
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NSW's bullish coal export plan defies the global market realities
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NSW's bullish coal export plan defies the global market realities

The world is turning off coal-fired power, so the NSW government's optimism that thermal coal has a bright future is baffling.

  • by Simon Nicholas
The surprising way renewables can help farmers cope
Renewables

The surprising way renewables can help farmers cope

It turns out that even the grass is greener during a drought with solar panels, or so one farmer near Dubbo found.

  • by Peter Hannam
State government banking on coal exports as world chases Paris targets
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State government banking on coal exports as world chases Paris targets

The state government is banking on global coal demand defying the Paris climate goals, predicting only a marginal cut in consumption by mid-century.

  • by Nick O'Malley and Peter Hannam
Confusing warning system 'risked escalating fire disaster'
Bushfires

Confusing warning system 'risked escalating fire disaster'

Emergency warnings prompted traffic jams in areas later overrun by fires, the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements has heard

  • by Nick O'Malley
Town in the Arctic Circle records temperature as hot as Florida
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Town in the Arctic Circle records temperature as hot as Florida

A town in Siberia is likely to have set a record for the hottest temperature in the Arctic Circle, a region that is warming at more than twice the rate of the rest of the globe.

  • by Andrew Freedman