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Brutal heat in Australia by 2040 will change the shape of summer sport

Brutal heat in Australia by 2040 will change the shape of summer sport

As the world heats, athletes and crowds in Australia are going to be hit more often with dangerous temperatures, prompting calls for changes to the way we play.

  • by Nick O'Malley

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Under pressure: coal-fired power plants feel the heat from renewables

Under pressure: coal-fired power plants feel the heat from renewables

Experts say a surge in new renewable energy projects has shortened the odds of Victoria’s giant coal-fired power plants closing sooner rather than later.

  • by Noel Towell
‘We have no time to lose’: why Bill Gates is on a planetary crusade

‘We have no time to lose’: why Bill Gates is on a planetary crusade

Having grappled with malaria, HIV and Ebola, the Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist has set his sights on solving another intractable global problem: climate change.

  • by Greg Callaghan
Climate denialism, ‘doom porn’, deflection and The New Climate War

Climate denialism, ‘doom porn’, deflection and The New Climate War

Michael Mann, one of the world’s leading climate scientists, finds a cause for hope in the face of the climate crisis despite the ongoing efforts he sees to hamper action.

  • by Nick O'Malley
There are lessons from COVID relevant to Victoria’s climate targets

There are lessons from COVID relevant to Victoria’s climate targets

Ignoring the issue or tinkering with half-measures will only leave a much bigger problem to deal with later.

  • by Jono La Nauze
Push for deeper cuts as Victorian emissions sink to lowest level in decades

Push for deeper cuts as Victorian emissions sink to lowest level in decades

Victoria has beat its commitment to reduce emissions by up to 20 per cent by the end of last year, with carbon pollution dropping to its lowest level in more than 30 years.

  • by Miki Perkins
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Australia faces ‘constellation’ of diplomatic pressures over climate

Australia faces ‘constellation’ of diplomatic pressures over climate

By chance and by design, Australia faces ongoing diplomatic pressure over climate policy this year.

  • by Nick O'Malley
Logging increases bush flammability for 30 years, research shows

Logging increases bush flammability for 30 years, research shows

Logging of native forests makes them much more flammable and elevates the severity of bushfires when they occur, according to a review of published science by two leading universities.

  • by Peter Hannam
The Nats lose touch with their ‘wonderful people’ - the farmers who’ll be our climate saviours

The Nats lose touch with their ‘wonderful people’ - the farmers who’ll be our climate saviours

The National Party wants to exclude agriculture from any commitment to net-zero emissions, even while farmers want to seize the opportunities that come with the target.

  • by John Hewson
‘Dirty and dangerous’: AGL tops list of coal-fired plant breaches

‘Dirty and dangerous’: AGL tops list of coal-fired plant breaches

Three power stations owned by AGL were found to have breached their licences 111 times since 2015, accounting for about three quarters of all violations.

  • by Peter Hannam
Global fossil fuel air pollution linked to one in five deaths

Global fossil fuel air pollution linked to one in five deaths

More than 8 million people worldwide are estimated to have died from fossil fuel pollution in 2018, including thousands of Australians.

  • by Miki Perkins