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Jeffrey Sachs: ‘we need to press governments to follow through on what they’ve promised’. Max Rossi/Reuters

Jeffrey Sachs on meeting the Sustainable Development Goals – ‘we need a victory of ideas’

Jeffrey Sachs wants to press governments to follow through on their promises.
Upper Coomera is one of those fast-growing fringe suburbs that are hotter because of tightly packed housing with less greenery. Daryl Jones/

Out in the heat: why poorer suburbs are more at risk in warming cities

Recently published research has found that the concentration of poorer people in hotter places is a real problem for cities' capacity to cope with climate change.
Soybeans and corn are two of the most widely planted crops in the United States and the main feedstocks used to make biofuels.

Biofuels turn out to be a climate mistake – here’s why

A new study challenges the longstanding view that biofuels are carbon-neutral, and asserts that in the U.S. to date, they have done more harm to the climate than gasoline.
Adelaide goes dark after wild storms caused the entire state’s power to fail. AAP Image/David Mariuz

What caused South Australia’s state-wide blackout?

South Australia is recovering from a state-wide blackout, and fingers are pointing at the state's renewable energy industry and climate change.

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