It turns out that the world is about 4,600,000,000 years old. That’s 4.6 billion years. That’s pretty old!
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The world is made of tiny building blocks called 'elements'. Scientists have worked out how fast some elements change into other elements. That gives us a very big clue about how old the Earth is.
Pointing in the wrong direction.
A scheme in Wales to introduce personal carbon accounts could point the way to reduce emissions.
Map of the world’s CO₂ emissions for 2016. China, the United States, tne European Union, and India are the largest emitters.
World Carbon Atlas
Consistent carbon pricing is a key element in the fight against climate change.
The Chinese national flag flames in front of a building barely visible due to heavy smog in Beijing.
While China launches its new energy market, Australia is still lagging behind in implementing a mechanism to control carbon emissions
Boron is often ignored, but it’s got a lot of important qualities.
Boron is the hidden ingredient in a lot of our technology. Get to know this plucky little element.
Tongass National Forest, Alaska.
Can forests effectively remove carbon from the atmosphere?
Mine’s a Star-opramen.
It's like one great big distillery up there.
Compressed glassy carbon could be used to make better bulletproof vests or new types of electronics.
Pollution has increased carbon in our soils - which is good for climate change. But this carbon may not stay there for long.
On June 1, 2017, President Donald Trump announced that he would take the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement, and that he could negotiate a “better deal”.
On June 1, Donald Trump announced that he would take the US out of the Paris climate agreement because it was "unfair" to the US. An economic analysis indicates otherwise.
Humans have burned 420 billion tonnes of carbon since the start of the industrial revolution. Half of it is still in the atmosphere.
Global warming and carbon emissions, left unchecked, could cause rising sea levels and displace almost 200 million people. But we can still prevent the worst case scenario if we act now.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull spoke about clean coal at his National Press Club address.
In his speech this week to the National Press Club, Turnbull initiated a genuine “game-changer” in the debate about power generation in this country. It is instructive to focus explicitly on what he said…
An oil rig in Angola. The country could see big reductions in export and revenue from fossil fuels as the world transitions to clean energy.
The end of fossil fuels is approaching fast. But the question remains of what to do with those that remain, waiting to be sold.
China’s concerns about air pollution from burning coal is one reason behind the emissions slowdown.
China coal image from www.shutterstock.com
For three years, carbon emissions from fossil fuels have grown little or not at all, opening a window of opportunity to halt climate change.
Sharks: playing their part in reducing climate change.
Poor management of the oceans, including the killing of crucial marine predators, could result in more greenhouse gasses.
Fires in 1997 in Indonesia released over a billion tonnes of carbon into the atmosphere. Indonesia’s forests burned again in 2015.
The world has lost 10% of its wilderness areas in the past 20 years and, with it, vast stores of carbon.
Satellite image of California’s San Andreas fault, where two continental plates come together.
NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team
Fifty years on from a groundbreaking paper, geophysicists have progressed from believing continents never moved to thinking that every movement may leave a lasting memory on our planet.
Working out how Mars's carbon dioxide was turned into rock could help with carbon capture efforts on our own planet.
Mangrove patch in the arid landscape of Baja California Peninsula, Mexico.
Octavio Aburto / iLCP
Study shows mangrove forests along desert coasts have potential to lock up large amounts of carbon and buffer against rising seas.
Low-carbon initiatives in cities like Rwanda’s Kigali can help citizens to deal with the harsh effects of climate change.
From an economic point of view, low-carbon plans in rapidly urbanising areas can have massive benefits for East African cities.