In New Zealand, where more than 80% of electricity is renewable, the carbon footprint of electric cars is 62% lower than that of fossil cars. But their lithium battery has other environmental impacts.
Polls show that climate change is one of the top-three issues for Canadians heading to the ballot box.
Australia's entire coal fleet will retire in the next few decades. The federal government's response to the Hazelwood coal plant closure has left a mess – it must do better.
Vehicle emissions and industrial facilities are contributing to climate change, but many conservatives don't believe it.
Ahead of the UN climate summit, we take stock of the world's best and worst performers on climate action - including some surprise success stories.
The United Nations is calling on world governments to step up action against climate change. Can China, the world's biggest carbon emitter, fulfill its pledges?
The typical American's annual household carbon footprint is over five times the world per capita average.
There's a buzz around sustainability, but consumers still struggle to develop new habits. Here's how to change that.
The world has no hope of reaching the goals of the Paris Agreement without seriously reducing emissions from agriculture, forestry and land clearing.
Turning from the conflict of airport expansions to a vision of a low-carbon transport system.
South Africa's recently introduced carbon tax may lead to financial losses in the short term, but it's necessary and will be beneficial in the long term.
Petroleum exploration in Alberta has disturbed more than 1,900 sq. km of wetlands in Alberta, boosting emissions of methane: a potent greenhouse gas.
Sydney has joined more than 600 local governments around the world – as well as the national governments of the UK and Canada – in putting the climate crisis at the heart of all policy decisions.
Carbon offsetting is one way of doing it – but sometimes the simplest methods work best.
The global focus on plastic pollution isn't a distraction from other planetary issues.
The federal government claims that Australia's rising emissions are offset by savings around the globe when Australian gas exports replace other fossil fuels. But the numbers don't stack up like that.
By enacting a legislative framework to achieve carbon neutrality, France and the United Kingdom are making a difference in the fight against climate change.
Yes, Australia's greenhouse emissions are a small part of the global total. But we're a rich, emissions-intensive country that could and should be setting a much better example to the world.
Australia's new emissions data for the December 2018 quarter show a rise on the previous quarter, although the raw figures actually dropped. Here's what that all means.
The first study to assess the carbon footprint of the pharmaceutical industry finds that it is far from green.