Winning sports teams have strong leaders. Governments need them too.
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Sport tips for the Ontario government on how to make good climate change policy.
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Countries still figure out their emissions by adding up all the sources, rather than measuring what's actually in the air.
Coal emissions are falling, but gas and coal use are strongly rising around the world.
Carbon emissions will hit a record high for the second year in a row, but there is a small silver lining: the rate of emissions growth has slowed dramatically.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk introduces the Cybertruck – with shattered windows – at Tesla’s design studio in November 2019 in Hawthorne, Calif.
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There's no question Tesla's Cybertruck will face stiff competition in the electric pickup truck market. Here's why it has the edge.
A geothermal power plant in Iceland.
Effective engineering solutions to tackle climate change already exist but there is a desperate lack of conviction to address the emergency.
While many Australian households have solar power, our very large houses and wasteful use of building space are factors in our very high emissions.
Making better use of existing building space is a neglected but essential way to cut our carbon emissions. The key is human behaviour. Good low-carbon citizens will help create good low-carbon cities.
Rue des Tournelles, Paris, November 5, 2019. Four Voi scooters wait hopefully for potential clients, with a Lime and Dott sprawling nearby. Behind them, a Velib’ rider has made his choice.
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In major cities around the world, dockless scooters and bikes are everywhere, yet the companies themselves are often breathtakingly short-lived. Basic economic concepts give us clues why.
A knobbed hornbill in tropical forest, Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Instead of boycotting palm oil, source it from pastureland and not recently logged forests.
If the cement industry were a country, it would be the
third-largest emitter of CO₂ in the world.
The cement needed to make concrete – the most widely used man-made material – is a major source of global emissions. Researchers are working on a green replacement that could transform the sector.
Nuclear power will likely remain part of the global energy mix.
Recent debates about the future of nuclear power in Australia make much of the potential of the next generation of reactors.
Turning a street tree into timber is much more respectful and useful than mulching it all.
City trees are often short-lived and many others get cut down in their prime. Turning them into mulch both wastes timber and releases stored carbon. A wood rescue program creates a more fitting legacy.
Wales is one small country with big carbon targets but that still needs the policies to deliver them.
The future of zero-carbon transport starts today. First stop, Britain's railways.
Old and new in Milton Keynes, UK.
Developers pay more tax to refurbish than demolish and rebuild – but there's a very easy fix.
Carbon productivity is the measure that matters, but we are hung up on the productivity of our workers.
Labor productivity doesn't matter as much as emissions productivity. Workers aren't a particularly finite resource.
Renewable energy being installed at a community in the Northern Territory. Researchers have predicted Australia’s emissions are set to fall, but warn the renewables deployment rate must continue.
Australia's renewables revolution proves that there's cause for hope in our emissions reduction goals. But we cannot rest on our laurels.
BHP has voted to stay in the Minerals Council of Australia.
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Despite voting to remain a member of an Australian coal lobby group, there are growing divisions between fossil fuel extractors and the larger energy industry.
The vast emissions caused by these individuals suggest that a very small share of humanity has a very significant role in global warming.
The fossil fuel industry plans to compensate for declining demand for gasoline by flooding the world with more plastic.
Regina Maris, the ship activists will sail to a climate conference in Chile.
Sail to the COP
Carbon emissions from international air travel show no sign of abating. In the absence of a tax on jet fuel, are sail boats the best way to travel the world sustainably?