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.
Reducing food waste by feeding hungry Canadians is a simplistic solution that is deeply problematic and morally distressing.
Shipping companies are expected to halve their greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
Vehicles in Canada are big, heavy and guzzle a lot of gasoline.
A ruling by the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal recognizes the threat of climate change, but its approach is too narrow.
Greenhouse gas emissions from plastic production in the vinyl era is not a patch on the equivalent from running giant servers today.
Environmental taxes encourage consumers to conserve energy or switch to less carbon-intensive fuels.
The Earth’s past shows the key role of CO₂ on climate for 4.45 billion years, and how human industrial activity has disrupted its cycle at an unprecedented rate over the past 160 years.
Gas mining is expanding across Australia, and has been touted as part of the answer to cutting emissions. But there is evidence that this rollout will pose significant health and environmental risks.
The original New Deal caused a "great acceleration" in carbon emissions. How will a Green New Deal forge its own legacy?
The Green New Deal has shifted the debate over what to do about climate change.
While countries recognise the urgent need to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by favouring greener energies, the ever-increasing demand for electricity has led to rising coal consumption.