Tuesday March 07th 2017, 9:00 AMAn independent review of the state of Australia’s environment has found the impacts of climate change are increasing and some of the changes could be irreversible. [News Source]
Climate change impact on Australia may be irreversible, report says.
Australia’s grim State of the Environment report warns climate change impacts could be irreversible.
Tuesday March 07th 2017, 9:00 AMThe impact of climate change on the Australian environment and its ecosystems is increasing and some aspects may be irreversible, the latest State of the Environment report has warned. [News Source]
Obama made big promises to the world. Can Trump spoil them?
Tuesday March 07th 2017, 9:00 AMObama administration officials insisted markets would drive the US toward its climate pledges after President Trump was elected. But early indications suggest that may not happen. [News Source]
Study: Climate change may hurt nation’s agricultural productivity.
Tuesday March 07th 2017, 9:00 AMThe agriculture sector needs to ramp up its response to climate change, especially in the Midwest, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. [News Source]
White House weighs US biofuels program change, no position yet – official.
Tuesday March 07th 2017, 9:00 AMThe Trump administration is reviewing the possibility of a key change to U.S. biofuels policy requested by oil refiners and Carl Icahn, the billionaire investor and special advisor on regulations to President Donald Trump, a White House official said on Monday. [News Source]
UK carbon emissions drop to lowest level since 19th century, study finds.
Tuesday March 07th 2017, 9:00 AMThe UK’s carbon dioxide emissions have fallen to their lowest level since the 19th century as coal use continues to plummet, analysis suggests. [News Source]
EU says to beef up climate diplomacy to save Paris agreement.
Tuesday March 07th 2017, 9:00 AMEU foreign ministers on Monday said the bloc would strengthen diplomacy to promote the fight against climate change in the face of a possible U.S. exit from the Paris agreement. [News Source]
Arctic sea ice may vanish even if world achieves climate goal: Study.
Tuesday March 07th 2017, 9:00 AMArctic sea ice may vanish in summers this century even if governments achieve a core target for limiting global warming set by almost 200 nations in 2015, scientists said on Monday. [News Source]
Australia National Farmers’ Federation joins calls for market mechanism to lower carbon emissions.
Tuesday March 07th 2017, 9:00 AMThe National Farmers’ Federation has called for a market-based mechanism to secure clean and affordable energy, such as an emissions intensity scheme, joining a long list of organisations urging an end to Australia’s policy impasse. [News Source]
Schools with solar panels face £1.8m bill due to business rates rise.
Tuesday March 07th 2017, 9:00 AMNew research suggests schools in England and Wales which have solar panels installed will be landed with a £1.8m bill because of business rate changes that have been branded ludicrous and nonsensical. [News Source]
6 ways President Trump wants to hamstring the EPA.
Tuesday March 07th 2017, 9:00 AMIf recent reports are correct, the White House is planning massive cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency, potentially wiping out up to a quarter of its $8.1 billion budget and eliminating as many as 3,000 jobs. [News Source]