Monday April 03rd 2017, 10:00 AMConservation agriculture encourages farmers to keep soil disturbance at a minimum. Instead of ploughing the field, farmers dig permanent planting holes and use compost instead of chemical fertilizer. [News Source]
Indonesian farmers weather climate change with conservation agriculture.
‘Completely unlivable’: Climate change pushing humans, other species to the brink.
Monday April 03rd 2017, 10:00 AMHuman societies and a multitude of species are going to be tested by climate change in ways that are barely understood, a wide-ranging study involving researchers from 44 institutions around the world has found. [News Source]
EPA chief says Paris climate agreement ‘bad deal’ for US.
Monday April 03rd 2017, 10:00 AMThe United States should continue to be "engaged" in international climate change discussions but the Paris climate change agreement is a "bad deal" for the country, the head of the EPA said Sunday. [News Source]
China’s clean coal lesson.
Monday April 03rd 2017, 10:00 AMChinese engineer and inventor Feng Weizhong has an easy answer to how China plans to keep slashing coal use and power-station emissions while relying on coal to provide at least 55 per cent of its massive energy demand for decades to come. [News Source]
Trump buildings are among the biggest polluters in NYC.
Monday April 03rd 2017, 10:00 AMIf Mayor de Blasio wants to challenge President Trump on climate change, he can start with the buildings bearing the billionaire’s name, an environmental group says. [News Source]
Colleagues eye ‘Republican rebels’ with skepticism.
Monday April 03rd 2017, 10:00 AMProgressive Democrats in the House aren't counting on climate-savvy Republicans to lend muscle to the heavy lift of fighting global warming in the era of President Trump. [News Source]
‘I like the idea of my body as biomass’: Bright ideas for your afterlife.
Monday April 03rd 2017, 10:00 AMOur cemeteries are full, so how about becoming fuel (to heat a swimming pool) or having an augmented reality memorial? [News Source]
Labor to drop renewable energy target in favour of emissions scheme.
Monday April 03rd 2017, 10:00 AMLabor will abandon the renewable energy target after 2020 because an emissions intensity scheme will be sufficient to reach the goal of 50 percent renewable energy by 2030, Andrew Leigh has said. [News Source]
Risks to low-lying South Dunedin, New Zealand, revealed in sea-level rise maps.
Monday April 03rd 2017, 10:00 AMDigital maps have revealed the impacts of sea-level rise and flooding on South Dunedin. [News Source]
Climate change becomes unavoidable for investors.
Monday April 03rd 2017, 10:00 AMPortfolio managers face a dilemma over environment versus money in carbon polluters. [News Source]
Is it socially acceptable to challenge climate denial?
Monday April 03rd 2017, 10:00 AMA new study found people were less likely to want to become friends with those who confronted climate sceptics. How can we overcome these attitudes? [News Source]