Tag: environment

Indonesia’s Peats Restoration Agency gets an extension despite falling to hit its target: what are the hurdles and next strategies?

Despite falling short of its target, Indonesia’s Peatland Restoration Agency is likely to continue its work to rehabilitate the country’s peatland as part of the government’s attempts to meet its emission commitments. Indonesian Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya…

/ December 18, 2020
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Vital Signs: 4 things Australia’s COVID response got right

2020 began simply, if dramatically enough in some sense. We spent the first months preoccupied with bushfires that blackened both our natural environment and our international reputation for taking climate change seriously. Who would have thought that would have been…

/ December 17, 2020
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Beluga whistles and clicks could be silenced by an increasingly noisy Arctic Ocean

Under the sea ice, the Arctic Ocean is one of the quietest places on Earth. But it can be very noisy when the ice is forming and breaking up or during storms and when glaciers are calving. Beluga whales, the…

/ December 17, 2020
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Biden taps former EPA head Gina McCarthy as climate czar

President-elect Joe Biden will tap Gina McCarthy, who led the Environmental Protection Agency under former President Obama, as White House climate czar, according to a person familiar with the news and multiple reports.Driving the news: McCarthy will manage domestic climate…

/ December 16, 2020
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Juukan Gorge: how could they not have known? (And how can we be sure they will in future?)

How could they not have known? That was the question on everyone’s lips after leaders of the Australian defence force claimed not to have known about the atrocities committed by special forces in Afghanistan. It is now being asked about…

/ December 13, 2020
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Where We Stand on Climate

Subscribers to The Climate Crisis newsletter received this piece in their in-boxes. Sign up to receive future installments.I’ve been writing this column for almost a year now, trying to shine a light on many of the climate crisis’s facets. Once…

/ December 11, 2020
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5 years after Paris: How countries’ climate policies match up to their promises, and who’s aiming for net zero emissions

Saturday marks the fifth anniversary of the Paris climate agreement – the commitment by almost every country to try to keep global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius. It’s an ambitious goal, and the clock is ticking. The planet has…

/ December 10, 2020
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The Blue Mountains World Heritage site has been downgraded, but it’s not too late to save it

Twenty years ago, UNESCO inscribed the greater Blue Mountains area on the World Heritage List for having “outstanding universal value”. If you’ve travelled to the Blue Mountains, with its rugged sandstone cliff faces, hidden waterfalls and rich diversity of life,…

/ December 9, 2020
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Report shows New Zealand’s ‘fragmented’ environmental research funding doesn’t match most urgent needs

There’s a serious mismatch between what New Zealand’s government identified as the most pressing environmental issues, including climate change and freshwater quality, and the investments in environmental research it actually makes. A report released today by the Parliamentary Commissioner for…

/ December 9, 2020
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Evolution of Display Technology [1940 – 2020]

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/ December 8, 2020
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Stranded at sea: the humanitarian crisis that’s left 400,000 seafarers stuck on cargo ships

It has been rightly described as a humanitarian crisis and a modern form of forced labour. In the early months of 2020, stranded cruise ships became a stark symbol of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Now it is seafarers stranded on…

/ December 7, 2020
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Children’s climate change case at the European Court of Human Rights: what’s at stake?

The European Court of Human Rights finally has the opportunity to take on climate change. And it is taking it seriously, thanks to a group of 8 to 21-year-olds. In September 2020, four children and two young adults from Portugal…

/ December 4, 2020
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Climate emergency or not, New Zealand needs to start doing its fair share of climate action

Following this week’s climate emergency declaration, New Zealand will have to face up to the fact it has one of the worst climate records of industrialised nations. Of 43 industrialised countries — known as Annex 1 countries — 31 are…

/ December 1, 2020