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World celebrates Pope’s words as faith groups shift into action

The world is celebrating the one-year anniversary of Pope Francis’ groundbreaking encyclical on ecology, “Laudato Si”, and much of those celebrations are focused on taking climate action. In Australia Thursday, four Catholic orders ...

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Brexit costs to be counted in health & climate impacts

The UK public will head to the polls next week, in a “climate referendum” that could see it turn its back on decades of progress on environmental issues, including climate change and air pollution. With UK ministers at the forefront...

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New India-US partnership sends “jolt of momentum” to global climate deal

The US and India have signalled their intent to “forge ahead” with climate action, driving the world closer towards meeting its landmark climate agreement. Meeting in Washington this week, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US...

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Climate impacts laid bare as flood waters ease

As Europe reels from flooding, which submerged streets, closed schools and saw thousands evacuated, EU leaders are reminded of the threats of climate change to the continent. 18 people were left dead and thousands more stranded as f...

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“Stormageddon” shows glimpse of new normal in warming world

If the brutal bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef was not enough to bring home the need for drastic and urgent action on climate change, this weekend’s wild weather all along the East coast and Tasmania should be. Upping the ante on...

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Renewables boosted as world leaders commit to scale up investment

Private sector investors committed to “accelerate clean energy innovation and expand investment in climate solutions,” with business leaders from 23 countries and representing 90 per cent of clean energy investment agree...

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Global renewables boom, but is Europe reaping the benefits?

Renewable energy is booming as 2015 saw new sources coming online at a faster rate than ever.  Last year investment in clean energy was double that of new coal and gas plants, 173 countries now have renewable power targets, and over...

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Renewable renaissance on the horizon for Canada as it seeks to revamp its economy

Canada’s energy industry is poised to join the rest of the world in weaning itself off fossil fuels, according to new federal analysis. Policy Horizons Canada, a federal think tank, reported that the country’s fossil fuel industry i...

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Australian Govt caught in “Soviet style” scrubbing of climate risks from UN report

The Australian Government resorted to extraordinary “Soviet style” tactics to dodge international scrutiny for the climate impacts threatening  its World Heritage Areas including the Great Barrier Reef. The Australian government pre...

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Exxon forced into climate resolution by shareholders

After half a century of knowing about, but actively denying the reality of global warming, investors have warned Exxon to “change or die.” The oil giant was forced into its first-ever climate resolution by shareholders yesterday dur...

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G7 host Japan goes rogue on coal as renewable jobs buck global trend

Japan, host of this week’s G7 summit, is isolated before the meeting has even begun, as its continued love of dirty coal has exposed it as a rogue among its G7 peers. While the G7 collectively provided more than $42 billion in suppo...

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Pressure mounts on Sweden to ditch Vattenfall coal sale

Pressure is mounting on the Swedish government to halt the sale of its German lignite mines, with a ‘special’ debate on the issue kicking off in the country’s Parliament today. Ahead of the debate on the sale of the state-owned Vatt...

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The ‘fight goes on’ as UK end 5-year fracking hiatus

Fracking could soon take place in the UK, following a five-year hiatus, as North Yorkshire County Council give Third Energy the green light to drill in Ryedale. The decision flies in the face of fierce local opposition which saw 4,3...

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Exxon targets attorneys general who dare to look into its climate shenanigans

A number of state attorneys general are being counter-investigated by ExxonMobil for looking into the oil giant’s bogus climate change research. Exxon, who has been facing legal scrutiny since last November for making statements tha...

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300,000+ public health professionals call on G7 to speed clean energy shift

More than 300,000 doctors, nurses, public health professionals and health advocates from 30 countries are calling on the world’s seven largest economies to accelerate the transition away from coal to save lives ahead of this month’s...

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Cape Grim climate milestone underscores need for urgent action

Tasmania’s Cape Grim atmospheric monitoring site has passed the symbolic but significant milestone of 400 parts per million (ppm) of carbon in the atmosphere for the first time, again highlighting the growing burden burning fossil f...

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Fossil fuels put on notice as global coal fight hits Germany

Continuing what is already a global run of direct and impactful climate actions, today over 3,000 European citizens are taking to Lusatia, Germany to shut down one of Europe’s largest open-pit lignite mines. The mines have been at t...

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Fossil fuels put on notice as Break Free rolls into North America

Continuing what is already a global run of direct and impactful climate actions, Break Free 2016 is now about to hit full stride the Unites States and Canada. These public demonstrations zero-in on some of the world’s most dangerous...

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Fort McMurray wildfire: the climate connection

As Albertans scramble for solutions to the Fort McMurray wildfire, experts are warning that a “perfect storm” of last year’s El Niño and climate change helped fuel the destruction. The fire has now grown 10 times its original size, ...

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Zombie fossils firms go for the jugular in dirty fightback

After months of silence following the huge blow delivered by the Paris Agreement, the fossil fuel industry has come out of hiding, and it is swinging wildly. As greater numbers speak out against dirty energy, companies’ scheming has...

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