Greenhouse gas emissions

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‘Industrial revolution’: Australia’s decarbonisation needs rigorous management, thinktank warns
Grattan Institute paper recommends allowing trading of carbon credits and a firm limit on emissions for country’s largest polluters

Sarah Martin, chief political correspondent

03, Jul, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Electric cars sold in UK passes half a million despite supply chain issues
A fifth of the electric cars on British roads were made by Tesla, the US electric car pioneer

Jasper Jolly

03, Jul, 2022 @4:38 PM

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EU’s electric vehicle drive leaves supercars at the back of the grid
None of the 22,000 luxury fast cars sold in 2021 were fully electric but with the 2035 fuel ban sports carmakers must change, fast

Rupert Neate

02, Jul, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Nation records 33 Covid deaths as Victoria reports fifth monkeypox case – as it happened
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Elias Visontay (now) and Stephanie Convery (earlier)

01, Jul, 2022 @7:39 AM

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Former Australian chief scientist to head review of carbon credit scheme after whistleblower revelations
Climate change minister to announce Prof Ian Chubb will lead six-month probe of scheme labelled ‘largely a sham’ by one expert

Adam Morton and Katharine Murphy

30, Jun, 2022 @11:53 PM

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Burning ban failing to protect England’s peatlands, say conservation groups
Ministers urged to toughen law to help restore carbon sinks, as figures point to illegal burning

Helena Horton Environment reporter

30, Jun, 2022 @1:10 PM

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Meat, monopolies, mega farms: how the US food system fuels climate crisis
From a beef-heavy diet to growing crops that don’t feed people – the biggest challenges facing the agriculture industry

Amanda Schupak

30, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Australia’s emissions climbed in Coalition’s final year as transport and fossil fuels wiped out gains during Covid
New data shows carbon pollution rose 0.8% in 2021 as manufacturing, agriculture and gas bounced back from pandemic lockdowns

Adam Morton Climate and environment editor

27, Jun, 2022 @4:05 AM

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Not just any building: why plans for the M&S flagship store hit a raw nerve
Bid to raze and rebuild Oxford St store stirs debate over carbon footprints and future development of UK high streets

Sarah Butler

24, Jun, 2022 @1:45 PM

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Toyota recalls its first electric cars amid fears the wheels could fall off
Global recall of 2,700 bZ4X SUVs a major blow to world’s largest carmaker’s first attempts at battery-only vehicle

Jasper Jolly and agencies

24, Jun, 2022 @12:15 PM

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UK gave airlines 4.4m free pollution permits in 2021, study finds
Government generosity meant industry could pollute for free, and airlines were left with 900,000 excess permits they could keep or sell

Damien Gayle

24, Jun, 2022 @11:59 AM

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Foetus fronts legal challenge over emissions in South Korea
Lawyers representing 20-week-old foetus allege state is breaching rights of future generations

Isabella Kaminski

24, Jun, 2022 @10:21 AM

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