Climate change

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Green investment bond offers 9% return – but there is a risk
While the climate-themed product seems attractive, it is not for the faint-hearted

Rupert Jones

17, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Rise of atmospheric carbon dioxide continues unabated
Despite pandemic-induced reductions in industrial activity last year, climate concerns remain

Paul Brown

17, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Environment minister Sussan Ley says climate action not her portfolio in stoush with states
Ley understood to have told state counterparts coordinating with them on climate mitigation beyond her portfolio

Katharine Murphy political editor

16, Apr, 2021 @8:00 PM

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The race for rare earth minerals: can Australia fuel the electric vehicle revolution?
China dominates supply of the elusive metals, which are vital to modern technology, but finding new sources is becoming a global priority

Royce Kurmelovs

16, Apr, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Facebook says it has reached net zero emissions
Emissions cut by 94% in three years, and company is aiming for net zero across its supply chain by 2030

Alex Hern

16, Apr, 2021 @2:35 PM

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Cop26 preparations to intensify after compromise on virtual talks
Governments to hold three-week virtual meeting next month before climate summit in November

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

16, Apr, 2021 @11:19 AM

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Whitest-ever paint could help cool heating Earth, study shows
New paint reflects 98% of sunlight as well as radiating infrared heat into space, reducing need for air conditioning

Damian Carrington Environment editor

15, Apr, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Shell calls on investors to vote for its new climate strategy
Shareholder activists say cleaner energy transition fails to meet Paris climate goals and they will put rival scheme to oil firm’s AGM

Jillian Ambrose

15, Apr, 2021 @12:58 PM

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Queenslanders will be hardest hit if Australia fails to act on climate change, Labor warns
Chris Bowen says Coalition’s failure to cut emissions could cost 500,000 jobs in Queensland but ‘there is a different path’

Katharine Murphy Political editor

15, Apr, 2021 @8:33 AM

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UK support for Mozambique gas plant fuelling conflict – Friends of the Earth
Environmental group warns UK’s £750m funding for fossil fuel project could worsen Isis-led insurgency

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

15, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Just 3% of world’s ecosystems remain intact, study suggests
Pristine areas in the Amazon and Siberia may expand with animal reintroductions, scientists say

Damian Carrington Environment editor

15, Apr, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Oil firm bosses’ pay ‘incentivises them to undermine climate action’
Lucrative pay and share options linked to continued extraction of fossil fuels by ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell and BP

Jonathan Watts

15, Apr, 2021 @4:00 AM

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