Coal-loving Australia is world's third-biggest emissions exporter

Asia Pacific Aug 19, 2019

Coal-loving Australia is world's third-biggest emissions exporter

Australia's booming coal industry has made it the world's third-biggest exporter of potential carbon dioxide emissions locked in fossil fuels, placing it only behind oil giants Russia and Saudi Arabia. Australia makes up 7 percent of all global fossil fuel exports by carbon dioxide potential, ...

Metal tree cleans polluted air

World / Science & Health Aug 15, 2019

Metal tree cleans polluted air

Trees are one of the best things we have to clean the Earth's air, but they have drawbacks: They need time and space to grow. Enter the BioUrban, an artificial tree that sucks up as much air pollution as 368 real trees. Designed by a Mexican ...

Climate deniers get more media play than scientists, study finds

World Aug 14, 2019

Climate deniers get more media play than scientists, study finds

Climate deniers have garnered far more media attention than prominent climate scientists over the years, fueling public confusion and slowing the response to global warming, researchers reported Tuesday. From 2000 through 2016, hundreds of academics, business people and politicians who doubted global warming or attributed ...

Australia offers $340 million in climate funding to Pacific islands

Asia Pacific Aug 13, 2019

Australia offers $340 million in climate funding to Pacific islands

Australia on Tuesday announced a 500 million Australian dollar ($340 million) climate change package for Pacific island countries, which have been increasingly vocal in demanding their powerful neighbor curb its carbon emissions. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the funding, drawn from Australia's existing international aid ...