Graeme Taylor has won a bronze medal in the 2021 Independent Publisher Book Awards for A Paramedic’s Tales. He is also the author of Evolution’s Edge: The Coming Collapse and Transformation of Our World, which won an IPPY gold medal in 2009.
Australia’s 2030 emissions target is half the US and UK benchmarks. It has resisted joining the two-thirds of countries who have pledged net zero emissions by 2050. And instead of phasing out coal, it’s committed to digging for more.
The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services has identified the main drivers of biodiversity loss: changes in land and sea use; exploitation of natural resources; climate change; pollution; and invasion of alien species.
State government commitments for 2030 have put Australia within reach of meeting global expectations on tackling the climate crisis, but it will fall short unless the Morrison government steps up, a new analysis has found.
A new report shows Canada is trailing behind other wealthy countries when it comes to cutting carbon emissions, and outlines concrete steps that can be taken to help the world limit warming to the 1.5 C goal set by the Paris Agreement.
What is arguably the world’s most important satellite will go into orbit on Monday from California. Landsat-9 is the continuation of a series of Earth-observing spacecraft stretching back almost 50 years.
China will end its support for new coal power projects overseas, president Xi Jinping told the UN General Assembly. China has been the biggest public financer of foreign coal, particularly in rapidly-growing Asian economies, but has slowed down recently.
Almost 90% of the $540bn in global subsidies given to farmers every year are “harmful”, a UN report has found. This support damages people’s health, fuels the climate crisis, destroys nature, and drives inequality by excluding smallholder farmers.