Newly Discovered 1,640ft Tall Coral Reef Near Great Barrier Reef

A gigantic coral reef, taller than the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has been found at Australia’s Great Barrier Reef (GBR), about 130km off Cape York in Queensland. It stands 500 meters tall (1,640ft) and is the first such discovery in 120 years. The expedition’s principal investigator Tom Bridge, from James Cook University’s […]

Australia’s Economy Will Lose $3.4tn By Ignoring Climate Crisis

An analysis by Deloitte Access Economics, a consultancy firm, found that Australia’s economy will either suffer or benefit – the outcome depends on whether its government addresses the climate crisis. If climate issues go unchecked, there will be 880,000 fewer jobs, and the economy will be 6% smaller with $3.4tn in opportunities lost over the […]

Japan Pledges To Become A Decarbonized Society By 2050

Japan, the world’s third-biggest economy, promises a bolder approach to dealing with the climate crisis. Its prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, announced a pledge to become carbon neutral by 2050 during his first policy address to parliament since assuming office. Suga replaced the previous Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, in mid-September. He said: Responding to climate change […]

Vietnam To Receive US$51.5 Million For Reducing Carbon Emissions

On October 22, 2020, the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) signed an agreement with Vietnam to provide up to US$51.5 million for the country’s efforts in reducing forest degradation and carbon emissions from deforestation over the next five years. The FCPF is a global partnership of governments, civil society, businesses, and Indigenous Peoples’ […]

Australia Could See A $250bn Investment Boom If It Commits To Zero Emissions

Modeling by the Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) shows that Australia could unlock a $63bn investment boom over the next five years if it moves towards a net-zero emissions economy. That growth would rise to $250bn by 2050. However, if nothing is done, then $43bn worth of investments would be lost over the next […]

Two In Three Britons Want Fossil Fuel Tax Breaks To Shift to Green Energy

British taxpayers are aiding fossil fuels through subsidies. In the face of this knowledge, the people urge Boris Johnson to shift the government’s tax breaks for oil and gas firms towards supporting renewable energy instead. A newly released YouGov/Global Witness poll found that 65% (two in three) of the UK population want the transition to […]

The Amazon Is In A Worse Condition Than Previously Thought

A bigger part of the Amazon rainforest than previously thought could cross a tipping point where it becomes a savanna-type ecosystem. A new study found that up to 66% of the luscious canopy rainforest could turn into open grassland as emissions grow, and deforestation continues. Climate crisis and logging have led to possibly 40% of […]

New Way To Turn Plastic Waste Into Hydrogen Solves 2 Problems In 1!

Plastic garbage has been making its way into the environment for several decades – polluting the entire planet and harming wildlife. There are billions of tons of it in landfills worldwide and in the oceans, lakes, and rivers, where it breaks down into microplastics, further worsening the situation. One of the crisis’s main driving factors […]

The Audi Hungaria Factory Is Europe’s New Largest Rooftop Solar System

On October 7th, 2020, Europe’s most giant photovoltaic roof installation officially started operation. However, the Győr site has used only green power since the beginning of the year. The project is a collaboration between Audi Hungaria and E.ON Hungaria. Karten Wildberger, an E.ON Board of Management member, said: This project represents, in many ways, what’s […]

The EU’s 2030 Emissions Reduction Target May Rise From 40% To 60%

The 2030 target for greenhouse gas emissions reduction (compared to 1990 levels) in the EU now is 40%. The European Commission proposed to raise that to 55%, but the EU parliament doesn’t think that’s good enough. It has voted to update the bloc’s climate target to 60% instead, putting capitals under pressure. The majority vote […]