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Beyond electric cars: how electrifying trucks, buses, tractors and scooters will help tackle climate change

When you think of an electric vehicle, chances are you’ll picture a car. But there’s a quiet revolution going on in transport. It turns out electrification can work wonders for almost all of our transport options, from electric bikes to motorbikes to buses to freight trains and even to tractors ...

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Toughness has limits: over 1,100 species live in Antarctica – but they’re at risk from human activity

It’s hard to survive in bitterly cold Antarctica. But the ice continent is home to more than 1,100 species who have adapted to life on land and in its lakes.

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Net zero by 2050 will hit a major timing problem technology can’t solve. We need to talk about cutting consumption

if the world’s energy consumption grows at the pre-COVID rate, technological change alone will not be enough to halve global CO₂ emissions by 2030. We will have to cut energy consumption 50-75% by 2050 while accelerating the renewable build. And that means lifestyle change driven by social policies.

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Colonialism: why leading climate scientists have finally acknowledged its link with climate change

For the first time in the institution’s history, the IPCC has included the term “colonialism” in its report’s summary. And sights colonialism an important context and driver for climate change.

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What does it mean to 'vote for climate'?

​On the 21st of May, Australians will be going to the polls to decide which government will be in power for the next three years. Given how critical this decade is for climate action, it is not an overstatement to say that this is the most important election this country ...

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How we can save our beloved Great Barrier Reef - Our interview with marine biologist Dr. Jodie Rummer

In our efforts to highlight why The Great Barrier Reef must be classified as 'World Heritage In Danger', we interviewed Dr. Jodie Rummer, an esteemed marine biologist and Associate Professor of Marine Biology in the College of Science and Engineering at the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for ...

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Saving the Great Barrier Reef: these recent research breakthroughs give us renewed hope for its survival

we believe there’s a chance the Great Barrier Reef can still survive. What’s needed is ongoing, active management through scientific interventions, alongside rapid, enormous cuts to global greenhouse gas emissions.

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Thinking of buying an electric vehicle for your next car? Here’s the market outlook and what to consider

As petrol prices soar and climate change impacts make themselves felt, many people are likely wondering if their next car should be a fully electric vehicle. Yes, the upfront costs are generally higher – but what does the future hold? Will prices fall in coming years and what costs do ...

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Groundwater: depleting reserves must be protected around the world

Though water is central to our everyday lives and indeed life itself, we often mark World Water Day on March 22 not by reminding ourselves of all that water brings, but of the consequences of its absence or contamination.