Environment

Scientists discover the source of new CFC emissions: China

January 23, 2020

Since 2013, annual emissions of a banned chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) have increased by nearly 8,000 tons from eastern China, according to new [...]

Oil, gas methane emissions 60 percent higher than EPA reports

January 21, 2020

The U.S. oil and gas industry emits 13 million metric tons of methane from its operations each year—nearly 60 percent more than current estimates, [...]

Glaciers in the Alps Could Lose Nearly All Their Ice by 2100

December 30, 2019

Glaciers in the European Alps could lose up to 90 percent of their remaining ice by 2100 if greenhouse gas emissions continue unchecked, according to a new [...]

‘Substantial rain event’ forecast for eastern states

December 9, 2019

SPRING may be just around the corner but winter still has some life in it yet with record low temperatures this morning and a “substantial rain event” [...]

90pc of state to see ‘substantial’ rain

December 1, 2019

  The rain gauge at Roebourne in the Pilbara filled up fast last night as Tropical Cyclone Veronica stormed down the Pilbara coast. Between 8.30pm Monday [...]

Large-scale energy projects to get help

November 29, 2019

The Liddell power station in Muswellbrook, in the NSW Hunter Valley region. Picture: Dan Himbrechts/AAPSource:AAP New large-scale energy projects may be [...]

New study finds world’s largest desert, the Sahara, has grown by 10 percent since 1920

November 29, 2019

The Sahara Desert has expanded by about 10 percent since 1920, according to a new study by National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded scientists at the [...]

Undermined: Study quantifies effects of lobbying on climate policy enactment

November 27, 2019

For all the evidence that the benefits of reducing greenhouse gases outweigh the costs of regulation, disturbingly few domestic climate change policies [...]

Chip design drastically reduces energy needed to compute with light

November 21, 2019

MIT researchers have developed a novel “photonic” chip that uses light instead of electricity — and consumes relatively little power in the process. The [...]

How electric vehicles could take a bite out of the oil market

November 21, 2019

When will cars powered by gas-guzzling internal combustion engines become obsolete? Not as soon as it seems, even with the latest automotive news out of [...]