Australia must ‘move on’ from the dream of fast rail: Grattan Institute
Environmental News

Australia must ‘move on’ from the dream of fast rail: Grattan Institute

But the Grattan Institute’s head of the cities and transport program Marion Terrill said the government should stop using public money to continually study these proposals.While the sound of a Eurostar, Shinkansen, or TGV might sound appealing, fast rail networks in Europe and Asia connect large and concentrated populations even where the distances covered are…

Environmental News

Australia’s Wildfires Might Intensify Future Climate Crises

Australia’s wildfires are burning with such intensity that they’re sparking contained, small-scale weather systems. Thunderstorms triggered by atmospheric disturbance might at first seem to offer relief in the form of raindrops, but instead, bolts of lightning can strike nearby trees and spread the fire even further than before.Wired UKThis story originally appeared on WIRED UK.This…

Australia is burning. The Arctic is melting. Yet Trump keeps gutting climate change regulations.
Environmental News

Australia is burning. The Arctic is melting. Yet Trump keeps gutting climate change regulations.

(CNN)Editor’s Note: A version of this story first published in September 2019. The story has been updated with additional administration actions.An impeachment trial looms and a major Middle East crisis is unfolding with Iran.Still, the Trump administration has remained steadfast in pursuit of one of its signature policy goals: the gutting of environmental regulations, which…

Australia Wildfires Have Claimed 25 Lives And Will Burn For Months, Officials Say
Environmental News

Australia Wildfires Have Claimed 25 Lives And Will Burn For Months, Officials Say

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Call for Australia to show Unesco it’s ‘walking the walk’ on Great Barrier Reef
Conservation

Call for Australia to show Unesco it’s ‘walking the walk’ on Great Barrier Reef

Conservationists say an official government report to the UN’s world heritage committee to be released next week must show Australia has fresh plans to attack the Great Barrier Reef’s two key threats – climate change and water quality. At a forum earlier this month environment ministers signed-off on the “state of conservation” report for the…

Australia fire survivors join global climate protests
Environmental News

Australia fire survivors join global climate protests

BERLIN (AP) — People affected by dramatic wildfires in Australia have joined young environmentalists to protest the government’s stance on climate change.The protests in Australia cities Friday kicked off a ‘global day of action’ ahead of next week’s gathering of governments to discuss tackling global warming.Janet Reynolds, who joined a protest in Sydney, said she…

Australia Confronts ‘Catastrophic’ Fire Conditions
Global Warming

Australia Confronts ‘Catastrophic’ Fire Conditions

An emergency was declared for all of New South Wales as risk warnings reached their highest possible level.Bushfires in New South Wales, Australia, on Saturday.Credit…Tom Bannigan/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesNov. 11, 2019Updated 8:13 a.m. ETSYDNEY, Australia — Australia is bracing for cataclysmic wildfires on Tuesday, as officials warned that strong winds, high temperatures and parched…