carbon emissions

A man fishing next to a road that is partly submerged in water

The sea has been rising and falling for eons, but there is compelling evidence that carbon emissions from human activity is speeding the process along.

Power station stacks shown emitting smoke under a cloudy sky

The COP26 summit has not lived up to the goal of reducing temperature rises because there are too many loopholes for the fossil fuel industry to exploit.

Scott Morrison speaks at a function

The prime minister road-tested an avalanche of slogans on Wednesday, some of them clearly false.

Woman charging electric car

Subsidising electric cars and rolling out more chargers could help Australia achieve half of our new car sales to be electric by 2030.

Liquid gallium

A global collaboration, led by researchers from UNSW, has shown how liquid gallium can be used to help achieve the important goal of net zero carbon emissions.

Night time silhouette of an industrial plant worker

Disclosure requirements work, forcing companies to own up to their customers and investors.

Waste gas is shown escaping two industrial chimneys against a blue sky background and surrounded by fog

If we are to reduce net carbon emissions to zero by 2050, we haven’t made a good start. Governments, industry and individuals need to do much more, a new study shows.

Carbon emissions from refinery

The coronavirus pandemic caused the UN's annual climate conference to be postponed by a year, but it was also responsible for a drop in carbon emissions. Is it enough and will it last?

Polluting factories with China flag

It remains to be seen whether China's climate promise is genuine. But it puts pressure on many other nations – not least Australia – to follow.

cement mixer

The cement needed to make concrete – the most widely used man-made material – is a major source of global emissions. Researchers are working on a green replacement that could transform the sector.

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