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Queensland accused of breaking ‘no public funds for Adani’ promise 17 Jan 11:21pm Queensland accused of breaking ‘no public funds for Adani’ promise
Activists target Aurizon after Palaszczuk refuses to rule out vetoing freight company’s application for Naif funding to build rail line
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Tasmania launches roadkill campaign to reduce 500,000 native animal deaths 17 Jan 10:25pm Tasmania launches roadkill campaign to reduce 500,000 native animal deaths
Drivers urged to stop throwing food out of windows, which attracts wildlife to the roadside
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Worst-case global warming scenarios not credible, says study 17 Jan 10:08pm Worst-case global warming scenarios not credible, says study
Findings should not be seen as taking pressure off need to tackle climate change, authors warn Earth’s surface will almost certainly not warm up four or five degrees Celsius by 2100, according to a study which, if correct, voids worst-case UN climate change predictions.
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NSW cotton growers facing complete crop loss after alleged pesticide drift 17 Jan 12:00pm NSW cotton growers facing complete crop loss after alleged pesticide drift
5,000 hectares of cotton thought to be affected by off-target spray drift, says Bernie Bierhoff of Walgett Cotton Growers’ Association On Christmas Day farmers around Walgett in north-west New South Wales noticed their infant cotton plants had begun to wither. Leaves began to curl and die, killing some plants and stressing others. Within days, it was clear Walgett was facing a serious incident that had affected nearly 6,000 hectares (60 sq km) of cotton farms reaching as far as Burren Junction, and Rowena.
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The plastic-free stores showing the big brands how to do it 17 Jan 9:30am The plastic-free stores showing the big brands how to do it
Retailers at the vanguard of Britain’s zero-waste movement say business is booming, so why are major supermarkets not doing more to cut plastic waste?
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Nearly 1m tonnes every year: supermarkets shamed for plastic packaging 17 Jan 9:29am Nearly 1m tonnes every year: supermarkets shamed for plastic packaging
Exclusive: Guardian investigation unwraps truth about supermarket plastics after big brands refuse to divulge packaging secrets
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US unilateralism makes tacking climate change harder, WEF warns 17 Jan 8:02am US unilateralism makes tacking climate change harder, WEF warns
Donald Trump’s time in office has coincided with huge increase to all five eco risks surveyed The World Economic Forum delivered a strong warning about Donald Trump’s go-it-alone approach to tackling climate change as it highlighted the growing threat of environmental collapse in its annual assessment of the risks facing the international community. Ahead of the US president’s speech to its
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European parliament votes to end electric pulse fishing 17 Jan 4:29am Updated European parliament votes to end electric pulse fishing
Campaigners hail movement towards prohibiting the controversial practice but warn other measures will leave European waters in a worse state The European Union’s parliament has voted to prohibit the controversial practice of
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Heathrow to unveil shorter third runway plan in bid to cut costs 17 Jan 1:01am Heathrow to unveil shorter third runway plan in bid to cut costs
Proposal sees 300 metres cut from runway in effort to help reduce costs to £15bn, but opponents say move changes forecasted economic benefits Heathrow is to unveil proposals for a shorter, cheaper third runway in
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UK to miss legal climate targets without urgent action, official advisers warn 17 Jan 1:01am UK to miss legal climate targets without urgent action, official advisers warn
Vague ambitions, such as banning new petrol cars by 2040, must be turned into solid plans, says the Committee on Climate Change
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