NANTONG, JIANGSU, CHINA - 2017/11/13: Cranes are discharging containers from a cargo ship at Nantong Port. As a big country of container manufacturing, China's great output has brought huge VOCs emissions. To solve the VOCs pollution problem, China will soon introduce the national standard for controlling the air pollutant emission in this industry. (Photo by Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images)

How The Shipping Industry Bullied Its Way Out Of Doing Anything To Fight Climate Change

One of the starkest images to emerge after Hurricane Irma made landfall in early September came from the Bahamas. The Category 5 storm's powerful winds sucked away the ocean from the shore, leaving th...
16/11/2017 7:00 PM AEDT
A cattle carcass is pictured on the Agropil ranch as the Pilcomayo river faces its worst drought in almost two decades, in Boqueron, on the border between Paraguay and Argentina, July 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Climate Change Is Already A Public Health Crisis, Top Medical Journal Says

Climate change is already taking a major toll on public health and threatening to reverse progress made over the past century in combatting infectious diseases, according to one of the world's oldest...
31/10/2017 11:29 PM AEDT
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during his meeting meets with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during the U.N. General Assembly in New York, U.S., September 20, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

The U.S. And Syria Are Now The Only Countries To Reject The Paris Agreement

Nicaragua, one of only two countries to initially reject the Paris climate accord, now plans to sign the agreement. The Central American nation originally refused to sign the global deal to cut planet...
21/09/2017 6:57 PM AEST
A farmer shows wheat crop damaged by unseasonal rains in his wheat field at Sisola Khurd village in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, March 24, 2015. To match Insight INDIA-MODI/ Picture taken March 24, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Wheat Harvests Suffering From Extreme Weather Are About To Get Worse

Extreme flooding and droughts take a major toll on the global supply of wheat, accounting for about 40 percent of the fluctuations in annual yields, a recent study has found. The research gives new we...
13/07/2017 6:57 PM AEST
U.S. President Donald Trump sings the national anthem at a wreath laying ceremony near the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., on Monday, May 29, 2017. On Memorial Day, Trump visited Arlington National Cemetery to honor the memory of fallen service men and women. Photographer: Olivier Douliery/Pool via Bloomberg

Trump Quitting Paris Climate Deal Is About Ideology, Not Business

Quitting the Paris Agreement, as President Donald Trump is reportedly poised to do this week, will have steep political and economic costs. But for an embattled president, it does do one thing: It ful...
01/06/2017 6:58 PM AEST
U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. troops at the Naval Air Station Sigonella to visit U.S. troops before returning to Washington D.C. at Sigonella Air Force Base in Sigonella, Sicily, Italy, May 27, 2017REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Donald Trump Reportedly Plans To Withdraw From Paris Climate Deal

President Donald Trump plans to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, multipleoutlets reported Wednesday. This would make the United States one of just three countries outside the histo...
31/05/2017 10:20 PM AEST
BOZEMAN, MT - APRIL 22: Republican Greg Gianforte campaigns for the Montana House of Representatives seat vacated by the appointment of Ryan Zinke to head the Department of Interior on April 22, 2017 in Bozeman, Montana. Donald Trump Jr. appeared at the event to support Gianforte who is running against democrat Rob Quist in the special election to be held on May 25, 2017. (Photo by William Campbell/Corbis via Getty Images)

Body Slammer Wins: Republican Blitzes State Election Despite Assault Charge

Republican Greg Gianforte overcame an election eve assault charge filed against him that sparked national attention, defeating Democrat Rob Quist in the race for Montana's open U.S. House seat Thursda...
26/05/2017 3:29 PM AEST