Climate News

A digest of interesting news about climate change from around the world, compiled by us.

TRAVEL: PLANE or TRAIN

UK Survey: We wanted to know how people in the UK feel about moving to trains rather than planes - so we asked them! 'With train travel resulting in up to 90% less emissions than taking a plane, changing how we travel is essential if we want to tackle climate change.' (Possible, 8 Delancey Passage, Camden Town, London) >

Clean Air Day

Air Quality and Climate Bulletin released for Clean Air Day. (World Meteorological Organization) >

SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMMES

Getting Started with Sustainability in Schools. (Australian Education for Sustainability Alliance) >

BUSHFIRES: FUEL LOAD REDUCTION

Goats will eat anything and everything - usually a huge disadvantage! The Rural Fire Service in NSW's Central West is experimenting with grazing goats in bushland to reduce fuel loads - instead of using risky burn-offs. 'Watch these goats help firefighters by grazing in fire-prone areas around NSW' (Newcastle Herald article) >

RECYCLED PLASTIC BUILDING MATERIALS

Sustainable and innovative homes: 'The lightweight, but yet durable blocks enable you to build a house in less than eight hours by two people. The blocks are joined together using a rubber hammer. The erection of the house does not require electricity, so it can also be built in remote regions and crisis areas.' (Block-Solutions, Finland) >

CLIMATE CHANGE INDUCED WATER STRESS

Climate Change-induced Water Stress and its Impacts on Natural and Managed Ecosystems. 'Impacts of climate change include increasing water scarcity and flood risk, along with decline in water quality.' (Ecologic Institute, Berlin) >

Technology for Water Users

Putting technology to work for water users: 'The [Connections] Project is generating water savings by creating a world leading delivery system that boosts irrigator productivity, helps communities thrive and fosters healthy waterways and wetlands.' (The Connections Project, Victoria) >

VolkswagEn ID.4

The ID.4 EV: Winner of the 2021 World Car of the Year. Also available with all-wheel drive. (VW.COM) >

Hydrogen Production Costs

Driving down the cost of hydrogen production. CSIRO and partners launch $68M Hydrogen Industry Mission. (CSIRO, Canberra) >

An Equitable And Sustainable Future

Young Australians just want an equitable and sustainable future. 'Drawing together more than 10,000 responses from young Australians, Foundations for Tomorrow is proud to share with you a youth-informed proposal for a more just, equitable and sustainable Australian future.' Awareness to Action: A youth-informed proposal for a more just, equitable and sustainable Australian future. (Foundations For Tomorrow) >