Climate News

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

Impacts of Climate Change

Climate change brings social, environmental and economic impacts. 'Climate change affects everything. It’s already putting pressure on our planet—on people and other living things, on economies and on governments.' (The Australian Museum, Sydney) >

Biodiversity Conservation

Statutory review of the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 (NSW) 'The purpose of the review was to determine whether the policy objectives of the Act remain valid and whether the terms remain appropriate for securing those objectives.' The independent review panel was led by Dr Ken Henry AC - former Commonwealth Treasurer and subsequently National Australia Bank head. (Department of Planning and Environment, NSW Government) >

Halting Australia's Extinction Crisis

'Australian governments list threatened species and proffer commitments to recovering them.  Yet most of Australia's imperiled species continue to decline or go extinct and a contributing cause is inadequate investment in conservation management.' (The Society for Conservation Biology) >

The Earthshot Prize

'The Earthshot Prize was designed to find and grow the solutions that will repair our planet this decade.' 'From inspiring leaders, passionate activists and brilliant innovators to forward-thinking cities and countries making a real difference, learn about our extraordinary group of innovators from 2021 and 2022.' (Founder and President: Prince William, UK) >

Electric Motor Cycles, Affordable for Africans

Budget priced and reliable electric motor cycles affordable for Africans. 'The Roam Air is designed both for urban and rural environments, with years of research and months of development dedicated to building the optimal electric motorcycle for the region.' (Roam Air, Kenya) >

Crowd Funding Enables Prevention of Oil Spill

United Nations diplomat David Gressly sought Crowd Funding to avoid a derelict oil tanker 'FSO Safer' from breaking up and spilling 1.14 million barrels of oil into the Red Sea. Crowd Funders donated more than $75 million to avert disaster. A firm of Marine Salvage experts was engaged to complete the work. For the story, see the salvage firm's website ... (Boskalis, Papendrecht, Netherlands) >

Cleaning the Ocean

'We aim to clean up 90% of floating ocean plastic pollution' (The Ocean Cleanup, Rotterdam, The Netherlands) >

Sewage Into Drinking Water

'Long-term experience ... shows that treated domestic sewage can be safely and cost-efficiently utilized for potable reclamation.' (International Water Association journal, London) >

Endangered Birds and Wind Farms

Artificial nests on wind farm provide home to endangered birds & produce electricity at once. Ørsted and Red7Marine find endangered kittiwakes a home. (DesignBoom article) >

How to Keep Cool in a Blackout During a Heatwave

'What works best when there is no air-conditioning - it's an issue faced increasingly by residents of densely populated cities.' (University of Sydney, Sydney) >