Breaking Waves: Ocean News en Queensland Farmers' Federation boss's denial of science sparks call to suspend reef grants <p><strong>Exclusive: </strong>Newly elected QFF head promoted tour by controversial scientist Peter Ridd and said reef regulation was based on ‘dodgy modelling’ </p> <p>The Queensland Farmers’ Federation’s newly elected president once called Great Barrier Reef science “unsubstantiated scaremongering”, which has prompted calls for the suspension of the organisation’s reef foundation grants.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 16 Nov 2019 19:00:45 +0000 admin 75873 at Power to the people: how suburban solar could become the Uber of the energy grid <p>Australians are embracing the ‘virtual power plant’, which advocates say can protect the grid, save money and combat the climate crisis</p> <p>Power to the people might remain a political pipe dream, but changes taking place in the energy market across Australia are making suburban homeowners the unlikely disruptors in an Uber-style revolution that promises to change how we all live.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 16 Nov 2019 19:00:44 +0000 admin 75872 at 'We had to do something': teacher who came to flooded Doncaster's rescue <p>Mark Ibbertson and his son helped children, elderly people and a hedgehog to safety</p> <p>When the floodwaters rose in Bentley in Doncaster on Friday last week, Mark Ibbertson and his teenage son Logan ventured out with their summer holiday dinghy and began to rescue people from their homes.</p> <p>By the end of the day they had taken to safety more than 20 people, including babies and older people, and even a hedgehog.</p> <p> <a href="">Continue reading...</a></p> Sat, 16 Nov 2019 07:00:30 +0000 admin 75871 at Liberal Democrats pledge to plant 60m trees a year <p>Jo Swinson sets out ‘largest tree-planting programme in UK history’ to fight climate crisis</p> <ul> <li><a href="">Latest election news – live updates</a></li> </ul> <p>The Liberal Democrats have pledged to plant 60m trees every year if they get into government, increasing the UK’s forest cover by 1m hectares by 2045.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 16 Nov 2019 06:00:29 +0000 admin 75870 at Weatherwatch: sulphur clouds make shipping a not so secret polluter <p>Tracking technology has been developed to reduce emissions in climate change fight</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 15 Nov 2019 21:30:18 +0000 admin 75869 at Sasquatch or Wendigo? Mysterious howls in Canadian wilderness spark confusion <p>Hunters and government biologists searching for explanations after unusual sounds recorded in forests of north-western Ontario</p> <p>A series of <a href="">howls and shrieks</a> recorded in the Canadian wilderness have left a hunter and government biologists searching for explanations.</p> <p>Gino Meekis was out hunting grouse with his wife and grandson in the forests of north-western Ontario – more than 50km from the closest town – when they heard a series of eerie noises in the distance.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 15 Nov 2019 19:00:29 +0000 admin 75868 at 'Ensure we have a future': Irish youth in climate appeal to Dáil <p>Group of 157 children aged 10 to 17 make recommendations on environment to politicians</p> <p><a href="">Ireland</a>’s first youth assembly on the climate crisis has challenged politicians to lead a transformation of schools, supermarkets, farms, forests and businesses.</p> <p>A group of 157 children aged 10 to 17 filled the chamber of the Dáil, Ireland’s lower house of parliament, in Dublin to debate environmental priorities and issue 10 recommendations.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 15 Nov 2019 18:42:16 +0000 admin 75866 at Food prices set to rise in UK as floods ruin crops <p>Soaring prices likely as potatoes rot in sodden fields and farmers struggle to sow wheat </p> <p>The price of crisps and chips are expected to rise in the new year as the flooding in northern England hits the supply of winter vegetables such as potatoes, cauliflowers and cabbages.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 15 Nov 2019 18:20:22 +0000 admin 75867 at Doncaster residents pull together as post-flood cleanup begins <p>Residents of Bentley and Fishlake hail community spirit but say they should have had more help</p> <p>A week after floods hit parts of Yorkshire, two communities are trying to come to terms with the damage.</p> <p>While the national focus moved on to <a href="">Boris Johnson’s handling of the crisis,</a> people in the rural community of Fishlake and the town centre suburb of Bentley in Doncaster had more pressing matters at hand. </p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 15 Nov 2019 17:15:59 +0000 admin 75865 at Venice council flooded moments after rejecting climate crisis plan <p>Rightwing parties reject proposals as lagoon city faces worst flooding in 53 years </p> <p>Veneto’s regional council rejected a plan to combat climate change minutes before its offices on the Grand Canal, in Venice, were flooded, it has emerged as the city continues to <a href="">battle high water</a><a href=""> levels.</a></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 15 Nov 2019 15:21:04 +0000 admin 75863 at