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Opening 10 new oil and gas sites is a win for fossil fuel companies – but a staggering loss for the rest of Australia

Samantha Hepburn, Deakin University Federal Resources Minister Madeleine King recently handed Australia’s fossil fuel industry…

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If you thought this summer’s heat waves were bad, a new study has some disturbing news about dangerous heat in the future

David Battisti, University of Washington As global temperatures rise, people in the tropics, including places…

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Britain’s notoriously wet and cold climate is changing – you won’t like what replaces it

Wilson Chan, University of Reading; Nigel Arnell, University of Reading, and Ted Shepherd, University of…

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What could we do to cool the Arctic, specifically?

Shaun Fitzgerald, University of Cambridge and Hugh Hunt, University of Cambridge The Arctic is warming…

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Beyond GDP: changing how we measure progress is key to tackling a world in crisis – three leading experts

Paul Allin, Imperial College London; Diane Coyle, University of Cambridge, and Tim Jackson, University of…

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The UK is facing an energy bills crisis, and no major party is prepared for it

Keith Baker, Glasgow Caledonian University The UK is heading into the greatest cost of living…

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Britain’s energy price cap was never designed to keep your gas and electricity affordable

Karen Turner, University of Strathclyde The price of gas and electricity is soaring in Britain…

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The Mediterranean has experienced record sea temperatures this summer: this could devastate marine life

The ocean sustains all life on our planet. It provides food to eat and oxygen…

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Sewage alerts: the long history of using maps to hold water companies to account

Southern Water was handed a record fine of £90 million in July 2021 after pleading…

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‘Liberate the tractors’: the right to repair movement that’s regaining control of our devices

The software that runs John Deere tractors was successfully “jailbroken” at this year’s DEF CON…