This week in climate news - 2 August 2015

The most popular articles from the past week.

Tony Abbott wrong on coal being ‘good for humanity’, Oxfam report finds

Report says Australia must embrace renewables and coal exacts an ‘enormous toll’ on health, drives climate change and is ineffective in delivering electricity to world’s poor. »
29 July 2015, 08:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Hillary Clinton's climate change plan 'just plain silly', says leading expert

The Democratic frontrunner’s solar proposal has major holes if she hopes to halt global warming. What would a real climate-change candidate look like? »
30 July 2015, 00:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Orangutans face extinction on Borneo where deforestation is ‘simply unsustainable’ – UN

The massive conversion of Borneo’s forests for the production palm oil together with the impact of climate change is driving to extinction the orangutan on Asia’s largest island, making it “clear that a future without sustainable development will be a future with a different climate and, eventually, without orangutans, one of our closest relatives,” a new United Nations... »
29 July 2015, 20:50 - UN - Search similar - Email

Just growing more food won't help to feed the world | Richard Ewbank

Rush to increase production has caused catastrophic environmental degradation. We need to make agriculture climate-resilient and more efficient. »
29 July 2015, 08:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Drought-hit forests store less carbon dioxide than thought: researchers

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world's forests are taking longer than expected to recover from increasingly frequent droughts, meaning their ability to store climate-changing carbon dioxide is smaller than previously thought, Utah University researchers said on Thursday. »
30 July 2015, 19:40 - reuters - Search similar - Email

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