Logging worse polluter than cars: Logging native forest in Victoria creates more pollution than putting 2.3 million new cars a year on the road, according to The Wilderness Society. The Age

Climate change threatens heritage sites: A UN meeting has been warned that many heritage sites, both natural and man-made, are in danger of being ruined by climate change. UN News Centre

Yellow River hits all-time low: Water levels in the upper reaches of China’s second longest river have hit a record low, and an official warned that China could run out of water by 2030. Scientific American

IEA backs nuclear power: The International Energy Agency has thrown its weight behind the push for new nuclear power plants to slow down climate change, saying that a combination of energy conservation and investment in nuclear power could cut consumption 10% by 2030. Reuters 

Little shift from corporations: While every company in the FTSE 100 now produces a corporate responsibility report, and 80 have identified climate change as a business threat, only 38 have actually set targets for themselves, and a majority of the FTSE 250 have yet to publicly acknowledge the issue. The Guardian

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