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Does the VW scandal reveal the auto industry’s biggest dirty secret?

Does the VW scandal reveal the auto industry’s biggest dirty secret?

Why would VW go to all the trouble to deceive regulators unless it actually can't produce cleaner engines?

Overseas carbon credit schemes: no brainer or disaster in the making?

Overseas carbon credit schemes: no brainer or disaster in the making?

Australia could buy cheap international carbon credits and dramatically slash our emissions by 19% for a bargain-basement price. But do the overseas schemes do what they say on the tin?

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Remember when MPs actually asked meaningful questions during question time? Alas, those days are over, but in the UK at least one retiring Lib-Dem has stuck his neck out. Plus other political snippets along the way.

Green tape and Tony Abbott’s blood-red oath

Green tape and Tony Abbott’s blood-red oath

Labor will lose the next federal election and Tony Abbott will follow through on his blood oath to rescind the carbon price and abolish the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, writes Tristan Edis of Climate Spectator.

The carbon tax pitch: call it what it is — a pollution tax

The carbon tax pitch: call it what it is — a pollution tax

The public cry for clarity regarding the so-called carbon tax, and Labor’s problem with communicating clearly continue to threaten its existence, writes Alex Frankel, a communications researcher and strategist.

Warning from the past: 21st century climate trends, tipping points

Warning from the past: 21st century climate trends, tipping points

The current rate of greenhouse gas rise is unprecedented in Earth history, excepting global volcanic events and asteroid impacts, writes Dr Andrew Glikson, Earth and paleo-climate scientist at the ANU.

Carbon emissions: which countries are cleaning up their acts?

Carbon emissions: which countries are cleaning up their acts?

GOOD charts the five biggest carbon dioxide emitters in each region of the world, and whether they've reduced or increased emissions over the past few years. Spoiler: Australia doesn't fare well.

State of the planet

State of the planet

Australia scores badly on emissions ... The road well travelled ... Amphibian extinction may be worse than thought ... Parrotfish on menu puts coral at risk