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Where is Hurricane Irma heading? Mapping the path of destruction

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Here’s what kind of damage storms like Irma and Harvey can do – Business Insider

Track the most powerful storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean as it heads towards Florida

September 7, 2017 — Hurricane Irma, the most powerful storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, has been advancing across the northern Caribbean, leaving a trail of devastation in its path, and at least eight dead. Continue reading Where is Hurricane Irma heading? Mapping the path of destruction

Half of world’s ocean to face multiple ‘climate stressors’ by 2030, study warns

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Shoal of spade fish in the Atlantic. Credit: leofrancini/iStock/Getty Images.

Climate change is altering the world’s watery expanses in a number of ways, with serious knock-on effects for the ocean’s plants and animals, according to new research.

March 7, 2017 — The study finds that with just 15 more years of current emissions, over half of the world’s ocean will be exposed to more than one source of stress, affecting everything from the tiniest plants to the mightiest whales. By 2050, that figure rises to around 86% of the ocean, say the authors. Continue reading Half of world’s ocean to face multiple ‘climate stressors’ by 2030, study warns

Australia must put a price on carbon, say institutional investors

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The Investor Group on Climate Change has urged the government to take concreted steps to unlock new investment. Photograph: Hamish Blair/Getty Images

Move needed to drive orderly transition to low-emissions power sources, Investor Group on Climate Change says

March 7, 2017 — The Turnbull government needs to put a price on carbon to unlock new investment in the electricity sector and drive an orderly transition to low-emissions power sources, according to the Investor Group on Climate Change. Continue reading Australia must put a price on carbon, say institutional investors

Climate change impact on Australia may be irreversible, five-yearly report says

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The Tarkine wilderness area in Tasmania. Josh Frydenberg says the State of the Environment report indicates the impact of changing weather patterns is being felt on both land and sea. Photograph: Jason Edwards/Getty Images/National Geographic RF

State of the Environment report says heritage and economic activity are being affected and the disadvantaged will be worst hit

March 6, 2017 — An independent review of the state of Australia’s environment has found the impacts of climate change are increasing and some of the changes could be irreversible. Continue reading Climate change impact on Australia may be irreversible, five-yearly report says