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All the latest in the subject of "Environmental News"

Littleproud delivers slap down to Nationals backbenchers threatening to cross the floor on net zero

  Environmental News  22:55 | 08/02

Agriculture minister David Littleproud tells climate change "zealots" to "let the adults in the room" discuss net-zero emissions target after some Nationals MPs threaten to cross the floor.

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Morrison geared up for a party room fight over climate this week. There wasn't a peep

  Environmental News  22:00 | 06/02

Whether relieved or resigned to reality, Coalition MPs now broadly accept the Government is heading towards locking in the 2050 target of achieving net-zero emissions, writes David Speers.

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Biden has hit the accelerator, but Australia's leaders remain stuck in climate change paralysis

  Environmental News  22:00 | 30/01

As Joe Biden hits the accelerator on climate action, Australia remains stuck in climate policy paralysis, with both major parties treading nervously, writes David Speers.

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Australia is about to see a rabbit 'surge' thanks to La Niña rainfall

  Environmental News  00:08 | 22/01

More rain means more vegetation and an explosion in rabbit numbers, described by some experts as the "most costly feral pest in the country".

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Iran Supreme Leader bans imports of US and British COVID-19 vaccines

  Environmental News  10:18 | 08/01

Despite Iran being the worst-hit Middle Eastern country in the pandemic, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei bans the Government from importing coronavirus vaccines from the United States and Britain.

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Heart medication among 4,000 chemicals detected in Great Barrier Reef's endangered turtles

  Environmental News  04:12 | 29/12/20

Researchers call for urgent action after a study by Griffith University and the World Wide Fund for Nature Australia finds pharmaceuticals, as well as thousands of mystery chemicals, in endangered sea turtles.

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David Attenborough Still Has Hope for Our Future

  Environmental News  19:11 | 25/12/20

At 94, the beloved British naturalist remains curious and optimistic. He talked about his new docu-series, “A Perfect Planet,” and why the coronavirus may prove to have some positive consequences.

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Meet the woman heading the $1 trillion investor group unseating corporate Australia's main men

  Environmental News  23:01 | 20/12/20

From AMP sexual harassment to Rio Tinto destruction of Juukan Gorge, ACSI CEO Louise Davidson tells corporate Australia's main men why their actions aren't in sync with investor expectations.

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David Pocock tries his hand at climate leadership

  Environmental News  17:00 | 19/12/20

Climate, farming and wildlife activism top the post-retirement agenda of the former Wallaby who retired from rugby two months ago.

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Washington Monument closes after Interior secretary tests positive for COVID-19

  Environmental News  23:08 | 18/12/20

The Washington Monument has temporarily closed after Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, who gave appointees a tour of the monument, tested positive for the coronavirus. Interior spokesperson Nicholas Goodwin confirmed to The Hill that...

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Interior's Bernhardt tests positive for Covid-19

  Environmental News  08:24 | 17/12/20

David Bernhardt 'is currently asymptomatic and will continue to work on behalf of the American people while in quarantine,' a spokesperson said.

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Former Wallabies star David Pocock calls for change to 'problematic' national anthem

  Environmental News  08:24 | 12/12/20

David Pocock calls for leaders to start discussion on "problematic" national anthem lyrics, adding that Australia's response to climate change is "morally bankrupt".

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Trump appoints NOAA climate skeptic to panel selecting National Medal of Science winners

  Environmental News  01:13 | 04/12/20

The White House is appointing David Legates, a top administration official with a history of questioning humans` influence on global warming, to the committee responsible for selecting the National Medal of Science winners.Legates joined the...

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Anger erupts in Iran as Supreme Leader promises retaliation for killing of nuclear scientist

  Environmental News  17:40 | 28/11/20

Iran's Supreme Leader promises to retaliate for the killing of the Islamic Republic's top nuclear scientist, raising the threat of a new confrontation with the West and Israel.

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Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman charged in Ohio with fraud and bribery over mail-in voting robocall

  Environmental News  18:48 | 27/10/20

Conservative operatives Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman have been charged in Ohio with counts related to a duplicitous robocall about mail-in voting, the Cuyahoga County prosecutor announced Tuesday.Mr. Wohl, 22, of Los Angeles, California, and Mr. Burkman, 54, of Arlington, Virginia, now face criminal charges in two states and ...

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The US would be back on climate change under Biden and that could be bad news for Australia

  Environmental News  22:00 | 24/10/20

It's doubtful the final US presidential debate would have swayed big numbers of any genuinely undecided American voters but for the rest of the world there was plenty to take in, writes David Speers.

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Dam building projects could fuel water stress in Middle East

  Environmental News  18:22 | 08/10/20

While scientists warn of their negative impact on biodiversity, the autonomous Kurdistan Region is building multiple dams to respond to water insecurity. Local groups fear shortages and raised tensions could follow.

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Russia: Unexplained eco-disaster kills marine life, affects swimmers

  Environmental News  15:36 | 05/10/20

A popular surfing beach on Russia's Pacific coastline is now the site of a suspected ecological disaster, as its waters turn yellow and scores of dead sea animals wash up on the shore.

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David Attenborough calls for global $500 billion a year investment in nature

  Environmental News  19:52 | 30/09/20

British ecologist and nature documentary host David Attenborough called for a $500 billion per year global investment in nature on Wednesday.The call came during a one-day summit held by the United Nations convened to discuss the protection of...

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Israel's COVID vulnerable supported by KKL-JNF, by Benjy Singer.

  Environmental News  16:01 | 22/09/20

Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF), Israel's largest environmental agency, is on the front-line in defending the weak and vulnerable.

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Lev Parnas, Rudy Giuliani associate, David Correia face fraud charges in New York

  Environmental News  02:55 | 18/09/20

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan filed new charges Thursday against Lev Parnas, a former associate of Rudolph W. Giuliani, who was indicted last October on campaign finance allegations.A superseding indictment says Mr. Parnas and a second man, David Correia, duped investors into handing over more than $2 million between 2012 ...

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Professor who has questioned climate science hired at NOAA

  Environmental News  03:10 | 13/09/20

David Legates, a professor of climatology at the University of Delaware who is known forquestioning climate science, has been hired for a top position at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).The professor told NPR that he...

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Adani granted injunction to stop activist using 'confidential material'

  Environmental News  03:59 | 11/09/20

Mining giant Adani is granted an injunction ordering an activist to stop using "confidential material" it claims is frustrating the development of its mine and rail network in the Galilee Basin.

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Welcome to the latest edition of Eco Africa

  Environmental News  08:41 | 21/08/20

This week on Eco Africa we look into why bees are important for the ecosystem, visit a market in Nigeria selling endangered animals and see how a South African startup is bringing waste removal to informal settlements.

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'It was unprecedented': The virus that wiped out feral rabbits was almost a bust

  Environmental News  19:10 | 07/08/20

In 1950, after years of research, the much-vaunted solution to Australia's rampant rabbit population was denounced as a failure. But two years later, half a billion rabbits were dead from the myxoma virus.

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National Parks chief exit sparks concerns over replacement

  Environmental News  18:33 | 07/08/20

ActingNational Park Service (NPS) Director David Vela is retiring, he announced Friday, leaving the job amid a lawsuit challenging the legality of his tenure in the post.Interior Secretary David Bernhardt announced Margaret Everson, a former...

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Interior chief`s former client among firms that secured COVID-19 relief

  Environmental News  10:00 | 07/08/20

A former industry client of Interior Secretary David Bernhardt was able to secure significant relief from a government agency at a time when oil prices hit historic lows during the coronavirus pandemic.Since April 1, the federal government has...

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Contractor at nuclear regulatory office tests positive for coronavirus

  Environmental News  20:49 | 05/08/20

A contractor was in a Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) office in Pennsylvania tested positive for the coronavirus, resulting in a brief closure of the office.David McIntyre, a spokesperson for the commission, confirmed to The Hill that a...

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Michael Cohn gag order lifted ahead of book release

  Environmental News  20:42 | 30/07/20

NEW YORK — The U.S. government dropped its effort to silence President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer on Thursday, saying it will no longer demand that Michael Cohen not speak with the media in the weeks before his book critical of his former boss is released.An agreement between lawyers ...

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David Hines charged in $3.9 million coronavirus loan fraud

  Environmental News  21:17 | 27/07/20

A Florida man allegedly scammed the federal program to help small businesses during the coronavirus crisis and then blew the funds on dating websites, luxury jewelry and a Lamborghini, according to court documents filed Monday.David T. Hines, 29, of Miami, is accused of fraudulently obtaining $3.9 million in loans ...

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