The Listening Post

A change of climate in the media?

Activism, science and politics push the biodiversity crisis up the news agenda. Plus, patriotism in Chinese cinema.

Australia

Climate change a burning issue in Australian election

Energy and global warming debates have dominated Australia's election campaign, with many voters calling for change.

Climate change to be decisive issue in Australian election

AJ IMPACT

Drought-hit Australia to import wheat for first time in 12 years

The worst drought in more than a century is causing a severe grain shortage in a country known for surplus produce.

Drought-hit Australia to import wheat for first time in 12 years

Latin America

'No other option': Climate change driving many to flee Guatemala

Juan de Leon Gutierrez, 16, left his eastern Guatemala home due to years of drought. He died in US custody weeks later.

'No other option': Climate change driving many to flee Guatemala

Australia

Australia faces 'world-first' climate change human rights case

Torres Strait Islanders say Australia's failure to tackle climate change puts their homeland and culture in danger.

Australia faces 'world-first' climate change human rights case

Climate SOS

UN chief: Climate change 'running faster than we are'

Countries failing to live up to commitments under the 2016 Paris agreement to keep global temperature rise at bay.

UN chief: Climate change 'running faster than we are'

United Nations

UN chief forecasts 'total disaster' if global warming not stopped

World must change in 'transformative' ways to prevent climate change prompting 'total disaster', Antonio Guterres says.

UN chief forecasts 'total disaster' if global warming not stopped

Asia Pacific

New Zealand unveils ambitious plan to go carbon neutral by 2050

The proposed measures include two different targets for biological methane and all other greenhouse gas emissions.

New Zealand unveils ambitious plan to go carbon neutral by 2050

Inside Story

Can we save nature?

A report warns that one million species face the threat of extinction, and humans are to blame.

Climate SOS

'We are destroying our own home': UN report reveals nature crisis

Sweeping study warns one million species are at risk of extinction amid rampant consumption, pollution.

'We are destroying our own home': UN report reveals nature crisis

United States

US warns China, Russia against 'aggressive behaviour' in Arctic

Pompeo fails to mention climate change in speech at gathering of foreign ministers from the Arctic Circle.

US warns China, Russia against 'aggressive behaviour' in Arctic

Environment

One million species to go extinct 'within decades'

Relentless global pursuit of economic growth is driving the collapse of life on Earth, landmark UN study says.

Afghanistan

War, drought, diplomatic rifts deepen Afghanistan’s water crisis

Worst drought in a decade highlights poor infrastructure, with drinking water, agriculture and livelihoods under threat.

War, drought, diplomatic rifts deepen Afghanistan’s water crisis

Climate SOS

US House backs Paris accord in first climate bill passed in years

Democrats say they're sending signal to world that Americans support Paris agreement regardless of Trump's decisions.

US House backs Paris accord in first climate bill passed in years

Mozambique

Death toll from cyclone in Mozambique jumps to 38

Tens of thousands of homes damaged or destroyed by second major storm to hit Mozambique in six weeks, officials say.

Dozens killed after Cyclone Kenneth batters northern Mozambique