Month: April 2020

Irrigators given subsidies under $4bn Murray-Darling scheme drew more water, study finds

Study argued such schemes are like ‘robbing Peter to pay Paul, while half of irrigators said program was ‘wasteful’ A new study has found that the government’s $4bn Murray-Darling irrigation efficiency program, designed to make farms more efficient while returning some of the saved water to the environment has actually led to irrigators who received […]

NASA Mission Maps 16 Years of Ice Loss

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhpKYVGzhRY Using the most advanced Earth-observing laser instrument NASA has ever flown in space, scientists have made precise, detailed measurements of how the elevation of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets have changed over 16 years. The results provide insights into how the polar ice sheets are changing, demonstrating definitively that small gains of ice […]

Link climate pledges to €26bn airline bailout, say Europe’s greens

Environment groups insist conditions must be attached to Covid-19 rescue plan for sector Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Airlines are seeking €26bn (£22.7bn) in state aid to deal with the economic fallout from coronavirus, according to environmental campaigners, who accuse governments of failing to attach binding climate conditions to negotiations. My […]