Environment department tried to bury research that found huge underspend on Australian threatened species

Exclusive: Briefing note prepared for a meeting with government-funded scientists suggested they ‘don’t publish the paper’ Critically endangered Smoky Mouse: research has found Australia was spending just a tenth of what the US dedicated to trying to recover endangered wildlife. Photograph: NSW government The federal government tried to stop the…

Amsterdam bans fossil fuel ads from its metro

Advocates hope the ban on ads glorifying cheap flights and gas-guzzling cars will pave the way for larger, more comprehensive ad bans across the Netherlands and beyond. People passing through Amsterdam’s busy metro system will no longer see ads for greenhouse gas-intensive products such as gas-powered cars and cheap flights around…

Elon Musk wakes up to bitcoin’s fossil fuel issues

A Delphic tweet from the Tesla founder shows no one can be complacent about ESG Elon Musk, founder of Tesla, recently christened himself “technoking”, or king of tech. A better moniker might be “Wizard of Oz”. The entrepreneur possesses a startling ability to tug the strings of the crypto world.…