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Chinese puzzle: reviving both the economy and the environment

As China's economy slows, the new leadership faces the difficult challenge of reviving growth even as an increasing proportion of the population resists any further deterioration of the nation's...

Can science save us?

Scientists go to new lengths to battle global warming.

Ben Cubby, Tom Arup, Adam Morton and Nicky Phillips The higher the temperature rises, the more desperately scientists search for a solution. Ben Cubby, Tom Arup, Adam Morton and Nicky Phillips report on some of the unusual ideas being considered to...

Fake plastic trees and a volcanic push to keep the globe cool

Volcano

Ben Cubby, Tom Arup, Adam Morton and Nicky Phillips examine plans that range from the realistic to the wacky.

The price is right?

Are we paying too much?

Adam Morton Is Australia's carbon price too high compared with other major countries, or will it be all right in the end?

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March 19: a day for doomsayers

Stephanie Gardiner First came the earthquake, then the tsunami and now there's a storm of speculation, myth and rumour.

E Timor counts costs of Chinese power plants

Lindsay Murdoch DARWIN: The construction of two second-hand Chinese power plants in East Timor is an escalating environmental and safety disaster that has been hit by delays and cost blow-outs, the project's...

Mapping our scientific past through graven images

Dierdre Dragovich

Jennie Curtin To Sydney University's Deirdre Dragovich, the humble headstone provides a key to some of the mysteries of our climate.

Power plants a 'danger'

Lindsay Murdoch in Darwin Three second-hand power plants being built in East Timor may endanger the country's 1 million people, NGOs say.