Dry conditions

Confirmed: 2023 the hottest year on record

The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) has confirmed that 2023 is the hottest year on record with the latest climate data from November. The organisation says the world has seen six record-breaking months this year, and two record-breaking seasons. “The extraordinary global November temperatures, including two days warmer than 2°C above pre-industrial [reference period], mean […]


Cooling streams to save fish

Researchers from Dalhousie University in Canada have been working on ways to artificially cool streams to save coldwater species of fish. As water temperatures rise, various species of fish have been impacted – scientists estimate 400,000 fish make the annual salmon run in Canada, whereas 50 years ago the numbers were about a million. The […]

Events and conferences

ASHRAE Winter Conference unveils technical program

ASHRAE has revealed the preliminary technical program for its 2024 ASHRAE Winter Conference, taking place January 20–24 next year in Chicago.   Boasting a focus on addressing the pressing challenges of decarbonisation and climate change, the conference will feature 11 technical tracks and more than 100 sessions, offering attendees a wealth of knowledge and insights. […]


Master Plumbers condemns gas bans

The Master Plumbers Association (MPA) of New South Wales has criticised the City of Sydney, the City of Parramatta and other local government areas (LGAs) proposing a ban on implementing gas in new builds in the state. “This move demonstrates a clear lack of consideration for its impact on essential services, such as heating, hot […]