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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has listed out the top 10 global health threats for 2019.
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Thinktank says not enough is being done to cut coal burning and end fossil fuel subsidies
Total of 72% polled now say global warming is personally important to them, Yale said, as 73% accept it is happening
‘The world is gonna end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change’
Climate change causes an increase in the number of freshwaters that run dry, at least temporarily.
Everything old is new policy in Washington again.
Bank of America Corp. worries flooded homeowners will default on their mortgages.
The quest for climate scientists to be able to bridge the gap between shorter-term seasonal forecasts and long-term climate projections is ‘coming of age’, a study shows.
Southern Africa is on the frontline of rising global temperatures and is in need of greater research and assessment to quantify the likely effects of climate change.
They can store carbon 40 times faster than rainforests. So what are blue carbon reserves?
Australian scientists discover that forest soils need up to eight decades to recover from bushfires and logging, not just 10 or 15 years, which has implications on climate change and forest sustainability.
Mike Bergin “stumbled” into a career with the Bureau of Meteorology when he was just 18. Five decades on he is retiring after witnessing firsthand the monumental changes to both forecasting technology and Australia’s climate.
Labor would allocate $1bn from Clean Energy Finance Corporation and invest up to $90m from Arena
If the federal government wants to act on climate change it has to start putting its money where its mouth is.
“Big stick” powers over energy companies amount to short-term company bashing, the Grattan Institute says.
The Coalition government’s frequent claim of success in meeting carbon emissions is highly assailable.
The challenges of a stressed Earth go beyond the rhetoric of both capitalism and socialism.
Vinnies is not a dumping ground for your rubbish.
Kishor Napier-Raman and Emily Watkins
From climate change denialists to anti-vaxxers, Australia has its fair share of those who reject scientific consensus (and common wisdom).
Jan Wisniewski dreams of a better, brighter, greener future. He’s just hoping our political leaders catch up soon.
This Melbourne council wants to protect ‘exceptional’ trees on private property, with some in the CBD more than 150 years old. Here’s how they’re doing it.
Country Victorians are paying $500 million for powerline upgrades they say are doing little to improve their safety, but are pushing up their power bills.
In the coming months, Victoria will face a test of its public commitment to leading on climate change.
New South Wales
Thousands of fish have been found dead on the banks of NSW’s Lake Inverell almost 900 kilometres from where an estimated million fish died earlier this month.
Water and climate expert Rob Vertessy will conduct the federal government’s review of mass fish deaths in the NSW Darling River at Menindee.
A blue-tongue lizard with two functioning mouths is found on the NSW Central Coast, intriguing reptile experts who say his life expectancy in the wild would not be great.
With neighbouring Yanga national park and government-owned Gayini-Nimmie Caira, more than 200,000 hectares are under protection
‘If you think this is bad,’ say locals of recent mass fish kills, ‘just wait until the Menindee Lakes project goes ahead’
Berejiklian government may install desalination system for town’s bore water supply
Sydney households will have up to $35 added to their annual water bills to cover the restart of the city’s desalination plant, the Berejiklian government says.
A new method of processing household rubbish will ensure 90 per cent of waste will be kept out of landfill.
An environmental organisation that says the Government “can’t do everything” purchases two cattle stations in outback New South Wales to protect important wetlands and try to prove agriculture and conservation can go hand-in-hand.
Seagulls are the city’s unwanted visitors and they’ve got our real tourists in a furious flap over them stealing meals from diners at the world-famous Opera House. But now cute four-legged security guards will patrol the area, scaring off the pesky birds.
The state’s road maintenance backlog has hit a huge $2.2 billion with cash-strapped councils admitting defeat in stopping crumbling local streets and roads from becoming potential deathtraps.
Culture warriors’ policy amounts to listening to what scientists say we need to do, then doing the opposite
Politicians face repeated calls to reduce emissions and stop land clearing, but there isn’t much public pressure for better biosecurity
There is still no set date for when Canberrans will be able to use light rail, as the ACT Government admits parts of the track had to be re-laid, adding to the delay.
Ecologists say Adani’s plan for endangered bird’s conservation area amounts to ‘a plan to manage a cow paddock’
The Queensland government and Ipswich City Council are considering three new waste facilities for Swanbank despite 1000 complaints made about waste odours and pollutants in the past six months.
The energy watchdog has slapped two electricity companies with fines of $40,000 each after they cut power to people on life support.
The battle for central Queensland’s marginal electorates is shaping as a fight between hydrogen and coal.
Benjamin Kaufman and Matthew Burke
If you’ve been in central Brisbane recently, you will know there is a new visitor in town. Lime e-scooters have popped up all over the CBD and neighbouring suburbs.
Kylie Pitt and Dean Jerry
The irukandji jellyfish can be deadly and particularly hard to trace. However, emerging technology offers a solution.
Bill Shorten rolled into Gladstone on the Bill Bus yesterday, promising to “pick a winner’’ by quarantining $1 billion from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation to establish a hydrogen industry he says could “eventually’’ generate $10bn a year and 16,000 blue-collar jobs, mainly in regional centres.
Bill Shorten has backed a $1 billion hub to be based in a part of Queensland where unemployment is high. But if you look a little closer there’s a political dynamic at play, writes.
A property is confirmed destroyed by bushfire in Tasmania’s Central Highlands, as fire crews brace for more hot and windy weather and dozens of blazes around the state shroud towns in a smoky haze.
A new manganese exploration licence for Winchelsea Island has been granted hot on the heels of the historic awarding of the first lithium minerals lease in the NT
A watch and act bushfire alert has been issued north of Perth, with authorities warning lives and homes may be in danger.
Most animals are biologically locked into being nocturnal or diurnal, but cane toads are proving they have super pest powers and can switch when conditions are right.
The government claim that BHP owes hundreds of millions in iron ore royalties raises many questions, but there is one thing citizens can be certain of: the iron ore industry marks the difference between Western Australia being an agrarian backwater and the financial powerhouse that it currently is.
Technological advances have allowed psychological scientists to measure everything from cognitive impairments to everyday decision-making. Now, the scientists are using their research to inform tools, programs, and interventions that are helping to cultivate a healthier, happier, and more sustainable world.
In the rush to go green, exercise equipment powered by you may attract the climate conscious.
Apple, L’Oreal and Mitsubishi Electric are among more than 120 global firms which scored top marks in a ranking of corporate efforts to slow climate change.
Overflowing trash cans are the least of the problems.
Scientists of the Far Eastern Federal University, together with Russian and foreign colleagues, developed samples of nickel mesoporous film structures, which have useful surface area up to 400 times greater than their solid one.
Holy grail of power generation, commercial nuclear fusion could be “a decade away” creating a new disruption not just for fossil fuels but for traditional carbon free energy systems.
Researchers have shown, for the first time, that manure used to fertilize croplands in spring and summer can dramatically increase greenhouse gas emissions in winter.
Desalination makes fresh water available for millions of people, but it has environmental impacts: Lots of energy is needed and marine wildlife suffers because of the salty and toxic slush dumped in the sea.
A North Queensland recycling depot stockpiles more than one million aluminium cans due to a surge in participation in the container refund scheme.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has listed out the top 10 global health threats for 2019.
Australia’s government can do more to ensure Australian mining companies do no harm in pursuit of Africa’s mineral wealth.
A new study looks at the job satisfaction of front line conservation rangers working in challenging conditions at a national park in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and identifies ways to improve motivation to make them more effective at enforcing the law.
The device has shown success in tracking animals such as squid and jellyfish as they respond to environmental changes.
Scientists predict that certain regions of the United States will experience higher levels of pollutants that cause smog, acid rain and respiratory problems due changes in forest soils from climate change.
What are the ramifications of Japan’s decision to resume commercial whale hunts?
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