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The last four years were the hottest since global temperature records began, the UN confirmed in an analysis that it said was a “clear sign of continuing long-term climate change.”
A study into the Thwaites Glacier finds a massive 300-metre-high hole that would have contained 14 billion tonnes of ice — most of which has melted over the past three years. If it melts completely, sea levels could rise by 65 centimetres.
Lowest Paris agreement target may temporarily be surpassed for first time between now and 2023
Top scientists condemn State of the Union address and say future presidents must confront climate change as urgent priority
It isn’t hyperbole to say that fossil-fuel executives are mass murderers. We should put them on trial for crimes against humanity.
Toward the end of 2018, Central American migrant groups of several thousands of people began journeys towards the United States. Many are fleeing a massive drought that has lasted for five years.
Mice exposed to heat wave temperatures ate less and showed weakened immune responses to the virus.
Climate change is affecting biodiversity at a global scale.
Lakes that used to freeze every winter now see some years without ice. Scientists say that extensive ice loss will happen within a generation if current warming trends continue.
Decades ago, the economist William Nordhaus demonstrated how a “spaceship economy” could thrive if governments made sure that companies paid a price for the environmental damage they caused.
The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet, causing the carbon containing permafrost that has been frozen for tens or hundreds of thousands of years to thaw and release methane into the atmosphere, thereby contributing to global warming. A new study suggests that it is still possible to neutralize this threat.
Property prices, pensions and austerity will pale into insignificance compared with the effects of global warming.
The U.S. has come a long way in using energy more efficiently in recent decades, but we have a long way to go. For lawmakers looking for bipartisan solutions to address climate change, there’s a bounty of opportunity.
Ian Plimer’s latest attempt in the pages of Murdoch-owned The Australian newspaper to shoot down climate science had so many clear errors it should embarass the editor who printed it.
Warren Entsch demands investigation after German convicted kidnapper boasts about new shipment
Renewable power now accounts for one-fifth of all energy generated in Australia, the first time it has done so since the 1970s.
The Liberal Party president has hinted at the need for a “substantial” climate policy, as Scott Morrison again insists the government is taking action.
This week, SunWiz looks at Australia’s top solar PV retailers in each market segment in the bumper year that was 2018, based on data gathered from STC and LGC…
The renewable technology of choice has changed significantly over the past 20 years. This graph shows how.
Generic power lines pic for TCP letter to the editor on Ergon price hikes. Must credit
No modelling has been done to check whether laws forcing the sale of power assets will cut electricity prices, Treasury admits.
Energy expert Nicky Ison joins the podcast to discuss renewables energy targets, the NSW policy vacuum, the need for more transmission and delivering solar to those who need it.
Potential acts of fraud and ministerial misconduct would be investigated as part of a proposed federal royal commission into the Murray-Darling Basin Plan being pushed by the Australian Greens.
Climate Council of Australia
As many Australians already believe, this report finds that climate change is increasing the frequency and/or severity of extreme weather and that Australians are suffering as a result.
What’s this obsession with ‘national security’? Let’s talk about the climate emergency and the complicity of the powerful.
We need to know we can handle whatever the climate throws at us.
The start of the year is an opportune time to take a big-picture view of the state of passenger transport in Australia’s major urban areas.
Solving the problem of a common resource the Murray Darling Basin is not a new one. What can we learn from the rest of the world?
Victoria’s devastating Black Saturday bushfires claimed 173 lives and injured hundreds of others and the fallout is still felt a decade later.
Simec Energy obtains licence to retail in Victoria, extending its reach to offer its “baseload renewable energy” product to businesses and large energy users.
A blaze at a Maribyrnong factory which destroyed several cars and sent plumes of smoke billowing into the air this morning is being treated as suspicious.
More than 1500 new car parks will be added to railway stations throughout Melbourne’s booming southeastern suburbs as the federal government pledges to slash peak-hour traffic times. See if your station is one of them.
Black Saturday was a day like no other; it will be forever remembered in the history of bushfire disasters in Australia. The fires burned about 300,000 hectares in a single day; 173 human lives were lost and more than 2,000 houses were destroyed in one afternoon.
Treacherous bushfire conditions are predicted to grow even more frequent as the climate changes.
New South Wales
A property in flood-prone land west of Sydney more than tripled in value after the NSW government announced its plan to raise Warragamba Dam wall.
A report by The Australia Institute has found that gas and coal-fired power stations across NSW broke down 27 times last year.
A fight is brewing between self-described “bin chickens” raiding our rubbish for refundable containers and the waste industry — with both wanting to cash in on recycling.
The major parties competing for power in Australia’s most populous state are under increasing pressure to present ambitious plans for renewable energy installations in NSW, not least to reduce emissions but also to prepare for the inevitable exit of the state’s ageing coal fleet.
A major development in Sydney is touting itself as being environmentally friendly towards koalas, but it is far from it.
Canberrans have been warned against having contact with Lake Burley Griffin after government testing found elevated levels of the dangerous blue green algae and other bacteria in the water.
A controversial proposal to ban mining in the Galilee Basin does not go far enough, some members of the public have argued.
The former Greens leader says his planned road convoy to protest the proposed giant Adani coal mine in Queensland will be bigger than the protest to stop the damming of Tasmania’s wild rivers in the 1980s.
Whether or not it deserves to be, the future of the Adani mine in Queensland is by far the biggest issue facing our politicians.
The way South Australians design their communities and their homes must change, planners warn, with the impacts of climate change a present reality. Stephanie Richards reports on how the state has been preparing its built form – and what needs to happen next.
Adelaide’s dry spell has officially entered its 50th day, with the hot and dry weather forcing monster cockroaches to seek refuge in people’s homes — but cooler weather is on the way.
A deep-sea port on the Eyre Peninsula would make the region globally competitive and lead to further investment along the coastline, according the regional development group.
The SA Liberal Government’s handling of the Murray-Darling issue is proof it can take newcomers time to get used to the job.
Cooler weather has helped aid firefighters in Tasmania despite winds pushing a massive bushfire towards one of the state’s most spectacular mountain ranges.
Tasmanian farmers have formed an agri-energy alliance to get a better power deal.
Financial aid has been offered to cat owners on one Tasmanian island to help them contain their feline friends 24 hours a day when new bylaws are introduced.
Nick Earl et al
Every year Tasmania is hit by thousands of lightning strikes, which harmlessly hit wet ground. But a huge swathe of the state is now burning as a result of “dry lightning” strikes.
A $17 million upgrade to Litchfield National Park is one of five infrastructure projects which will be brought forward by the Territory Government in an attempt to stave off declining economic conditions
Italian multinational oil and gas company ENI has entered the Australian Renewable Energy market with the purchase of Australia’s largest construction ready solar farm project near Katherine
More than 1,000 dead fish wash up on a beach near Rockingham as authorities begin testing to determine the cause of the mysterious mass kill event, which claimed only one particular species.
Thousands of people who lived and worked in Wittenoom have died from asbestos-related diseases, but the impact on the Pilbara’s Aboriginal people has been disproportionate.
Perth-based building-integrated PV company completes first commercial demonstration – a solar glass atrium at a suburban Perth shopping centre.
To trace the path of plastic from the ocean to our bodies, an eXXpedition sailed 3,000 miles of garbage-filled seas.
Children exposed to three different chemical classes — parabens, phthalates and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)—before birth and shortly after had reduced lung function at 6 and 12 years old, according to a study released today.
The world is addicted to free returns.
Calgary’s 2011 climate plan failed.
The vast majority of the new megacities expected to break the 10 million mark between now and 2030 are located in developing regions. But London is also predicted to join the list.
A new chemical conversion process could transform the world’s polyolefin waste, a form of plastic, into useful products, such as clean fuels and other items.
Nuclear power is so uneconomic even Bill Gates can’t make it work without billions from taxpayers.
If you’re preparing to defend your home from fire, be aware of the vulnerable parts of your house.
Harvesting animals like gorillas and giraffes for bush meat is a bigger threat to the world’s megafauna than habitat destruction, according to research published today.
Corals lurking in deeper, darker waters could one day help to replenish shallow water reefs under threat from ocean warming and bleaching events, according to researchers. They examined corals from the ocean’s ‘twilight zone’ at depths below 30 meters.
Now for something completely different …
Our actions are guided by moral values. However, monetary incentives can get in the way of our good intentions. Neuroeconomists at the University of Zurich have now investigated in which area of the brain conflicts between moral and material motives are resolved. Their findings reveal that our actions are more social when these deliberations are inhibited.
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