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We’ve wasted three decades since scientists first raised the warning
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Host of popular children’s television show Bill Nye the Science Guy has warned that the planet is “on fire” in a now-viral segment on John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight.
The world’s top diplomat has called for no more new coal fired power stations and more ambitious emission reduction targets while visiting the Pacific to tackle climate change “crisis”.
Climate change will shape every aspect of human life – often in complex ways. Take the question of deciding how many children to have, for example.
The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hit 415.39 parts per million over the weekend – the highest level seen in some 3 million years, before humans existed, according to scientists at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii. CO2 levels are now rising 3 ppm each year, up from an average 2.5 ppm over the last decade, the scientists said.
Divestment is one of the fastest-growing movements in the fight against climate change.
An ever-depleting natural world has huge implications for the coming generation.
More than 80 per cent of Australians want the Government to take more action on climate change. That’s 20 percentage points higher than in 2013.
AEMO reveals new timelines for 27 wind, solar and battery storage projects due to join the grid in next 18 months.
Whoever forms government this weekend, we can expect the Coalition to keep playing silly buggers with climate policy
We’ve wasted three decades since scientists first raised the warning
Health policy can do much to lesson the wellbeing gap between rich and poor, but inequality is being compounded by climate change
Greg Moran and James Ha
When political leaders swap suits for hi-viz vests the costs of the promises they make are high, and often not well justified.
Chris Briggs et al
A Hazelwood power station employee hangs his hat on the fence after it closed after 52 years of operation. AAP Image/Mal Fairclough
The Government’s attitude to climate change can be gathered by the cloak of invisibility that hangs heavily over Environment Minister Melissa Price.
As the federal election draws near – the poll is set for this Saturday but more than two million people have already cast their vote – some polls tells us that climate change and energy rate as the most important issues for many voters.
Victorian homes and businesses will cough up an extra $87 million through energy bills next year as the system used to deliver power across the state is upgraded.
New data confirms Victoria’s residential rooftop solar market “languishing” since pause in state rebate scheme early last month.
New South Wales
A group of nine irrigators has lodged a class action in the NSW Supreme Court against the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, claiming its negligent water management has caused $750 million in losses.
There were four crashes between horses and cars in the Kiandra area of the Snowy Mountains highway alone last year
NSW’s top water agency has called for curbs on two big coal mines in Sydney’s catchment, saying millions of litres of water are being lost daily.
Fifteen protesters have been charged after they scaled the Sydney Harbour Bridge and demanded Prime Minister Scott Morrison declare a “climate emergency” before the federal election. Police say significant resources were diverted from other tasks to this incident.
Australian Climbing Association Victoria spokesman says climbers are focused on legal action over Parks Victoria bans.
The east coast route should go through the new airport at Badgerys Creek.
The ACT government will look to officially declare feral horses a pest and update its management plan, it announced on Tuesday.
Rothschild & Co says it will not advise India’s Adani on the financing or development of the Carmichael coal mine in Queensland.
The federal government and its Environment Minister Melissa Price are again being challenged over the approvals process for the Adani mine groundwater plans.
Approvals for Adani’s $2 billion Carmichael mine have been hotly contested in this election campaign.
A Palaszczuk Government resources expert who described the Adani mine approval process as a “mess” has not had her contract renewed.
Ecologists say the same bird jeopardising approval of Adani’s Carmichael coal mine should not derail another $1 billion project – but they have offered a way to protect the black throated finch if it was there.
Deputy Premier Jackie Trad has been lobbying three native title groups in remote far north Queensland to lockup a huge swath of tribal land to mining on Cape York – but not all aboriginal leaders are happy with the move.
The Indian-owned miner has a warning for Pembroke Resources and its $1bn Olive Downs project.
A survey paid for by the Queensland mining lobby has found the industry has a poor image in the electorate, and that is almost entirely due to coal.
The 280MW Cultana solar farm has received planning approval, after objections were raised by its neighbour, Adani Renewables.
Solar labourers forced to down tools, says CEC, as Queensland solar businesses scramble to accommodate “absurd” new rule and 50% renewables target at risk.
Furious irrigators have requested an urgent roundtable meeting to investigate a decision by the Queensland Government to release water at a higher flow rate than the water resource plan recommended.
Scalloped hammerheads were at the Nausicaá aquarium in the French port of Boulogne, near Calais
Brisbane City Council spent more than $900,000 on its own development application for the planned Mount Coot-tha Zipline, before scrapping the project in the face of overwhelming community backlash.
The US private equity-backed miner Pembroke Resources plans to build that rarest of things: a new coal mine in Australia.
Electric vans, utes and eventually cars will be assembled in Adelaide from next year, with start-up company ACE EV to sign an agreement with an Adelaide-based business today.
A major SA forestry company wants an impending parliamentary inquiry axed, claiming such a move could damage the industry.
Adelaide’s public transport system could be heading for the auction block as the state government refuses to rule out privatising trains and trams after defending selling the bus network.
There is a lack of discernment in reporting research results on carbon reduction targets.
The Greens hope to spark a community conversation about making Tasmania a global climate change leader.
The Coalition has promised to upgrade a major road connecting Longford with the Bass and Midland highways if it wins Saturday’s election.
Western Australia gold mine one of first sites in world to test out new, modular lithium-ion battery storage solution by EU-based Aggreko and subsidiary Younicos.
Saudi Arabia says oil infrastructure sites have been targeted in the kingdom and at least one of the attacks was carried out by drones.
Explorers fear plastic waste is spreading to the depths of the ocean after discovering rubbish on the deepest underwater dive in human history.
The IEA has warned global energy investments have become mismatched and investors have not spent enough on oil and gas to support power demands or renewables to hit Paris Climate targets.
A US couple who claimed Roundup weed killer caused their cancer have been awarded more than $US2 billion in damages by a California court.
The unarrested progress of climate change and environmental degradation are forcing us to stretch our imaginations beyond specific narratives of loss.
Ten per cent of the oxygen we breathe comes from just one kind of bacteria in the ocean. Now laboratory tests have shown that these bacteria are susceptible to plastic pollution.
As temperatures climb, ranaviruses cause more frog deaths over a longer part of the year, according to a new study.
Now for something completely different …
Father Brendan Lee
The lessons learned in childhood shape who we are as adults, so we are then able to carry these values and understanding into adulthood.
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