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Researchers at the University of Oxford have confirmed that human activity and other external factors are responsible for the rise in global temperature.
Global general strike on 20 September could be historic turning point, say activists
We asked children around the world to tell us why they will be taking part in Friday’s climate strikes. Here’s what they said
International report points to progress on electricity access, but finds clean cooking solutions and renewable energy in transportation and heating need to be bolstered.
UN officials said developing nations were facing the brunt of climate change despite contributing little to the problem.
“Eco-anxiety” and trauma from natural disasters will be on the rise along with sea levels.
Lakes may shrink and some may disappear
Join Kait for a chat with Dr. Katharine Wilkinson, author of Project Drawdown, and find out why we need women if we want the world to stop warming.
A new movie highlights the importance of radical hope and courageous action in responding to the climate crisis
The scenario technique identifies three possible futures to aid critical thinking about climate change. Will basic social and political values survive?
Labor will be going back to the drawing board on how it would reduce carbon emissions but shouldn’t ditch its reduction target, frontbencher Tony Burke says.
While most energy companies have urged the newly elected Scott Morrison government to back off its ‘big sticks’ plan to drive down power prices, one electricity company says they cannot come soon enough.
The government needs to ease the transition to cleaner energy, not stand in its way and make it more costly, industry bosses say.
The unexpected victory of conservatives in Australia’s election is bad news for the future of global climate action, warn climate experts.
The Coalition government may think that electric vehicles may signal the end of the traditional Aussie weekend, but the country’s biggest mining group BHP sees it as the future of its mining business.
The shock-waves from the Coalition election win are being felt beyond Australia’s shores. Nigel Morris reports back from Intersolar in Munich and why some big developers are changing their…
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More by luck than design, recent recent levels of immigration seem to be in a ‘goldilocks zone’ that balances economic, social and environmental objectives.
Thousands of climate activists will take to the streets of Melbourne to call on the federal government to take action on climate change.
Victoria’s government has called in infrastructure experts to help solve the state’s recycling crisis.
The Victorian Government is banning all e-waste from going to landfill from July 1 2019.
The City of Casey’s recycling of hard-waste is becoming carbon neutral with several new electric trucks joining the fleet at WM Waste Management as part of a new waste contract.
New South Wales
Four foreign-owned energy companies are racing to get their large-scale solar projects off the ground on farmland in the NSW Southern Riverina.
In some central and western areas on Murray-Darling no ground water can be accessed by bores, as dams run close to dry
Federal Resources Minister Matt Canavan is ramping up pressure on the NSW government to approve a key gas project and secure the future of the state’s reliable energy after Labor’s shock federal election loss spurred Queensland to fast-track the Adani coal mine.
The mood has changed and the people of NSW have spoken: Coal seam gas exploration would provide jobs to people who most need them and power to the state. It’s time for the government to get on board.
Melbourne’s water supplies are running low after years of drought.
The common Myna bird, spotted in backyards across Australia, would become a declared pest under proposed changes the ACT government is seeking public comment on.
Up to 40,000 tonnes of Canberrans’ food waste could be turned into compost each year, under an ACT Greens proposal to allow the waste into the city’s new green bins.
A timeline for Adani’s central Queensland coal mine could be known on Friday after Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk ordered it be fixed.
Adani Mining chief executive Lucas Dow said they had a constructive meeting with senior bureaucrats about approvals for the $2 billion Carmichael mine.
The construction union is warning Queensland’s premier to get iron clad jobs guarantees in any deal with mining giant Adani over its proposed coal mine.
A regional Queensland mayor says authorities must find a balanced and responsible way to deliver thermal coal from the Galilee Basin.
Treasurer Jackie Trad has gone on the offensive ahead of today’s announcement of a timeline to resolve the Adani mine saga.
High-level crisis talks have resolved an impasse over a protection plan for an endangered finch that has stalled the Adani project.
Two of the most powerful divisions in the militant CFMEU have taken opposing positions in the battle over the future of the Adani Carmichael coalmine.
Despite recent rains, graziers in western Queensland are now amid what some call a ‘green drought’ as dams run dry and disease threatens stock.
Queensland’s Chief Entrepreneur Leanne Kemp addresses a recent CELab workshop.
Residents of Yarrabilba will help drive an Australia-first initiative aimed at reducing energy consumption and waste.
Everyone loses when we sideline the people at the forefront of the transition to a zero emissions economy
The government would be wrong to imagine all of Australia possesses the sensibilities of coal communities in Queensland
In Queensland, the ALP was devastated electorally because voters put jobs above climate change.
In a plan that looks likely to win approval, 170 turbines at a height of 220m will be built on the Yorke Peninsula. Locals are worried that farmland will become an industrial landscape.
“I’m sure you’d like to have a say and we’d love to be in a position to let you, but unfortunately, we’re not.” The public have been excluded from a panel considering a controversial accommodation project.
Metropolitan councils will be able to tackle the impacts of climate change with the help of $2 million in State Government grants.
Tasmanian government spending on environmental protection is set to decrease across the next three years, with critics lashing Thursday’s budget as “unforgivable”.
Tasmania must not be complacent about the risk climate change poses to its tourism sector, a leading researcher and member of the Climate Council has warned.
The NT Government will spend $17.5 million on road and infrastructure upgrades at Litchfield National Park, expected to open up new waterfalls, swimming spots and mountain bike trails to the public. But could that effort be countered by charging visitors an entry fee?
Multinational mining giant Rio Tinto is accused of “putting production over safety” at a Northern Territory mine site by the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union and employees.
Jacob Cassey is just 14, but he’s already got experience in project management, leading a team of kids and adults in the redesign of their Millennium Kids website to help tackle climate change.
Alinta wins regulatory approval for Yandin wind farm, which will be biggest in Western Australia.
Two leading French and German renewable energy giants have become embroiled in a battle over payments at the landmark solar and battery storage facility at the Degrussa copper mine in Western Australia.
Chemists at the University of Illinois have successfully produced fuels using water, carbon dioxide and visible light through artificial photosynthesis. By converting carbon dioxide into more complex molecules like propane, green energy technology is now one step closer to using excess CO2 to store solar energy — in the form of chemical bonds — for use when the sun is not shining and in times of peak demand.
By synthesizing novel material for electrode that facilitates reversing of the chemistry of ions, a group of researchers led by Professor Idemoto from Tokyo University of Science combat the wasteful aspects of energy sources by laying an important foundation for the production of next-generation rechargeable magnesium secondary batteries.
China has developed a new method to cut carbon emissions using microalgae.
How the performance of cadmium telluride thin-film solar cells is improved by the addition of selenium
University of British Columbia researchers have found a new way to identify which marine species are threatened and what is threatening them, even if these species lack data.
Huge fish fences which are commonly used in tropical seas are causing extensive social, ecological and economic damage and are threatening marine biodiversity and human livelihoods, according to a new study.
A new study has shown that restoring environments to include a wider range of species can promote ‘good’ bacteria over ‘bad’ — with potential benefits for human health.
Average size of wild animals predicted to fall by a quarter in 100 years through extinctions
After a quarter of a century of legal battles, indigenous communities in the Amazon are still awaiting justice for the damage inflicted on their environments and health by Texaco, which was taken over by US oil giant Chevron.
Ecological collapse and species loss threaten humanity as much as climate change. Conservationists say we’re not listening.
With an ever-growing list of threats facing biodiversity on multiple scales, conservationists struggle to determine which to address. A common reaction is to prioritize their efforts on threats to individual species or management areas, but researchers say this narrow-minded approach is detrimental to the overall goal of saving species and ecosystems worldwide. Instead, they say large-scale, long-term collaboration is the answer.
Wildlife ecologists who are studying different conservation practices in the forests of Costa Rica recently made a startling discovery on a wildlife camera trap — wild bush dogs documented farther north than ever before and at the highest elevation.
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