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Chance of ending deforestation by 2030 seems lower than when pledge was made five years ago
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Climate activist Greta Thunberg talks about her decision to no longer travel by plane and describes how a lack of understanding of climate change is impacting the planet.
Professor Brendan Mackey, a lead IPCC author, with the latest update on climate science.
A new report puts 2019 on pace to be one of the most disastrous years in almost two decades even before the effects of Hurricane Dorian on the Bahamas are tallied. But there was also good news.
The federal energy minister wants to move past ideologies and solve industry problems, as Labor and the Greens again call for a long-term policy for investors.
New discussion paper from Total Environment Centre and Renew argues small-scale generation, supported by local storage and microgrids can increase network resilience.
CSIRO partnership with Japan’s Piotrek aims to produce Australian-developed high energy, solid-state batteries for the electric vehicle market within five years.
As Australia’s installed wind capacity rises, wind farms generating more than brown coal plants will happen reasonably often. And this dynamic is only heading in one direction.
Climate denial is making a strong comeback in Scott Morrison’s Coalition. So much so that it seems to be having an impact on the other side of politics.
A review of national laws covering energy efficiency shows they are successfully reducing power bills and greenhouse gas emissions.
Calls for world-class recycling systems to replace current one, which makes just $4m a year due to contamination in co-mingled recycling bins
While the competition watchdog investigates Australia’s water market, those pushing for a central exchange for water trading say it could solve many problems.
Battery developers are keen to see the full range of services their plants can provide recognised in the market.
Coal, oil and natural gas provided 94 per cent of our ‘primary energy’ needs and 81 per cent of electricity generation last year.
Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull says new generation from renewables plus storage is cheaper than new coal or nuclear generation. Is that correct? RMIT ABC Fact Check investigates.
David Littleproud’s comments to parliament entirely at odds with earlier statement to Guardian Australia
We all love free car parking, but it has a hidden cost — and you pay for it even if you don’t drive. It’s priced into our housing, shopping centres and buildings, and is making our cities “much more expensive”. So what can we do?
Sam Sicilia has put himself in the firing line of superannuation fund members and activists by declaring that divesting coal shares will achieve nothing. The best action is to lobby governments and engage with companies to encourage them to minimise harm to the environment.
One of the world’s largest investment houses, SoftBank, is looking to turbocharge its investment in Australia’s renewable energy sector.
Fire conditions in Queensland and NSW are expected to worsen as authorities prepare for another hellish week.
Labor’s hierarchy is divided over its controversial 2030 target to cut emissions by 45 per cent.
ACF media release
Australia needs scientifically credible targets that will get the country to zero emissions as quickly as possible.
Spurred on by green activists, governments have progressively expanded recycling to the point that it has now become a costly end-in-itself.
As parts of Queensland NSW burn, Dr Richard Hil – who lives in the path of one of the fires – wonders why so little is being done when so much is at risk.
The problem is that what counts as an emergency is itself an inescapably political question. We just pretend it isn’t.
The Greens and independent MPs are pushing for Australia to declare a national ‘climate emergency’, in line with several other nations.
Without a national agreement, supply distortions will continue to be built into the electricity system.
Following a drubbing at the last election all of the ALP’s policies are up for review, so it was concerning to hear frontbencher Joel Fitzgibbon tell parliament that Australia might have to reconsider a carbon tax. Instead, Labor needs to become a pro-energy party of employment and advancement for average working Australians.
Parts of Victoria face serious bushfire threat, with years of drought turning parts of the state into a tinderbox.
Commuters who take Metro Trains can claim a free day of travel after the network failed to meet its performance targets for the third month this year.
A legal crackdown on homophobic and sexist online trolling in Victoria will have to await the fate of the federal government’s religious freedom legislation, the state government has warned.
New South Wales
The Berjiklian government has released its first standardised maps identifying key habitat for koalas in a bid to halt the rapid decrease in their numbers.
NSW’s independent resources agency has paused a plan that would have opened up pristine forests for logging while it waits for the state-run Forestry Corp to confirm that any timber shortage exists.
As water temperatures rise, a sub-tropical species of coral burgeoning off the coast of Sydney has scientists asking whether the city can produce a reef of its own.
Hardline green activists are inciting NSW schoolchildren to illegally ditch school next week, with professionally run “crowd marshal” training evenings being hosted within the NSW Teachers Federation.
After winning ICAC-related proceedings in the Federal Court, Cascade Coal has stepped up calls for compensation.
You can’t run a modern, vibrant Australian or NSW economy on a fleet of clapped-out 40 and then 50-year-old coal generators.
The Australian Capital Territory has announced plans to hold a new auction for wind and solar power, plus battery storage, as part of plans to “future proof” its 100 per cent renewables target in the face of a growing economy and population, and a shift to electric vehicles and electric buildings.
Australia’s first large-scale crowd-funded wind farm in northern NSW and a new wind farm north of Yass are tipped to bid in the November “reverse auction” to deliver up to 250 megawatts of additional power to the ACT.
Tech company Wing says it will continue to refine its contentious household delivery drone service, as testing showed the aircraft exceeded suburban noise limits during flights.
When we visited on Thursday it was more a dusty rose hue and was more a pond than a lake but Canberra’s #pinklake is taking on a life of its own.
A High Court decision affecting millions of hectares has boosted local government’s ability to limit land clearing and is a blow to developers and the farming lobby.
A major Brisbane bridge was shut down to motorists after two young climate change activists glued themselves to the road.
It’s the worst start to the bushfire season in Queensland with 78 fires burning from the southeast corner to Lockhart River in the far north.
Renewable energy production grew 10 per cent across Australia in 2017-18 but Queensland remained reliant on fossil fuels for 92 per cent of electricity generation, according to a new report.
Adelaide City Council has unanimously agreed to ban the use of artificial turf on verges following claims that it contributes to urban heating and landfill.
A regional council is looking to off-load a $25 million solar farm project after its major power customers fell through.
A new 120-hectare industrial park the WA Labor Government hopes will inject a billion dollars a year into the WA economy will be powered by solar energy and battery storage.
Extinction Rebellion activists say they only need a minority to join them to achieve their radical green demands.
The planet has gone too far, says CEO Marco Bizzarri, as he outlines greener strategy
A new World Bank report highlights the extensive damage to health, ecosystems, and economies due to water pollution.
In an attempt to curb the devastation wreaked on the oceans and on the environment, many businesses and consumers are turning to alternatives to plastic – like biodegradable or compostable packaging.
Russian plans for seagoing nuke power may be a challenge to us on many levels.
Brazil’s foreign minister says there is no climate catastrophe and denied the government is burning down the Amazon rainforest.
At least 40,825 hectares (100,800 acres) of Amazon rainforest in Brazil were cleared in 2019 and then burned this August to prepare the land for conversion to agriculture.
West Africa and Congo basin are hotspots for forest loss but receive lower global attention
Chance of ending deforestation by 2030 seems lower than when pledge was made five years ago
Finding could have implications for farming – as worms are vital part of farmland ecosystem
Nine black rhinos have been relocated from South Africa to Tanzania’s Serengeti national park in a bid to restore the population of the endangered species.
White-crowned sparrows exposed to small doses of a common neonicotinoid insecticide used in agriculture rapidly shed significant amounts of fat and spent days recovering before rejoining their migration, a study has found.
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