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Renewable energy capacity quadrupled across the planet over the past decade and energy from solar power increased 26 times from what it was in 2009, according to an international report released today
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Value of European agriculture could fall 16% in 30 years due to drought and higher rainfall
The economic cost of allowing temperatures to rise even a couple of degrees above that target is simply staggering.
No one thinks that personal commitments to lifestyle changes will ever have a serious impact on global warming. Only large-scale government action can do that.
The number of permanent visas granted to migrants has dropped to its lowest level in a decade.
More than 2.7 million Australians live in a house with a swimming pool and with growing environmental awareness, residents across the country are converting their pools to ponds.
Problems with diesel particulate filters in top-selling Toyota cars have exposed Australia’s ‘lagging’ vehicle-emissions standards, public health and environmental advocates say.
The Australian Energy Regulator’s (AER) Affordability in Retail Energy Markets Report, shows electricity bills falling across all regions for households on the median market offer.
Liberal Senator James Paterson has questioned the use of an ‘artificial quota’ to decide how much a superannuation fund invests in climate change-related initiatives.
Power stations, transport systems and industrial plants are at risk from a new threat of cyber attacks.
Like many country towns, Numurkah near Shepparton in Victoria was struggling. So when energy company Neoen proposed to build a solar farm near the town, they jumped at the chance.
A contentious highway upgrade again comes under scrutiny after revelations a land deal was struck between Victoria’s roads department and the former Aboriginal cultural heritage authority which approved the development.
Melbourne Airport throws weight behind PM’s calls for a separate fast rail line to the airport – but the plan has its critics.
PM calls for an airport rail tunnel to Sunshine ahead of a cheaper alternative on existing tracks being considered by the Andrews government.
Northcote resident Jacquie Kelly has not put out her yellow bin since the collapse of SKM Recycling six weeks ago forced councils to send their recycling to landfill.
As urban sprawl puts pressure on the food bowl on Melbourne’s fringes, and as water becomes increasingly scarce, one council has a bold idea that might just catch on.
Parks Victoria is facing unprecedented legal action for banning climbers from most of the world-famous routes in the Grampians.
Billionaire truck tycoon Lindsay Fox has found himself in another run-in with Mornington Peninsula Shire Council — this time after he laid down turf over a protected 4600 sqm section of Portsea beach.
If you’re heading home or to the Collingwood and Geelong clash on Friday, be prepared for climate protesters to “swarm” the city at peak hour. Here’s what they have planned.
A tree-sitting activist has been removed from Toolangi State Forest and arrested as calls grow for the Andrews Government to take action on protesters who are financially crippling the region’s workforce.
Victoria was the only eastern seaboard state to see increased prices for gas and electricity last year.
Victoria’s rooftop PV rebate again taken up in record time, with boosted September offering of 6,500 discounted home solar panel systems disappearing in under an hour.
New South Wales
Angry protesters have called for the sacking of the Federal Water Minister and hurled an effigy of him sitting on a toilet into the Murray River at a large demonstration in New South Wales.
Brisbane is forecast to become a difficult place to live by 2050 and while rooftop gardens could be the ticket to cooling the urban sprawl, developers say local planning laws are holding them back.
Communities in south-east, southern and central Queensland brace for what could be the highest fire conditions for September in the past six years, with severe to extreme fire dangers forecast.
One of the region’s major dams is already at half capacity and with another dry spring forecast, Seqwater warns mandatory water restrictions could be in place by mid next year.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) has extended a local fire ban for residents in parts of south-east Queensland.
Logan City Council will pioneer an Australian-first innovative process that turns sewage sludge (biosolids) into heat energy and biochar, which improves and maintains soil fertility.
A tyre-recycling business in suburban Brisbane described as a “catastrophic fire risk” has missed a court-ordered 30-day deadline to clear 10,000 tonnes of old tyres and build a fire barrier around the property.
Koala carers, ecologists and conservationists say time is up for the Queensland government to deliver a koala conservation strategy promised two years ago.
The federal Infrastructure Minister will tell a business gathering in Brisbane today the shocking annual cost of the state’s substandard infrastructure — and how rapidly it’s growing.
The State Government has given anti-coal activists a “blueprint” for delaying proposed projects, according to a frustrated miner.
There is something very unusual going on in the state of Queensland. Over the past two months the number of negative pricing events has accelerated, in some weeks to an almost daily basis.
The deep politics of racial division is at play when governments position mining as in the public interest, with Indigenous land owners obstructive of that interest
The recycling facility that receives the kerbside recycling of Southern Tasmanian households is set to resume sending mixed plastics to Melbourne by the end of the month.
A Greens MP has spoken out on the issue of culling of Tasmanian wildlife under crop protection permits.
A judge finds “extraordinary” flaws in the environment watchdog’s decision not to require a formal impact assessment on a bid to clear 20,000 hectares of native vegetation on a cattle station south of Darwin, but steers clear of arguments over climate change.
Scientist Richard Connor has discovered that Monkey Mia’s dolphins have the most complex non-human society on the planet.
A section of coastal dunes will be cleared by developers despite the area having the highest protection available.
Plastic pollution has entered the fossil record, research shows
Istanbul: Iran will take another step away from a 2015 nuclear deal by starting to develop centrifuges to speed up its uranium enrichment, President Hassan Rouhani has declared.
Some $US1.3 trillion has been tipped into solar installations in last decade, pushing it above coal and forcing prices down dramatically.
Vector and Watercare have announced this week plans to build what will be New Zealand’s first floating solar array and the country’s largest solar array of any type.
Most of the world’s top companies extracting key minerals for electric vehicles, solar panels and wind turbines have been linked with human rights abuses in their mines, research has found.
Taxes that incentivize environmentally friendly practices could promote green development
In summer heat, cities may swelter more than nearby suburbs and rural areas. And while the size of this urban heat island effect varies widely among the world’s cities, heat island intensity can largely be explained by a city’s population and precipitation level, researchers have reported. The analysis suggests that cooling cities by planting more vegetation may be more effective in drier regions than in wetter ones.
A new study shows a community’s built environment is closely related to how much water single-family residences use. Researchers say factors including vegetated land cover, housing density and lot size appear to have a significant impact on water use.
Planners understand the key elements of urban communities that will improve residents’ health and well-being. They also need to be able to convince others to create such communities.
Despite the overwhelming evidence that electric vehicle technology can deliver huge benefits, misinformation continues to muddy debate. Let’s look at the facts.
Dozens of endangered baby turtles unexpectedly hatched at a popular Ecuadorian beach in the seaside town of Same, the first time it was known to happen in that area.
Erwin Kräutler says he expects next month’s papal synod to denounce destruction of rainforest
Forestry scientists demonstrate that forests that are more diverse are also more productive and more resilient.
Researchers found a tight link between temperature and plant and microbe communities within forests, which will allow them to predict how ecosystems might respond to climate changes.
Duckweed genome discovery reveals how aquatic plants cope in challenging environments
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