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Censorship cry as Canberra hides emissions data

Today 10:00am - Australia's Climate Council is calling for the backlog of the nationís emissions data to be urgently released, with the Federal Government failing to provide the nationís quarterly data for more than six months.

You've got it wrong, new report tells Australia

Thursday - As Australia's Senate launches an inquiry into the national security ramifications of climate change, a new report has warned global warming will cause increasingly regular and severe humanitarian crises across the Asia-Pacific area.

Australia's climate policies poisoned by pragmatism

20 Jun 17 - A history of failure has left Australia with virtually no genuinely independent advice on climate change.

Miners in bidding war for Rio Tinto's coalmines

13 Jun 17 - A multibillion-dollar bidding war for most of Rio Tintoís Australian coalmines has broken out between China-backed Yancoal and Glencore after the Swiss commodities company made an unexpected offer.

Finkelís emissions target breaks Paris commitment

12 Jun 17 - Less than two weeks ago, Australia's chief scietist Alan Finkel told the Senate his landmark report would help the country meet the commitments it made in Paris to reduce its economy-wide emissions by 28 per cet below 2005 levels by 2030.

Shorten offers to end climate wars

9 Jun 17 - Australian Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has written to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull offering bipartisan co-operation on climate change policy, after a "decade of toxic politics" in the area.

Australia's carbon emissions show rise

9 Jun 17 - Australiaís carbon emissions jumped at the start of 2017, the first time they have risen in the first few months of a year for more than a decade.


Sydney measures emissions from harbour

8 Jun 17 - Carbon dioxide emissions from Sydney Harbour have been measured for the first time.

Adani gives green light to Carmichael mine

7 Jun 17 - Indian billionaire Gautam Adani has given the green light to the Carmichael mine and rail project, but it will still hinge on its Australian arm, Adani Mining, gaining bank backing for the...

End of land clearing would slash emissions

2 Jun 17 - Ending land clearing in Australia by 2030 would cut greenhouse gas emissions by about as much as completely shifting the entire electricity sector to renewable energy for a year.

Australia has record-breaking year for renewables

1 Jun 17 - Renewable energy sources provided a record share of Australiaís power mix last year, due to record rainfall and the completion of new wind and solar projects.

Canberra gets serious about electric vehicles

1 Jun 17 - Businesses and policymakers have come together to stimulate Australiaís electric vehicle market, including the launch of a new national body, research grants, and private sector investment.

Australia vows to support Paris climate deal

30 May 17 - The Australian government will support the Paris agreement on climate change regardless of whether or not US president Donald Trump pulls out.

Australian farmers are adapting to climate change

25 May 17 - It has been a great year for Australian farmers, with record production, exports and profits.

How Adani could damage climate, health, tourism

22 May 17 - The Climate Council is warning of serious risks to the environment, public health and North Queensland tourism, if plans for Australiaís largest coal mine go ahead.

Why 2deg warming is worse for Australia than 1.5deg

17 May 17 - How will extreme weather events change Australia with more warming in the future? Will they become more frequent? Will they become more severe?

Australiaís biggest emitters opt to wait and see

16 May 17 - Many of Australiaís most carbon-intensive companies are either not participating in the federal governmentís flagship Emissions Reduction Fund, or are adopting a wait-and-see approach.

Solar keeps farmers' beer cold out in the boondocks

16 May 17 - Along the remote southern coastline of Western Australia, the locals have cottoned on to a new, surefire way to keep their beer cold.

California could inspire Australia's energy future

12 May 17 - Australia could emulate California on climate change policy by bringing in improved energy and fuel efficiency standards to drive large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, a new report says.


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