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Angry islanders reject rights swap idea

Tuesday - Tuvalu Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga has angril rejected the idea that islanders would exchange maritime rights for Australian citizenship, telling Canberra to focus on breaking its coal addiction

Scientists feel under attack over Adani work

Tuesday - Australian scientists say relentless, sustained, and needlessly personal media attacks on those analysing the impacts of the Adani coalmine undermines the role of science.

Why Australia won’t meet Paris targets

Friday - There’s no way Australia achieve the targets five years early without major policy changes, which are unlikely under the current government, says a leading climate scientist.

How forest managers might pick the brains of clever trees

Friday - The discovery that some trees can “remember” heatwaves could help forest managers to deal with the impacts of climate change.

Savage heat engulfs temperate Tasmania

Friday - Australia has been going through one of its hottest and stormiest summers on record and usually temperate Tasmania, its island state (https://tinyurl.com/y4snt4pg), has taken a battering.

Australia could be 100% renewables by 2032

12 Feb 19 - Australia could reach the equivalent of 100 per cent renewables by 2032, if the current rates of installation of wind and solar continue, says a new report.

NSW court rejects coal mine in landmark call

11 Feb 19 - Environmental groups are cheering a decision in NSW's Land and Environment Court that found the emissions of greenhouse gases and resulting climate change from a proposed coal mine were among the reasons to reject the project.


Overheated Aussies might have to sideline favourite sports

7 Feb 19 - Australia's summer sports obsession could face interruptions as extreme weather events increase.

Australia heat sign of things to come, say scientists

4 Feb 19 - AUSTRALIA sweltered through the hottest month in its history in January and climate experts say temperatures are rising faster than predicted.

AUSSIE OVEN: ‘It’s like hell here’

22 Jan 19 - It was 48.9C last Tuesday in Port Augusta, South Australia, an old harbour city that now harvests solar power.

Believe it or not, Australia's going to get hotter and drier

20 Dec 18 - Australia will experience more extreme heat, longer fire seasons, rising oceans and more marine heatwaves.

Sydney and Melbourne vow to ditch coal power

17 Dec 18 - Sydney and Melbourne have committed themselves to phasing out coal, in a move at odds with the Australia’s aggressively pro-coal national government.

Why Whyalla faces a bright new future

14 Dec 18 - Whyalla’s death notice has been written a number of times but the South Australian industrial town's future took a big step forward in 2017 when British-based industrialist Sanjeev Gupta bought the...

Australia eyes role as clean-energy exporter

6 Dec 18 - Politicians around Australia are proposing ambitious plans to export renewable energy from Australia, using high-voltage power lines laid under the oceans.

Adani will fund mini-version of its mega-mine

5 Dec 18 - Indian mining multinational Adani has announced that it will self-fund a significantly smaller coal mine in Queensland, after failing to secure finance from more than 30 domestic and international...

Cheap drainage nets keep water pollution at bay

4 Dec 18 - The Western Australia city of Kwinana is using a somewhat obvious, simple and cost-effective system of nets to prevent waste from entering its waters.

Thousands of Aussie kids take to the streets

3 Dec 18 - Thousands of schoolchildren across Australia walked out of class on Friday to demand action by the federal government on climate change.

Happy birthday, big battery

3 Dec 18 - By most accounts, Adelaide's giant lithium-ion battery - the world's largest - has been a remarkable success. But there are some concerns that have so far escaped scrutiny.

Labor’s smashing win tonic for clean energy

27 Nov 18 - The relief from Victoria’s stunning election result last weekend was palpable.


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