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Scientists call for stronger land-clearing laws

Thursday - Australia’s high rates of forest loss and weakening land clearing laws are increasing bushfire risk, and undermining the country's ability to meet national targets aimed at curbing climate change.

Western Australia watchdog gets tough

12 Mar 19 - Western Australia’s environmental protection authority has announced tough new measures aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions from large projects.

HORROR HEAT: Australia looks back on its angriest summer

8 Mar 19 - Australians will remember the past few months as the angriest summer they have known - a time so hot that fruit cooked on the trees.

OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF LUCK: Hidden victims of heatwaves

5 Mar 19 - Extreme weather events are causing severe damage to native flora and fauna, but the casualties are slipping under the radar.

Australian emissions reach new peak

1 Mar 19 - Australia's greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, reaching their highest on a quarterly level since mid-2011.

Morrison adopts $2b 'climate solutions' fund

25 Feb 19 - Australian leader Scott Morrison will attempt to appeal to voters by rebadging Tony Abbott’s emissions reduction fund as a “climate solutions” fund – with $2bn to be rolled out over 10 years.

Angry islanders reject rights swap idea

Enele Sopoaga

19 Feb 19 - 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

19 Feb 19 - 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

15 Feb 19 - 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

15 Feb 19 - 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

15 Feb 19 - 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...

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...


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