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Australian power stations among most toxic

Today 12:00pm - Power stations in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley and New South Wales’s Lake Macquarie region have been named on a list of the world’s biggest hotspots for toxic air pollution.

Global fossil fuels trifecta: Russia 1, Saudi 2, Australia 3

Tuesday - Australia’s role as a leader in the global fossil fuel trade is underscored by a report that finds it is the world’s third-biggest exporter and fifth-biggest miner of fossil-related emissions.

Can Morrison deliver on Pacific climate promises?

Friday - This week’s Pacific Islands Forum comes at an important time in the overall trajectory of Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s very personal commitment to an Australian “stepping up” in the Pacific.

Australia sets 50% e-car target by 2035

15 Aug 19 - Modelling by the Australian Government shows 50 per cent of new domestic vehicle sales will be electric by 2035.

BHP threatens to quit Minerals Council

6 Aug 19 - Big miner BHP is again reviewing its membership of the Minerals Council of Australia lobby group following disagreements over environmental policy.

Storms damage nearly half Australia's seaboard

30 Jul 19 - Extreme climate events such as heatwaves, floods and drought damaged 45 per cent of the marine ecosystems along Australia’s coast in a seven-year period.

Adani sets dangerous science precedent

18 Jul 19 - A freedom of information request has revealed Adani sought the names of Australian scientists involved in reviewing groundwater management plans related to its proposed Carmichael mine.


Greens founder speaks out against wind farm

Bob Brown

16 Jul 19 - Plans to build a wind farm in Tasmania have come up against an unlikely opponent with Australian Greens founder Bob Brown adding his voice to protests that the project will damage views and ecology.

Australia hunts for more climate-hardy vines

16 Jul 19 - Climate change is prompting Australian wine researchers to trial drought-tolerant grape varieties from Cyprus.

Australia has $20b plan to power Singapore

15 Jul 19 - An ambitious export plan could generate billions of dollars and make Australia the centre of low-cost energy in a future zero-carbon world.

Australia’s emissions show another surge

10 Jul 19 - Australia is falling further behind its Paris emission reduction targets. New figures show a surge in the first quarter of 2019, increasing the gap between emissions and the trajectory that the...

Coal waste 'ticking time bomb' across Australia

2 Jul 19 - A report by Environmental Justice Australia has found problems at coal ash dumps in every mainland state.

Australia's north has a powerhouse vision

21 Jun 19 - Australia's Northern Territory has a multi-billion dollar opportunity to invest massively in renewables, create a new hydrogen export industry, and create thousands of jobs, says a new report.

Can Australia avoid drifting into a slow, painful decline?

20 Jun 19 - Australia has been warned it risks "drifting into the future" if it fails to respond to challenges in a fast-changing world.

Australia gives go-ahead to Adani mine

14 Jun 19 - Australia has given the final approval for construction to begin on a controversial coal mine to be built by Indian company Adani.

Australia's rising emissions spark row

7 Jun 19 - Data showing the latest increase in Australia's greenhouse emissions was released late, in defiance of a Senate order, but leaked to a major newspaper.

Meet the coastal dwellers who don't fear rising seas

7 Jun 19 - Half of the people living in New South Wales’ coastal communities think rising sea levels will not affect them, and a quarter of accommodation businesses on the coast are unsure if sea-level rise is...

Australian musicians band together to run solar farms

7 Jun 19 - Midnight Oil, Cloud Control, Vance Joy and Regurgitator have signed up to FEAT, a new platform encouraging their industry to back sustainability.

What happens now with Adani?

4 Jun 19 - By mid-June, if everything goes as expected, Adani Australia will receive the final environmental approvals for its proposed Carmichael coal mine and rail line development.


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