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POWER TO THE PEOPLE: Suburbs take to solar

Today 12:00pm - Australians are embracing the ‘virtual power plant’, which advocates say can protect the grid, save money and combat the climate crisis.

Australia (briefly) hits 50% renewables

8 Nov 19 - Australia’s main electricity grid was briefly powered by 50% renewable energy this week in a new milestone that experts say will become increasingly normal.

Australia looks to Aboriginals' land knowledge

5 Nov 19 - Australia’s indigenous academics are calling for a fresh look at the governance and practices of mainstream environmental management institutions.

Coastal homeowners don’t want to rock the boat

1 Nov 19 - Many coastal homeowners appear to be denying the need to act on rising sea levels for fear their property values will fall.

Engineers turn backs on new fossil fuel projects

22 Oct 19 - Engineering firms in Australia are under increased pressure from their own employees to abandon controversial fossil fuel projects, as the sector turns its attention to the climate crisis.

BARE FACTS: Australia's hidden climate crisis

17 Oct 19 - Farming communities in Australia are bitterly divided over an epidemic of land clearing they say is sabotaging efforts to address climate change.

Queensland wants to jail XR protesters

16 Oct 19 - Queensland has proposed two-year jail sentences for Extinction Rebellion protesters caught with a locking device used to fix people in public places.


It’s only October, so what’s with all these bushfires?

15 Oct 19 - Summer might be more than six weeks away, but out-of-control bushfires have already torn across parts of eastern Australia in recent days, destroying homes and threatening lives.

Jail climate protesters, says Australian minister

Peter Dutton

7 Oct 19 - Protesters who disrupt traffic should have their welfare payments cut and be subject to mandatory jail sentences, Australia's home affairs minister Peter Dutton has declared.

NSW considers laws to stop courts blocking coalmines

3 Oct 19 - The New South Wales government is considering legislation that could limit the ability for planning authorities to rule out coalmines projects based on the climate change impact of emissions from the...

Towns prepare for 'unimaginable' water crisis

1 Oct 19 - Livelihoods in Australia are now at risk from drought worsened by climate change, a predicament more familiar to developing countries.

Queensland plans huge hydrogen projects

1 Oct 19 - Two huge renewable hydrogen projects have been planned for the heart of Queensland’s major coal and gas regions.

'It's heartbreaking': A town watches its beach wash away

30 Sep 19 - Stockton beach in New South Wales is being washed away by dramatic coastal erosion which has already claimed a childcare centre.

Mining magnate puts millions into war on plastics waste

26 Sep 19 - An Australian mining billionaire has launched a business-driven initiative to try to tackle the hundreds of millions of tonnes of plastic waste produced every year.

Canberra switching to 100% renewable energy

23 Sep 19 - Canberra will become the first city outside Europe to shift from fossil fuel to 100% renewable energy.

Protest-rubbish photo is just that ... rubbish

23 Sep 19 - A hoax photo that claims to show rubbish left behind by Australian climate strike protesters is circulating on Facebook, despite being revealed as fake months ago.

Mine protesters tackle All Blacks on eve of World Cup

18 Sep 19 - A petition launched just days before the World Cup opens in Japan calls on the All Blacks to dump their principal sponsor AIG over ties to a controversial Australian coal mine development.

More Australians drown as summers heat up

17 Sep 19 - More Australians are drowning as the country faces record high temperatures, lifesavers have warned.

Australia launches emergency relocation of fish

12 Sep 19 - Faced with a ferocious summer with little rain forecast, the New South Wales government has embarked on a Noah’s Ark type operation to move native fish to safe havens.


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