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More Australians drown as summers heat up

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

Australia launches emergency relocation of fish

Thursday - 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.

More Australians fear effects of changing climate ...

11 Sep 19 - Australians are increasingly concerned about droughts and floods, extinctions and water shortages associated with climate change, according to new research.

... but the disaster minister has his doubts

11 Sep 19 - Australia’s minister responsible for drought and natural disasters, David Littleproud, has said that he doesn’t “know if climate change is manmade”.

Queensland coal goes to war with solar

6 Sep 19 - In Queensland, it seems the legacy coal generators are deciding not to ramp down as the market might expect. Instead, some observers suspect they are trying to force the solar plants out of the market.

Doctors declare climate health emergency

4 Sep 19 - The Australian Medical Association has formally declared climate change a health emergency, pointing to “clear scientific evidence indicating severe impacts for patients and communities now and into the future”.

Australia hits seven-year high on emissions

2 Sep 19 - Australia’s greenhouse gas status has worsened again, showing a 0.6 per cent rise in the March quarter to a seven year high of 538.9 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent.


Carbon criticism nonsense, says e-car council

29 Aug 19 - Australia’s Electric Vehicle Council is dismissing as nonsense claims that EVs emit more carbon dioxide than do fossil-fuel cars.

Global engineer cuts ties with Adani

22 Aug 19 - The global engineering and consultancy firm Aurecon has severed a longstanding business relationship with the Adani Group, amid ongoing efforts by anti-coal activists to target firms working for the...

Australian power stations among most toxic

21 Aug 19 - 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

20 Aug 19 - 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?

16 Aug 19 - 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.


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