Over three-quarters of Australians now accept climate change is happening, according to a new survey from the Climate Institute.
The new report recommends an emissions trading scheme for Australia’s power generators.
The Climate Change Authority has recommended a "toolkit" of climate policies, but has been accused by its critics of sidestepping the need for more rapid emissions cuts.
More than 150 Australian experts have demanded greater action on climate change from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
Half a degree could make all the difference for the Great Barrier Reef.
A new report published by the Climate Institute says Australia could avoid lengthy heatwaves and help save the Great Barrier Reef by meeting the Paris Agreement's 1.5C global warming goal.
Without electrons there would be no electron microscopes, and therefore no close-ups like this image of pollen.
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The advent of electron microscopy and nanobiology has moved our appreciation of the living world to unprecedentedly small scales – with entirely new benefits and potential pitfalls to consider.
A Bill Shorten led Labor government would introduce a two-phase emissions trading scheme.
A Labor government would bring in its emissions trading scheme in two stages, together with a separate scheme for the electricity sector.
CSIRO chief executive Larry Marshall has announced a new climate research centre.
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The CSIRO will create a new climate research centre in Hobart with 40 climate scientists.
Electricity emissions have risen by 5.5% in the past two years due to increasing demand and the scrapping of Labor’s carbon price.
Modelling done for the Climate Institute indicates that without big policy changes Australia's path to zero emissions from the electricity sector by 2050 would mean huge disruption after 2030.
Chief Scientist Alan Finkel appeared before a Senate estimates hearing on Wednesday.
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Chief scientist Alan Finkel comments on cuts to climate jobs at CSIRO.
Bringing down the gavel, and bringing down the house: French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius symbolically ended the Paris climate talks, applauded by UN climate chief Christiana Figueres.
What's next, now that the Paris climate summit is over? We've created a special report for you, featuring two dozen of our best articles on the scientific, political and economic challenges ahead.
The third global bleaching event is currently underway but new research has revealed mechanisms that boost coral resistance to heat stress. Copyright: XL Catlin Seaview Survey.
Corals are under threat from warming seas, and new research shows that even the toughest corals will suffer.
James Hansen says currently proposed carbon pricing schemes won’t solve the problem.
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Former NASA climate scientist James Hansen has come to the Paris climate talks to push his radical alternative to current carbon pricing schemes.
Past deals on emissions trading increased compensation to the electricity sector.
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Australia needs to "reset" discussions related to climate policy, according to the government's advisory body on climate policy.
2015 looks set to be the hottest year on record.
2015 will likely be the hottest year on record, according to a preliminary analysis released by the World Meteorological Organization.
Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has challenged Cardinal George Pell on the science, the policy and the ethics of climate change.
Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has launched a sweeping attack on Cardinal George Pell for his sceptical stance on climate change.
Bernie Fraser has resigned as chair of the Climate Change Authority.
The chairman of the Climate Change Authority, Bernie Fraser, has quit – apparently after a long period of bad relations with Environment Minister Greg Hunt.
Emissions from China’s huge cement production industry have not previously been inventoried in detail.
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New estimates show that for more than a decade China’s greenhouse gas emissions have been overestimated by international…
Is Australia’s 2030 climate target really going to protect the coal industry?
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said his government's 2030 climate target will be good for the environment and jobs – and good for protecting the nation's coal industry.
Environment Minister Greg Hunt, Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announce new climate targets.
Australia will take a target of reducing emissions by 26-28% on 2005 levels by 2030 to the Paris climate conference.
Save the rainforests? A new study shows mangroves matter too, as they can store three to five times more carbon than rainforests.
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Indonesia is ranked among the world's top dozen contributors to climate change – but a new study shows that protecting the country's mangroves could slash its greenhouse gas emissions.
Abrupt warming events may have helped kill off megafauna species like the mammoth.
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New research challenges previously held views that the Ice Age, giant biblical floods or hunting by humans were the key drivers behind the disappearance of megafauna.
A green turtle hatches in the lab.
Immersion in seawater kills sea turtle eggs, suggesting that sea turtles are increasingly at risk from rising seas, according to research published today in Royal Society Open Science.
French Ambassador Christophe Lecourtier is hoping Australia takes an ambitious target to the Paris climate conference later this year.
France's ambassador to Australia, Christophe Lecourtier, has urged Prime Minister Tony Abbott to attend the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris late this year.
Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has written to the Baird government in a last-ditch effort to try to stop the state licence needed for the Shenhua mine.
Barnaby Joyce says existing mining activity near the proposed Shenhua Watermark mine in his New England electorate has breached the aquifer, indicating the same is likely to happen with the new project.
The Nationals – of whom Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce is deputy leader – have been agitated at the strong power of Coles and Woolworths to beat down prices of suppliers.
Farmers will get some extra help in the battle against the supermarket chains in the government's long-awaited White Paper on Agricultural Competitiveness released on Saturday.