Coral Bleaching at Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef.
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This summer's record-breaking coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef was made 175 times more likely thanks to climate change.
Australia’s mountains may be small but each year they deliver enough snow for winter sports.
Australia's snow season is notoriously fickle - so what determines whether we'll get a good fall?
Labor has promised 50% of electricity will come from renewable sources by 2050, but has left the detail for after the election.
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Labor's detailed climate policy is ambitious, but it remains to be seen if it will capture the voters.
The Great Barrier Reef’s northern sections have been hit hardest by bleaching.
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The statistic that bleaching has been seen in 93% of surveyed areas of the Great Barrier Reef has sparked worldwide coverage - not all of it accurate.
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.
Environment Minister Greg Hunt and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull must put some substance behind their climate rhetoric.
It was all a bit much for me to see Environment Minister Greg Hunt wallowing in the signing of the Paris Agreement on emissions reduction in New York this week. His commitment to its ratification by year…
Green planet: tropical rainforests have produced more growth in response to rising carbon dioxide.
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Half of the world's vegetated land has got greener in the past 30 years, mostly driven by rising CO2.
Flooding in Houston, April 18, 2016.
Extreme weather has an outsized impact on everyday life. Focusing on average weather patterns may make Americans dangerously complacent about how climate change is already affecting our lives.
If sea level rise takes away someone’s land, should that country be compensated and how?
Despite the fanfare of signing the Paris Agreement on climate, little progress has been made on compensating poor countries for irreparable damages from climate change.
More than 160 nations will sign the Paris Agreement on its opening day – a record for a United Nations treaty.
More than 160 countries are expected to sign the Paris Agreement in New York on April 22. But enough countries will also need to ratify the treaty domestically before it can become international law.
Ranger Ray Nadjamerrek demonstrates early dry season burning techniques in West Arnhem Land, Australia.
Warddeken Land Management.
Wildfire makes up about 4% of the greenhouse gases added to the atmosphere each year.
There’s still a way to go before the vision from Paris is achieved.
The signing of the Paris agreement is the first step towards making it a reality.
A woman in Burkina Faso collects firewood. Developing nations – and particularly women in these nations – are more vulnerable to climate change, and have less ability to adapt.
Climate justice is becoming an increasingly important part of climate action.
Some materials and surfaces radiate much more heat (red areas) than others, as can be seen in this thermal image of Arncliffe Street in Wolli Creek, Sydney.
Hot spots occur at the scale of where people live – the building, the street, the block – which means urban design and building materials have profound implications for our health and well-being.
The Paris climate agreement will be open for signing at the UN’s New York headquarters for the next year, starting tomorrow.
Australia will be one of more than 160 nations formally signing the Paris climate agreement in New York this week. But delivering on those promises is what really counts.
The earth is a finite place.
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The global economy is already unsustainable – let alone if it gets bigger.
Soy fields in Brazilian Amazon rainforest.
As Brazil struggles through a political and economic crisis, its soybean farmers are thriving. Their growing clout could trigger new deforestation and undercut the nation's climate change pledges.
An overwhelming majority of those in the know believe coal fired power, such as from this Victorian plant, are contributing to global warming.
A new study confirms that 97% of publishing climate scientists believe humans are causing global warming.
The era of coal is coming to an end.
Peabody, the world's largest private coal company, has filed for bankruptcy, symbolising the world's swing away from coal.
Ocean sediments in South Africa provide evidence of climate variation going back 270,000 years.
Marine sediments provide evidence of climate variability in South Africa going back 270,000 years. These changes correspond with changes in the archaeological record of the country.