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.
The cost of low emissions technology is falling faster than modelling five years ago expected, lowering the cost of reducing carbon emissions.
Despite solid results from the first emissions reduction fund auction, Australia hasn't yet got a climate policy to last.
Drought-reduced crop yields could threaten food supply in Australia.
The Australian Academy of Science has warned that sick, older, poor and isolated Australians are at most risk from the health impacts of climate effects such as drought, fires, floods and heatwaves.
Climate Change Authority chair Bernie Fraser says other wealthy nations have already pledged far deeper emissions cuts than Australia.
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A report from Australia's Climate Change Authority recommends cutting greenhouse emissions by 30% by 2025 if the country is to be seen as a good global citizen in this year's climate negotiations.
Rooftop solar panels are disrupting Australia’s electricity market, and competing with networks.
The federal government's keenly awaited Energy White Paper is firmly focused on cutting prices and red tape, and boosting industry competitiveness - and less so on climate change and renewable energy.
Power costs are moderating after sharp increases, according to an energy White Paper.
Consumers must play a role in reducing their electricity bills, the government says.
The new Reef 2050 plan is taking the long view on protecting the Great Barrier Reef - but does it have the right vision?
The federal and Queensland governments have unveiled their blueprint for protecting the Great Barrier Reef for future generations. Will the $2 billion plan succeed? Our experts give their verdicts.
People are unlikely to experience ill-health further than 500 metres from wind turbines.
There is no direct evidence that wind turbines affect physical or mental health, according to a review of the evidence by…
Researchers deploy robotic Argo floats into the ocean to measure temperature.
The oceans are continuing to warm steadily despite an apparent slowdown in global warming at the earth’s surface, according…
Prime Minister Tony Abbott was previously dismissive of the Green Climate Fund.
The government has moved to scrape off another “barnacle” by announcing it will provide A$200 million over four years to…
Environment minister Greg Hunt has said uncertainty about the RET is hitting investment in the renewables industry.
The government has again appealed to Labor to immediately recommence negotiations over the renewable energy target (RET…
US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands on the deal in Beijing.
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A groundbreaking climate deal between the US and China will put pressure on the international community to broker a global…
Today we removed an article called “Over-logging in the Sumatran forest? Blame your diary” after becoming aware of a significant…
Members of the public photograph an ice art installation outside the Copenhagen building where the IPCC met to finalise its latest report.
Members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) say they are confident their latest report, released in Copenhagen…
Environment minister Greg Hunt will now push forward with his Direct Action policy, after successfully negotiating with Clive Palmer.
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The federal government’s Direct Action climate policy, a A$2.5 billion scheme aimed at paying polluters to cut their greenhouse…
Up in the air: the federal government is still trying to get bipartisan support for its plan to scale back renewable energy investment.
The federal government’s plan to reduce Australia’s Renewable Energy Target (RET) could jeopardise billions of dollars in…
Fracking for gas - not a silver bullet for emissions reduction.
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The boom in natural gas supplies brought about by techniques like fracking will not automatically deliver the anticipated…
The Australian National University has drawn fire for dumping mining stocks - but is it alone?
The Australian National University’s decision to withdraw A$16 million in investment from seven resources companies, including…
Bad news for icebergs: oceans in the Southern Hemisphere have been soaking up more heat energy than previously thought.
The upper layers of the world’s oceans have been warming much faster than oceanographers realised over the past few decades…
People are becoming more aware of the wold’s biodiversity, but the crisis continues.
Globally, biodiversity is in trouble, and new research shows that the situation is unlikely to improve over the next five…