The Turnbull government has slammed the door shut on an emissions intensity scheme for the electricity sector, in a demonstration of the power of the conservative forces in the Coalition.
Former prime minister Tony Abbott has lashed out at the prospect of the Turnbull government scrapping one of his signature programs, the Green Army.
Well-intended efforts to reduce food waste could threaten some birds and animal species, a new paper has warned.
Malcolm Turnbull has seized on the massive South Australian power failure to condemn Labor states for aggressive attitudes to renewables and call for a nationwide target.
Over three-quarters of Australians now accept climate change is happening, according to a new survey from the Climate Institute.
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.
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.
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 Labor government would bring in its emissions trading scheme in two stages, together with a separate scheme for the electricity sector.
The CSIRO will create a new climate research centre in Hobart with 40 climate scientists.
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 comments on cuts to climate jobs at CSIRO.
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Corals are under threat from warming seas, and new research shows that even the toughest corals will suffer.
Former NASA climate scientist James Hansen has come to the Paris climate talks to push his radical alternative to current carbon pricing schemes.
Australia needs to "reset" discussions related to climate policy, according to the government's advisory body on climate policy.
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 launched a sweeping attack on Cardinal George Pell for his sceptical stance on climate change.
The chairman of the Climate Change Authority, Bernie Fraser, has quit – apparently after a long period of bad relations with Environment Minister Greg Hunt.
New estimates show that for more than a decade China’s greenhouse gas emissions have been overestimated by international…
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.
Australia will take a target of reducing emissions by 26-28% on 2005 levels by 2030 to the Paris climate conference.
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.
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.