Construction at Plant Vogtle, Georgia, Dec. 1, 2014.
Nuclear power provides 60 percent of US carbon-free electricity generation, but existing plants are aging and only one is under construction. Should government intervene to keep nuclear energy in the mix?
At COP23, members of the America’s Pledge network, which brings together those involved in the fight against climate change in the United States.
With the US announcement that it would withdrawl from the Paris Accord, several American states are mobilizing to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
The Keating cabinet in 1995, featuring John Faulkner (back row, centre), whose vision for a carbon price was thwarted.
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Paul Keating's government, faced with the prospect of international action on climate change, took steps to preserve the coal industry - a tactic that has been rebooted many times since.
A polar bear walks over sea ice floating in the Victoria Strait in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago in July 2017. Research suggests that divesting in fossil fuels could help nations meet their climate change goals.
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Fossil fuel divestment apparently works. Research suggests announcements of divestments have a significant impact on the fossil fuel industry's share prices.
Map of the world’s CO₂ emissions for 2016. China, the United States, tne European Union, and India are the largest emitters.
World Carbon Atlas
Consistent carbon pricing is a key element in the fight against climate change.
While Tony Abbott's London climate speech has been widely criticised, research suggests his views have long had a sympathetic ear in Australia's coal heartland.
What happens when the gap between a company and its umbrella group gets too wide? We're about to find out.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull still can’t seem to distance himself from coal.
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The Turnbull government is still tying itself in knots over the future of coal, as literally decades of policy turmoil on climate and energy continue to roll on.
Past and present: Bob Brown (centre) pictured in 2010 with Greens colleagues including current leader Richard Di Natale (right).
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The environmental issues we face are ideal recruiting for green parties, but the breakthroughs aren't happening, and after 25 years as a federal party the Greens are still fighting on the same fronts.
Future food will shift to alternative proteins such as insects, like this 3D-printed biscuit made of insect flour by designer Penelope Kupfer.
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Climate change, insects and urban farm towers are a few things that will change how and what we eat in the future.
To better understand and bring under control the new planetary flows that humanity has unleashed, we need to mobilize all the legal resources at your disposal.
Australian voters rejected carbon taxation. But some US conservatives are now embracing it.
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Taxing carbon has always been a tricky political sell for conservatives. But a group of establishment US Republicans is touting the idea of a carbon "tax and dividend" as a way to break the deadlock.
Josh Frydenberg said on Tuesday night there would not be an emissions intensity scheme under a Turnbull government.
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.
Policy uncertainty within government surrounding climate change complicates efforts by carbon-intensive companies to develop a long-term strategy.
Managers from carbon intensive companies are holding off on long term emissions strategies because of uncertainty around regulations and policies, new research finds.
Stacks at the Nucor Steel plant – one of the types of manufacturing sites that would be affected by a carbon tax – in front of the Space Needle in Seattle.
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Washington state's plan to create a carbon tax would make it a climate leader, but local environmental groups are fighting it. What gives?
Should Australia do a ‘Justin Trudeau’ on climate policy?
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau has decided to leave climate policy to the provinces, while forcing them to act.
South Africa is one of the top ten wine producing countries in the world.
It takes a lot of electricity to produce wine. If the industry wants to remain sustainable, it must place more emphasis on reducing energy use.
A price on carbon introduced by the Labor government, dubbed the “carbon tax”, was more effective at motivating big emitters to act, compared to the current Direct Action plan.
New research has found that carbon intensive companies have lost focus on reducing emissions under Direct Action, when compared with the carbon tax.
After days of waiting, Malcolm Turnbull will form a government.
What did the Coalition promise during the campaign in 11 key policy areas, from health to infrastructure to jobs?
The public appetite for climate policy is bigger now than when Julia Gillard’s government passed the carbon tax in 2011.
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Climate has been something of a sleeper issue in this election. But a new survey suggests voters are keener for action now then they were when the carbon tax was making its way through parliament.