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How a household favourite sank from clean and green to public enemy No. 1

How a household favourite sank from clean and green to public enemy No. 1

As the world struggles to access enough natural gas to keep prices down, scientists are turning on the energy source once embraced as safe and clean.

  • by Nick O'Malley

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I measured gas pollution in my kitchen and this is what I found (yikes)

I measured gas pollution in my kitchen and this is what I found (yikes)

Concerns about the health risks of cooking with gas indoors prompted our environment reporter to trial a pollution monitor in her home.

  • by Miki Perkins
Our spectacular energy failure: governments hobbled the market and now they must rescue it
Opinion
Energy

Our spectacular energy failure: governments hobbled the market and now they must rescue it

The days of conjuring tricks are over. Governments have to step in to drive new investment.

  • by Bruce Mountain
The frogs have stopped calling where Perth wetlands have dried up

The frogs have stopped calling where Perth wetlands have dried up

Lake Gnangara and Lake Mariginiup have become acidic after previously submerged soils were exposed to oxygen because of dropping water levels.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
Once used to moor rowboats, the jetties on this Yanchep lake now sit 10 metres from the shore

Once used to moor rowboats, the jetties on this Yanchep lake now sit 10 metres from the shore

The water loss at Loch McNess and the caves of Yanchep National Park have been dramatic over the past 20 years.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
Those spectacular sunrises and sunsets? Scientists point to Tonga volcano eruption

Those spectacular sunrises and sunsets? Scientists point to Tonga volcano eruption

An unusual spike in aerosols in the stratosphere above New Zealand is the likely cause for several weeks of vibrant and spectacular sunrises and sunsets over Australia’s east coast, scientists say.

  • by Amelia McGuire
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There’s no achievable national climate target without WA action – ending Collie coal is just the start

There’s no achievable national climate target without WA action – ending Collie coal is just the start

Will closing Collie’s coal-fired power stations be enough for WA to meet its emission reduction obligations? Not even close.

  • by Brad Pettitt
Hot, young, dead too soon – why these wrens’ climate future should worry us all

Hot, young, dead too soon – why these wrens’ climate future should worry us all

Dry and hot weather damages the DNA of purple-crowned fairy wrens causing them to age earlier and die younger, new research has found.

  • by Miki Perkins
Nuclear option unlikely, but time to have the debate
Editorial
Energy

Nuclear option unlikely, but time to have the debate

As the devastating consequences of carbon emissions from fossil fuels are increasingly evident, the promise of a baseload energy source that does not contribute to climate change might seem attractive to some.

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Make no mistake, energy transition will be difficult and costly
Opinion
Renewables

Make no mistake, energy transition will be difficult and costly

While the transition to cleaner energy is inevitable, it will be a lot harder than politicians, activists, service sector chief executives and billionaire energy hobbyists would have you believe.

  • by Chris Uhlmann
Old and costly, nuclear energy has reliable friends
Opinion
Energy

Old and costly, nuclear energy has reliable friends

The world has limited funds and time to tackle the climate crisis, so perhaps we should set aside a slow and expensive solution.

  • by Nick O'Malley