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Turnbull says ‘right wing craziness’ drives the government on climate

Turnbull says ‘right wing craziness’ drives the government on climate

Malcolm Turnbull joins a chorus of clean energy supporters disappointed in the federal government, saying only the “implausible” threat of Labor will shift it.

  • by Nick O'Malley

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To power to our emissions target, we must double our energy research

To power to our emissions target, we must double our energy research

If Australia doesn’t increase its ambition on tackling climate change soon, we will feel the heat diplomatically, economically and physically.

  • by Luke Heeney and Daniel D’Hotman
Sydney to spend $24 million to accelerate net-zero goal by five years

Sydney to spend $24 million to accelerate net-zero goal by five years

The City of Sydney will bring forward its net-zero emissions goal to 2035, making it the first council in the state to set such an early target.

  • by Peter Hannam
‘All bets are off’: Fire weather trumps forestry, prescribed burning

‘All bets are off’: Fire weather trumps forestry, prescribed burning

Extreme fire weather during the 2019-20 Black Summer bushfires overwhelmed other factors such as fuel loads, raising questions about the role of forestry management and prescribed burning, fire researchers say.

  • by Peter Hannam
Inside the battle to save Tasmania’s giant kelp forests

Inside the battle to save Tasmania’s giant kelp forests

Kelp forests along the state’s east coast were once so dense they were marked on shipping maps. But climate change has warmed the ocean, causing a 95 per cent decline.

  • by Miki Perkins
‘The media uses it to scare people’: Survey detects climate change scepticism in young people
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‘The media uses it to scare people’: Survey detects climate change scepticism in young people

While young people are overwhelmingly concerned about climate change, a report has detected an increase in doubt among teenagers.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
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Bitcoin’s dirty little secret: It’s not easy being green

Bitcoin’s dirty little secret: It’s not easy being green

Bitcoin provokes intense debate but one thing everyone agrees on is that it has become a staggering producer of climate wrecking carbon dioxide.

  • by Nick O'Malley and Chris Zappone
It stores pollution 30 times faster than forest. What is blue carbon?
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It stores pollution 30 times faster than forest. What is blue carbon?

Shy dugongs, sea turtles and ancient microbes are all found among our seagrasses and mangroves. Why are politicians interested in these ocean meadows now?

  • by Emma Young
State action alone could lead to nation meeting emissions targets

State action alone could lead to nation meeting emissions targets

Even if the federal government takes no action, the states’ own efforts to reduce climate change would enable Australia to meet current emission reduction targets.

  • by Nick O'Malley
There’s a key element missing from the debate about Australia’s journey to net-zero emissions

There’s a key element missing from the debate about Australia’s journey to net-zero emissions

Everyday Australians are being left out of the conversation.

  • by Lynne Gallagher
Emissions targets could have been more ambitious but heading in right direction

Emissions targets could have been more ambitious but heading in right direction

While Victoria’s new climate goals are achievable are they in line with what’s needed to keep global warming under two degrees?

  • by Miki Perkins