Cat Woods: Australia isn't doing enough to address climate change

As other nations rise to the challenge and intend to meet ambitious targets set by President Joe Biden for 2030, Australia's prime minister missed his opportunity to show the world that Australia is serious when it comes to combating climate change.
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Population of Australia’s only unique seal has fallen by 60%, study finds

The population of Australia's only unique seal has fallen by more than 60% in just four decades, with experts worried about the fate of the species, according to a study of the number pups born at breeding sites.

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Desarrollan técnicas para ″retrasar 20 años″ la desaparición de la Gran Barrera de Coral en Australia

Investigadores australianos implementaron dos métodos para permitir que el arrecife de coral más grande del mundo pueda sobrevivir al menos 20 años más. El sitio es parte del Patrimonio de la Humanidad de la Unesco.

How long will this child live?

Tremendous gains on life expectancy have been made around the world, but huge gaps remain. We photographed scenes from the global fight for a more equal life span.

‘Life support’ measures could buy Great Barrier Reef another two decades, study finds

Shading corals and deploying more heat-resistant species across the Great Barrier Reef on an as-yet untested scale could buy the world heritage site another two decades, according to a study led by Australian government scientists.


ACT government to investigate impact of climate change policy on electricity grid

The ACT government is set to investigate how Canberra's electricity network could be affected by the territory's climate change policies.


Asbestos found at more than 100 Queensland schools and the search is still underway, Education Minister reveals

The state government has already spent more than $6.5 million to extract asbestos from more than 100 Queensland state schools in this financial year alone. Audits of the hazardous material have been underway for years.

Australia faces uphill battle to address climate change

On the eve of an international climate change summit, some experts say it will take global pressure to get Australia to step up its efforts.


Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull: Australia’s ambition on climate change is held back by a toxic mix of rightwing politics, media and vested interests

Denial of the reality of global warming and the need to transition to a prosperous clean energy economy is abandoning our responsibilities as much to Australian workers as it is to the world.


‘No action on anything’: Australia increasingly isolated as US and others ramp up climate ambition

International pressure on the Morrison government over the climate crisis is expected to increase as the US and other major countries prepare to make new pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions over the next 10 years, experts say, and Australia will not be able to "fly under the radar".


Australian academy sounds alarm over Paris climate goals

The Australian Academy of Science quietly released a report on March 31 that underlines the stakes of President Biden's April 22 climate summit and the next U.N. climate confab in Glasgow.


Renewables plus batteries offer Australia the same energy security as coal, research finds

Renewable energy and batteries can secure Australia's electricity grid as effectively as coal and gas, new research suggests.


Australia responds to severe flooding, with thousands of evacuations

Devastating flooding is ongoing across Australia, where an area the size of Alaska with some 10 million people is at risk for excessive rainfall and storminess.


Australia’s worst floods in decades quicken concerns about climate change

In a country that suffered the harshest wildfires in its recorded history just a year ago, the deluge has become another awful milestone.

Australia lags far behind other top economies on 'green recovery' pandemic spending

Seafood has generally been considered part of a low-carbon diet, but new research points to a surprising link between fishing and carbon emissions.

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U.S. Steel abandons clean tech plans in Pittsburgh region following damning health study

The company scraps planned Pennsylvania investments and will instead shut down three polluting batteries in 2023. The announcement comes a week after a study shows lower lung function in people living near its Pittsburgh-region facility.

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Fertility & Environmental Justice: A conversation with Shanna Swan and Annie Hoang

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Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

Can marine protected areas reduce marine disease?

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