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Labor’s phased emissions trading scheme

Labor has announced a six point climate change strategy, aimed at increasing renewable energy use, improving energy efficiency and transitioning away from old and inefficient coal power stations.


Election 2016: climate politics off to a chilly start, but could still heat up

Environmental groups are pushing hard to ensure that climate change will not be forgotten in the election.


This election is our last chance to save the Great Barrier Reef

This might be ourr last chance to put in place a plan that will save the reef


Southern hemisphere CO2 level rises above symbolic 400 ppm milestone

Atmospheric carbon dioxide measurements at Tasmania's Cape Grim and Antarctica's Casy Station have now officially passed 400 parts per million and are likely to stay above that for decades to come.


Direct Action not giving us bang for our buck on climate change

Direct Action is the centrepiece of Australia’s current greenhouse gas reduction efforts, but is it working?


Rapid transition to clean energy will take massive social change

We have the technology to phase out fossil fuels, but it will take more than that.


Life in a ‘degrowth’ economy, and why you might actually enjoy it

On a finite planet, the economy can’t grow forever, so what's the alternative?


US firms knew about global warming in 1968

Turns out we've been ignoring the signs for decades


Signing the Paris Climate Agreement is easy – what comes next for Australia will be hard

Australia will be one of more than 160 nations formally signing the Paris climate agreement in New York this week. But delivering on those promises is what really counts.