Budget cuts to key US climate programs proposed by President Trump are a major worry for the international research community.
Peter Hannam is Environment Editor at The Sydney Morning Herald. He covers broad environmental issues ranging from climate change to renewable energy for Fairfax Media.
It's not just rising seas and bigger storm surges you need to be worried about.
Momentum in Australia's renewable energy industry remains fragile as uncertainty clouds post-2020 prospects, the US energy giant says.
The Turnbull government has named investment banker and former ABC director Steven Skala as the new chair of its $10 billion green investment agency in a move welcomed by the renewable energy industry.
Investments by the government's $10 billion clean energy fund are growing at an "almost exponential" rate but growth could shudder to a halt if the industry's post-2020 policy is not settled, according to the agency's new head.
Hopes gas will play the role of a so-called transition fuel towards a low-carbon future are dimming as costs of renewable energy dive and its emissions edge over coal is increasingly questioned, a new report by the Climate Action Tracker argues.
The NSW opposition leader Luke Foley has been caught out promising a policy that the Berejiklian government has already begun.
Like the Pythonesque parrot, Alan Finkel's independent review into the future security of Australia's electricity market is merely sleeping.
NSW's addiction to coal royalties shows no sign of easing after a surge in coal prices lifted expected royalties for the state by $839 million over four years.
Rising temperatures and humidity will make the world's tropics increasingly unliveable by pushing more people to the thresholds of their physical tolerance and beyond, a new international study finds.