Peter Hannam Scientists are calling for CSIRO chief executive Larry Marshall to change his mind and not slash key climate researchers by half.
Peter Hannam Almost 3000 scientists from nearly 60 nations have appealed to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and other Australian leaders to halt CSIRO's plans to halve the number of researchers working on climate monitoring and modelling.
Peter Hannam CSIRO chief Larry Marshall has stepped up efforts to convince staff that the plan to lop 350 jobs will be good for the organisation, according to a transcript of an internal video leaked by disgruntled employees.
Peter Hannam The Baird government's policy of sourcing a fifth of NSW's electricity from renewable sources by the end of the decade is a fading dream with clean energy's share shrinking.
Peter Hannam Australia's new chief scientist Alan Finkel has had "significant conversations" with leading researchers to ensure planned deep cuts to climate science programs by the CSIRO would not undermine the country's ability to deal with global warming.
Peter Hannam CSIRO scientists say deep staffing cuts facing key divisions constitute "a real crisis for all environmental science" in the organisation, amid mounting international criticism.
CSIRO head Larry Marshall has sought to defend deep cuts to climate science programs after days of sustained criticism, saying global warming research was "one piece of a much larger puzzle" in solving Australia's biggest challenges.
Peter Hannam Senior CSIRO executives spent much of Sunday trying to justify and prioritise deep cuts planned to climate change science programs that are understood to have caught Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull by surprise.
Peter Hannam Leading scientists will use a national conference to appeal to the Turnbull government to intervene to reverse plans by the CSIRO to eliminate most of its climate roles amid claims the Prime Minister was "blindsided" by the move.
Australia will break a commitment made at the Paris climate summit less than two months ago if CSIRO goes ahead with its plan to axe its research programs, one of the agency's leading scientists has warned.
Peter Hannam Some of Australia's leading climate scientists will learn on Friday whether they still have a job when CSIRO managers provide details of savage cuts to their units.
If the Abbott era was about climate-change denial it seems that with the Turnbull zeitgeist it is all about climate-change outsourcing.
Peter Hannam Fears that some of Australia's most important climate research institutions will be gutted under a Turnbull government have been realised with deep job cuts for scientists.
Peter Hannam Tasmania's reservoirs have only enough water to supply four months' worth of the state's power supplies after an extended dry spell and the failure of the main power link to the mainland has made things worse.
Peter Hannam Most birds lay just one egg a day, a process that is likely to be affected by a warming world, new research has found.
Peter Hannam The Turnbull government's keystone climate policy could get additional funding before a formal review planned for the middle of 2017 even though there is no current budget beyond the $2.55 billion already allocated.
Peter Hannam The health of the world's soils hinges on the abundance and diversity of the microbes and fungi they contain, and environmental changes including from global warming will undermine their ability to support humans and other species, according to two new studies.
Bloomberg News Shanghai Pudong Development Bank Co. raised 20 billion yuan ($4.3 billion) in China's first domestic green bond offer tied to support for clean energy and environmental protection.
Alex Nussbaum Oil's slump shouldn't scare off renewable investors or give a false sense of security about the future of fossil fuels, according to one of the world's biggest money managers.
Peter Hannam Australia's global ranking has dived on an international survey that Environment Minister Greg Hunt had described as "the most credible, scientifically based" analysis in the world.
Peter Hannam Last year was far warmer than the previous record hot year - which was 2014.
Peter Hannam A remarkably warm December helped drive global surface temperatures in 2015 to easily the hottest year in records going back to 1880, the US National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration said.
Peter Hannam The Paris pact to limit global temperature increases to less than 2 degrees will still result in some parts of the planet warming by as much as six degrees because regional variations, researchers in Switzerland and Australia said.