Peter Hannam 4:26 PM Pressure on the Prime Minister to attend the crucial Paris Climate Summit is likely to rise if he opts to attend the CHOGM gathering that will be held just prior to the French event.
7:55 AM France suggests world leaders should attend only the start of a summit on climate change in Paris in six months, hoping to avoid a repeat of the last failed attempt in 2009 when they came at the end and left empty-handed.
7:49 AM Europe's top oil and gas companies urged governments around the world to introduce a pricing system for carbon emissions, as governments meet in Bonn, Germany, on Monday to work on a UN deal to fight climate change.
The powerful doctors lobby group is set to ramp up pressure on the federal government to take action on climate change.
Peter Hannam A warming planet is already stoking the intensity of tropical cylones in the north-west Pacific and their ferocity will continue to increase even with moderate climate change over this century, an international research team has found.
Tom Arup, Environment Editor The former climate adviser to two Labor governments, Professor Ross Garnaut, says Australia should ensure the heaviest burden of cutting greenhouse gases is not pushed onto future generations, and new emissions targets should be set accordingly.
Nicole Hasham Residents of Lord Howe Island have gone dirty on diesel and now have an ambitious target for renewable energy.
Richard Willingham Australian Deputy PM Warren Truss says any action at December's Paris meeting needs to include a commitment from developing nations to do their bit for climate change.
Peter Hannam Most of Australia can expect a drier and warmer than usual winter as the influence of an El Nino takes hold – although the first few days of the season won't feel very balmy.
Saleha Mohsin and Mikael Holter Norway's parliament reached an agreement to ban the country's $US890 billion ($1.15 trillion) sovereign wealth from investing in companies that base at least 30 per cent of their business on coal or revenue from the fuel.
Glaciers in the Everest region could shrink at least 70 per cent or even disappear entirely by the end of the century as a result of climate change.
More than 1000 people have died in a major heatwave across India, that has seen roads melt in New Delhi and temperatures near 50 degrees.
Mathew Carr The value of global carbon permits expanded to $34 billion ($44 billion) in the past year, with gains led by South Korea, California and Quebec, the World Bank said.
A breakthrough international accord to curb global warming is within reach but major hurdles still loom including resistance to a legally binding accord, France's foreign minister said in an interview with Reuters.
Peter Hannam Prospects are firming that the El Nino event taking hold will mean a drier Australia, with conditions in the Indian Ocean likely to reinforce those in the Pacific, the Bureau of Meteorology said.
Peter Hannam Leading religious figures have called on the Abbott government and Labor to commit to deep cuts in greenhouse gases after the current goal expires in 2020.
UN chief Ban Ki-Moon is calling for renewed "global action" to limit climate change ahead of a quadrennial congress in Geneva.
Lisa Cox Claims by the Prime Minister's chief business adviser about climate change have been rejected by the head of the Bureau of Meteorology as "incorrect", irrelevant and "old red herrings".
Peter Hannam Solar energy is the most popular source of electricity in Australia with more than three times the backing of coal-fired or nuclear power, a survey by Ipsos has found.
Tara Patel and Fabio Benedetti-Valentini France's largest insurer will scrap holdings in coal companies because of concerns about climate change, broadening support for the fossil-fuel divestment movement to a major mainstream investor.
JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS President Barack Obama used a commencement address Wednesday at the Coast Guard Academy to cast his push for urgent action to combat climate change as a national security imperative, saying that the warming of the planet poses an "immediate risk" to the United States.
Andrew Darby Glaciers in the Antarctic Peninsula are said to be in a surprise collapse, as concern grows at the region's rapid deterioration under climate change.
Peter Hannam The world remains on course for another record hot year with the first four months of 2015 setting a new high for temperatures and more signals indicating the emerging El Nino event will be a strong one.
Reed Landberg Oxford University said it would curb some of the most polluting fossil fuel-related investments in its 1.7 billion-pound ($3.3 billion) endowment, making it the most prominent institution to join the growing campaign for divestment from the industry.
Peter Hannam In an ideal world, we would not have had the torturous year and a half of debate over the Renewable Energy Target.
The last intact section of one of Antarctica's mammoth ice shelves is weakening fast and will likely disintegrate completely in the next few years, contributing further to rising sea levels, according to a NASA study.
Josh Wingrove Canada pledged to cut greenhouse-gas emissions by about a third by 2030 in a move quickly dismissed by environmentalists and energy analysts as lacking detail and unrealistic without major policy changes.