8:50 AM Premier Mike Baird is very open about his plan to privatise the state's poles and wires.
MELISSA EDDY 7:42 AM The European Union will fail to meet an ambitious goal of significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 unless it takes more aggressive measures to limit the use of fossil fuels and adopts new environmental policies, according to a new report.
Peter Hannam Australia’s run of abnormally warm weather has continued with the country recording its second-hottest February in data going back to 1910, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.
Bloomberg News A documentary investigating the fallout of China's poor air quality drew millions of viewers last weekend, putting a renewed spotlight on pollution as the nation's lawmakers prepare for their annual gathering in Beijing.
A significant majority of Americans say combating climate change is a moral issue that obligates them - and world leaders - to reduce carbon emissions, a Reuters/IPSOS poll has found.
The Swiss government offer to cut national greenhouse gas emissions by 50 per cent below 1990 levels by 2030, with at least 30 per cent of the curbs at home and the rest by investing in carbon-cutting projects abroad.
Peter Hannam It may not have felt like summer but Sydney has had another warmer-than-average season with nights particularly balmy.
The Siberian crater saga is more widespread — and scarier — than anyone thought.
A natural cooling of the Pacific Ocean has contributed to slow global warming in the past decade but the pause is unlikely to last much longer, US scientists said.
Peter Ker Alcoa's Australian joint venture partner says its energy costs rose after the carbon tax was repealed.
Peter Hannam The Greens would immediately halt clearing of the Leard State Forest – a key battleground for open-cut coal mines – and restore Environment as a standalone department, according the party’s state election platform.
James Urton On a summer day in 1885, three Hawaiian princes surfed at the mouth of the San Lorenzo River at Santa Cruz in California on crudely constructed boards made from coastal redwoods, bringing the sport to the North American mainland.
Terrence McCoy Several years ago, in 2009 and 2010, a string of unexplained floods and unusually high tides struck the East Coast. There was no easy explanation. No hurricane. No winter storm. But the waters kept spilling across the shoreline, from North Carolina's Cape Hatteras to Canada.
Lisa Cox The Abbott government's efforts to scale back the renewable energy target (RET) have set the industry back 12 years, a Senate estimates hearing has heard.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday swiftly delivered on his vow to veto a Republican bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, leaving the long-debated project in limbo for another indefinite period.
Stefan Nicola Rajendra Pachauri, who supervised work on the two most detailed studies of climate change ever completed, stepped down as head of the United Nations panel examining the science after allegations he sexually harassed a colleague.
Lisa Cox The Abbott government's confidence that its direct action climate policy will meet Australia's emissions reduction target is based on Australia's track record in environmental policy and not on modelling, a Senate estimates hearing has heard.
Justin Doom Increasingly acidic ocean conditions are threatening US shellfish populations, with the Pacific Northwest and Alaska expected to be affected first, and the Northeast likely to be hit the hardest, researchers said.
Peter Hannam Leaked reports show that mining companies have prepared plans for as many as 16 new or expanded coal mines in the NSW Upper Hunter Valley.
Justin Gillis and John Schwartz For years, politicians wanting to block legislation on climate change have bolstered their arguments by pointing to the work of a handful of scientists who claim that greenhouse gases pose little risk to humanity.
Indian police are investigating a sexual harassment complaint against the United Nations' top climate change official.
John Lauerman Actress Natalie Portman, environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and other high-profile Harvard University alumni are calling for demonstrations to urge divestment from fossil fuels.
Peter Hannam The southward shift of cyclones under climate change will force planners to demand stronger building standards as far south as Coffs Harbour on the NSW coast, according to Steve Turton, a Cairns-based climatologist.
Peter Hannam Forecasters were predicting a category 2-sized storm before tropical Cyclone Marcia suddenly intensified.
Ehren Goossens US banking giant Citigroup plans to lend, invest and facilitate deals worth $US100 billion ($128 billion) by 2025 to support projects that will fight climate change and protect the environment.
Peter Hannam Worldwide temperatures are showing little sign of easing back from 2014’s record levels with January matching the warmest tallies for the month in 125 years of data.