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Government places ban on red gum logging

Brian Robins STATE POLITICS Logging of Riverina red gums will stop from the middle of the year, in a pre-election about-face from a state government keen to bolster its environmental credentials.

IPCC report: how humans are changing the climate

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Peter Hannam Climate change is real, it's happening and the risks are many and rising, so says the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in its latest report.

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Temperature rise could hit coffee drinkers in hip pocket

Tom Arup, Stephanie Wood The latte sippers of the inner city may not be the communities most threatened by climate change, but the latest UN scientific assessment of global warming's impacts suggests they will not go...

Shell shock

GOOD WEEKEND. TURTLES. Swimming with turtles on Lady Elliot Island on the Great Barrier Reef. Picture Paul Harris. Monday 3 March 2014

Tim Elliott The sea turtle, one of the earth's oldest creatures, is facing a battle for survival.

Ten ways you personally will notice the effects of climate change

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Fiona Johnson On Monday, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its latest report on the impacts of global warming. Here are 10 practical effects of climate change that you might feel in the home.

Eastern Australian waters warming fastest

Picture shows Goldring Surgeon fish, pic taken from website. March 6 2005.

Peter Hannam Species forced to move and adapt as they run out of continental shelf.

Tiny microbe blamed for ancient global climate catastrophe

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Sometimes bad things come in small packages.

Reef's fragile future the focus of Earth Hour 2014

Landlords are urged to raise Earth Hour awareness with tenants. Photo: iStock.

Peter Hannam Thousands of Sydneysiders will take part in the Earth Hour on Saturday evening, an event organisers hope will kick off a year-round campaign against climate change.

Native vegetation codes open way for destructive clearing: environmental groups

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Peter Hannam Proposed loosening of land-clearing codes by the O'Farrell government will allow NSW farmers to “slash, burn and rip” will little oversight, environmental groups claim.

US launches climate change website to reveal local impacts

President Barack Obama wants Americans to see how climate change will remake their own backyards - and to make it as easy as opening a web-based app.

Deer to be culled by hunters in parks, including Sherbrooke Forest

Fallow deer

Darren Gray Hunters will be authorised to shoot and kill up to 220 deer at three parks near Melbourne under a culling program to be managed by Parks Victoria.

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Another giraffe called Marius may be put down at Danish zoo

Marius the giraffe, at Copenhagen Zoo.

The Danish Jyllands Park Zoo said it might put down one of its giraffes, which by coincidence is also named Marius, the same as the giraffe killed by Copenhagen Zoo on Sunday, according to Danish...

Climate change to add to winter extremes, limiting warming benefit: study

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Global warming will fail to reduce high winter death rates as some officials have predicted because there will be more harmful weather extremes even as it gets less cold, a British study showed on...

Climate change sceptic Dick Warburton's new role adds to renewable energy uncertainty

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Peter Hannam D espite a role on a Gillard government panel to help cut the impact of the carbon tax on companies exposed to foreign competition, former Caltex chairman Dick Warburton is no fan of carbon controls.

Policymakers aren't aware of threat to farming from climate change, World Bank says

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Climate change will play havoc with farming, and policy makers and researchers aren't fully aware of the significance on food supply, according to the World Bank.

Heatwave heads to Queensland, adding to drought strain

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Queensland is braced for yet another scorcher as the drought continues to take hold across the state.

Showers for Sydney and relief for parched regions

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Inga Ting Farmers in some of the state's northern inland areas could be thanking the heavens in coming days for the heaviest rainfall the drought-stricken region in years.

Drought: Rain answers farmers' prayers in north-west NSW

Inga Ting, Bianca Hall Farmers in the state's north-west could be thanking the heavens in coming days for the heaviest rainfall in years in the drought-stricken region.

Heatwave 'one of the most significant' on record, says Bureau of Meteorology

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Peter Hannam Last week's heatwave that baked most of south-eastern Australia rivalled the intensity of the searing temperatures that preceded the Black Saturday bushfires almost five years ago, according to...

Another heatwave builds as prospects grow for a long fire season

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Peter Hannam Another spell of heat is headed for south-eastern Australia just as conditions ease for fire crews and communities following last week's record-breaking heatwave.