UN Climate Conference news
Tom Arup After a few false dawns China has submitted its plans for tackling climate change from 2020 to the United Nations climate negotiations. What does it mean?
Philip Wen China, the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, has submitted a new carbon intensity reduction target to the United Nations while reaffirming its goal to curb carbon emissions by 2030, or 'even earlier'.
Alex Nussbaum The richest nations still haven't convinced the rest of the world they're willing to pick up the tab to help curb climate change, diplomats warned at a United Nations conference Monday.
ADAM LIPTAK and CORAL DAVENPORT The US Supreme Court on Monday blocked one of the Obama administration's most ambitious environmental initiatives: an Environmental Protection Agency regulation meant to limit emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants from coal-fired power plants.
Peter Hannam Libertarian senator David Leyonhjelm says there is no contradiction between his role on a Senate inquiry into wind farm noise and his leadership of a separate committee investigating the rise of a "nanny state" in Australia.
Kieran Gair First, the local bowlo signed up. Then the churches. Step into the NSW town where people, not policy, are deciding on a future driven by renewables.
The revolutionary Solar Impulse 2 aircraft has taken off for a flight over the Pacific Ocean, a spokeswoman says, the most ambitious leg of its quest to circumnavigate the globe powered only by the sun.
ELISABETTA POVOLEDO People from across the religious spectrum come out to back Pope Francis and his encyclical on the environment.
Amina Khan Glaciers might move slowly, but they have their dramatic moments. Scientists tracking glacial earthquakes in Greenland have managed to crack open the mysterious dynamics of calving icebergs.
Tom Arup and Adam Morton 2nd Degree: Australia's next move on climate change is being keenly awaited by everyone from the superpowers to tiny island nations.
The death toll from Pakistan's killer heatwave has risen past 1000, with more fatalities expected, as cloud cover and lower temperatures brought some relief to the worst-hit city Karachi.
Heath Aston Farmers are circulating an open letter calling on the Liberal Party to kill off an internal push to derail Australia making meaningful commitments at the upcoming Paris climate talks.
Saba Imtiaz A run of four days of punishing heat has killed several hundred people in Karachi, with temperatures soaring as high as 45C during the fasting month of Ramadan, when Muslims do not eat or drink between sunrise and sunset.
Heath Aston Prime Minister Tony Abbott is facing a push from inside the Liberal Party to prevent Australia signing up to any binding emissions reduction targets at the upcoming Paris climate talks.
A district court ordered the Dutch government on Wednesday to ensure that the Netherlands reduces greenhouse gas emissions at a faster rate than currently targeted.
Peter Hannam Will island nations be able to sue for damages if their lands become inundated by rising sea levels caused by climate change?
Lisa Cox, Amy Remeikis Preparatory works for Australia's largest coal project have been suspended following a political dispute over mining and environmental approvals.
Jason Scott and James Paton The new renewable energy target will "create thousands of new jobs and grow the order book of hundreds" of companies, General Electrics' Australia chief says.
Esther Han From a "thinking" fridge to solar windows, the power to create a better environment is at your fingertips.
Iain Wilson A new class of clean energy entrepreneurs is emerging in China and creating fabulous wealth -- $US9.13 billion this year alone. Call them the wildcatters of the solar age.
The government has declared a state of emergency in Karachi, Pakistan's largest southern city, after a heatwave killed more than 700 people there and left thousands fighting for their lives at hospitals.
Homes and businesses in the centre of Adelaide will be offered financial incentives to connect battery storage to their solar power systems.
Tom Arup The best things we can do to improve humans' health turn out to be the same things we must do to address global warming.
Greg Hunt The government's policies are delivering a significant reduction in emissions that we can take into global talks on climate change.
Everything you wanted to know about climate change but were afraid to ask
The government is claiming vindication, but Australia is still 'miles away from any credible post 2020 emissions goal', says The Climate Institute.
Accompanied by his 'anger translator', President Obama gets heated over climate change at the White House correspondents' dinner.
Bidding for pollution-reduction funding starts on Wednesday, but the Climate Institute's Erwin Jackson doubts the scheme will achieve its targets.
Fairfax correspondent Nick O'Malley visits Miami, a rich, prosperous city which is starting to drown.
U.N. conference approves building blocks of a Paris Climate Deal in 2015 amid warnings far tougher action will be needed. Paul Chapman reports
Australia's decision not to contribute to a global climate fund has been greeted by outrage and disbelief at an international conference in Peru, according to the Climate Institute.
An unmanned Delta 2 rocket lifts off from California carrying a NASA satellite to measure how much water is in Earth's soil, information that will help track climate change.