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Blind, worm-like amphibian that burrows underground named after Trump

Blind, worm-like amphibian that burrows underground named after Trump

A London sustainable building materials company saw a resemblance between the nearly blind creature and Trump, who has called global warming a "hoax".

  • by Isaac Stanley-Becker

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'Greater warming': different species under threat
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'Greater warming': different species under threat

The latest State of the Environment report warns entire ecosystems are altering their habits due to warming oceans and rising sea levels.

  • by Ben Weir
'Filling holes in budget': state accused of diverting climate cash
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'Filling holes in budget': state accused of diverting climate cash

The Berejiklian government has been accused of diverting money from the state's Climate Change Fund to cover projects unrelated to its original mandate - even as its underspending approaches half a billion dollars.

  • by Peter Hannam
'Missed opportunity': Australia's 'difficult' position in UN climate change talks

'Missed opportunity': Australia's 'difficult' position in UN climate change talks

Australia's "constructive" role at the United Nations climate change talks in Poland was undermined by its continued support for fossil fuels at home, experts say.

  • by Megan Gorrey
'Fundamental': Major ambition gaps dog final days of climate talks
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'Fundamental': Major ambition gaps dog final days of climate talks

A major climate summit of more than 190 nations was set to run overtime as delegates struggled to narrow gaps on guidelines to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and raise aid for developing nations.

  • by Peter Hannam
'New energy future': Minister touts Australia at climate summit
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'New energy future': Minister touts Australia at climate summit

Australia is being powered by unprecedented investments in renewable energy, environment minister Melissa Price told a summit in Poland. 

  • by Peter Hannam
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El Nino events to become 'stronger' and more intense, study finds
Extreme weather

El Nino events to become 'stronger' and more intense, study finds

Big El Nino events will increase in intensity and frequency as the planet warms, worsening their related extreme weather impacts, new research has found.

  • by Peter Hannam
'Sprint to the election': Anti-Adani groups target Labor
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'Sprint to the election': Anti-Adani groups target Labor

Dozens of groups opposed to the proposed Adani coal mine are stepping up their national campaign, targeting Labor leader Bill Shorten.

  • by Peter Hannam
Arctic is in even worse shape than realised
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Arctic is in even worse shape than realised

Over the past three decades of global warming, the oldest and thickest ice in the Arctic has declined by a stunning 95 per cent, US scientific agency finds.

  • by Chris Mooney
New Zealand rules out using 'Kyoto credits' for Paris, Australia shtum
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New Zealand rules out using 'Kyoto credits' for Paris, Australia shtum

New Zealand ruled out using carryover carbon credits to count against its Paris climate target, saying such moves would "make it even harder" for the world to meet the "critical" goal of reducing emissions.

  • by Peter Hannam
'Fake action': Australia's secret path to hitting Paris climate goals
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'Fake action': Australia's secret path to hitting Paris climate goals

Australia could use a little-known loophole to help meet up to half its Paris climate commitments in a move that analysts warn could undermine the global accord. 

  • by Peter Hannam