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An ocean of evidence on warming is our cue to take action - now
Opinion
Opinion

An ocean of evidence on warming is our cue to take action - now

The latest research on rising sea levels attests to the accelerating threat to the planet and its human populations. We have the technology to confront it, but we need the will.

  • by John Church

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Oceans warming faster than thought, new research finds

Oceans warming faster than thought, new research finds

Scientists say the world's oceans are warming far more quickly than previously thought, a finding with dire implications for climate change.

  • by Kendra Pierre-Louis
It's official: Bureau of Meteorology confirms 2018 was a scorcher
Drought

It's official: Bureau of Meteorology confirms 2018 was a scorcher

Nine of the 10 warmest years on record in Australia have occurred since 2005.

'Extremely disappointed': Australia lashes Japan's decision to restart commercial whaling
Animals

'Extremely disappointed': Australia lashes Japan's decision to restart commercial whaling

Tokyo has withdrawn from the International Whaling Commission on the basis that it could not resume the commercial hunt while bound by global rules.

  • by Fergus Hunter & Steve Jacobs
Liberals seize a clean energy future while our federal colleagues fail
Opinion
Opinion

Liberals seize a clean energy future while our federal colleagues fail

With no clarity of a carbon emissions pathway, the Morrison government has left its NSW counterparts no option but to follow the Labor states.

  • by Oliver Yates
Climate change and the risk to civilisation: the doctors' prescription

Climate change and the risk to civilisation: the doctors' prescription

The human race needs to wean off its addiction to fossil fuels, urgently, say Doctors for the Environment.

  • by Colin Butler
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Japan to withdraw from IWC to resume commercial whaling: reports
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Animals

Japan to withdraw from IWC to resume commercial whaling: reports

Japan is unlikely to catch whales in the Antarctic Ocean after its withdrawal, Kyodo quotes a government source as saying.

  • by Steve Jacobs
Blind, worm-like amphibian that burrows underground named after Trump
Global warming

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
Climate deal falls short, fails to set binding targets
United Nations

Climate deal falls short, fails to set binding targets

Negotiators said the agreement was the best that could have been expected given the limited agenda for the talks and the need for a global consensus.

  • by Brady Dennis
Arctic is in even worse shape than realised
Arctic

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
Trump's climate adviser sparked protests, but he found a receptive audience in Australia
Paris Agreement

Trump's climate adviser sparked protests, but he found a receptive audience in Australia

"No country should have to sacrifice their economic prosperity or energy security in pursuit of environmental sustainability," Trump's energy and climate adviser said.

  • by Brad Plumer & Lisa Friedman