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Worst fall armyworm incursion on record costing farmers millions - ABC News

  2024-02-14 in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The invasive insect causes millions of dollars in losses across Australia's summer crop-growing regions.

  Tagged under: Farming | Insects


Andrew Forrest calls for fossil fuel bosses' 'heads on spikes' in extraordinary outburst on sidelines of UN COP28 climate conference - ABC News

  2023-12-06 in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The Australian mining magnate and climate campaigner lashes out at oil and gas supremos he says are "selfish beyond belief".

  Tagged under: COP28


Monument, ironstone, basalt: Why the colour of the nation's roofs is a hot topic

  2023-10-23 (or before) in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

  Tagged under: Housing


A sinkhole, toxic gas and the $2 billion mistake behind Snowy 2.0's blowout - ABC News

  2023-10-22 in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Snowy Hydro's tunnelling machine caused a sinkhole and spent months barely moving, then the troubled project's tunnel began filling with gas.

  Tagged under: Australia


Hundreds of billions of dollars held by Australians in foreign tax havens, report estimates - ABC News

  2023-10-22 in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Australians hold more than one-third of a trillion dollars in known tax havens, and profit-shifting by multinational firms deprives Treasury of almost $11 billion a year, finds a new international report.


California sues world's largest oil companies, alleging they caused billions of dollars in damages

  2023-09-18 (or before) in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Chevron | Shell | Exxon | California | BP


2023 on track to be world's hottest year on record, temperatures exceed 1.5C above pre-industrial levels for first time - ABC News

  2023-09-11 (or before) in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Data released from Copernicus, a branch of the European Union Space Programme, shows August was 1.59C warmer than 1850–1900 levels, following a 1.6C increase in July.  


Woodside, Chevron say WA faces gas supply crunch as scientists warn of 'climate time bomb'

  2023-09-02 in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Climate Change | Chevron


NSW fire crews work through weekend to contain more than 70 blazes across the state - ABC News

  2023-08-20 in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Winds reaching 40 to 60 kilometres an hour created high-risk conditions, particularly on the New South Wales mid-north coast, with crews still working on Sunday to contain fires.


'Inability to think long-term': Politicians lashed over lack of climate change targets on Q+A

  2023-08-15 (or before) in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero


What comes after Extinction Rebellion? The future depends on the emergence of a climate majority - ABC Religion & Ethics

  2023-08-14 (or before) in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Over the last five years, Extinction Rebellion functioned as a “radical flank” to the environmental movement — but its strategy of public disruption alienated the very people who would otherwise be concerned about climate collapse.

  Tagged under: Collapse


Antarctic sea ice levels dive in 'five-sigma event', as experts flag worsening consequences for planet - ABC News

  2023-07-25 (or before) in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Antarctic sea ice has usually been able to recover in winter. But this time it's different, with levels taking a sharp downward turn at a time of year when sea ice usually forms reliably — and experts are worried.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Antarctic | Sea Level


'Big-time bad news': what a secret Cold War project could tell us about the fate of Greenland's ice sheet

  2023-07-21 (or before) in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Climate Change | Ice Melting


'Gobsmacking': Antarctic sea ice shrinks - ABC listen

  2023-05-23 in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Scientists say they're observing a 'mind boggling fast reduction' in the amount of sea ice in Antarctica, describing the decline as 'gobsmacking'.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Antarctic


These companies claim to be 'carbon neutral'. But the devil is in the details

  2023-03-09 in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

  Tagged under: Climate Change


The Pilbara mining companies exploring greener ventures amid energy shift

  2023-02-18 in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The Pilbara, known for its iron ore production, is set for another bumper year. But there are new players and projects emerging in Australia's resources heartland.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Lithium | Minerals | Electric Cars | EVs


Conservationists warn NSW wombats' future at risk after burrows inundated in floods

  2023-01-06 in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

In an effort to protect wombats during the floods, one animal conservationist has built burrows for the species as it struggles with habitat loss, disease and pneumonia.


'History has been made today': Cannon-Brookes scores big win over AGL board

  2022-11-15 in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes scores a resounding victory at AGL's annual general meeting, with all four of his independent director candidates appointed to the energy giant's board.


'A huge victory': Traditional owners win court challenge against $4.7b Santos gas project

  2022-09-21 in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A federal court judge has upheld a challenge brought by Munupi clan elders who said they were not properly consulted before the project was approved.


'No greater betrayal of humanity': Scientists take to the streets to demand climate action

  2022-09-08 in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

As the gulf between climate science and climate action grows, these scientists are putting their bodies on the line to demand more is done.

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Activism | Exxon | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


Mothers at the searing edge of climate change in this hottest city on Earth

  2022-06-15 in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Pregnant women and new mothers are at the receiving end in Jacobabad in southern Pakistan as they battle heatwave in their daily lives.

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Climate Change | Women and Children


'Managed retreat' from coastal living could soon be reality, climate report warns

  2022-02-28 in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The world's scientists declare climate change is now a threat to human wellbeing, warning we are about to miss the window to "secure a liveable and sustainable future for all".

  Tagged under: Bushfires | IPCC | Climate Change


'We've been dudded': Oil and gas leases granted in Channel Country without consulting traditional owners

  2021-12-16 in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Traditional owners in Queensland's Channel Country say they feel "dudded" after the government has quietly paved the way for gas fracking on their land, despite promises to consult them. 

  Tagged under: Fracking


Black Summer fires 'fertilised' the ocean so that algal blooms almost offset the emissions

  2021-09-15 in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Iron-rich ash and smoke from the Black Summer bushfires dropped from the atmosphere into the Southern Ocean, fuelling enormous blooms of algae between New Zealand and South America.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Bushfires


Australian governments spend $19,000 a minute subsidising fossil fuels, report finds

  2021-04-25 in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A new report by progressive think tank The Australia Institute sheds light on how much money Australia pays to subsidise the fossil fuel industry. But exactly what constitutes a "subsidy" remains at the centre of the debate.

  Tagged under: Coal | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


Half of all marine life lost in 40 years: WWF report

  2015-09-16 in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The populations of some species marine animals have declined by 49 per cent in just four decades, according to one of the most extensive surveys of sealife ever compiled.

  Tagged under: Sealife


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