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Australia Says It Won't Pay Into UN Green Climate Fund

AP | By ROD McGUIRK | Posted 02.04.2015 | Green

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia will continue to directly pay for climate change adaptation in vulnerable South Pacific island nations through ...

Australia Out Of Step With New Climate Momentum

AP | By ROD McGUIRK | Posted 01.28.2015 | Green

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who rose to power in large part by opposing a tax on greenhouse gas emissions, is ...

EU, U.S. Force Inclusion Of Climate Change Passage On G20 Agenda

Reuters | Posted 01.16.2015 | Green

By Lincoln Feast and Jane Wardell BRISBANE, Australia, Nov 16 (Reuters) - The G20 communique will include a significant passage on cli...

Australians Stick Heads In The Sand, Mocking Abbott's Climate Stance

Reuters | Sue-Lin Wong | Posted 01.13.2015 | Green

This handout picture taken by Tim Cole and released by 350.org on November 13, 2014 shows Australians burying their heads in the sands of iconic Bondi...

Australian PM's Climate Stance In The Spotlight

AP | MATTHEW PENNINGTON | Posted 08.12.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday praised ally Australia as a trusted military partner whose cooperation is providing the U.S. wi...

Australia PM: Climate Change Not Causing Wildfires

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 10.25.2013 | Green

CANBERRA, Australia -- CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The government staunchly rejected arguments that climate change is causing the wildfires ravaging ...

Record-Breaking 'Angry Summer' Linked To Climate Change

Posted 06.28.2013 | Green

From Climate Central's Andrew Freedman: Manmade global warming was likely a significant contributing factor in Australia’s “Angry Summer” of ...

Are Australia's Waves Getting Bigger?

Posted 01.22.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's John Platt: Coastal areas in parts of Australia, Indonesia and Antarctica will be hard-hit by stronger winds and waves...

Australia Braces For Record Heat

Posted 01.08.2013 | Green

Right now, things are pretty hot in Australia. So hot, in fact, that meteorologists Down Under have added new, never-before-used colors to temperature...

Australia Prime Minister: Carbon Tax Won't Kill Coal Industry

AP | By KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 09.11.2011 | Green

SYDNEY -- Australia's prime minister on Tuesday touted a $5 billion bid for one of the nation's coal miners as proof an unpopular new tax on the count...

Climate Scientists Face Death Threats

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 08.07.2011 | Green

When a tree-planting advocate receives threats of sexual assault and violence against her children, it is perhaps a red flag that the practice of heal...

Australia Overtakes U.S. As Biggest Polluter: report

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SYDNEY (AFP) �" Australians have overtaken Americans as the world's biggest individual producers of carbon dioxide, which is blamed for global warmi...

Carbon Capture a Pipe Dream

Blaise Zerega | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Blaise Zerega

There's much to love about carbon capture, in theory. But carbon capture continues our dependence on coal-fired power plants, and does little to change the status quo.