‘Back to the future’ for carbon credit scheme

22 May

Changes to the carbon credit scheme will allow third-party stakeholders to come up with innovative ways to reduce emissions but critics say it could undermine the system. A new proponent-led process will allow projects and methods to be developed...[Read More]

Wombat burrows help other critters survive after fires

22 May

Wombat burrows act as survival boltholes for a surprising array of creatures after bushfires hit, a study suggests. Researchers have analysed camera trap images from NSW’s Woomargama National Park and Woomargama State Forest, where more than...[Read More]

Aussies on ‘La Nina watch’ as dry turns into downpours

15 May

Australia has been put on “La Nina watch” as meteorologists point to a likely cooling Pacific Ocean, which could bring more rain to parts of the country. But the Bureau of Meteorology noted that despite the watch being in place, there was no...[Read More]

Farmers get drought and climate relief amid export ban

15 May

Farmers will have extra tools to manage drought, cut emissions and deal with the mental toll of life on the land, as the federal government seeks to shift the focus away from fury over a ban on live sheep exports. The 2024/25 budget has delivered...[Read More]

Antarctic mission and Great Barrier Reef secure funding

15 May

Australia’s Antarctic Division gets a shot in the arm and a carbon-credit scheme is being revived in this year’s federal budget. The Antarctic program’s main research vessel, RSV Nuyina, will be able to spend more time at sea after $17.6...[Read More]

High steaks: PM launches drought fund at Beef Week

8 May

Farmers will get more support to help prepare for drought, as climate change brings more extended periods of dry. An extra $519.1 million will go into the Commonwealth’s future drought fund to help regional communities get ready for dry times as...[Read More]

Australia could cut global emissions with green metals

8 May

Australia could significantly cut global greenhouse gas emissions and double its export revenue by producing green metals, former competition leader Rod Sims says. But the Superpower Institute chairman also said the forthcoming federal budget would...[Read More]

‘Exciting’: Scientists discover carbon-storing material

1 May

Scientists have hailed the “exciting” discovery of a type of porous material that can store carbon dioxide. The research, published in the journal Nature Synthesis, involved a team led by scientists in Edinburgh creating hollow, cage-like...[Read More]

‘Why not walk?’ Google Maps to roll out green features

24 April

Google Maps will politely pester Australian travellers to take public transport or walk to their destination in one of several of green changes introduced to the service to celebrate Earth Day. Users who still intend to drive to their destination...[Read More]

Farmers must innovate or risk profits says CSIRO

24 April

Australian farmers must continue to adapt to a changing climate or risk seeing their profits halve by 2050, say CSIRO experts. A new report from Australia’s national science agency has been released after examining what a sustainable future for...[Read More]

Climate change differences for farmers by state

17 April

The way the changing climate will impact different farming regions of Australia has been outlined in a new report from Rural Bank. The agricultural bank has released its first climate report for primary producers, providing an in depth look at what...[Read More]

Tougher laws call to back new environment watchdog

17 April

A new national environment watchdog won’t be enough to stop mass extinctions in Australia unless it is supported by fully-fledged law reform, conservation groups say. World Wildlife Fund Australia chief executive Dermot O’Gorman says the...[Read More]

Australia forecast to become a carbon credit factory

10 April

Australia is at a “critical stage” in how it achieves net-zero carbon emissions as the federal government prepares to set a tougher 2035 target. A carbon market industry report released on Wednesday forecasts Australia will become one of the...[Read More]

Parts of Great Barrier Reef insulated from bleaching

10 April

Mass bleaching could impact deeper parts of the Great Barrier Reef if rising temperatures are not curbed, scientists say. The reef is experiencing its fifth mass bleaching event in eight years, due to heat stress. University of Queensland and...[Read More]

Farewell El Nino, say hello to La Nina

3 April

The rain soaking large parts of Australia may well continue across winter with predictions that changes in the climate is indicating a wet La Nina. The Bureau of Meteorology declared an El Nino event in the Pacific Ocean in September last year with...[Read More]