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Plastic bag

Bag ban, container recycling and more for NT

Friday, 18 December 2009

The Northern Territory has today announced a ban on single-use plastic bags, the introduction of a 'Cash for Containers' scheme and a host of other green initiatives, with plans to reduce total carbon emissions by 60 per cent of 2007 levels by 2050.

Drought

The year that was (hot)

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

The world has just experienced the warmest decade on record, new climate data has confirmed, with 2009 being a record-breaking year full of unexpected extremes for Australia in particular.

Copenhagen opening panel

Direct from Copenhagen: money matters

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Global leaders are unlikely to strike a treaty at the Copenhagen climate summit, deputy leader of the Australian Greens, Christine Milne, has said.

Senate

CPRS defeated

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

The Government has been defeated in a second attempt to pass its emissions trading scheme in the Senate today, provoking strong reactions from climate change activists and giving Labor a trigger for a double dissolution election.

Emissions

China announces emissions cuts

Friday, 27 November 2009

China - the world's largest polluter - has today announced a figure for its planned emissions cuts and agreed to take part in the upcoming climate negotiations in Copenhagen.

US President Barack Obama

Obama presence at Copenhagen

Thursday, 26 November 2009

US President Barack Obama will attend December's climate talks in Copenhagen, it has been announced, offering a 17 per cent emissions cut by 2020 in the hopes of driving progress towards a global climate agreement.

Earth under pressure

Hefty global footprint figures released

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

The gap between human demands and the Earth's supply is continuing to widen, with humanity now requiring the resources of almost one and a half planets to sustainably produce what we consume.

Global views

World first: global climate poll

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Results from the world's first global citizen consultation on climate change, World Wide Views on Global Warming, have shown an overwhelming concern for the future of the environment.

Woman and child in poverty

Women hardest hit by climate change

Friday, 20 November 2009

Women are more vulnerable to the effects of climate change, bearing the disproportionate burden of a warming planet, according to a report released by the United Nations Population Fund.

Emissions

Latest global emissions figures in

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Global carbon dioxide emissions have reached an all-time high, with emissions from human fossil fuel use rising 2 per cent in 2008.

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