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