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Christmas dinner

Elimate Christmas food waste: National Leftovers Day

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

With Christmas upon us, Australian shoppers are in a food-buying frenzy - spending around $7.6 billion on food in December alone. Yet a great deal of the items we buy this season will be wasted.

Aid packages

World's Biggest Relief Package

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

What do you buy someone who has everything? Something for someone who has nothing...

Rudd and Wong at Copenhagen Conference

Copenhagen a failure, green groups say

Monday, 21 December 2009

The closing of the Copenhagen climate talks has left many green groups and climate experts cold, and with fears that global ambition is simply too low to tackle the mounting problem of climate change.

Sea Shepherd vessel

Trouble at sea for anti-whaling crew

Monday, 21 December 2009

The Steve Irwin ship - out on the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's most recent Antarctic Whale Defense Campaign - has hit trouble, with reports of a Japanese security ship illegally tailing the crew and firing a "military class weapon" at their helicopter.

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.

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