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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.
Global carbon dioxide emissions have reached an all-time high, with emissions from human fossil fuel use rising 2 per cent in 2008.
Thousands of Australian homes are at risk of damage or submersion, according to a new report detailing the impacts of climate change on our coastal communities.
The energy efficiency of commercial office buildings is the focus of a new national scheme designed to boost the green credentials of work spaces.