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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.
A gross feed-in tariff for solar power, intended to support the growth and uptake of renewable energy, has been announced for New South Wales, with householders set to get $1,500 back a year.
The Government has announced three major household efficiency initiatives that are set to prevent up to 19.5 million tonnes of emissions every year by 2020, and save the Australian economy up to $22 billion over the coming years.
Australia's environment ministers have today endorsed a new national waste policy, which will establish a landmark scheme for recycling televisions and computers.
An update of the most comprehensive resource on the conservation status of plant and animal species around the world, the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, has shown 17,291 of the 47,677 assessed species are threatened with extinction.