Fire emissions

Ancient emissions: did early civilisations alter global climate?

Monday, 24 August 2009

Massive burning of forests for agriculture thousands of years ago may have increased atmospheric carbon dioxide enough to alter global temperatures, US researchers have suggested.


Australia could halve carbon emissions by 2030

Friday, 21 August 2009

A new study has revealed Australian cities could halve their greenhouse gas emissions over the next 20 years with targeted strategies.

Renewable energy

20 per cent Renewable Energy Target confirmed

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Voted in today, legislation giving Australia a 20 per cent renewable energy target also seems to be giving the country's biggest polluters a free kick.

Cate Blanchett, Australian Museum

Eureka science awards give top honours

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

From drive-through blood tests and frogs back from the dead, to the ethics of happy pills and Tasmanian devils, the Eureka Prizes honoured Australia's leading scientific research.

Chicken eggs

Issue of free-range eggs cracked at Woolworths

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

The recent decision by Woolworths to stock fewer cage eggs has highlighted a growing consumer trend, while raising a number of important issues for the egg industry.


Government vows to fight on after ETS defeat

Thursday, 13 August 2009

As expected, the Senate has voted down the Rudd Government's contentious emissions trading legislation, in effect putting Australia's climate change strategy on the shelf for at least three months.

Lophelia coral

Exploring deep sea coral reefs

Friday, 7 August 2009

Researchers will begin delving into the mysteries of deep sea coral reefs in the Atlantic Ocean, in an effort to better understand and protect these rich ocean ecosystems.


National litter count results are in

Thursday, 6 August 2009

The annual National Litter Index results are in today, and while Australia's litter count is down, it's apparent there's still plenty of room for improvement.

Agincourt Reef (GBR)

17 Australian World Heritage areas at risk

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Seventeen of Australia's iconic World Heritage properties will experience increased risks from climate change, a new report has found.

Atlas cover

Australian world first: rainfall-predicting visual atlas

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Australian researchers have created the world's first visual atlas allowing the projection of global rainfall over the next 100 years.

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