Saturday 23 August 2014

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Professor Ian Chubb Chief Scientist Australia

Chief scientist tells Newman ‘stick to economics’

Australia’s chief scientist has suggested that the business advisor to the conservative Liberal-National Prime Minister Tony Abbott should stick to economics rather than “trawl the internet” for papers questioning the overwhelming scientific opinion on global warming. As Guardian Australia reports …

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Barrier Reef threatened by spoil dump decision

A former government official has said Australian authorities are failing to protect the country's greatest natural icon, the Great Barrier Reef, by approving the dumping of dredge spoil


Study: global warming main cause glacier retreat

A new study says man-made greenhouse gas emissions have become the dominant cause of melting in glaciers from the Alps to the Andes that is raising world sea


Major Qld coal port railway gets govt nod

A railway linking what will be one of the world's biggest coalmines to a port on Queensland’s World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef coast has been approved. Queensland's Coordinator-General


US anti-coal efforts hit BRICS wall and sceptics

A year ago, United States President Barack Obama sought to mobilise the nation behind a grand plan to fight climate change by slashing carbon pollution at home, while


Renewable energy industry on knife-edge

The clean energy sector faces a difficult future unless it transforms, it is a case of collaborate or die are the themes that industry leaders will be presented


‘World first’ mobile solar plant gets ARENA backing

As it continues to support renewable energy innovation the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) today said it was putting $450,000 in funding to support a $1.4 million pilot-scale


Reports show Barrier Reef facing significant threats

Two major reports into the health and management of the Great Barrier Reef have found parts of the World Heritage site are still under pressure and the central


WWF: Govts must commit $bn to save Barrier Reef

Global environmental lobby group WWF says the latest science confirms the continued rapid decline of Australia’s World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef and the urgent need for stronger


China, Brazil look to steer climate talks agenda

China and Brazil are looking for ways to redirect a global climate debate, which they say unfairly accuses developing nations of delaying limits on fossil-fuel pollution. China wants

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