Wednesday 01 October 2014

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Japanese whalers heading back to Antarctic

Just six months after it stopped Japan has told an International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting it will resume its whaling program in the Antarctic. The announcement comes after a stoppage ordered by the International Court of Justice, which ruled in …

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CSIRO: 99.999% likely humans cause of global warming

A new report by Australia’s lead scientific organisation the CSIRO has declared the chances of global warming being the result of human industry as 99.999 per cent likely.

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Solar panel development is a clear winner

Researchers have created new "transparent" solar panels that can create solar energy while also letting people to see-through them. The device has been called transparent luminescent solar concentrator, which

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Scientists urge ‘national vision’ on US coastal risk

In a National Research Council report a group of top scientists in the United States has called for a fundamental change to how the country deals with risks

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Australia wins Japan whaling case in ICJ

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has come down in favour of a case brought by Australia and ruled Japan must immediately stop its whaling program in the

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CSIRO doubts govt’s Direct Action climate plan

Australia’s leading scientific research body, CSIRO, has cast doubt on a key aspect of the conservative Liberal-National government's climate change plan. The CSIRO says storing carbon in soil is

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Study looks at who is really leading on climate

Scientists have assessed whether corporate climate actions are sufficient and their rankings favour 49 brands, from Astra Zeneca to Volkswagen. The nonprofit group Climate Counts has taken a science-based

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Greens query anti-wind farm lobby’s tax status

The Australian Greens Party has queried a number of aspects relating to one of Australia's most prominent anti-wind farm lobbies. The Waubra Foundation is named after the small northwestern

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Call for 25 per cent total solar power by 2030

Two British scientists have proposed an ambitious plan to tackle the problem graphically described by the latest United Nations report on climate change. Their solution is a massive and urgent

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Koalas at risk from rising temperatures

A new study on vulnerable koala populations has found the Australian icon could struggle to survive rising temperatures. Research by a team at the University of Sydney has found

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