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Pacific islands climate summit: we need help

Connie Hedegaard, the European Commissioner for Climate Action, writes in today’s Sydney Morning Herald about the Pacific Islands Forum that started yesterday. She says: “The Pacific region is on the…

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Hyperactive bushfire season ahead for Australia: outlook

Vast swathes of Australia face above average chances of grass fires and bushfires this summer, after months of above average temperatures. The last 12 months have been the warmest on…

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Australia’s warmest 12 months on record

September 2012 to August 2013 mark the warmest 12 months on record for Australia, the Bureau of Meteorology said yesterday. The average temperature across the country was 22.92 °C during that…

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Australian carbon market worth$6.58 bln in first year: Carbon Market Institute

Australia’s carbon market was worth $6.58 billion in its first year of operation, according to the Carbon Market Institute. On Monday the group said that covered entities emitted 286.6 million…

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More wildfires likely as result of climate change: NASA

Warming temperatures across the world are likely to lead to more intense weather events, and make wild fires, for instance, more ferocious and more common,  according to a new NASA…

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Why the World Bank cares about climate change

The World Bank, a conservative organisation, is becoming more and more vocal about the dangers of climate change, especially to the world’s poorest people. By clicking here, you can read…

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Rudd announces early move to ETS

To make the move from the carbon tax to an emissions trading scheme (ETS) a year earlier than planned, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has announced nearly $4 billion worth of…

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Obama announces ambitious US climate action plan

“We don’t have time for a meeting of the flat-earth society,” US President Barack Obama said in a speech announcing this ambitious climate action plan. President Obama outlined a series…

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Obama quietly raises ‘carbon price’ as costs to climate increase

Buried in a little-noticed rule on microwave ovens is a change in the US government’s accounting for carbon emissions that could have wide-ranging implications for everything from power plants to the Keystone…

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