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Renewables drive Australian emissions lower as wind records blown away

Renewables drive Australian emissions lower as wind records blown away

Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions extended their declines into the first three months of 2021, driven lower by a roaring renewable energy sector that set fresh records this past weekend.

  • by Peter Hannam

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Santos gets nod for advisers despite queries over their independence
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Santos gets nod for advisers despite queries over their independence

The Berejiklian government has defended its decision to approve the choice of advisers by Santos for its $3 billion Narrabri coal seam gas project, rejecting critics who say their industry links raised doubts about their independence.

  • by Peter Hannam
National weather forecast for Sunday, July 25
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National weather forecast for Sunday, July 25

National weather forecast for Sunday, July 25

South Coast villages brace for development influx amid city exodus

South Coast villages brace for development influx amid city exodus

In Eurobodalla Shire, anger has been fanned by the council’s recent decision to sell off more than 40 hectares of pristine forest near Dalmeny.

  • by Peter Hannam
Victorians brace for storms
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Victorians brace for storms

Storm-ravaged residents in Victoria's Dandenong Ranges are bracing themselves for a series of strong wind gusts tonight - with a severe weather warning issued.

Barrier Reef tourism boss welcomes UNESCO’s 12-month ‘probation’

Barrier Reef tourism boss welcomes UNESCO’s 12-month ‘probation’

The decision to grant Australia a reprieve to avoid an “in-danger” listing for the Great Barrier Reef is “very positive”, says the head of the Association of Marine Park Tourism Operators.

  • by Tony Moore
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Group of 20 nations fails to agree on phasing out coal by 2025

Group of 20 nations fails to agree on phasing out coal by 2025

The move to rapidly abandon coal was supported by G7 members but opposed by other nations that attended the G20 meeting in Naples on Friday.

  • by Nick O'Malley
The world gallops to Glasgow while Australia trundles the other way

The world gallops to Glasgow while Australia trundles the other way

Countries are acting with increasing urgency on climate change. Australia is not among them.

  • by Nick O'Malley
‘Liberal lunacy’: Shark bite language debate stirs up US media

‘Liberal lunacy’: Shark bite language debate stirs up US media

A discussion about whether to describe them as “attacks” or “encounters” has stirred both jokes and dismissal that the issue was the latest “liberal lunacy”.

  • by Peter Hannam
National weather forecast for Friday July 23
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National weather forecast for Friday July 23

National weather forecast for Friday July 23

How the dynamics of a heating planet are driving extreme weather

How the dynamics of a heating planet are driving extreme weather

Scientists who once studied climate change as a future threat are now grappling with the immediacy of violently altered weather patterns.

  • by Peter Hannam