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Bushfires are changing the ‘hidden’ understorey in our forests

Friday 17 May 2024

New research finds that more frequent and intense fires are changing Australia’s forests, but to save the understorey, we need to change our approach


Two-thirds of us support banning pet cats from roaming. A ban would save millions of native animals – and billions of dollars

Thursday 16 May 2024

Australians have more pet cats than ever before – more than 5 million in total. With the growing number, expectations on pet owners are shifting.


Green industry yes, conservation no: a budget for people, not for nature

Wednesday 15 May 2024

Last night’s budget is another missed opportunity to arrest the poor and deteriorating state of the Australian environment.


Corporatocracy

Tuesday 14 May 2024

It’s time we reckoned with what it means to become a corporatocracy. Our governments exist to enact the desires of their corporate masters. Some of these politicians, like Madeleine King, appear to do so with alacrity, while others appear lost in the perceived demands of party and pressure groups. The end result will be an uninhabitable world.


Australian fossil fuel producer subsidies jump 31 pct to $14.5 billion

Monday 13 May 2024

Government subsidies to fossil fuel producers have risen sharply in the past year, triggering calls for the Commonwealth to scrap the concessions.


Our research shows higher carbon emissions increase costs for Australian businesses

Friday 10 May 2024

Imagine every ton of carbon dioxide a company emits is slowly inflating its costs — not just in terms of potential fines or fees but in the capital it needs to grow and operate.


World’s top climate scientists expect global heating to blast past 1.5C target

Thursday 9 May 2024

Planet is headed for at least 2.5C of heating with disastrous results for humanity, poll of hundreds of scientists finds


From solar to EVs: Five green tech supply chains that could deliver $215 billion boost to Australia

Wednesday 8 May 2024

Building Australian supply chains for the manufacture of solar, wind, batteries, heat pumps and commercial electric vehicles could deliver $215 billion of benefits in just a decade, a new report has found, provided we get the policy and regulatory settings right.


New computer algorithm supercharges climate models and could lead to better predictions of future climate change

Monday 7 May 2024

A study describes a new computer algorithm which can be applied to Earth System Models to drastically reduce the time needed to prepare these in order to make accurate predictions of future climate change.