Climate change

fishing trawler

Climate change bad news for commerical fishing

Thursday, 9 October 2008

We now have a new Department of Climate Change report showing that warmer temperatures, changes in currents, rainfall and extreme weather events could devastate Australia's fishing industry.

Ross Garnaut

Global agreement urgent, says Garnaut

Tuesday, 30 September 2008

A global climate change agreement is "urgent and essential", according to the final Climate Change Review released today by Professor Ross Garnaut, advisor to PM Kevin Rudd.

Al Gore

Gore says financial turmoil means green opportunity

Monday, 29 September 2008

The global economic downturn and the crisis in the US financial markets offers the chance for investment in green energy, former US vice-president Al Gore has said.

green worker

Climate change and skills shortages

Friday, 26 September 2008

The Minister for innovation, industry, science and research, Kim Carr, has allocated $75 million to help businesses tackle climate change. The money will go towards doing things like creating co-generation plants that would turn waste into electricity and capturing storm water.

emissions

Carbon emissions increasing, says new report

Thursday, 25 September 2008

The amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere is increasing at an accelerated rate, according to a new report by the Global Carbon Project.

Walnut tree

Stressed trees release aspirin for possible communication

Monday, 22 September 2008

Walnut trees stressed by drought and other factors release large amounts of an aspirin compound to reduce damage and possibly warn nearby plants.

Flowers

Plants absorb less carbon after hot years

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Plant and soil can take up to two years to recover from an exceptionally hot year, says a new study which has implications for the battle against global warming.

Old growth forest

Old trees are carbon positive, say scientists

Thursday, 11 September 2008

Old-growth forests remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere, helping to curb the greenhouse gases that drive global warming, according to a new study.

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