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Albanese government faces decisions on coalmines that could add 16m tonnes of CO2 emissions annually

The Albanese government could have to make decisions on whether to approve up to 28 coalmine developments that would make it harder to meet targets set under its newly approved climate policy, according to a new analysis. A coalmine tracker…

It’s not perfect, but the Labor-Greens climate deal should limit emissions and fossil fuels. That matters

The safeguard mechanism is a better policy to deal with major industrial greenhouse gas emissions after a deal between the Albanese government and the Greens. It is not perfect, it is needlessly complicated and there are still things to be…

Labor agrees to absolute cap on emissions to secure Greens backing for safeguard mechanism climate bill

The Albanese government’s signature climate bill targeting big polluters is a step closer to passing after a deal with the Greens including an absolute cap on emissions. The Greens leader, Adam Bandt, announced the deal on the safeguard mechanism bill…

In Held v. Montana, Young People Sue Montana Over Use of Fossil Fuels – The New York Times

Sixteen young Montanans have sued their state, arguing that its support of fossil fuels violates the state Constitution. KALISPELL, Mont. — Badge and Lander Busse tromped into the forest behind their house on a snowy Sunday in March, their three…

The Greens face one of the biggest decisions of their political lives as Labor’s climate policy hangs in the balance

The future of one of Labor’s signature climate policies – updating the safeguard mechanism to deal with industrial greenhouse gas emissions – hangs in the balance. The government held off pushing it through parliament this week while negotiations continued with…

Labor and Greens could agree to compromise on non-fossil fuel industries in safeguard mechanism

Labor could agree to treat existing non-fossil fuel industries – such as cement, aluminium and steel – differently to new coal and gas developments in a bid to reach agreement with the Greens on a signature climate policy. But it…

Decline of more than 500 species of marine life on Australian reefs ‘the tip of the iceberg’, study finds

More than 500 common species of fish, seaweed, coral and invertebrates that live on reefs around Australia have declined in the past decade, a study has found, as experts warn “not all is well in the ocean”. Global heating was…

Etihad accused of misleading customers with greenwashing in ‘net zero’ ads

Etihad has been accused of misleading customers through advertising that spruiked its emissions reductions plans, with Australia’s consumer watchdog now considering action against the airline amid its crackdown on greenwashing. Aviation emissions advocacy group Flight Free Australia alleged in the…

Bob Brown renounces Australian Conservation Foundation life membership over Labor’s climate policy

Former Greens leader Bob Brown has quit his life membership of the Australian Conservation Foundation in protest after the environment group urged parliament to “strengthen and pass” a signature Albanese government climate policy. Brown said he had returned his life…

Warmer autumn than usual forecast after scorching weekend smashes Australian weather records

Dozens of Australian heat records were smashed over the weekend, as the Bureau of Meteorology forecasts a warmer than average autumn ahead. Miriam Bradbury, a senior meteorologist at the weather bureau, said many locations in New South Wales recorded their…

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