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Environmental group ECCQ has lost a Federal Court appeal to hold the Environment Minister legally responsible for assessing the climate impact of coal mines.
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ECCQ loses Federal Court appeal to hold Environment Minister responsible for coal mine climate impact

Environmental group ECCQ has lost a Federal Court appeal to hold the Environment Minister legally responsible for assessing the climate impact of coal mines.

A group of Labor MPs say they’re concerned about the environmental impacts of the Federal Government’s new energy plan.
Environment Latest News Politics

Labor MPs raise concerns about Govt’s gas strategy

The Government released its “Future Gas Strategy” last week,
outlining how it plans to use gas for the “economy’s transition to net zero”.

Two First Nations men have made legal arguments the Government has a legal obligation to protect them from climate change harms.
Environment Latest Politics

First Nations climate case against the Government in final stage

Two First Nations men have made legal arguments the Government has a legal obligation to protect them from climate change harms.

queensland 75% emissions reduction
Latest News

Queensland commits to 75% emissions reduction by 2035

Qld Premier Steven Miles said the laws would put the state “on par“ with the most ambitious targets in the country.

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Environment News

A global coral bleaching event has been declared by scientists

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said global coral bleaching can put local economies and food security at risk.

australia hottest winter
Environment Latest News

Australia’s hottest winter ever could be on the horizon, says BOM

National average temperatures last winter were 1.53°C above the 1961-1990 average, making it Australia’s hottest winter since records began in 1910.

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Latest Science World

Switzerland government must protect citizens in older women’s climate lawsuit win

A group of older Swiss women have won a climate lawsuit in the European Court of Human Rights, in what experts have called a landmark ruling.

world's hottest march
Environment Latest News

Last month was the world’s hottest March on record

It marks the tenth consecutive month of record-breaking temperatures.

plastic on ocean floor
Environment Latest News

Up to 11 million tonnes of plastic on the ocean floor, say researchers

This latest data gives researchers an insight into the scale of larger plastic waste at the bottom of the ocean for the first time.

Sewage dropped on Perth bushfire
Environment News

Sewage water dropped on Perth bushfire

Sewage dropped on a Perth bushfire has led to a formal investigation about the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Environment

Last month was the world’s hottest January on record

The first month of 2024 was the world’s hottest January on record, the European Union’s climate agency has announced.

Car emissions is the focus of the Government's new scheme
Environment Politics

The Government wants to reduce car emissions: here’s how.

The Federal Government would encourage car companies to sell more low-emissions vehicles under a fuel efficiency standard.

2023 warmest year on record
Environment World

2023 the warmest year on record: EU

2023 was the warmest year on record, eclipsing a record set in 2016. Records from the European Union date back to 1850.

record rainfall flooding victoria
Environment

Record rainfall leads to flooding in Victoria

Record rainfall has caused flooding in some parts of Victoria, with some residents under evacuation warnings.

What are NSW's anti-protest laws?
Environment

Anti-protest laws struck down by court

What are NSW’s anti-protest laws? The state’s Supreme Court struck down part of the laws, finding it was unconstitutional.

COP28 Dubai
Environment

Here’s everything you need to know about COP28

Talks at the COP28 in Dubai have wrapped up with an historic pledge for countries transition away from fossil fuels.

el niño may
Science

The BoM says El Niño conditions will likely persist through to May

Hot and dry conditions from an El Niño weather event are likely to continue into May next year, according to the BoM.

Children climate crisis
Environment

Would you have children in a climate crisis?

More people are choosing not to have children in a climate crisis because of “eco-anxiety”, according to a review by PLOS Climate.

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World

The UN plan to compensate poorer countries for climate change

Countries at last year’s UN climate conference made a “historic” agreement to set up a fund to compensate poorer countries for climate-related extreme weather events.

why is it smoky in sydney
Environment News

Sydney has been covered in a blanket of smoke. Why?

Controlled burns are taking place across Sydney to minimise the risk of future bushfires. This is why it’s smoky in Sydney right now.

Philip Lowe final speech
Economics

Philip Lowe hits back at media in final speech as RBA Governor

In his final speech, RBA Governor Philip Lowe has criticised the media for personal attacks but admitted he had “difficulties” communicating.

world's hottest period
Environment

Scientists say June to August was the world’s hottest period ever

The report, conducted by the Copernicus Climate Change Service, said the June-August period was the warmest “by a large margin”.

Montana climate court case
Environment Politics

Montana young people win court case over climate harm

A group of young people have won a court case against the U.S. state of Montana, arguing climate inaction violates their rights.

The Daily Aus podcast
Environment

A win or a warning for the Great Barrier Reef?

UNESCO has delayed its decision to classify the Great Barrier Reef as ‘in danger’, welcoming steps from the Australian Government to protect the reef. While the Government has been quick to call this a win, this doesn’t mean the reef is in the clear, with UNESCO noting more regular and severe coral bleaching events as a cause for concern. In today’s deep dive we’ll look at what’s going on with the reef and what UNESCO’s decision actually means.

The Daily Aus podcast
Politics

An interview with the Minister for Youth, Dr. Anne Aly

If you didn’t know we had a Minister for Youth, you wouldn’t be alone. In today’s deep dive, TDA Editor Billi FitzSimons asks the Minister what she actually does and what her plans are for her time in government. From mental health, HECS, the voting age, climate change, housing and more, this special episode will give you insight into the Minister charged with prioritising young Australians.

world hottest week ever
World

The world has recorded its hottest week ever

Several days in the first week of July broke daily temperature records and July is now on track to be the hottest month on record.

UK wind energy
Environment World

The UK has set a new renewable energy record

New data has shown wind was the highest-used energy source in the first three months of 2023 in the UK. Here’s the breakdown

China Stone coal mine cancelled
Environment

Two coal mines, including the China Stone coal mine, have been cancelled by Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek

Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek has cancelled two coal mines after they failed to address environmental concerns.

Europe petrol and diesel car ban
Environment World

Europe will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2035

Petrol and diesel cars will be banned in Europe by 2035. This will be to meet its climate targets, but there’s a clause for one fuel source.

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Environment Politics

Labor and the Greens have reached a compromise on climate legislation

The Greens have compromised with Labor over the climate change bill, which will now see it be passed into law.

IPCC climate change report says the world is not on track to limit climate change
Environment

We’re not on track to limit climate change: IPCC report

A major new IPCC climate change report warns the world is not on track to avoid dangerous and irreversible warming. How can we change course?

Chris Minns Interview with TDA
Politics

TDA’s chat with NSW Labor Leader Chris Minns

nsw election climate policies
News Politics

NSW Election: the major parties on climate

Both major parties have issued environmental policies as a key point of their campaigns ahead of the NSW state election.

Australia's Top Polluters to Cut Emissions 5% Annually Until 2030
Environment Politics

A review has recommended changes to the government’s carbon credit system

The review said the ACCU scheme is “essentially sound” and was “fundamentally well-designed when introduced”.

A global agreement has been reached to protect 30% of the world's land and waters by 2030
Environment World

A global agreement has been reached to protect 30% of the world’s land and waters by 2030

A United Nations conference has concluded with a global agreement to protect 30% of earth’s land area and 30% of its marine area by 2030.

Here's what happened in the Victorian election
Environment Politics

Here’s what Victorian politicians are promising on climate change

Like many state and territory governments, Victoria has its own targets for emissions reduction and for the use of renewable energy.

Australia's Top Polluters to Cut Emissions 5% Annually Until 2030
Environment Politics

The Federal Government has delivered the first ever climate change statement

It says Australia is not on track to meet its new emissions reduction targets

Why 2 Degrees of Warming is a Big Deal for Coral | The Daily Aus
Environment

Why 2 Degrees of Warming is a Big Deal for Coral

How To Save The World's Oldest Rainforest
Environment

How To Save The World’s Oldest Rainforest

Environment News

Mike Cannon-Brookes has failed in his bid to buy AGL and shut down its coal plants

Climate: Australia Ranks Where!? The Governments Fighting Climate Change
Environment

Climate: Australia ranks where!? The governments fighting climate change

Climate: The 3 Changes YOU Can Make to Help Prevent A Climate Disaster
Environment

Climate: The 3 Changes YOU Can Make to Help Prevent A Climate Disaster

Environment

What is the Glasgow Climate Conference?

What is the Glasgow Climate Conference?

Climate: Why 120 World Leaders Gathered In Scotland At The Same Time
Environment

Climate: Why 120 world leaders gathered in Scotland at the same time

Climate: Understanding Net Zero In 1½ Minutes
Environment

Climate: Understanding net zero in 1½ minutes

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