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Source: The Conversation

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-04-20 15:08:29 -0700 | green-news

Take a look at these photos of Australian landscapes, and hazard a guess as to which stores more carbon...While more dense in carbon, the forests of southern Australia represent a mere 10% of Australia's total land carbon stores . The...
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Source: The Courier-Mail

Brisbane :: Australia | updated 2014-04-15 21:45:32 -0700 | green-news

THE royal commission into the Rudd government's home insulation program is unlikely to probe fires linked to the scheme. The botched program, introduced as a stimulus measure during the global financial crisis, has been linked to more than 200 house...
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Source: The Conversation

Geraldton :: Australia | updated 2014-04-16 12:26:02 -0700 | green-news

Stephan Lewandowsky, chair of cognitive psychology at the University of Bristol, answered questions posed by the public on Reddit...Conspiracy theories Under what conditions do conspiracies spread? What can one do to convince people to be more sceptical of extraordinary claims...
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Source: The Guardian

Morwell :: Australia | updated 2014-04-14 22:33:10 -0700 | green-news

Australians for Coal The mining industry appeared to have all it needed for a decent online campaign: a new website, chest-beating media statements and one of those fancy Twitter hashtags, #australiansforcoal...The Minerals Council of Australia, which is backed by mining...
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Source: The Conversation

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-04-15 22:27:32 -0700 | green-news

While green business is commendable, canola-fuelled elevators will not save us from climate change. monique/Flickr , CC BY-ND Without a functional international climate policy, and a set of Australian policies that look set to be repealed, it might seem that...
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Source: The Conversation

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-04-14 21:48:59 -0700 | green-news

According to the summary of the report electricity generation produces the greatest share of carbon emissions (25% in 2010). Within electricity, buildings and industry are the key emitters. For the best chance to keep global warming under the internationally-agreed 2C...
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Source: The Guardian

Townsville :: Australia | updated 2014-04-14 21:47:15 -0700 | green-news

Clive Palmer insists the refinery is not shut and nickel production "was ongoing". Photograph: Dan Peled/AAP Work at Clive Palmer's nickel refinery has been suspended to avoid the leaking of toxic material into the Great Barrier Reef lagoon, the Queensland...
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Source: The Conversation

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-04-16 21:21:08 -0700 | green-news

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon shown at UN headquarters with Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop last year is urging governments and businesses to bring bold pledges to a UN summit later this year. EPA/Jason Szenes After a week of mostly...
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Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-04-18 20:45:11 -0700 | green-news

Federal Attorney-General George Brandis says people who say the science is settled on climate change are "ignorant and medieval". In an article published in the online political magazine Spiked , Senator Brandis spoke to a journalist about his fight against...
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Source: The Guardian

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-04-14 19:56:39 -0700 | green-news

The green paper issued by Greg Hunt proposed that the emission reduction fund would offer five-year contracts. Photograph: Alan Porritt/AAP A hand-picked advisory group has warned the Abbott government its Direct Action climate change plan would need to offer 15-year...
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Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-04-15 04:09:24 -0700 | green-news

The introduced species is considered to be one of the world's most invasive and scientists say they are Australia's worst aquatic pest. The project will tag and track carp in the upper Murrumbidgee River, which have played a part in...
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Source: The Conversation

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-04-17 15:32:08 -0700 | green-news

The Largetooth Sawfish is one of the world's largest fishes, growing to more than 6 metres. Miguel Clavero Sharks and rays are some of the world's most threatened animals , with a quarter of all species at risk of extinction...The...
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Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-04-14 02:41:10 -0700 | green-news

A team of scientists from Macquarie University has teamed up with researchers at Sydney's Taronga Zoo to carry out the study. The researchers are attaching GPS trackers and accelerometers to the penguins to work out where they are searching for...
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Source: The Age

Brisbane :: Australia | updated 2014-04-14 23:40:47 -0700 | green-news

The habitat is also an important refuge for more than 200 species of wildlife including the highest diversity of frog species in Brisbane and a number of rare and threatened species. The region's local councillor Kim Marx said the discovery...
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Source: The Conversation

Port Pirie :: Australia | updated 2014-04-15 14:02:06 -0700 | green-news

The South Australian town of Port Pirie home to a historic smelter has some of the worst reported toxic air pollution in Australia. Photo by Imre Hillenbrand www.universalfocus.com.au , CC BY-ND Australians living in poorer communities, with lower employment and...
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