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Source: Sydney Morning Herald

Townsville :: Australia | updated 2014-07-23 00:26:45 -0700 | green-news

It has now accumulated everywhere on the Great Barrier Reef, not just near dredging sites or near the ports themselves and it is exceeding toxic levels in near-shore locations," he told the inquiry, which sat in Townsville on Wednesday. "I...
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Source: io9

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-07-22 14:42:05 -0700 | green-news

In 1992, a cargo container filled with more than 28,000 rubber ducks plunged into the North Pacific, and spent more than ten years floating around the world...What the researchers first noticed about the ducks is that drifting objects take longer...
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Source: The Age

Cairns :: Australia | updated 2014-07-22 19:43:20 -0700 | green-news

Prof Fragoso, a senior biologist at Stanford University in California, says the Abbott government has dealt a double-blow to mitigating the impacts of climate change by reducing funding for research as well as abolishing the carbon tax. He said as...
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Source: Fox News

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-07-22 06:01:16 -0700 | green-news

In a first study of its kind, researchers have linked dredging to increased sickness in nearby coral reefs. Researchers studied the effects of such digging operations on the health of corals around Barrow Island, which is located off the west...
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Source: Canadian Free Press

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-07-22 19:04:44 -0700 | green-news

Joe Romm, John Christy Are There Mulligans in Climate Policy? Avid golfers know that when you hit a really awful tee shot, you get to take a Mulligana do-over. In the debate over government climate change policy, a typical argument...
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Source: The Conversation

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-07-21 01:24:29 -0700 | green-news

Models that accurately capture Pacific temperature patterns are best at reproducing short-term global trends. Climate models can recreate the slowdown in global warming since 1998, as long as they correctly factor in crucial variables such as the state of the...
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Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Canberra :: Australia | updated 2014-07-22 00:08:39 -0700 | green-news

The compulsory scheme aims to cut greenhouse gases by mandating that 20 per cent of Australia's energy should come from clean energy sources by 2020. However, the Federal Government wants to scrap or change the scheme, and businessman Dick Warbuton...
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Source: Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-07-20 23:25:21 -0700 | green-news

Viewers of the World Cup, for instance, would have been grateful for the relative lack of interference of energetic bursts of radiation normally associated with solar-maximum periods that can force satellites to shut down and interfere with other electronics, Dr...
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Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-07-17 05:00:03 -0700 | green-news

Energy Australia says the carbon component in its bills will be removed from prices by mid-September and will be applied as a credit on household bills. Executive manager of corporate affairs Clare Savage says electricity prices for residential and small...
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Source: Fox

Canberra :: Australia | updated 2014-07-16 22:22:10 -0700 | green-news

Australia's government repealed a much-maligned carbon tax on the nation's worst greenhouse gas polluters on Thursday, ending years of contention over a measure that became political poison for the lawmakers who imposed it. The Senate voted 39 to 32 to...
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Source: The Conversation

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-07-20 21:26:41 -0700 | green-news

Even when the wind doesn't blow, it is technically possible for Australia to get all its electricity needs from renewable sources. David Clarke/Flickr , CC BY-NC-ND In a recent article on The Conversation, University of Melbourne Professor Emeritus Frank Larkins...
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Source: International Business Times

Perth :: Australia | updated 2014-07-18 08:21:01 -0700 | green-news

Australia is already feeling the effects of man-made climate change, new research confirms, but the country is quickly losing the political will to fight back. The parliament, under a conservative coalition elected last year, this week repealed a two-year-old tax...
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Source: Mail Online UK

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-07-22 04:06:06 -0700 | green-news

Research, now claims, has shown that this is consistent with models of climate change and can be explained by the weather phenomenons El Nino and La Nina...A study claims temperature changes in the Pacific can help explain over and underestimates...
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Source: The Globe & Mail

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-07-22 05:53:40 -0700 | green-news

Story Many economists and other experts assure us that carbon taxes are a good thing. What do these PMs know that economists don't? read the headline on a Globe and Mail opinion piece by Munir Sheikh. The former Statscan chief...
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Source: The Conversation

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-07-17 06:53:06 -0700 | green-news

General circulation models predict that plastic particles should accumulate in the central areas of the oceans, known as the subtropical gyres of the ocean, of which there are five across the ocean, but only two, those in the northern hemisphere...
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