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Five things we learned this week about Tony Turnbull/Malcolm Abbott

Five things we learned this week about Tony Turnbull/Malcolm Abbott

Nearly six months ago Malcolm Turnbull became PM after Tony Abbott was dumped by his own party. What emerged from this shake-up, however, was a shady new composite figure – a Malcolm Abbott, or a Tony Turnbull. Here’s how to recognise him…

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'Jaw-dropping' CSIRO job cuts to 'gut' climate science unit

‘Jaw-dropping’ CSIRO job cuts to ‘gut’ climate science unit

As many as 350 jobs could be cut at CSIRO, as part of “sweeping cultural changes” that will ‘gut’ the organisation’s climate science department.

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Record increase renewables in Europe, but emissions stay level

Record increase renewables in Europe, but emissions stay level

2015 saw a record 2.5% increase in renewables generation in Europe, however the amount of fossil fuel generation barely changed.

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Hunt under pressure as Australia loses climate cred, gains carbon risk

Hunt under pressure as Australia loses climate cred, gains carbon risk

Australia tumbles 10 places on key environmental performance index, while Oxford report warns its coal mines and plants are among the world’s riskiest investments.

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Labor launches consultation on 2030 emissions target

Labor launches consultation on 2030 emissions target

Opposition launches consultation on its 2030 emissions reduction target, based on CCA-recommended cuts of 45% on 2005 levels.

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2015 shatters hottest year mark; 2016 hot on its heels?

2015 shatters hottest year mark; 2016 hot on its heels?

It’s official: 2015 was the hottest year on record, beating out 2014 by the widest margin in 136 years of record keeping.

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6 environment and development stories to watch in 2016

6 environment and development stories to watch in 2016

2015 ended on high note with 195 nations joining together in establishing the Paris Agreement to limit global temperature rise to 1.5-2°C. So what now?

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Rupert Murdoch is marrying a climate hawk

Rupert Murdoch is marrying a climate hawk

On Tuesday, climate activist Jerry Hall and climate super-denier Rupert Murdoch announced their impending nuptials in one of his many newspapers.

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2015: The year the coal industry woke up from a nightmare … and found it was real

2015: The year the coal industry woke up from a nightmare … and found it was real

This time last year the global coal industry was telling investors that things would be better in 2015. The opposite has proven to be the case.

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Let them eat coal: Coal lobby not taking Paris deal very well

Let them eat coal: Coal lobby not taking Paris deal very well

As coal stocks slump, fossil lobbies of the world unite to mock and deny the deal that leaves their industry on shakier ground than ever.

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Adelaide’s 2025 carbon neutral target: It’s about brand, livability and economics

Adelaide’s 2025 carbon neutral target: It’s about brand, livability and economics

Adelaide’s plan to become the world’s first carbon neutral city driven by economics, and liability; already seeing big reaction on storage.