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Turnbull slammed for "sucking up" to Adani, as business pushes 50-year life for coal plants

Turnbull slammed for “sucking up” to Adani, as business pushes 50-year life for coal plants

PM lambasted for “sucking up” to Adani during India visit, and putting coal exports ahead of the Great Barrier Reef.

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Australia needs to cut emissions by 65% by 2030 to meet Paris target

Australia needs to cut emissions by 65% by 2030 to meet Paris target

New research suggests that limiting global warming to 1.5℃ rather than letting it reach 2℃ could make a significant difference to the severity of extreme weather events in Australia, and could make all the difference for the Great Barrier Reef.

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We have almost certainly blown the 1.5℃ global warming target

We have almost certainly blown the 1.5℃ global warming target

We probably have only about a decade before we break through the ambitious 1.5℃ global warming target agreed to by the world’s nations in Paris.

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Coalition's transition plan: Build a new mega coal mine

Coalition’s transition plan: Build a new mega coal mine

Coalition gives priority to new coal mine as part of “economic transition”, explaining why new report ranks Coalition just 11/100 on environment and energy issues.

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"Saving the Reef": The triumph of politics over science?

“Saving the Reef”: The triumph of politics over science?

Will the policies of either major party actually “Save the Reef,” or is this a case of politics triumphing over science?

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Why Great Barrier Reef world heritage site is at risk from global warming

Why Great Barrier Reef world heritage site is at risk from global warming

The Great Barrier Reef is now one of the world’s most important coastal and marine tourism areas, but its future is at risk, and climate change is the primary long-term threat.

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When David Attenborough says Great Barrier Reef in 'grave danger' – it's time to step up

When David Attenborough says Great Barrier Reef in ‘grave danger’ – it’s time to step up

It is likely only a matter of time before we start to see reports of bleaching from other coral reefs around the world. We are indeed dealing with changing times and a global issue.

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Six ways Australia is selectively reporting to the UN on the Great Barrier Reef

Six ways Australia is selectively reporting to the UN on the Great Barrier Reef

The government’s latest report on the Great Barrier Reef, submitted to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre last Friday, has been carefully crafted and word-smithed.

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Court challenge will test coal mining's climate culpability

Court challenge will test coal mining’s climate culpability

Should coal projects be held responsible for the greenhouse emissions that flow from their product, even if it’s burned on another continent?

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Experts: Great Barrier Reef's biggest threat today is coal

Experts: Great Barrier Reef’s biggest threat today is coal

Reef historian Iain McCalman, and reef scientist Stephen Palumbi, are monitoring reef degradation from opposite sides of the planet. They compared notes.

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Abbott's environment agenda is even harsher than he promised

Abbott’s environment agenda is even harsher than he promised

Environmental protection is being given a lower priority than it has by any federal government since first environmental legislation was introduced 40 years ago.