Without the Wonthaggi desalination plant, Melbourne’s current demand would outstrip supply by 70 billion litres a year, Water Minister Lisa Neville said.
In a test of Victoria’s climate change laws, owners of Victoria’s coal-fired power generators and the state’s environmental watchdog are being sued for allegedly failing to limit pollution.
Coastal councils are urging the state government for stronger climate action after experiencing significant erosion and storm damage.
Some animals are growing larger extremities in order to adapt to hotter temperatures.
All the research shows young people are deeply concerned about climate change. Now new polling finds that of adults under 35, 20 per cent have reconsidered having children, or chosen not to have them, because of their concerns.
There’s a term for the sense of grief and shock we feel about the unfolding global warming crisis: climate distress. And ordinary Australians are finding ways to turn sadness into action.
A remote marine wilderness in eastern Victoria is on the front line of climate change.
While Victoria’s new climate goals are achievable are they in line with what’s needed to keep global warming under two degrees?