Deputy Premier and Nationals leader John Barilaro says he is open to ending logging in state forests as part of improved relations he has struck with Energy and Environment Minister Matt Kean.
South-eastern Australia should expect more extreme hot and dry conditions and fire-induced weather without significant efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions, researchers say.
Climate change added as much as 1.7 degrees to Australia’s record hot spring, dwarfing the role of natural variability, new analysis shows.
California’s plan to ban new sales of fossil-fuel cars and China’s first net-zero target show that climate action is beginning to accelerate, analysts say.
The Berejiklian government says forecast impacts of climate change have forced it to amend its plan to raise Warragamba Dam, lifting the project’s height by 17 metres rather than 14.