Dozens of Australian species headed for the “extinction cliff” including koalas will have their genomes sequenced to help protect them from threats such as disease and climate change.
US President Joe Biden placed climate action among his top priorities on taking office. Most analysts expect Australia’s relative inaction to get more attention.
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.