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Australian Senate votes down emission trading scheme

The Australian Senate on Thursday rejected an emissions trading scheme that aims to cut carbon pollution by up to 25 percent over the next decade, paving the way for a possible early election. The conservative opposition joined forces with the

Australia: Highest-Ever Winter Water Temperatures Recorded

NOAA polar orbiting satellites obtain the data generating sea surface temperature images. This is a composite 15-day image showing the extension of the Leeuwin Current around Tasmania. Tasmania’s east coast is recording its highest-ever winter water temperatures of more than

Australia: Climate Change reef damage will cost billions

CLIMATE change will inflict more than $37 billion worth of damage to the Great Barrier Reef over the next century, a report has found. The Oxford Economics report, commissioned by the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, put the economic cost of

Canada wild fires force thousands to flee

Thousands have been forced to flee their homes as towns are threatened by wildfires sweeping through the Canadian province of British Columbia. Firefighters have been drafted in from Australian and New Zealand to help battle the raging forest fires. They

New Zealand moves closer to Australia

The recent earthquake in Fiordland has shifted the South Island a few hundred millimetres closer to Australia. The trans-Tasman bond has become a little bit tighter following the recent big earthquake in Fiordland. The quake was the largest to strike

Greenpeace occupy Australian coal terminal

Environmental activists said they occupied part of Australia’s northernmost coal export terminal on Tuesday in a stunt directed at a nearby meeting of Pacific island leaders on climate change. Greenpeace said a group of its protesters climbed atop Xstrata Coal’s

Australia’s deadly wildfires will be worse next year

Australian officials have warned the country could be hit by even worse wildfires next summer than the deadly blazes which killed a record 173 people in February. Victoria state premier John Brumby said the fire season could be the toughest

96 dead – Australian Wildfires worst in history

BBC – The death toll from bush fires in southern Australia has reached 96, the worst in the country’s history. Thousands of firefighters are battling several major fires, and the number of dead is expected to rise as rescue workers

750 houses lost in Australia’s deadliest Wildfires

HEALESVILLE, Australia — A spokesman says fire officials have confirmed that 750 houses have been destroyed in Australia’s deadly wildfires and that tally will rise. Hayden Lane of the Victoria Country Fire Service said Sunday that 550 of the houses

The Big Dry: ‘Wicked’ warming dries Australian rivers to historic lows

Climate change is combining with Australia’s record-breaking drought to strangle the nation’s largest river system, threatening to devastate food supplies, a report said Wednesday. The government’s Murray Darling Basin Authority said water flow was near historic lows in the system,