Tag Archives: Australia

Scientists pressure Australian PM to step up carbon cuts

SYDNEY (AFP) – Australia’s leading climate change scientists Monday pleaded with Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to override his top adviser on the issue and drastically slash carbon gas emissions. Professor Ross Garnaut, commissioned by the government to review Australia’s response

Australia to launch ambitious global carbon capture scheme

SYDNEY (AFP) – Australia will launch a multi-million dollar international carbon capture and storage institute to fight global warming, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced Friday.

Climate change threatens reef fish

SYDNEY (AFP) – Climate change threatens to devastate coral reef fish populations and increase the likelihood of fishery collapses, Australian researchers warned Monday.

Drought worsens in Australia

MAJOR cropping regions of NSW are in “urgent need” of rain as a greater portion of the state slips into drought, the state government has warned.

Drought closes world’s biggest cattle ranch in Australia

The world’s largest cattle ranch has been forced to sell off its livestock and mothball operations because of the severe drought gripping much of Australia.

Wild Australian Storms close beaches; power outages

WILD weather has closed beaches on the Gold and Sunshine coasts and caused power outages throughout Queensland’s south-east.

Australia’s future forum looks to a republic, and Asia

SYDNEY (AFP) – An Australian republic, greater involvement in Asia and dealing urgently with climate change were Sunday backed by 1,000 of the nation’s “best and brightest” at a summit for the future. Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s Australia 2020