Australia has been given a low global ranking for environmental performance, mainly because of its assessment as a climate change laggard.
South Australia’s cabinet ministers have announced plans to offset the greenhouse gases used in the course of their duties, including all air travel.
The Australian Women’s Weekly magazine has joined with the Australian Conservation Foundation and Visy Recycling to find — and encourage — young people to become environmental heroes by developing ideas and practical solutions for recycling waste; fighting climate change, reducing carbon emissions and saving our endangered wildlife.
Climate scientists are collaborating with experts in economic theory to improve their forecasting models and assess more accurately the impact of rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels.
Farmers from across Australia have told the Bureau of Meteorology what they want from seasonal forecasts.
The Department of Environment & Climate Change in NSW runs a program for businesses called Sustainability Advantage, which it believes makes sense of all of the noise about sustainability
Research revealed at ANSTO’s first rainfall conference shows that cave stalagmites can be used to reconstruct past rainfall cycles and help predict future rainfall patterns.
ISO has launched the first document of a series of management system standards for the recycling of ships. The series, ISO 30000, Ship recycling management systems, will support environmental protection and increase the safety of workers.
The rise of human-generated pollution in the global atmosphere is forcing a change in ocean circulation in the Southern Hemisphere, in turn affecting the region’s weather systems.
The Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator Kim Carr, has announced more than $8 million in grants for two renewable energy projects from the Australian government’s Renewable Energy Development Initiative.
Across Australia, the number of people in cities who think the water situation is ‘very serious’ has dropped by more than 7% in the last year, going from 44.1% in 2006 to 36.7% in 2007.
Premier Morris Iemma announced the NSW government will invest $70 million on two programs to reduce water and energy consumption, and drive down greenhouse gas emissions.
Peter Garrett has confirmed that he will move to phase out plastic check-out bags “by the end of the year” — if necessary with a legislative ban. The move follows an announcement by the Chinese government that it will ban the giving away of free plastic bags by June.
Funding is now available for water- and energy-savings projects in public or education facilities through the NSW governmentâ€™s Climate Change Fund.
Three organisations have announced that they will work together to promote their greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting and reporting standards.