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.
Farmers from across Australia have told the Bureau of Meteorology what they want from seasonal forecasts.
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.
Funding is now available for water- and energy-savings projects in public or education facilities through the NSW governmentâ€™s Climate Change Fund.
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.
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.
Three organisations have announced that they will work together to promote their greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting and reporting standards.
On his first day in office after being sworn in as Australia's 26th Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd signed the Kyoto Protocol, which is considered to be the most far-reaching agreement on environment and sustainable development ever to be adopted
Sydney will benefit from an environmental rating system for new residential and commercial development. It hopes to achieve significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, water use and waste going to land fill.
Global warming is set to reverse decades of social and economic progress across Asia and the Pacific, home to more than four billion people or 60% of the world's population, according to a multi-agency report called Up in Smoke: Asia and the Pacific.
Scientists will have access to the latest in climate change technology to investigate future atmospheric conditions and their impact on plant crops, after the official opening in November of a $3.7 million climate change research facility in Horsham, Victoria.
An ISO standard will help to ensure that urbanisation, which is a global trend, develops in an environmentally friendly manner.