Adam Morton

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07 04 2021 | 11:22

Twiggy Forrest sets sights on making the impossible possible when it comes to 'pure green energy'

But critics question the continued inclusion of gas in Andrew Forrest’s grand climate ambition. In the second half of last year, while most of the world was in pandemic lockdown, Andrew “Twiggy”…

07 03 2021 | 07:15

'A duty of care': Australian teenagers take their climate crisis plea to court.

Anj Sharma, 16, and her team hope to force change they say is not coming quickly enough from government. Eight teenagers and an octogenarian nun head to an Australian court on Tuesday to launch what…

10 10 2020 | 09:14

Narrabri gas project: do we need it and what's at stake for Australia's environment?

The NSW independent planning commission is due to hand down a decision on the proposed gas development at Narrabri. Here’s what is at play. The New South Wales independent planning commission is due…

31 08 2020 | 08:37

Methane released in gas production means Australia's emissions may be 10% higher than reported.

Analysis shows the government, which has committed to a ‘gas-led recovery’, has failed to properly account for methane’s effect on global heating. Australia’s greenhouse gas accounting…

31 08 2020 | 08:34

Joint venture looks to invest billions in 'natural capital' projects to help combat climate change.

Founding partner says ‘investing in the resilience of nature is investing in the resilience of the economy’. A push to better recognise the economic value of “natural capital” – water systems,…

03 08 2020 | 07:54

More coal power generation closed than opened around the world this year, research finds

China continues to increase its coal power, but in India construction has ground to a near halt. The size of the global coal power fleet fell for the first time on record over the first six months…

07 07 2020 | 08:27

Heatwaves have become longer in most of the world since 1950s – study.

Frequency of heatwaves and cumulative intensity has risen through the decades, research finds. Heatwaves have increased in both length and frequency in nearly every part of the world since the 1950s…

05 03 2020 | 06:25

Australia's carbon emissions fall just 0.3% as industrial pollution surges.

Emissions from electricity generation and agriculture decline, but tiny overall decline shows shortcomings of Coalition policy Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions have dipped slightly on the back…

09 01 2020 | 08:47

UN climate talks: Australia accused of 'cheating' and thwarting global deal.

Morrison government criticised for planning to use accounting loophole to meet emissions target. Disagreement over Australia’s plan to use an accounting loophole to meet its climate target will…

25 11 2019 | 13:29

Coal from six biggest miners in Australia produces more emissions than entire economy

Big emitting companies should be held responsible for the burning of their coal overseas, report says Coalmining in Australia by the nation’s six biggest coal producers ultimately results in more…