Adam Morton

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02 06 2022 | 10:46

‘Highly implausible’ that new Galilee Basin coalmines would be profitable, study finds

Any new coalmines in Australia’s Galilee Basin, including Adani’s Carmichael mine, will not be economically viable in the long run under even the most generous assumptions about the future of the…

02 06 2022 | 10:17

AGL’s coal implosion shows what a disorderly transition to clean energy looks like

The spectacular implosion at AGL Energy, Australia’s biggest corporate greenhouse gas polluter, has been years in the making and should have ramifications across Australia’s political and business…

10 05 2022 | 08:29

Australia’s new gas projects to struggle financially after 2030 if 1.5C climate goal met, report says

Australia’s new gas export developments are likely to struggle economically after 2030 if the world lives up to commitments to combat the climate crisis, according to a warning to major investors.

02 03 2022 | 06:49

Climate scientists warn global heating means Australia facing more catastrophic storms and floods

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says climate effects expected to be more severe than initially predicted Catastrophic flooding on the scale of the disaster hitting Queensland and New…

16 12 2021 | 09:56

Mining giant concedes emissions ‘blowout’ at Queensland coalmine

Documents show Anglo American breached carbon limits at Capcoal mine by at least 841,000 tonnes over four years Mining giant Anglo American has admitted to a “large blowout” in greenhouse gas…

22 06 2021 | 08:47

Where mining meets rainforest: the battle for Tasmania’s Tarkine.

Campaigners say plans for a new tailings dam threatens wilderness that should be declared a heritage area. Four days before the Morrison government was due to decide the future of a mining…

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…