Climate News

The Climate Institute served as an influential voice on climate science and policy
Marc Hudson, University of Manchester The Climate Institute, which was among the first Australian NGOs to focus solely on climate change, is to shut down at the end of June after 12 years. It was born into an era when politicians and voters were finally waking up to the importance of...
Victorian farmers, activists and parliamentarians have all been united by the issue of fracking.
The Victorian Parliament has passed legislation banning fracking in the state in a rare showing of consensus amongst farmers, activists and parliamentarians. The ban permanently prevents the exploration and development of onshore, unconventional, gas resources in Victoria, including the use of hydraulic fracturing (known as fracking). The ban also extends a...
Changing climate and weather patterns threaten to impact on the make up and nutrition of our food.
Glenn Fitzgerald, University of Melbourne The concentration of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere is increasing. Everything else being equal, higher CO₂ levels will increase the yields of major crops such as wheat, barley and pulses. But the trade-off is a hit to the quality and nutritional content of some of...
Loy Yang Power Station in Victoria's Latrobe Valley, ranked as producing the highest volume of greenhouse gas emissions.
AGL Energy has again ranked as Australia’s largest greenhouse gas emitter in the latest update to greenhouse gas emissions data, released by the Clean Energy Regulator. Emissions from the AGL Energy group totalled over 43 million tonnes for the 2015/16 reporting period, almost double that of the second ranked company,...
The Victorian Parliament has legislated for zero net emissions by 2050.
Legislation that enshrines the Victorian Government’s zero emissions by 2050 target into law has passed Parliament, as a new poll shows overwhelming support amongst Victorians for the policy. Strengthened emissions reduction targets Legislation pursued by the Victorian Labor Government passed the Victorian upper house with the support of the Greens, Sex Party and the Vote 1 Local...