LIVE: Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek announces new EPA | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

LIVE: Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek announces new EPA | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

LIVE: Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek announces new EPA | ABC News  ABC News (Australia) EPA to receive greater oversight in environmental law change: Tanya Plibersek  Sydney Morning Herald ‘Things have to change’, Tanya Plibersek announces environmental law overhaul, new EPA  The Examiner Government to establish federal environmental protection agency in major overhaul of Australia’s environmental laws  ABC News View … Read more

A weakening La Niña could mean a typical Australian summer for the south-east

A weakening La Niña could mean a typical Australian summer for the south-east

It’s the news most of south-east Australia has been waiting for: the big wet could be coming to an end. After nearly three years of rain and flood events the ensemble of wet climate drivers, led by a triple La Niña, is rapidly breaking down. In other words, ocean and wind patterns surrounding Australia either have … Read more

ACT government commits $153 million to fix potholes and improve roads across Canberra

ACT government commits 3 million to fix potholes and improve roads across Canberra

Canberra’s potholes have been causing so much grief for drivers in recent months that a Facebook group has been established for people to share information on where they are and how to avoid them. Key points: The ACT government is investing up to $153 million over four years The government made the announcement after working … Read more

Drier weather on the cards in latest BOM update as Indian Ocean Dipole switches to neutral

Drier weather on the cards in latest BOM update as Indian Ocean Dipole switches to neutral

One of the climate factors that brought so much rain to eastern Australia has eased, according to the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), as it forecasts some respite for flood-weary communities. Key points: BOM’s fortnightly climate driver update shows that the Indian Ocean Dipole is in neutral La Niña persists but is expected to shift to neutral in … Read more

Jane Fonda hosts 1st in-person ‘Fire Drill Friday’ climate change protest in 3 years; asks Biden to declare climate emergency

Jane Fonda hosts 1st in-person ‘Fire Drill Friday’ climate change protest in 3 years; asks Biden to declare climate emergency

Actress and activist Jane Fonda hosted her first in-person “Fire Drill Friday” climate change protest in three years. The rally on the Capitol grounds continued to draw attention to the growing climate crisis. Fonda and her group are also asking President Biden to declare a climate emergency. Back in September, the New York native announced … Read more

Billion-dollar problem looming as rising seas encroach on Busselton’s landmark beachfront

Billion-dollar problem looming as rising seas encroach on Busselton’s landmark beachfront

Resort owner Greg Tickle’s family has been hosting tourists on some of Western Australia’s most pristine coastline for generations.  Key points: Coastal erosion and rising sea levels could leave entire suburbs of Busselton under water within 100 years The local council says the issue needs long-term thinking from state and federal governments  Some areas will … Read more

London weather: Capital to be gripped by sub-zero temperatures as cold front sweeps in

London weather: Capital to be gripped by sub-zero temperatures as cold front sweeps in

L ondon is set to be swept by a cold winter front that plunges the capital into sub-zero temperatures next week. Forecasters warn that it could lead to overnight temperatures plummeting to -2C next Thursday. Londoners may wish to break out their big coats as winter roars in with scattered showers and heavy winds from … Read more

Albanese government releases first ‘climate change statement’, but remains behind on emissions targets

Albanese government releases first ‘climate change statement’, but remains behind on emissions targets

The Albanese government says despite being behind on its promised target of a 43 per cent emissions reduction by 2030, Australia is on track to achieve a 40 per cent reduction.  Key points: The government on Thursday delivered Australia’s first annual climate change statement It is also released an emissions projection report, which is part of the Australia’s … Read more

Antarctica is changing, and wildlife and weeds could be on the way

Antarctica is changing, and wildlife and weeds could be on the way

Only a tiny portion of Antarctica — less than 1 per cent — is permanently ice-free. Key points: Thousands of square kilometres of Antarctica will become ice free between now and the end of the century Most of Antarctica’s biodiversity exists in ice-free areas, and some species will benefit from the increase in habitat, while others will … Read more