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After the climate election: shellshocked green groups remain resolute

The environmental movement drew first blood on election night by helping independent Zali Steggall oust Tony Abbott but, in the end, the Coalition – which rated a miserable 4% on the Australian Conservation Foundation’s climate change scorecard – won.

warming temperatures put 26 species at risk in the great dividing range

Climate change threatens 26 native species in Great Dividing Range, study finds

More than 20 native animals would disappear from the Great Dividing Range before the end of the century if global emissions continue at business as usual rates, according to new analysis by Australian researchers.

mount alexandra lookout with a view of the daintree river mouth in north queensland

Climate change damage to Queensland’s world heritage rainforest ‘as bad as Great Barrier Reef’

The wet tropics world heritage area in north Queensland has been damaged by climate change in a manner “equivalent” to coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef, the area’s management authority has said.

school students at the #climatestrike rally

Coalition gets a miserable 4% on climate change policy scorecard

The scorecard, released on Monday ahead of the 18 May election, finds that Labor rates better on 56% but is held back by “fairly weak” policies on stopping the burning of coal and an “unclear” position on the Adani Carmichael coalmine.

despite broad public concern about rising drought and bushfire risk, australia's government has failed to bring emissions down

Australia stops payments to Green Climate Fund

Australia will stop contributions to the UN’s major fund for battling climate change this year, according to government budget papers released on Tuesday. With a federal election looming, the government followed up on prime minister Scott Morrison’s threat not to “tip money into that big climate fund”.

australian greens leader richard di natale (left) with climate spokesman adam bandt

Greens blast key part of Labor’s climate policy as ‘fake action’

The Greens are positioning to torpedo a key element of Labor’s new climate policy in the event Bill Shorten wins the federal election in May, telegraphing strong opposition to heavy polluters using international permits to meet their emissions reduction targets.

the shipment of electric cars arrives in australia in 2010

‘Woefully dirty’: government accused over Australia’s failure to cut vehicle emissions

The office of the transport minister, Michael McCormack, said the government had not made a decision on “how or when” standards to cut carbon pollution from vehicles might be implemented.

australia is the only developed country that allows climate funding to go to coal plants

Questions raised over how $1bn of emissions funding have been allocated

Scott Morrison recently announced the Coalition would inject another $2bn into the emissions reduction fund – the Tony Abbott-era “direct action” policy that pays farmers and businesses from the budget to reduce greenhouse gas – but serious questions have emerged about $1bn already allocated.

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