Latest Climate change in Australia Stories

2008-06-25 15:03:01

By Nandini Jayakrishna; Joanne P Spaziano teacher Students at West Warwick's Greenbush Elementary School are studying sun-produced electricity, using a photovoltaic system provided by a state program. WEST WARWICK -- It's never too soon to begin saving the planet -- or at least to learn how to do it. With the installation of solar panels on its roof, Greenbush Elementary School recently became Rhode Island's first elementary school to join a state-run effort to teach the importance...

2008-06-18 06:00:30

LOS ANGELES, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- With the Australian Labor government's first budget, an immediate restriction on the $8000 rebate incentive via a means test qualification was introduced, not to mention unrealistic time frames for implementation of this new rebate system. Many companies and customers have been left stranded, victims of the Labor government's overnight, instant effect, policy change. Modern Solar Managing Director, Mr Ron Bayley, states that the Labor government has...

2008-06-16 15:00:43

A CONFERENCE looking at the future of energy in Scotland, and the potential economic impact of expected changes, is to be held at Murrayfield Stadium later this year. The Scotland's Energy Future Conference will see groups discuss how Scotland can deliver clean but affordable energy, achieve renewable energy and climate change targets, reduce demand without slowing econo-mic growth and maximise the benefits from new technologies. It is expected to be attended by around 200 delegates. (c)...

2008-06-06 11:15:00

The international science community must devote more resources to research into the effects climate change is having on ocean environments, according to a paper published today in the journal Science by researchers at CSIRO's Climate Adaptation National Research Flagship."Marine ecosystems are undoubtedly under-resourced, overlooked and under threat and our collective knowledge of impacts on marine life is a mere drop in the ocean," wrote Dr Anthony Richardson, from The University of...

2008-04-01 11:55:00

Climate change is likely to transform many of Australia's natural landscapes, according to a new study by CSIRO scientists. The report, "Implications of Climate Change for the National Reserve System," was prepared for the Federal Government, and released today by Environment Minister Peter Garrett.Author Dr Michael Dunlop says climate change is forcing environmental scientists to rethink their approach.Temperatures over Australia are projected to rise by about 1 ºC by...

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