SYDNEY (Reuters) – Pacific Ocean temperatures remained at levels typical of a drought-bringing El Nino weather pattern, Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology said on Wednesday.
CANBERRA (Reuters) – Australia promised to press on with its carbon trade plan on Tuesday despite the U.N. climate summit’s failure to set emissions targets, but the Copenhagen outcome has cooled chances an early election on climate policy.
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Thousands took to the streets of Australia’s main cities on Saturday at the start of an international day of action to pressure the U.N. conference in Copenhagen for strong action on climate change, organizers said.
CANBERRA (Reuters) – An international legal challenge to Japan’s yearly whale hunt near Antarctica is being seriously considered by Australia, with the controversial cull set to begin in weeks, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said on Friday.
CANBERRA (Reuters) – Australia’s parliament rejected laws to set up a sweeping carbon trade scheme on Wednesday, scuttling a key climate change policy of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and setting a trigger for an early 2010 election.
CANBERRA (Reuters) – Australia’s key policy to fight global warming limped closer to defeat on Monday with parliament set to delay or reject the government’s carbon emissions trade scheme, raising the chances of an early election.
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s conservative opposition could receive an election drubbing if it blocks a planned emissions trading scheme, a poll published on Saturday predicted.
CANBERRA (Reuters) – Australia’s parliament delayed a final vote on a government carbon trade plan on Friday, missing a key deadline, throwing Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s climate change policy into doubt and raising the possibility of a snap election.
WELLINGTON/CANBERRA (Reuters) – New Zealand’s revised emissions trading plan passed into law on Wednesday, while neighboring Australia moved a step closer to ending a deadlock stalling its carbon-trade legislation ahead of a vote this week.
CANBERRA (Reuters) – Australia’s government gained bipartisan backing on Tuesday for its revised carbon-trade plan, avoiding an early election and boosting compensation to big carbon emitters, coal companies and electricity generators.