Environment

Australian prime minister abandons greenhouse gas target

Aug 20, 2018

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has abandoned plans to legislate to Australia's limit greenhouse gas emissions to head off a revolt by conservative lawmakers

New Zealand to ban plastic shopping bags from next year

Aug 10, 2018

New Zealand plans to ban disposable plastic shopping bags by next July as the nation tries to live up to its clean-and-green image

Penrith Panthers fire head coach 4 weeks out from playoffs

Aug 6, 2018

Anthony Griffin has been stood down as Penrith Panthers head coach just four weeks out from the National Rugby League finals series. Panthers chief executive Brian Fletcher says "the club and Anthony have agreed to part ways, effective immediately."

Australian chain sets 3rd deadline to end free plastic bags

Aug 2, 2018

Australian supermarket chain sets a third deadline for ending free plastic bags for shoppers, balancing customer anger at an additional shopping expense with demands for corporate action against plastic pollution

Australian supermarket chain reverses free plastic bag ban

Aug 1, 2018

A major Australian supermarket chain has come under fire from environmentalists for reversing a decision to stop providing free plastic bags to shoppers

9 Australians awarded bravery medals for Thai cave rescue

Jul 24, 2018

Nine Australians involved in rescuing 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in Thailand have been awarded bravery medals for putting their lives in danger during the treacherous ordeal

Australian rangers trap big crocodile near tourist gorge

Jul 10, 2018

Wildlife rangers say they have trapped a 4.7-meter (15-foot) saltwater crocodile, the largest they have ever caught in the northern Australian Katherine River and in an upstream region popular with tourists that is thought relatively safe

Australian supermarket giants cutting back on plastics

Jun 5, 2018

Australians will find fewer plastics on the shelves at Woolworths and Coles stores

Australian state government proposes protecting wild horses

May 21, 2018

An Australian state government has decided to legally protect rather than kill thousands of wild horses, infuriating scientists who argue the feral species is doing severe environmental damage to the country's iconic Snowy Mountains alpine region

New Zealand puts brakes on search for oil in bid to go green

Apr 12, 2018

Signaling its commitment to a clean energy future, New Zealand's government won't issue any more permits for offshore oil and gas exploration

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