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MARCH 2015

Damage from Cyclone Pam was exacerbated by climate change – via Climate Council

More Australian councils divest from polluting fossil fuels – Lismore and Leichhardt in NSW – via

Latest attempt by Abbott Government to reduce the Renewable Energy Target – RenewEconomy

Fossil fuels are way more expensive than you think – The Guardian

The Guardian has launched an international climate action campaign to encourage divestment from climate pollutants #keepitintheground

Australia urged to close most polluting coal stations due to huge rising emissions – The Guardian

Rapid intensification: Cyclone Nathan forecast to make landfall as Category 4 – ABC

Cyclone Pam ramps up El Nino in Australia – The Age

Socially responsible investments come out on top – Australian Financial Review

Greg Hunt failed to check environmental record of company behind $165b coalmine – The Guardian

Solar mini-grid powers through WA cyclone blackout – RenewEconomy

The melting of Antarctica was already really bad. It just got worse. – The Washington Post

Cyclone Pam: Vanuatu President blames climate change – The Guardian

Future Home Loans is the next battlefront in the fossil fuel divestment campaign – Sydney Morning Herald

UN backs fossil fuel divestment campaign – The Guardian

WA going backwards on wind power – PerthNow

Climate activists target ATM screens over Great Barrier Reef mining fears – Sydney Morning Herald

Extreme weather the new normal in Australia’s disaster-prone neighbourhood – Sydney Morning Herald

Frackman hero – coal seam gas and fracking activist Dayne Pratzky –

Fallout from end of the mining boom, China’s economic slowdown – PerthNow

Hotter, harder times forecast for the farm as climate changes food production – The Age

Cyclone Olywyn – recovery efforts hampered as critical infrastructure knocked out in Carnarvon – ABC

Committing great acts of vandalism – George Monbiot, The Guardian

AGL mum over toxic CSG chemicals discharged into Hunter Valley sewers – The Age/SMH

Dump coal or be dumped – young activists call for bank boycott - RenewEconomy

Hawaii aims for 100% renewable energy by 2040 – RenewEconomy

The InterGenerational Report ignores climate change – The Conversation

Record broken for world’s longest solar flight – India urged to support clean energy drive – Houston Chronicle

Super Solar Cells – Catalyst, ABC TV

CO2 likely to rise to 404ppm by May – via RobertScribbler blog

How will everything change under climate change? – Naomi Klein, The Guardian

Climate change: why The Guardian is putting the threat to Earth front and centre

Construction of Australia’s first floating solar farm in South Australia – ABC

Understanding grief can help us adapt to climate change
The Conversation

Failure to act on climate is intergenerational recklessness – RenewEconomy

Heatwave in Western Queensland to head towards the south-east – ABC

The Pacific is dying – via Seemorerocks blog


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