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Dec 13 Australia's bushfires have emitted 250m tonnes of CO2, almost half of country's annual emissions [1]


Nov 29 Climate change strike: thousands of school students protest over bushfires [2]

Nov 8 Australia bushfires: 'Unprecedented' fires turn skies orange [3]

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Melbourne becomes first city with all council infrastructure powered by renewables, Jan 16 [4]


Climate change: Australian students skip school for mass protest, Nov 30 [5]

Communities lead governments on climate action, Nov 14 [6]


New Report Outlines How Australian Cities Can Achieve Climate Resilience, Dec 13 [7]

Cities Are Driving a Public Library Boom in Australia, Apr 4 [8]

Renewable energy spike led to sharp drop in emissions in Australia, Mar 9 [9]

Australian consortium launches world-first digital energy marketplace for rooftop solar, Feb 22 [10]

Climate change: 90% of rural Australians say their lives are already affected, Jan 15 [11]


Here are ​9 Aussie Towns Going 100% Renewable! Legends, Jun 22 [12]

'Largest community-owned' solar farm in Australia taking root in Canberra vineyard, Jun 28 [13]

Australia's emissions rising and vastly underestimated, says report, Mar 18 [14]

Australian first: Newstead aims to run on 100% renewable energy within five years, Feb 29 [15]


How an Australian Mining Town Became a Solar Power Trailblazer, December 20 [16]

Organic farmers 'WWOOFing' mad as willing workers hit hard by working holiday visa changes, November 18 [17]

Australia’s first community owned retailer awarded licence, October 19 [18]

Blueprint for the future: Australia's first town to go emissions-free, October 6 [19]

Australians prefer renewables: 84% say solar their ideal energy source, 69% wind, August 10 [20]

Following Dutch Footsteps, Activists to Sue Aussie Government on Climate. Landmark ruling raised 'energy and appetite of the community to stand up and use the courts when government fouls them,' says environmental lawyer, June 30 [21]


Australia Blasted by Record Heat — Again, October 27 [22]

Australia's 2013 heat waves linked to human-caused climate change, studies conclude, September 29 [23]

Lord Howe Island tilts at renewable energy independence, July 29 [24]

Lismore City Council aims for 100 per cent renewables by 2023, May 21 [25]

Climate change is already changing the Australian landscape, April 3 [26]

Cattle prices tumble amid eastern Australia's drought, March 4 [27]

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CASwiki news articles have a focus on news of community action for sustainability. This article is an offshoot from Australia and is for news and comment in that global or international context.



Jan 22 We can't tackle the climate crisis by ignoring the root cause of our problems [28]

Jan 15 Want to Stop Australia’s Fires? Listen to Aboriginal People [29]

Jan 13 The government has been forced to talk about climate change, so it’s taking a subtle – and sinister – approach, Greg Jericho [30]

Jan 8 Make Australia green again [31]


Nov 11 Is climate change to blame for Australia's bushfires? [32]

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Feb 11 Melbourne: Regenerating forgotten urban places: 3000acres [33]


Young people want walkable neighbourhoods, but safety is a worry, Dec 17 [34]

Grow Free Improves Food Access in Australia, One Cart at a Time, Sep 11 [35]

What about the people missing out on renewables? Here's what planners can do about energy justice, Sep 10 [36]


As doctors, we are worried about climate change, Nov 20 [37]

People-powered: renewable energy project changes Indigenous lives in Barkly, Jul 26 [38]


Australia’s powerful web of grassroots climate resistance, December 17 [39]

Transition in Australia: an open letter to Transitioners, September 3 [40]

Cotton wool could save endangered Australian bird, August 31 [41]

Free seeds swapped for stories at urban farming studio, August 5 [42]


Call to Action: Reclaim the Climate Movement (Australia), September 17 [43]

Connecting the dots to win on climate, February 26 [44]

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Environment and Energy Views and Research, The Conversation

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