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Western Australia government accelerates green hydrogen plans near Geraldton as global players dig in

The West Australian government is fast tracking the development of a hydrogen hub at Oakajee, with BP among major companies with high hopes for the site.
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Adam Morton: Labor is sending mixed messages on energy – and some of it sounds like climate denial

The release of vast new areas along the Australian coast for oil and gas exploration is undermining proclamations about creating a cleaner economy.

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Conservationists in court bid to halt $16bn Scarborough gas project citing damage to barrier reef

An environment group has launched a legal bid to halt a $16bn gas development in Western Australia, arguing the effect of its greenhouse gas emissions on the Great Barrier Reef will be significant and should be assessed under national environment law.

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‘Our ancestors are in the rocks’: Australian gas project threatens ancient carvings – and emissions blowout

While the historical and cultural significance of indigenous art is uncontested, and the subject of a Unesco world heritage bid, it sits uneasily alongside the industrial city of Karratha, a settlement of about 23,000 that is about to double down on fossil fuel extraction.

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Climate change: Sydney’s west on track for one month of extreme heat a year by 2050

Due to its location at the base of the Blue Mountains, western Sydney electorates do not enjoy the benefits of cooling coastal breezes, a situation exacerbated by growing population density and urban design.

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Little penguins on WA island will be pushed to ‘breaking point’ by construction of new centre, expert says

Plans to build a new $3.3m “discovery centre” on Penguin Island in Western Australia will push the threatened bird colony to breaking point, conservationists say.

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'New era': Australia notches startling southern hemisphere record

One heat reading on Thursday equaled the highest temperature on record in the Southern Hemisphere.
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