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State of the Environment report: bright spots, but much more to do

australia’s rapidly growing population
Australia’s rapidly growing population, concentrated in a few urban areas, is one of the most urgent pressures on the environment. Photograph: johan63/Getty Images/iStockphoto

Australia has made solid progress in many areas covered by the five-yearly report, but population pressures, invasive species and climate change still present huge challenges

March 6, 2017 — First established in 1996 and occurring every five years, the State of the Environment report is prepared by independent authors and provides a report card across nine Continue reading State of the Environment report: bright spots, but much more to do

Climate change impact on Australia may be irreversible, five-yearly report says

tarkine wilderness area in tasmania
The Tarkine wilderness area in Tasmania. Josh Frydenberg says the State of the Environment report indicates the impact of changing weather patterns is being felt on both land and sea. Photograph: Jason Edwards/Getty Images/National Geographic RF

State of the Environment report says heritage and economic activity are being affected and the disadvantaged will be worst hit

March 6, 2017 — An independent review of the state of Australia’s environment has found the impacts of climate change are increasing and some of the changes could be irreversible. Continue reading Climate change impact on Australia may be irreversible, five-yearly report says