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Tesla begins selling electric vehicles in Australia and plans charging network

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Four-door Model S has a range of 500km and can accelerate from zero to 100km/h in 3.4 seconds, but also comes with price tag likely to deter many

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Green Climate Fund will get 200m from Australia after Tony Abbott’s about-turn

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Prime minister had previously disparaged the international fund designed to help poor countries adapt to climate change, and said Australia would not contribute

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Australia named worst-performing industrial country on climate change

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Performance index released at Lima climate talks puts Denmark in the best-performing slot, followed by Sweden and Britain

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Almost 90% of Australians support renewable energy target, says poll

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WWF poll finds overwhelming support for RET, particularly in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania, as senators consider deal

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Australia slashes funding for UN Environment Programme

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Cuts to environmental sustainability agency make country a ‘global pariah on the climate front’, says Australian Greens party

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Will Australia be the great coal defender at Lima climate talks

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Australia heads to major climate negotiations in the wake of high level defence of its coal industry

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Bum-breathing turtles ‘at risk of extinction’

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Urgent action required to save white-throated snapping turtle amid fears that loss of eggs and hatchlings is crippling the population, says Queensland researcher

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Big four banks under pressure to rule out funding Queensland coal projects

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Environmental groups accuse government of leaning on banks to back mines despite being signatories to Equator Principles

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François Hollande insists green climate fund must be part of emissions deal

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French president says fund, rejected by Australia, is crucial to bringing developing countries on board to make a legally binding deal

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Australia one of only four nations forecast to miss 2020 emissions target

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A UN report says Australia and just three other nations will not meet their pledge to reduce emissions by 2020

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