Adam Morton, The Guardian

Adam Morton

The Guardian

Queenstown, TAS, Australia

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Past articles by Adam:

Australia resists Japan’s lobbying for NT gas export project to be given special treatment

Australian government stands by safeguard mechanism’s design and indicates it will not change in response to lobbying → Read More

Labor’s nature repair market must ban offsets and will need initial funding injection, scientists say

Members of threatened species scientific committee say allowing environmental offsets would undermine the scheme → Read More

Australia risks failing on renewable energy

Relying on Australia’s natural solar and wind advantage won’t be enough to drive the rapid change that’s needed → Read More

‘Whatever it takes’: the activists who risk prison to shatter Australia’s climate complacency

Protesters are taking increasingly extreme action to protest ecological collapse – and new, more draconian laws are failing to stop them → Read More

‘How dare they?’ Swift parrot slowly losing critical habitat as Tasmania logs native forest

Photographer arrested for trespassing after trying to block felling of gum trees where the rare birds had been seen feeding → Read More

‘No time to waste’: getting Australian homes off gas crucial for meeting net zero targets, report says

Grattan Institute analysis recommends governments help households transition to electric, and ban new gas connections for homes and businesses → Read More

From the oceans to ‘net zero’ targets, we’re in denial about the climate crisis

The scientific consensus is we need to aim for negative emissions by phasing out fossil fuels, not just removing carbon from the atmosphere → Read More

The devils and the detail of the $715m AFL stadium dividing Tasmania

A plan to build a new ground during a housing crisis has split the community – and could cost the state a football team → Read More

Australian governments impose recycling rules after packaging industry fails on waste

New rules agreed at meeting of environment ministers welcomed as breakthrough by conservationists → Read More

Bureau of Meteorology puts Australia on ‘El Niño alert’

Update warns there is a 70% chance of the climate system developing before the end of this year, raising the risk of heatwaves and bushfires → Read More

Mike Cannon-Brookes wins control of Sun Cable solar project from Andrew Forrest

Entrepreneur says plan to send renewable energy to Singapore from Northern Territory a ‘nation-building project for Australia’ → Read More

End of native logging in Victoria ‘a monumental win for forests’, say conservationists

The shutting down of the industry six years earlier than scheduled comes after decades of conflict → Read More

How the Australian gas industry’s audacious net zero claims stack up – explainer

Peter Dutton recently told fossil fuel executives ‘the road to net zero emissions … is one we can only travel with gas’ → Read More

The gas industry should be transparent about its future. So should MPs and the media

An industry conference this week is talking up gas expansion as a key to solving the climate crisis, but the reality is gas power is undeniably in decline → Read More

Scientists warn Maugean skate, Tasmania’s ‘thylacine of the sea’, one extreme weather event from extinction

Researchers warn rapid action needed to prevent the extinction of an ancient fish species found only in Macquarie Harbour → Read More

Failure to protect nature is a bigger threat to humanity than inflation, Australian scientists warn

‘For just 10% of the stage-three tax cuts, we could recover every one of Australia’s almost 2,000 threatened species,’ says ecologist → Read More

Labor’s hydrogen pledge a ‘great start’ but more needed to become global player, experts say

Australian Hydrogen Council welcomes $2bn funding but MP Sophie Scamps calls it ‘a drop in the ocean’ compared with US → Read More

A little help from Labor in a battlers’ budget – but is it enough?

Guardian Australia reporters break down the budget’s key features, plus chief political correspondent Paul Karp and editor Lenore Taylor explain whether the relief is enough for voters to keep the faith → Read More

Households offered $1bn help in budget to install energy saving measures

Low-cost loans for double glazing, solar panels and other improvements should benefit more than 100,000 households, while $2bn is set aside for hydrogen projects → Read More

The market won’t restore Australia’s degraded ecosystems. Labor needs to get its priorities straight

Change will only come when protecting our unique wilderness comes over other considerations. There are concerning signs the Albanese government is not on board → Read More