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Carmichael coal mine’s impacts will be felt for generations

Blog entry by Ben Pearson | 29 July, 2014

Originally posted on the ABC – 28 Jul 2014 TEN MONTHS AGO I described pending decisions about coal developments on the Great Barrier Reef left by the outgoing Labor government as “a dead cat in Greg Hunt’s in-tray”. I’ve met Greg Hunt a few...

Top 10 reasons why Carmichael mega mine is a REALLY bad idea

Feature Story | 23 July, 2014 at 11:00

Environment Minister Greg Hunt approves Carmichael, the biggest ever coal mine in Australia - a mine so huge it needs its own coal terminal dug right out of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

Australia made history, but for all the wrong reasons

Blog entry by Nic Clyde | 18 July, 2014

A few short years ago, putting a price on carbon was a sensible first step on the journey to tackle the main cause of climate change – our carbon emissions from increasing use of fossil fuels. Since that sensible first step, the world and...

An Inconvenient Strewth? 4 things you should know about the Palmer-Gore climate speech

Blog entry by Jessica Panegyres | 26 June, 2014

Watching last night’s press conference with Clive Palmer and Al Gore on climate change was one of the more bizarre moments I’ve witnessed in Australian politics. Image: twitter.com/SBSNews We won’t know exactly what Clive’s announcements mean...

Dawn of the Dead: Whitehaven Coal, the zombie mining company

Blog entry by Julie Macken | 25 June, 2014

Whitehaven Coal Company is kinda like a zombie extra from Dawn of the Dead. Every time we think it’s finally gone, it staggers to its feet – minus an arm – and comes lurching back into frame. On the 12th of June, when the Land & Environment...

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