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In 30 years we've lost 75% of the Arctic sea ice

Feature Story | 13 February, 2012 at 11:01

If there's one fact to remember which underlines the urgency in protecting the Arctic it's this: in 30 years we've lost 75 per cent of the Arctic sea ice.

(UPDATE) 12,667 reasons to stop new coal power

Feature Story | 9 February, 2012 at 15:30

UPDATE: When Prime Minister Gillard declared there would be no new dirty power stations built in Australia, could she have known what Energy Minister Minister Ferguson had planned for her? Today we are astounded by the decision by Mr Ferguson...

No appetite for Australian GM wheat

Report | 7 February, 2012 at 14:27

Greenpeace’s Analysis of What the World Wants from Australian Wheat published by DAFF and Grain Growers Ltd.

Rena: a wake-up call for us all

Feature Story | 1 February, 2012 at 12:28

After months of being on the verge of breaking up, the container ship, the Rena has finally split in two, and the stern has sunk. This draws to an uncertain close another chapter in the Rena saga.

Month in pictures - January 2012

Image gallery | 31 January, 2012

Final call on dirty coal power

Feature Story | 31 January, 2012 at 12:32

Hundreds of protesters have amassed on the steps of Parliament House in Melbourne today, calling on the Victorian and Federal Governments to cancel a new dirty coal project in the Latrobe Valley.

We're sorry, you're not allowed to read this.

Feature Story | 18 January, 2012 at 11:35

In the history book of bad ideas, the concept of giving corporations the right to censor the Internet has to rank among the worst ever.

Why GM field trials are risky (and expensive) business

Report | 1 January, 2012 at 16:00

Australia is set to be the first country in the world to commercialise genetically modified (GM) wheat.

The risks of GM crops for RNA interference (RNAi)

Report | 1 January, 2012 at 16:00

The environmental and food safety of all genetically modified (GM) crops are highly questionable. GM crops with RNA interference (RNAi) constructs pose particular concerns.

Breeding plants for salt and drought tolerance: genetic engineering not needed

Report | 1 January, 2012 at 15:30

Plant traits such as drought tolerance, salt tolerance or nutrient content are controlled by a complex combination of several genes.

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