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Communities are sick of coal: Greenpeace welcomes PM’s attention to impacts of coal dust

Feature Story | 8 August, 2012 at 16:02

Thursday 9 August 2012: Greenpeace has welcomed comments by Prime Minister Julia Gillard in Newcastle yesterday acknowledging the growing concern in coal-affected communities about the impact of coal dust on human health and is calling for a halt...

Month in Pictures - July 2012

Image gallery | 7 August, 2012

Thirsty coal poses risk to India's farmers

Feature Story | 6 August, 2012 at 22:00

Farmers in India's Vidarbha region are struggling with drought and limited access to irrigation while plans by India's government to build 71 new coal-fired power plants will place an extra strain on water resources.

Massive coal expansion in China means water scarcity for many

Feature Story | 6 August, 2012 at 17:18

China’s huge thirst for energy is going to increase the scarcity of water already threatening people in western China and Inner Mongolia.

One boat we should fear coming to Australia

Feature Story | 5 August, 2012 at 13:12

Right now, one of the world’s most notorious fishing vessels is on its way to Australian shores.

Up for grabs

Feature Story | 26 July, 2012 at 18:10

New findings: Millions of hectares of customary land stolen for logging

How people power stopped a new coal power station

Feature Story | 26 July, 2012 at 17:44

Greenpeace, Environment Victoria, Quit Coal and many others united to stop the last proposed coal-fired power station in Victoria. Here's how five years of campaigning resulted in HRL's dirty coal project finally being stopped in its tracks.

Hand delivering 7000 messages

Feature Story | 26 July, 2012 at 11:56

Nearly 7000 public comments weren’t accepted by Indian conglomerate GVK about its proposed huge new coal terminal in the Great Barrier Reef. The reason: they were sent electronically and not by post. So today we delivered the messages in person...

Climate change, spiralling food prices and what the world must do next

Feature Story | 12 July, 2012 at 13:54

Finally, people are coming out in droves and talking openly about the links between climate change, extreme weather events… and food prices.

UNESCO steps up defence of the Reef

Feature Story | 8 July, 2012 at 16:10

UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee has just concluded its annual meeting. Last week’s decisions on the Great Barrier Reef have profound implications for its future protection and pose some tough questions for Environment Minister Tony Burke.

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