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The story of the Alpha coal mine

Feature Story | 16 September, 2013 at 16:02

The Alpha coal mega-mine — a joint venture between Gina Rinehart's Hancock Coal and Indian giant GVK — is a massive greenfield development planned for Queensland's remote Galilee Basin.

Expanding coal exports is bad news for Australia and the world

Blog entry by admin | 13 September, 2013

By Brett Parris, Monash University In the coming months our new federal government will be promoting a massive expansion in Australia’s coal exports. In all likelihood they’ll hail it as “good For Australia”. It isn’t. Most of us are familiar...

West African Communities Rally to Protest Monster Boats

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 11 September, 2013

Just one week after Chilean fishermen and Greenpeace vigorously protested against the Margiris mega trawler, Mauritanian fishermen and fishing communities in West Africa are also raising their voices against monster boats in their own waters. In...

The first 100 days are critical

Feature Story | 10 September, 2013 at 9:49

We have a new government, but the threat to Australia from climate change transcends left and right. The world is warming and it is now up to the Coalition to lead the nation in facing up to this reality.

It says it’s sustainable, but the palm oil industry is still destroying the rainforest

Blog entry by admin | 6 September, 2013

All rights reserved. Credit: Ulet Ifansasti / Greenpeace An excavator creates a canal in Riau Province, Indonesia, despite the heavy smoke caused by the forest fires. The palm oil industry is desperate to paint itself as sustainable. Yet for the...

It says it’s sustainable, but the palm oil industry is still destroying the rainforest

Blog entry by admin | 6 September, 2013

All rights reserved. Credit: Ulet Ifansasti / Greenpeace An excavator creates a canal in Riau Province, Indonesia, despite the heavy smoke caused by the forest fires. The palm oil industry is desperate to paint itself as sustainable. Yet for the...

Hunt’s direct action on rainforest could reap carbon rewards

Blog entry by David Ritter | 6 September, 2013

© Rainforest Action Network By David Ritter, University of Western Australia Opposition environment spokesman Greg Hunt’s ambition to broker a new global rainforest recovery plan reopens an important conversation about Australia’s role in...

Hunt’s direct action on rainforest could reap carbon rewards

Blog entry by David Ritter | 6 September, 2013

© Rainforest Action Network By David Ritter, University of Western Australia Opposition environment spokesman Greg Hunt’s ambition to broker a new global rainforest recovery plan reopens an important conversation about Australia’s role in...

How community power is ending the age of coal in Turkey

Blog entry by admin | 6 September, 2013

There is no better start to a day than waking up to good news. Especially, at a time when your hope is weakened by a near war in your neighbouring country, and by your government trying to allow your forests, national parks and protected areas to...

How community power is ending the age of coal in Turkey

Blog entry by admin | 6 September, 2013

There is no better start to a day than waking up to good news. Especially, at a time when your hope is weakened by a near war in your neighbouring country, and by your government trying to allow your forests, national parks and protected areas to...

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