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Greenpeace blockades Australian coal-fired power station

Feature story | 3 July, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists, including an ex-miner from the Hunter Valley, blockaded Australia's most polluting coal-fired power station to call for an Energy [R]evolution. Entering the plant in the early hours of the morning, 16 activists were able to...

Global rescue for tallest hardwood Trees on earth - press briefing

Publication | 12 November, 2003 at 0:00

The Styx Valley lies in a beautiful wilderness area in Tasmania’s south-west, less than two hours' drive from Hobart, Tasmania’s capital. It adjoins the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and contains ‘oldgrowth’ (ancient) forest. The Styx...

World's highest tree sit

Feature story | 12 November, 2003 at 0:00

In Tasmania, Australia, they have these trees, that are... tall. OK, a lot of trees are tall, but these are the tallest hardwood trees in the world. We're talking trees taller than a 25-story building and 400 years old. Some people look at...

Greenpeace: No bailout for oil shale

Feature story | 8 March, 2002 at 0:00

Greenpeace today called on the Australian Government not to bail out the controversial Stuart Oil Shale Project in Queensland following reports that Project developer Southern Pacific Petroleum (SPP) had asked the Government to rescue it from a...

Saving the summer of 2030

Blog entry by Georgina Woods | 9 January, 2013 2 comments

Australia has suffered through its hottest day on record, and more heat waves are forecast. If we want to spare our children worse to come, we need to stop creating greenhouse pollution. “A few minutes later, an image arrived...

Progress! Australia creates the world’s largest network of marine reserves

Blog entry by Veronica Frank | 19 November, 2012 4 comments

"We don't want people to only know the magnificence of their oceans through aquariums or by watching 'Finding Nemo'," Australian Environment Minister Tony Burke was reported saying as he announced the creation of the world’s largest...

Activists block Australian coal as leaders abandon the Pacific

Feature story | 6 August, 2009 at 0:00

As activists continue a two day blockade of a coal export terminal in Queensland, Australia, the outcome of the Pacific Islands Forum in nearby Cairns has left Pacific Islanders to fend for themselves against the increasingly devastating effects...

Great Barrier Reef saved from shale oil exploitation

Feature story | 25 August, 2008 at 0:00

It's a victory for the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef, with a 20-year moratorium on all new shale oil projects in the region. Led by the Save Our Foreshore group, the success shows just how powerful local, grassroots campaigns can be.

Uranium mining stopped in Australian national park

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 26 March, 2013

Wherever uranium miners move in to do what they do, human rights have a tendency to move out. That’s why the victory of Jeffrey Lee, who has secured protection for his land from uranium mining at Koongarra in Australia , sends a...

More nuclear history repeating

Blog entry by jmckeati | 4 June, 2010 1 comment

The news coming out about nuclear power can read merely like a series of isolated, unconnected events. But if you read the nuclear news often, as we do, patterns start to form. A story from one part of the world is horribly similar...

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