environment

environment September 16, 2017

Farewelling coral reefs

The director of the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland, Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, talks about the grim realities of climate change and how we must choose which reefs to save.

environment September 16, 2017

Climate action stalling here and in America

The federal government is ignoring the realities of climate change – mirroring trends towards inaction in American politics.

resources August 26, 2017

Our unhealthy power stations

A new report into emissions limits applied to Australia’s power stations shows they are less strict than in the US, EU and China, and that state environmental protection agencies are too timid in enforcing them.

environment August 26, 2017

Peter Thomson’s fight for the oceans

Fijian delegate Peter Thomson leaves the presidency of the United Nations General Assembly decrying the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris agreement, and warning of climate-related threats to the world’s oceans.

religion August 26, 2017

How the religious right stall climate action

While most religious leaders accept climate change, the Christian right in Australia and the US make scepticism a tenet of their politics.

rural July 15, 2017

Deadly clash between farmers and conservation

A coronial inquest into the murder of NSW environment officer Glen Turner will raise critical questions of government regulation where biodiversity conservation clashes with farmers’ rights.

environment July 1, 2017

Inside the bitter Greens civil war

The suspension of Greens NSW senator Lee Rhiannon is less about Gonski than it is about ongoing animosities and a federal push to reform the party’s decision-making processes.

resources June 17, 2017

The politics of the Finkel review

When Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg briefed Coalition MPs on the Finkel review’s recommendations for a clean energy target, all eyes were on Tony Abbott and his supporters.

environment June 10, 2017

Donald Trump’s own goal on climate action

Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, and his visceral unpopularity, may actually lift efforts to halt climate change.

environment April 29, 2017

Land clearing and climate change

The majority of the Emissions Reduction Fund is poured into questionable abatement schemes to discourage land clearing, while mass deforestation cancels out any climate gains.

resources April 15, 2017

Killing the Great Barrier Reef

As the Great Barrier Reef suffers record bleaching, Malcolm Turnbull courts a mining giant that will only hasten its death.