environment

environment July 30, 2022

Climate: Inside the Greens’ four-point strategy

In an interview with The Saturday Paper, Greens leader Adam Bandt details his approach to climate negotiations with Labor and the various forms in which they could succeed.

resources July 30, 2022

Australia is not prepared for a climate-related food crisis

As figures show more than one in 10 Australians do not have access to adequate food, climate change has made global famine a serious threat.

environment July 16, 2022

The case against prescribed burning to fight bushfires

Scientists hope the belated listing of fires as a threat to forest species can stop the destructive use of hazard-reduction burning.

law & crime July 2, 2022

Inside the police crackdown on Blockade Australia

As Blockade Australia concludes a week of climate protests in Sydney, police are using extraordinary tactics against the group, arresting and rearresting dozens of people.

environment June 18, 2022

Loggers accused of Wombat forest ‘smash-up operation’

In an area approved for national park status, bulldozers cleared swaths of forest, destroying vital ecosystems. Now VicForests is accused of exploiting traditional owners in a propaganda war against scientists.

environment June 11, 2022

Fight to save ‘punk turtle’ hit by floods

Endangered turtles in the Mary River are among the species suffering devastating setbacks after record flooding in southern Queensland that caused extensive damage to habitat and food sources.

environment June 11, 2022

Labor’s flawed answer to the energy crisis

Australia’s gas crisis is not caused by a supply shortage – it’s the result of an export system the Coalition allowed donors to essentially design. Labor’s first answer is more fossil fuel.

rural April 16, 2022

What is Lismore’s future after the floods?

As the people of Lismore attempt to rebuild following the second major flood this year, residents are divided over what to do next and whether to relocate the entire town.

rural April 2, 2022

Lismore inundated again in ‘never-ending’ floods

As further floods tear through southern Queensland and northern New South Wales, communities are exhausted, devastated and searching for answers.

environment April 2, 2022

Tracking the Coalition’s attacks on green energy infrastructure

For nearly a decade the Coalition has been attempting to dismantle the country’s green energy infrastructure – first trying to defund it, then hollowing it out, then using it to fund fossil fuel projects. Through all this, careful drafting has made it almost impossible for the government to fully implement its plans.

environment March 19, 2022

Morrison failed to act on flood relief ‘handshake’

As blame-shifting continues over the slow response to the floods in northern NSW, Scott Morrison has gone quiet on a support package agreed to with the state’s premier.