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ENVIRONMENT


CRIKEY INTERN | ENVIRONMENT | 8

‘Head in the sand 101’: what the world media thinks of our commitment to the environment

We have the best minister in the world as our environment minister! So surely we are an environmental world leader, right? Crikey intern April Dudgeon finds out that is not so much the case.

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GILES PARKINSON | ENVIRONMENT | 6

Was the renewable energy industry better off under Abbott?

At least under Tony Abbott the renewable sector knew where it stood. But what is going under Turnbull?

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SOPHIE BENJAMIN | ENVIRONMENT |

Sharks v crocs v snakes: a media deathmatch

Which Australian animal is most likely to kill you on your summer holiday?

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BERNARD KEANE | ENVIRONMENT |

Chainsaw gets chopped down, but more climate quarrels beckon

The failed defection of Ian Macfarlane is a win for Malcolm Turnbull but will exacerbate what will be a difficult relationship with the Nationals over climate policy.

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JOSH TAYLOR | ENVIRONMENT |

Historic agreement or ‘bullshit’? What the Paris climate talks really achieved

Not everyone is happy with the new Paris agreement.

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BERNARD KEANE | ENVIRONMENT |

Debunking the ‘coal will rescue the world from poverty’ lie

The claim that coal is crucial to rescuing hundreds of millions of people in developing countries from poverty is now a key argument of the coal industry. It’s a lie.

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Sleepless nights and saving the world in Paris

COP21 seems closer to finding an agreement to halt climate change, writes Climate Institute deputy CEO Erwin Jackson.

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Is curbing deforestation the best way for Australia to combat climate change?

Greg Hunt has a grand plan to help Australia reach its climate targets by winding back land-clearing. Will it work? Crikey intern Sherryn Groch investigates.

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Memo to Paris climate delegates: compromise now or world is fukt

We need a strong agreement and we need it yesterday, writes deputy CEO of The Climate Institute Erwin Jackson.

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Day 1, Paris climate talks: helping dirty power get clean

Malcolm Turnbull talks a big game in Paris, but we need incentives for investment in renewables pronto, writes deputy CEO of the Climate Institute, Erwin Jackson.

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MARGOT SAVILLE | ENVIRONMENT |

Climate denier Ian Plimer takes on the people’s Pope

Goodness gracious, Pope Francis thinks that stopping carbon emissions will help the poor, when everyone knows only coal and the free market will do that.

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JOSH TAYLOR | ENVIRONMENT |

Something’s fishy: Carmichael mine faces Great Barrier Reef challenge

The Australian Conservation Federation has launched a court challenge against the government’s Carmichael mine project, saying the mine could harm the Great Barrier Reef.

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JOSH TAYLOR | ENVIRONMENT |

Don’t despair! Even climate sceptics want action on climate change

Inconsistent and contradictory? Or just simply confused? Australians deliver some bizarre responses to questions of climate action.

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Turnbull fails debate, economics and science with dumb coal defence

Malcolm Turnbull doesn’t seem to understand the basic laws of the market — or the science of climate change, writes Dr Richard Denniss, chief economist at The Australia Institute.

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GILES PARKINSON | ENVIRONMENT |

Does the VW scandal reveal the auto industry’s biggest dirty secret?

Why would VW go to all the trouble to deceive regulators unless it actually can’t produce cleaner engines?

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What Malcolm needs to do now on climate change

With a PM who believes in climate change, it’s time for Australia to finally cut our carbon emissions, writes John Connor, CEO of The Climate Institute.

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GUY RUNDLE | ENVIRONMENT |

Rundle: the right are finally abandoning their nutty sceptic stance

Conservatives are finally departing their “climate sceptic” policies, because you can’t hold out against science forever.

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ALEX MITCHELL | ENVIRONMENT |

Mind control, psychosurgery and murder: the bizarre antecedents of climate study given to PM’s office

The Climate Study Group is using some pretty weird characters to back up its climate denial agenda …

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BERNARD KEANE | ENVIRONMENT |

Federal Court rebukes government’s ‘vigilante litigants’ campaign

The Federal Court has taken the rare step of correcting claims about its role in the Carmichael case, further undermining the government’s insistence that “vigilante litigants” need to be reined in.

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JOSH TAYLOR | ENVIRONMENT |

Call in the Green Army! Threat of ‘green lawfare’ takes down … wait … only two projects?

Is “green lawfare” really destroying our economy and way of life? Er …

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BERNARD KEANE | ENVIRONMENT |

The rich irony of crying ‘lawfare’ while surrendering our sovereignty

The government is complaining about “lawfare” against mining projects while inviting multinationals to sue it and score generous payouts.

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Is Australia really lagging behind on climate action?

Australia has announced its new carbon emissions target, and most climate scientists say it’s not nearly enough. Jennifer Morgan global director of the Climate Program at the World Resources Institute (WRI), explains why.

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BERNARD KEANE | ENVIRONMENT |

Coalition’s emissions target further exposes its climate lie

There is a lie at the heart of the Coalition’s denialism-based climate policy — and its proposed emissions targets make it more obvious.

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BERNARD KEANE | ENVIRONMENT |

Coalition’s fight for coal defies reality

The government’s approval for the Carmichael coal project was flawed under its own rules. Greg Hunt’s response is to change the rules — but it still won’t save this unviable mine.

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What is the US’ new climate change policy, and why should we care?

Barack Obama has finally acted to regulate coal-fired power stations. The Climate Institute’s Susan Cavanagh explains what it means for Australia.

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