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Tips and rumours

Asylum seeker planes blocked from view … cyber attacks on the AFP … online dating tips at the Sydney Institute …

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Coal India, under a haze of scrutiny, eyes Australian miners

A company called Coal India Limited is eyeing off $4 billion of assets in Australia. So who are they, and should we be worried about the purchase? Journalist Karl Mathiesen investigates.

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Tips and rumours

Nepotism in court? … SBS may halve World News Australia … John Farnham health check comes up fine …

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It’s the sharks John West reject that make John West look bad

John West isn’t sure what to do about the sharks on its roof and the spoof ads online. It shows corporates fight a new challenge online, writes Greenpeace Australia CEO David Ritter.

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Internet land-grab challenged by NGOs, net gurus

An unusual coalition has launched a campaign against the increasingly aggressive push to use the International Telecommunications Union to regulate the internet.

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Social media hoaxes the new weapon in green activism

A series of clever hoaxes has plagued oil giant Shell, as environmentalists trial new ways of getting their messages out.

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Conspiracy theories are fun. Thanks, Clive Palmer

Let’s focus on the hypocrisy of a man who once listed “litigation” as a hobby in his Who’s Who profile.

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When one person’s vandalism is another’s sound corporate practice

A proposal to use normal corporate practices against the coal mining industry has apparently outraged conservative media outlets.

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The GM food debate is nonsense

Crikey readers have their say.

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Greenpeace and the agri-politics of GM wheat

Greenpeace’s destruction of a GM wheat trial was less about denialism about GM as the disastrous economic potential of contamination.

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Low-key McKinsey can’t see the (rain)forest for the trees

Global consultancy giant McKinsey’s response to serious allegations made by Greenpeace and the Rainforest Foundation reported in Crikey last month has so far been conspicuously low key, writes campaigner and commentator David Ritter.

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Leaked: 30,000 BP oil spill memos, emails and transcripts

Greenpeace has obtained some 30,000 memos, emails and transcripts which document last year’s disastrous BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Here’s what Tom Cowie and Amber Jamieson pulled out of the WikiLeaks-style document dump.

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Cancun Calling: couple of all-nighters in final countdown

The parties have until Friday morning to agree on negotiations. Experienced negotiators say there is a fat chance of that, writes Giles Parkinson of Climate Spectator, from Cancun, Mexico.

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Can we bank on business to take the environmental lead?

The Greenpeace campaign against ANZ raises an interesting question: Is there a responsibility on bankers to become society’s police when politicians fail to act? asks Climate Spectator’s Giles Parkinson.

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The ‘unintentional’ reason why Australian babies consume GM food

The reason why Australian kids eat GM food without their parents knowing it goes back to a decision by the Howard government in 2000, and the apparent impossibility of guaranteeing GM-free food sources.

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GM seed for Australian wheat: great initiative or costly experiment?

Australian wheat farmers may soon have no choice but to grow genetically modified seed, say anti-GM campaigners concerned by wheat giant Monsanto’s move into the local industry. And while industry group WA Farmers welcome the move, they also acknowledge that there must be some kind of guarantee that the “interests of Australia’s growers are going to be taken into account.”

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Greenpeace | ENVIRONMENT|

Greenpeace: The billionaires behind the climate denial industry

Greenpeace has released an extensive expose on oil industry kingpins David and Charles Koch, who it says have quietly pumped $50 million into “climate-denial front groups”.

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Spare a thought for the Japanese voice of anti-whaling

Not all of Japan is pro-whaling. Greenpeace’s Japanese operation is fighting the government on a number of fronts to end the slaughter, reports Dan Bray.

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Our love affair with coal: hotter than ever

Forget renewable energy or gas: our states are embracing coal-fired power more enthusiastically than ever before.

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Abbott’s army powerless against climate change

Tony Abbott will rally a “green army” to save the environment, but his anointed generals say it will be powerless in the face of climate change inaction.

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National Times | ENVIRONMENT|

A whale of a double standard

Australians care passionately about the plight of the whales, but what about tuna, caged chooks and all the other animals suffering in the name of dinner? The Japanese have every right to ignore Australia’s moralising, says Tom Ormonde.

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Adelaide Now | ENVIRONMENT|

Greenpeace: Our plan for a nuclear-free Australia

Greenpeace’s Steve Campbell says Australia can be powered by clean energy without resorting to nuclear like France, Finland and now the UK. Instead, we should follow the lead of countries like Spain, who can generate more than half of its energy needs from renewables.

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Politics has failed — time for civil disobedience

The protesters who expect to be arrested this weekend in the campaign to close down Hazelwood power station may break the law, but they have justice on their side.

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Yes bwana: how Australia called the shots at small islands forum

Here is the analysis of the PIF from Shirley Atatagi - climate political advisor for Greenpeace in the Pacific.

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Kotaku | ENVIRONMENT|

Greenpeace turns video game consoles on their makers

Greenpeace has released three very clever and creative videos attacking Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo for using toxic substances in their video game consoles, turning their scraps into spokespeople against the companies.

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