State governments have a history of rolling over to powerful developers' demands, often turning a blind eye to environmental concerns.
The 'energy expert' (who has no formal scientific qualifications) says he wants to blow 'hysteria and alarmism' away — but with fans and followers like his, that's blowin' in the wind.
ABC cuts, environmental turmoil, virus spikes and political malaise — Australia just had a week, and it's not going to get any better.
The effects of the devastating 2020 summer bushfires are still wowing scientists. Plus other stories that slipped through the cracks this week.
In offering bipartisanship on energy, Labor is offering to do a deal with the 'terrorists' who have thwarted all forms of climate action for years.
History tells us that the searing urgency for climate action after the summer's bushfires will cool unless principled people keep up the good fight.
A new inquiry will look at Australia's water: one of the most vitriolic and dangerous policy areas in this bone-dry yet also flood-prone country.
As the NSW Government pushes ahead with planning approval for Snowy 2.0, experts are worried the benefits won't outweigh the costs.
With the economic cost of climate inaction not an option, green research and development may be just the thing to jumpstart an economy ravaged by coronavirus.
The lower price of crude, as well as fear about the coronavirus, is helping fuel a resurgence of single-use plastics. But it doesn't have to be permanent.