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Djab Wurrung protesters prepare for the worst, hope for the best

Djab Wurrung protesters prepare for the worst, hope for the best

Campers hoping to save the Djab Wurrung trees are bracing for cops but, despite the eviction deadline passing, they are yet to come.

Australia's renewables revolution goes far beyond energy

Australia's renewables revolution goes far beyond energy

Bob Brown's opposition to a new wind farm project isn't a sign of failure, it's a further victory. The way we live is fundamentally changing.

South Australia’s blackout has become a political talisman

South Australia’s blackout has become a political talisman

Let’s be explicit about this: South Australian wind farms did not shut down because the winds were too low or high.

Fear of a burning planet: the semantics of climate change

Fear of a burning planet: the semantics of climate change

As Scott Morrison showed in Tuvalu this week, language has always been central to the politics of climate change.

How we get ourselves out of energy chaos

How we get ourselves out of energy chaos

Enough time has been wasted. The transition to a zero-carbon energy system is not simple, but what we need to do is very clear.

Should Australia go nuclear?

Should Australia go nuclear?

Some scientists say it is a great weapon in the war on carbon emissions, and Energy Minister Angus Taylor is pushing an inquiry into the topic. But will Australia ever take the nuclear option?

Scott Morrison, it’s time to declare a climate emergency

Scott Morrison, it’s time to declare a climate emergency

The public is calling for the government to act on the growing climate emergency — it's now time to take action.

Will an inspector-general fix the Murray-Darling mess?

Will an inspector-general fix the Murray-Darling mess?

The Department of Agriculture's new body will attempt to address allegations of maladministration and water theft in the beleaguered Murray-Darling Basin.

The disinformation game: how the government releases emissions data

The disinformation game: how the government releases emissions data

Positive spin, false statements and delays — Australia's emissions-data must run a gauntlet before the public is allowed to see it, and the media is happy to help.

If water is life, our country is now a graveyard

If water is life, our country is now a graveyard

Our waterways are running dry and we're on the precipice of complete environmental destruction.