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The Greens’ not-so-simple, essential mandate: save the Earth

Guy Rundle July 26, 2017 20 Comments

The environmental movement has come a long way from hippie love-ins and right-wing jokes. But the Greens, in Australia and elsewhere, have to acknowledge that it is the single most important thing they will ever do.

Liberal senators push for Minerals Council wishlist, doubtless completely coincidentally

Josh Taylor February 16, 2017 9 Comments

Coalition concerns over political activity by environmental groups mirrors the concerns of the coal lobby.

Greg Hunt says … something innovation something

Crikey July 29, 2016

The new Innovation Minister Greg Hunt points towards his work as environment minister to talk up how great he is at innovation.

Asking foxes what they think of henhouse security

Crikey May 17, 2016 7 Comments

The Minerals Council of Australia, shockingly, wants to hamstring environmental groups.

Coalition senators back miners over majority, in pushing for environmental law repeal

Josh Taylor November 19, 2015 6 Comments

Yes, most submissions to the inquiry said the law should stand. And yes, there have only been two successful cases brought under the law. But the Mining Council did not like it, you see, so ...

Three cheers for our failing economy!

Josh Taylor November 18, 2015 14 Comments

Greg Hunt has said Australia has met its emissions target already. The only problem is that we have met it because our economy is circling the drain ...

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

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

Josh Taylor November 9, 2015 11 Comments

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.

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

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

Josh Taylor August 19, 2015 20 Comments

Is "green lawfare" really destroying our economy and way of life? Er ...

Should Tassie devils be introduced to Wilson’s Prom?

Should Tassie devils be introduced to Wilson’s Prom?

Crikey November 14, 2014 2 Comments

Authorities are considering introducing Tasmanian devils onto Wilson's Prom to decrease the feral cat population. But biologist Allen Greer says there's little evidence the devils will make any difference.

Dirty environmental legacy could burden Orica chemical spin-off

Dirty environmental legacy could burden Orica chemical spin-off

Paddy Manning February 10, 2014 1 Comment

Orica has signaled an interest in becoming a pure mining business, spinning off its chemical business on its own. But numerous environmental liabilities could be a heavy load to bear for a chemical business.