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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

July 8, 2013 6

You can get a bit carried away when politics is your game with the day-to-day happenings of who said what about whom or what. Which is why I regularly take the reality check of looking at those website listings of what people are actually clicking on.

The trans-Tasman cat fight: why Fluffy has to go

The trans-Tasman cat fight: why Fluffy has to go

May 24, 2013 31

Wandering cats are a menace to native birds and wildlife, but the cat "right to life" lobby is preventing them being euthanased. Gareth Morgan and Geoff Simmons of NZ's Morgan Foundation want a cat crackdown.

How green are the London Games?

How green are the London Games?

August 10, 2012

London has put on the greenest Games ever -- but problems remain with waste, buses, and journalists leaving the lights on, writes Shaun McCarthy, chair of the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012.

Regulator turns systematic ‘blind eye’ to litany of environmental breaches

August 2, 2012 4

Victoria's Environmental Protection Authority has sat on its hands and refused to prosecute companies and councils in flagrant breach of the state's environmental laws, a groundbreaking study has revealed.

Rio+20: doing the zombie shuffle

Rio+20: doing the zombie shuffle

June 22, 2012 10

The Rio+20 conference on the environment is a zombie summit, shuffling through its paces dead-eyed, toothless, empty-handed, writes Peter Christoff, associate professor of environmental policy at the University of Melbourne.

Accounting for the environment

Accounting for the environment

May 10, 2012

A new document released by the ABS is designed to inform government decision-makers, policy analysts, scientists, industry and other groups on how environmental accounts could be used and further developed in Australia.

Seeing the ocean through the trees in Gunns debate

November 7, 2011 3

Crikey readers have their say.

First, turtles die, now fish … and anglers handling fish get ill

September 29, 2011 5

The sick and dead animals coincided with dredging by Gladstone Port Corporation working on the massive LNG plant and pipeline being built in the harbour, writes Crikey naturalist Lionel Elmore.

Award winning awards. Or is it just greenwash?

August 5, 2011

Having read through annual reports of some of the most polluting companies on earth, it would be naieve not to be cynical about the extent of corporate greenwashing, writes John Hepburn.

Carbon tax just the first real battle in a very long war

July 13, 2011 2

Fergus Green, of Inside Story, unpacks the carbon pricing package to discover, at its core, a tension between fundamentally different visions for the future of Australia’s economy and environment.