Topic archives: ENVIRONMENT

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August 6, 2008

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40 black swans shot. ABC wants more

July 23, 2008 1

When Bairnsdale locals found out that 40 black swans had been shot in a DSE authorised cull, the contacted ABC's Stateline with the story. That's when it got interesting, writes Lionel Elmore.

Milne: Still time for PM Rudd to lead

July 17, 2008 1

It's not too late for Rudd and Wong still have a chance to lead from the front, writes Greens senator Christine Milne.

The final last chance to save the Murray is now

June 19, 2008 1

Pollies have one final chance to save the lower reaches of the Murray river. Will they take it? Thoms Hunter investigates.

Richard Farmer’s political bite-sized meaty chunks

June 17, 2008 3

Meaty snippets from the home of government plus the daily reality check and the pick of other people's political coverage. Richard Farmer writes.

Drive your car, buy a new TV, save the planet

May 2, 2008

Will a momentary break in the consumption of oil and the production of plasma screen TVs aid the fight against climate change, or hinder it? Professor Quentin Grafton tells.

How to make Australia’s PNG Forest Partnership work

April 24, 2008 1

The Rudd Government is continuing down Howard’s tropical forest protection road with the PNG-Australia Forest Carbon Partnership. But there could be stumbling blocks, writes Paul Winn, Greenpeace Forest and Climate campaigner

Renewable energy on the outer at 2020

April 17, 2008 4

Judging by the participants of the climate change group at the 2020 Summit, it seems the Government might still be hanging onto the false hope that geosequestration is going to save the day for coal, writes Helen Oakey.

Coming clean on ‘nice’ coal

April 16, 2008 7

CCS is experimental, unproven technology at the scale required, and if it works the majority of CCS deployment will not occur until the second half of this century, writes David Spratt.

Crikey Says

April 15, 2008

Let us say here and now that we at Crikey are all for clean coal...

Divisions on clean coal won’t sink the enviro movement

April 15, 2008 6

By abandoning the polluter pays principle, WWF and the Climate Institute should be seen to have abandoned any remaining pretence of being part of the mainstream environment movement, writes Greens Senator Christine Milne.

A handy guide for Chinese student protesters

April 14, 2008 6

The following points are based on an internal document circulated by the Chinese authorities in Australia to the Chinese Students Association of 7-8 April.

Plastic fantastic: Bagging the bag baggers

March 20, 2008 8

The plastic bag scare numbers just don't add up, writes Michael Pascoe.

Ocean acidity: another reason for cutting carbon

March 20, 2008 3

Ocean acidification is a global problem for which Australia clearly has a special responsibility, writes Stephen Luntz.

Time for government investments to go green

March 18, 2008 6

Governments across the country are pretty keen to spruik their green credentials these days. But is it all talk, asks Josh Meadows?

Veteran greenie shocks with NSW private power support

March 11, 2008 3

The first victim of the Iemma Government’s push for power privatisation appears to be Jeff Angel, director of the Total Environment Centre, writes Alex Mitchell.

Debunking climate change on Commonwealth Day

March 11, 2008 7

Yesterday was Commonwealth Day. The theme was the environment, but some of the diplomats and politicians celebrating at Parliament House Sydney did not realise they were about to be shaken out of their complacency on climate change, writes David Flint.