Topic archives: ENVIRONMENT

Inside Story: green growth sprouting in mainstream economic analysis

Inside Story: green growth sprouting in mainstream economic analysis

June 29, 2011 3

Mainstream economics is beginning to recognise the opportunities alongside the climate threat, writes Michael Jacobs.

US ‘dream team’ not so green

July 26, 2010

When Barack Obama replaced George W. Bush, environmentalists in the US shared the President's hope for the future. The tide seems to be turning, however, with environmental activists becoming frustrated with the Government's lack of progress, writes Brad Knickerbocker.

From climate chaos to clarity with a double dividend

March 10, 2009

It’s urgent that we take the climate change debate from chaos to clarity so Australia can help achieve an effective global climate deal, writes John Connor.

Another roo cull. There must be a better way

March 6, 2009 10

Kangaroos are under the gun again in the ACT, writes Lionel Elmore.

Noosa’s two-headed fish: farm spraying goes nuts

January 20, 2009

As the Australian Tourist industry struggles the popular Noosa River in Queensland is being threatened by bureaucratic inaction to stop the use of agricultural chemicals killing and deforming its fish, reports Lionel Elmore.

Adding salt to the wound as the Lower Murray chokes

January 9, 2009 3

We have been sailing far to close to the wind for far too long with the lack of water in SA's Coorong and Lower Lakes, writes Peter Gell.

Commentary wrap: The pundits react to Rudd’s ETS

December 16, 2008 1

Australian and international commentators weigh-in on Rudd's emission target announcement.

Why the credit crisis could be the dawn of the Green New Deal

November 13, 2008

The financial crisis has been a disastrous for some businesses, but it also represents an environmental opportunity that shouldn't be missed, writes Adam Grubb, founder of

Government in a FiT of confusion over carbon abatement

October 29, 2008 6

The ETS will start in 2010, but what about feed in tarrifs? asks Bernard Keane.

Fuel reduction burns not included in Australia’s C02 accounting

October 28, 2008 9

With huge fuel reduction burns planned for this fire season, Crikey naturalist Lionel Elmore asks why the carbon they create is being ignored by foresters and others.