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Winds of change leave climate denialists isolated

Winds of change leave climate denialists isolated

Changing political sentiment, and increasing business and investor hostility to fossil fuels, has left denialists isolated as climate action becomes a prerequisite for mainstream politics.

Adani announces scaled-back Carmichael mine

Adani announces scaled-back Carmichael mine

Good morning, early birds. Adani has announced plans for the imminent construction of a scaled-back version of its Carmichael coal mine, Justin Milne and Michelle Guthrie renew their public stoush, and students in Sydney and Melbourne are expected to stage a walk-out in protest of climate change inaction. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

LEAKED: true facts about coal (according to the Monash Forum)

LEAKED: true facts about coal (according to the Monash Forum)

There's a lot of bad news out there about coal. Let's re-examine the facts.

Rundle: culture warrior Brendan Pearson lobs fizzers at anti-Adani hipsters

Rundle: culture warrior Brendan Pearson lobs fizzers at anti-Adani hipsters

How ironic, an ex-coal industry spinner doesn’t know when to stop digging.

Banks turn a blind eye to human rights abuses in Borneo

Banks turn a blind eye to human rights abuses in Borneo

Forest destruction and land loss have resulted in a “far-reaching human rights disaster” for Borneo’s indigenous peoples, writes freelance journalist Jenny Denton.

Dear Scott, coal’s a dud investment

Dear Scott, coal’s a dud investment

Scott Morrison says industry super doesn't invest in coal mining for ideological, not performance, reasons. As it happens, coal mining has performed terribly - and industry super performs well.

Abbott brings religious fervour to his Old King Coal act

Abbott brings religious fervour to his Old King Coal act

The government's only economic agenda is around free-trade agreements and coal, which it supports with the zeal of a religious convert.

‘They know coal is coming to an end’: Bob Massie on the death of the mining boom

‘They know coal is coming to an end’: Bob Massie on the death of the mining boom

People on the ground are ready to make the transition to a non-mining economy, but the government and big mining companies are doubling down on coal.

One year on from Hazelwood fire, deadly legacy lingers

One year on from Hazelwood fire, deadly legacy lingers

The Hazelwood mine fire was not a natural disaster; it was a chronic industrial mishap of the most unnatural kind, writes freelance writer Tom Doig.

Watermark coal mine approval fires up just about everyone

Watermark coal mine approval fires up just about everyone

Farmers, greenies and even Alan Jones are out for blood over the controversial Liverpool Plains mine plans.