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Inside Story: green growth sprouting in mainstream economic analysis

Inside Story: green growth sprouting in mainstream economic analysis

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

US ‘dream team’ not so green

US ‘dream team’ not so green

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

From climate chaos to clarity with a double dividend

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

Another roo cull. There must be a better way

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

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

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

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

Adding salt to the wound as the Lower Murray chokes

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

Commentary wrap: The pundits react to Rudd’s ETS

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

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

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 Energybulletin.net.

Government in a FiT of confusion over carbon abatement

Government in a FiT of confusion over carbon abatement

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

Fuel reduction burns not included in Australia’s C02 accounting

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.