The southern black-throated finch could be brought to the brink by coal-mining developments.
More than half of the remaining habitat for Queensland's southern black-throated finches is potentially subject to mining development. If these mines go ahead, it will be bad news for these birds.
Is the sun setting on coal investments?
Energy companies are realising that, in light of the Paris climate deal, the economics are starting to line up in favour of climate action, not against it.
Some scientists have estimated more than 90% of Australia’s coal resources must stay in the ground.
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Activists want the Carmichael mine stopped. But what does the law say?
Australia’s environment protection laws only protect endangered species or ones in national parks.
The government is set to restrict green groups' right to challenge environmental approvals in court. But the law isn't doing its job in protecting Australia's plants and animals anyway.
Coal no more? The rise of renewables and climate action will spell an end to Australia’s coal industry.
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Australia's failure to reassess its commitment to coal will have serious negative consequences, not only for Australia’s economy, but for the health and well being of millions of people and the global environment.
The Carmichael coal mine (not pictured) is set to be Australia’s largest.
Experts respond to the reapproval of Adani's Carmichael mine.
Tinkering with the law is likely to entrench positions on both sides of the ‘green tape’ debate.
Both industry and environmental groups need more certainty over the government's approvals process. But the recent hectic rhetoric has given them less certainty - and that could be bad for both sides.
Leader of The Greens, Richard Di Natale, speaking on ABC TV’s Q&A program.
Richard Di Natale, leader of The Greens, told the Q&A audience that India will no longer buying Australian coal but presenter Tony Jones said he thought that was wrong. We check the facts.
Federal Attorney-General George Brandis wants to remove green groups’ blanket eligibility to challenge environmental approvals in the courts.
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The government plans to change the law so green groups don't automatically qualify to mount legal challenges against environmental approvals. That would make it much harder for green watchdogs to act.
Attorney General George Brandis believes a recent court decision backing an environmental group is an illegitimate use of the law. Is he right?
The federal government want to stop green groups from using "lawfare". But proposed changes threaten to seriously curtail public interest litigation in Australia.
The Federal Court’s decision to overturn the Adani Group’s federal environmental approval to build the A$16 billion Carmichael coal mine in Queensland highlights policy issues that have a significance…
Indian entrepreneur Gautam Adani, (pictured with former Queensland Premier Campbell Newman and Martin Ferguson) has risen from a modest beginning to become one of India’s most powerful businessmen.
The court decision to halt the Carmichael mine is a setback for Indian billionaire Gautam Adani - but does he really need the coal mine at all?
The ornamental snake - one of the two species that the federal government failed to account for when approving the Carmichael mine.
The Federal Court has overturned federal environmental approval of the A$16.5 billion Adani’s coal mine project in central Queensland.
While many people in India live without electricity, it is looking less likely that Australian coal will supply it.
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"India needs Australian coal" is a view promoted by government and industry alike. But is there really a case for Australian coal in India? The evidence suggests not.
Should coal projects be held responsible for the greenhouse emissions that flow from their product, even if it’s burned on another continent?
A new legal challenge to the proposed Carmichael coal mine – Australia’s largest – will test in the federal court whether climate change caused by greenhouse gas emissions should be taken into account…