Among modern Liberals it’s patently heresy to ask how rushing to green light 11 proposed coal mines in the Hunter Valley helps the struggling coal industry.
Haig Pit in Whitehaven, Cumbria, UK.
Ashley Cooper pics/Alamy Stock Photo
Woodhouse Colliery would be the UK’s first new deep coal mine in three decades.
The eastern tributary in the Woronora drinking water catchment
In my 30 years of research, I keep uncovering long-standing environmental issues the mining industry doesn’t seem to learn from.
The study is the first of its kind to gauge how people were impacted by the bushfire crisis and how it changed their views on a range of subjects, from climate change to the government response.
Coal stockpiled before being loaded on to ships at a terminal in Gladstone. researchers say Labor should not “cozy up” to the coal industry.
Labor will not win an election by cozying up to coal or weakening its climate target. Instead, it must find the common ground uniting workers in the cities and the regions - job insecurity.
The black-throated finch is on the verge of extinction.
A small finch has stalled the multi-million-dollar Carmichael mine.
The Carmichael coal mine could cause irreversible environmental damage.
Adani has promised to fix its groundwater plan – but that might not be possible.
Adani faces court over allegations of concealing the amount of coal water released in Caley Valley Wetlands last year.
The federal government considered prosecuting Adani’s potential environmental negligence over the history of its Australian CEO.
A painting by Sakubei Yamamoto.
Yamamoto Family/Collection Yamamoto Sakubee
Throughout the centuries, a number of coal miners have documented their lives with paintings. Some of their works are now in museums and bring the stories of the “pitmen” back to life.
The legacy of the dirtiest of fuels – coal – has the potential to deliver a low carbon energy future.
Ecological sustainability is at the core of Australia’s Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s proposed changes to Australia’s national environment act will significantly reduce judicial oversight on environmental decisions. Here’s why that matters.
Can you hear me now?
Mine communications are complex, slow and unreliable. The solution to keeping miners safe, and rescuing them when disaster strikes, might just be in their hands already.
Acid drainage from surface coal mining site, North Lima, Ohio.
As coal energy loses market share, major U.S. coal companies are filing for bankruptcy. One multi-billion-dollar question: will taxpayers be forced to pay for cleaning up abandoned mines?
The Hazelwood fire burned for 45 days in 2014.
AAP Image/Incident Control Centre Hazelwood
Two years after Morwell was blanketed in smoke from the Hazelwood fire, environmental charges have been laid against the mine’s operators. But the process should be more open and democratic - and quicker.
An open-cut coal mine in the Hunter Valley.
Methane is a stronger greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, and Australia’s coal mines are a major source.