Australia’s environment does not have sufficient legal protection from climate change, as outlined in a new report from the Climate Council Australia.
We shouldn’t let controversy over the approval of one small, short-lived mine distract from more consequential decisions looming on coal.
Australia continues to support unlimited growth in fossil fuel production and export, flying in the face of the latest IPCC report. Mapped: 67 new coal, and 49 gas/oil projects.
The mine was not refused on climate change grounds. So without legal reform, other fossil fuel projects may still go ahead.
The people of the Hunter have a clear picture of the future they want. But to unlock the region’s future opportunities, we must first clean up the costly legacy of its coal-mining past.
Local people describe a purposeful past in this former mining community – and a bleak future.
Here’s what I’ve learned from researching the history of UK climate policy.
More than 400 proposed fossil fuel extraction projects threaten to blow the world’s 1.5°C target.
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.
Woodhouse Colliery would be the UK’s first new deep coal mine in three decades.
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.
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.
A small finch has stalled the multi-million-dollar Carmichael mine.
Adani has promised to fix its groundwater plan – but that might not be possible.
The federal government considered prosecuting Adani’s potential environmental negligence over the history of its Australian CEO.
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.
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.
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.