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Environment & Energy

This includes articles about coal mining and CSG, mining the Galilee Basin, dredging, and Abbot Point. It also contains articles on sandmining on Stradbroke Island. Other, related articles, can be found under 'Environment: Great Barrier Reef'.

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'Safety reset' at all Queensland mines and quarries following deaths

Felicity Caldwell reports in the Brisbane Times (9.7.19) about concerns in Queensland's mining industry over workers' safety, following a ... More »

The Murray-Darling Basin scandal: economists have seen it coming for decades

TJ Ryan Foundation Research Associate, John Quiggin, writes in The Conversation (9.7.19) about alarming revelations from a Four Corners re... More »

Explaining Adani: why would a billionaire persist with a mine that will probably lose money?

TJ Ryan Foundation Research Associate, John Quiggin, writes in The Conversation (3.6.19) about the latest progress of the Adani Carmichael... More »

Australia isn't doing its part for the global climate. Sooner or later we’ll have to pay our share

TJ Ryan Foundation Research Associate, John Quiggin, comments in The Guardian (27.5.19) on the federal government's reluctance to take mor... More »

Radical climate action 'critical' to Great Barrier Reef's survival, government body says

Nicole Hasham reports in the Sydney Morning Herald (13.4.19) on a Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority report which says global warmin... More »

Morrison to announce $2 billion over 10 years for climate fund

Michelle Grattan writes in The Conversation (25.2.19) about the federal government's announcement of a $2 billion investment in a Climate ... More »

Adani's new law firm put forward 'trained attack dog' strategy for waging legal 'war'

The ABC's Josh Robertson reports (19.2.19) on revelations of Adani's hardline litigation approach to critics and protestors of its proposed Carmich... More »

Ten years ago, climate adaptation research was gaining steam. Today, it’s gutted

On the tenth anniversary of the Black Saturday bushfires, and with natural disasters unfolding at either end of the Australian continent, Rod Keena... More »

It’s time to restore public trust in the governing of the Murray Darling Basin

Jason Alexandra writes in The Conversation (15.1.19) about the discovery of mass fish deaths and diminished water supplies in tributaries ... More »

In 2018 the Australian government chased its energy tail

Simon Holmes à Court comments in The Guardian (1.1.19) that, while the federal government dithered on energy policy, business,... More »

Turning wilderness into theme parks: the great national parks debate

Anne Davies writes in The Guardian (19.12.18) about recent state and federal government moves to 'open up' national parks to tourist devel... More »

Adani announces coal mine construction will begin

Nicole Hasham reports in the Brisbane Times (29.11.18) on Adani's announcement that it will shortly commence with the Carmichael coal mine... More »

EVENT: Climate Change and Energy Issues – a Queensland Agenda

From 6-8PM on Tuesday, 13 November 2018, the TJ Ryan Foundation will host a seminar at Parliament House in Brisbane - 'C... More »

Helping farmers in distress doesn’t help them be the best: the drought relief dilemma

Neal Hughes and Steve Hatfield-Dodds write in The Conversation (23.10.18) that, in the midst of an ongoing drought crisis in rural Austral... More »

Australia has two decades to avoid the most damaging impacts of climate change

Iain Stewart writes in The Conversation (8.10.18) about the latest IPCC report on global warming, which suggests that the world needs to b... More »

Desal plants might do less damage to marine environments than we thought

Graeme Clark and Emma Johnston write in The Conversation (20.9.18) about their research into the operation and environmental impact of des... More »

'Absolute disgrace': Adani pipeline plan won't activate water trigger

Peter Hannam reports in the Brisbane Times (18.9.18) on news of Adani's plans to utilise billions of litres of groundwater in central Quee... More »

Coal does not have an economic future in Australia

Frank Jotzo and Salim Mazouz write in The Conversation (6.9.18) about the findings of a new international report which suggests there... More »

Reality is the enemy of irrigated agriculture, Matt Cananvan, not 'greenies'

TJ Ryan Foundation Board member, John Quiggin, comments in The Guardian (12.9.18) on recent Coalition statements about irrigating northern... More »

How to move energy policy models beyond bias and vested interests

Shirin Malekpour and Enayat Moallemi write in The Conversation (21.8.18) that, with the Turnbull government's planned National Energy Guar... More »

Adani spent a year trying to hide this information on its reef spill

The ABC's Michael Slezak reports (10.8.18) on the release of documents that Adani fought to keep secret, appearing to show both the company an... More »

Could the NEG bring down power prices? It’s hard to be confident that it will

Salim Mazouz and colleagues write in The Conversation (4.8.18) that the final design of the Turnbull government’s National Energy Gu... More »

Why Coles’ plastic bag backflip leaves us worse off than before

Kim Borg and Edwin Ip write in The Conversation (1.8.18) about supermarket retailer Coles' decision to reverse its ban on single-use plast... More »

Mass coral bleaching forces review of reef protection plan

Tony Moore reports in the Brisbane Times (20.7.18) on the release of an updated government sustainability plan for managing the Great Barr... More »

New coal doesn’t stack up – just look at Queensland’s renewable energy numbers

Matthew Stocks and Andrew Blazers write in The Conversation (26.6.18) about calls from the Coalition backbench and elsewhere for the ... More »

 
 

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