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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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The decline of mining in a changing economy

The future of mining in Queensland continues to be in the spotlight with the closure of Clive Palmer's Yabulu nickel refinery and continuing alarm ... More »

Great Barrier Reef bleaching is just one symptom of ecosystem collapse across Australia

Dale Nimmo and colleagues write in The Conversation (3.5.16) about the many ecosystems under threat of degradation in Australia, in additi... More »

Phasing out fossil fuels for renewables may not be a straightforward swap

Anthony James writes in The Conversation (2.5.16) about the economic and policy challenges that need to be overcome in order to transition... More »

No to rehab? The mining downturn risks making mine clean-ups even more of an afterthought

David Lamb writes in The Conversation (29.4.16) about the issue of mining companies cleaning up mine sites once they've been exhausted of ... More »

Great Barrier Reef bleaching would be almost impossible without climate change

Andrew King and colleagues write in The Conversation (29.4.16) about the clear and worrying links between climate change, rising ocean tem... More »

Labor’s climate policy: back in the game but missing detail

Lynette Molyneaux and colleagues write in The Conversation (27.4.16) about the federal Labor Party's newly announced climate change policy... More »

Great Barrier Reef bleaching stats are bad enough without media misreporting

Jon Day writes in The Conversation (27.4.16) about recent media reportage of coral bleaching damage to the Great Barrier Reef, which in so... More »

David Attenborough says the Great Barrier Reef is in ‘grave danger’ – it’s time to step up

Ove Hoegh-Guldberg and Tyrone Ridgway write in The Conversation (24.4.16) about the attention brought by Sir David Attenborough's recent t... More »

Indigenous innovation could save a billion tonnes of greenhouse gases

Sam Johnston writes in The Conversation (22.4.16) about the potential reduction in greenhouse gas emissions that could be achieved through... More »

Paris climate deal signing ceremony: what it means and why it matters

Damon Jones and Bill Hare write in The Conversation (21.4.16) about the most significant implications arising from the Paris Agreement on ... More »

Queensland passes 'Clive Palmer' law to protect state from resource clean-ups

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (22.4.16) on Parliament passing environmental laws that will force resources companies to 'clea... More »

Signing the Paris Climate Agreement is easy – what comes next for Australia will be hard

Tim Stephens writes in The Conversation (21.4.16) about the challenges facing the nation's legislators after Australia signs on to the Par... More »

Limits to growth: policies to steer the economy away from disaster

Samuel Alexander writes in The Conversation (21.4.16) about policy suggestions, such as investing in renewable energy systems and capping ... More »

Nature neglected in campaign

Don Driscoll and Euan Ritchie write in The Conversation (19.4.16) about the risk that crucial environmental issues and heritage protection... More »

Australia’s carbon emissions and electricity demand are growing: here’s why

Hugh Saddler writes in The Conversation (18.4.16) about the reasons behind Australia's rising carbon emissions and electricity demand, and... More »

Ideas for Australia: Let’s retire the idea that Australia ‘depends’ on digging up coal and other resources

TJ Ryan Foundation Board member, John Quiggin, writes in The Conversation (15.4.16) about data that 'undermine' the notion that the countr... More »

Peabody’s bankruptcy claim is a symbol of coal’s end

TJ Ryan Foundation Board member John Quiggin writes in The Conversation (14.4.16) about the global coal mining company, Peabody, filing fo... More »

One day we won’t need a Renewable Energy Target, because we’ll have good climate policy

The Grattan Institute's David Blowers writes in The Conversation (14.4.16) about the inconsistent policy landscape and convoluted politica... More »

Land owners claim govt betrayal over Adani

The Brisbane Times reports (13.4.16) on protests from Indigenous land owners in the Galilee Basin about the state gove... More »

In pictures: a close-up look at the Great Barrier Reef’s bleaching

Justin Marshall writes in The Conversation (13.4.16) about the extent of coral bleaching in parts of the Great Barrier Reef, showing sever... More »

Burning fossil fuels is responsible for most sea-level rise since 1970

Aimee Slangen and John Church write in The Conversation (12.4.16) about research showing how the burning of fossil fuels has contributed i... More »

Landmark case looming over Adani and the Great Barrier Reef

Michael Slezak reports in The Guardian (10.4.16): 'A court case set to begin next month, will pit the Great Barrier Reef against a coalmine. In som... More »

Time to share the wealth

Luke Preece and Penny van Oosterzee write in The Conversation (8.4.16) about Cape York Pensinsula's rich natural ecosystems, and the poten... More »

Coral Bleaching Taskforce: more than 1,000 km of the Great Barrier Reef has bleached

Morgan Pratchett and Janice Lough write in The Conversation (7.4.16) about the alarming extent of coral bleaching recently measured on the... More »

The tragedy of the Adani mine decision and regulation failure

Samantha Hepburn (6.4.16) draws attention to the glaring shortcomings in current coal mine approval legislation:

'This approach to environm... More »

 
 

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