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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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Queensland national park laws restored

The Brisbane Times reports (11.5.16) on the restoration of conservation guidelines to the management of Queensland's national parks, rever... More »

Carbon tax may be needed to hit renewable energy targets

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (11.5.16) on Queensland's lagging efforts to reach its renewable energy targets, as revealed in... More »

Queensland moves to control land clearing: other states need to follow

Megan Evans writes in The Conversation (10.5.16) about the extent of native vegetation land clearing in Queensland in recent decades, and ... More »

Coastal communities, including 24 federal seats at risk, demand action on climate threats

Barbara Norman writes in The Conversation (6.5.16) about members of Australian coastal communities attempting to highlight to federal MPs ... More »

Underwater extremes

With much of the Earth covered by oceans, a different kind of heatwave is attracting attention, writes Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick in Inside... More »

River on fire: even if it’s not coal seam gas we should still be concerned

Bryce Kelly and Charlotte Iverach write in The Conversation (3.5.16) about the alarming sight of methane gas bubbling to the surface of th... More »

News on the Barrier Reef goes from bad to worse

In April, world leaders signed the Paris agreement on climate change. That month proved to be the hottest April on record in many parts of the worl... More »

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 »

 
 

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