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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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Great Barrier Reef bleaching event: what happens next?

David Suggett writes in The Conversation (22.3.16) about the implications of government authorities increasing the threat levels posed by ... More »

Reef coral bleaching hits 'severe' level

The Brisbane Times reports (20.3.16) on moves by government authorities to heighten the threat level of coral bleaching on the Great Barri... More »

Mary Robinson: 'climate justice' must play a key role in the Paris Agreement

Anita Talberg writes in The Conversation (17.3.16) about UN special envoy on climate change, Mary Robinson's, claim that governments must ... More »

Rise and fall: social collapse linked to sea level in the Pacific

Patrick Nunn writes in The Conversation (16.3.16) about the dramatic social impacts on Pacific island communities of rising sea levels and... More »

New Queensland environment law takes aim at Clive Palmer

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (15.3.16) on laws introduced to parliament forcing mining and resources companies to take respo... More »

Almost 20 per cent of North Queensland reefs show coral bleaching

Tony Moore reports in the Brisbane Times (14.3.16) on the extent of coral bleaching damage done to the Great Barrier Reef as a result of w... More »

Global food production threatens to overwhelm efforts to combat climate change

Pep Canadell and Hanqin Tian write in The Conversation (10.3.16) about the danger that increased food production will lead to even greater... More »

Threats to the Great Barrier Reef outgrowing agencies protecting it, leading expert warns

The ABC's Stephanie Smail reports (10.3.16) on claims by reef scientist, Terry Hughes, that the growing number of threats to the health of the Grea... More »

Queensland's carbon pollution could increase by a third, report says

The ABC's Stephanie Smail reports (9.3.16) on Environment Department evidence that shows increased land clearing in Queensland and growing levels o... More »

Australia's coal mines are pouring methane gas into the atmosphere

Bryce Kelly and Charlotte Iverach write in The Conversation (9.3.16) about worrying levels of methane gas being emitted from Australia's c... More »

Looking for a way out: backing away from dangerous climate change

Policy Online carries a link (4.3.16) to a review article by Kate Crowley in the Australian Review of Public Affairs. She re... More »

We traced the human fingerprint on record-breaking temperatures back to the 1930s

Andrew King and Mitchell Black write in The Conversation (8.3.16) about research pointing to the long duration of human impacts upon the c... More »

Chasing ice: how ice cores shape our understanding of ancient climate

Tas van Ommen writes in The Conversation (7.3.16) about the significance of ice cores samples in gauging the extent of climate change.

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Australian coal v renewables: how much will it cost to bring electricity to India's poor?

Lynette Molyneaux and colleagues write in The Conversation (7.3.16) about the economic, environmental and other costs of continuing to min... More »

'Godfather of coral' warns of Great Barrier Reef 'mass extinction'

Tony Moore reports in the Brisbane Times (6.3.16) about coral scientist, Dr John Veron's, warnings that the Great Barrier Reef m... More »

It's not 'doom and gloom' to point out what's really happening to coral reefs

Ove Hoegh-Guldberg writes in The Conversation (4.3.16) in response to print media criticisms claiming that scientists' warnings of th... More »

Queensland coal mines will push threatened finch closer to extinction

Eric Vanderduys and April Reside write in The Conversation (4.3.16) about the threats posed to native bird species by the potential expans... More »

Australia's 10 biggest climate polluters 2016

Policy Online (29.2.16) carries a link to an Australian Conservation Foundation report identifying the companies that emit most pollution ... More »

Next few weeks critical as Great Barrier Reef suffers 'tragic' coral bleaching event

Nicole Hasham reports in the Brisbane Times (1.3.16) on marine experts' fears that the Great Barrier Reef is under further threat of bleac... More »

Six burning questions for climate science to answer post-Paris

Four CSIRO climate scientists write in The Conversation (29.2.16) about the issues most in need of addressing in the wake of the Paris cli... More »

Fossil fuel growth centre harks back to old ideas about climate costs

Ben Parr writes in The Conversation (26.2.16) about the federal government's decision to establish and fund a national 'growth centre' to ... More »

CSIRO and climate: the devil in the detail

Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick writes in Inside Story (25.2.16) about the risks entailed in planned cuts to CSIRO's climate change research pro... More »

Energy markets: the planet's unlikely new ally in the emissions effort

Matt McDonald writes in The Conversation (24.2.16) that, with power companies showing increasing willingness to invest in renewables and a... More »

True or false? Facts and myths about bushfires and climate change

Policy Online (9.2.16) carries a link to a Climate Institute factsheet on common 'myths' and misstatements regarding the impact of cl... More »

CSIRO climate cuts will trash a decade of hard work with the Bureau of Meteorology and universities

Gregory Ayers writes in The Conversation (23.2.16) that cuts to the CSIRO's climate science research capacity will jeopardise crucial rese... More »

 
 

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