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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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Coal a poor investment: study reveals catastrophic financial impact of climate change

The Guardian (5.4.16) reports that the Bank of England and World Bank have warned of the risks to the global economy of climate change and the G20 ... More »

Adani coal mine approval - what next?

Michael West writes in the Brisbane Times (5.4.16): 'Adani is not going to happen; the construction, that is, of the leviathan Carmichael mine, the... More »

Banning fishing has helped parts of the Great Barrier Reef recover from damage

Camille Mellin and colleagues from the Australian Institute of Marine Science write in The Conversation (4.4.16) about the positive effect... More »

Adani's Galilee Basin project mine leases approved

Amy Mitchell-Whittington reports in the Brisbane Times (3.4.16) on the state government's awarding of Galilee Basin coal mining leases to ... More »

Great Barrier Reef policies not enough to meet targets set out in Reef 2050 Plan: AIMS

The ABC's Jesse Dorsett reports (3.4.16) on experts' warnings that government policies to protect water quality around the Great Barrier Reef aren'... More »

Australia’s Wet Tropics worth billions sans ants

Steve Turton writes in The Conversation (31.3.16) about the threat posed to north Queensland's precious Wet Tropics region by invasive ani... More »

What does the science really say about sea-level rise?

John Church and Peter Clark write in The Conversation (31.3.16) about what recent research reveals about the implications and impact of ri... More »

Farming in 2050: storing carbon could help meet Australia’s climate goals

Brett Anthony Bryan writes in The Conversation (30.3.16) about the potential use of agricultural land to capture and store carbon to assis... More »

Ban new wind turbines? Not if the bar for declaring them safe is impossibly high

Rod Lamberts writes in The Conversation (29.3.16) about the announcement of NHMRC funding to undertake further research studies into the h... More »

$16m Queensland biofuels pilot plant announced

The Brisbane Times reports (29.3.16) on the state government's announcement of a pilot plant in central Queensland for processing and expo... More »

Canberra fiddles while the world burns

Why are we being asked to spend money on plebiscites to determine who is allowed to love whom, or watching a government preoccupy itself with how w... More »

Turnbull’s renewable fund could drive much-needed investment, but…

The Grattan Institute's Tony Wood writes in The Conversation (23.3.16) about the implications of the federal government's announcement tha... More »

50 years after The Lucky Country, Australia’s sustainability challenge remains

Ian Lowe writes in The Conversation (23.3.16) about the challenges that Australia's leaders still face to more sustainably manage the... More »

The heat marches on

Policy Online carries a link (20.3.16) to a Climate Council report showing that record temperatures through much of 2015 have continued at... More »

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 »


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