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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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Survey: more Australians want climate action now than before the carbon tax

Deborah Cotton writes in The Conversation (16.6.16) about public sentiment in Australia regarding action on climate change and emissions r... More »

Boost renewable energy target to 50% and get 28,000 extra jobs

Michael Slezak reports in The Guardian (15.6.16) that Ernst Young and the Climate Council have released a report suggesting that... More »

How Adani splits Queensland Labor

In The New Matilda (10.6.16) Roger Scott, Executive Director of the TJRyan Foundation, writes:

'Climate change and environmen... More »

Does tourism really suffer at sites listed as World Heritage in Danger?

In The Conversation (10.6.16) John C. Day analyses the impact on tourism of a World Heritage site being listed as 'In Danger', f... More »

New hope for storing carbon dioxide underground

Dom Wolff-Boenisch writes in The Conversation (10.6.16):

'To halt climate change and prevent dangerous warming, we ultimately... More »

State parks, curbed development could save SEQ koala populations

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (7.6.16) on the release of research showing the destructive impact of continued urban developme... More »

Alpha coal mine legal case could set 'important precedent' with global warming argument

The ABC's Stephanie Smail reports (7.6.16) on the legal case being heard in Brisbane's Court of Appeal, arguing that Gina Rinehart's Alpha coal min... More »

June 2016 - more dire news from the Great Barrier Reef

Marine ecologist, Justin Marshall, who has been working on the Great Barrier Reef for 30 years, writes in The Guardian (7.6.16):

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Election 2016: 'Misinterpretation': government officials reject claims Great Barrier Reef is mostly dead

Nicole Hasham reports in the Brisbane Times (3.6.16) on assertions from the federal government's Great Barrier Reef management authority t... More »

There goes the neighbourhood: climate change, Australian housing and the financial sector

Policy Online carries a link (30.5.16) to a Climate Institute report outlining the financial risk to Australia's housing and property sect... More »

Securing renewables: how batteries solve the problem of clean electricity

Policy Online carries a link (31.5.16) to an Australia Institute report which outlines the advantages of battery storage technology for ad... More »

Election 2016: Labor pledges $380 million for Great Barrier Reef

Matthew Knott reports in the Brisbane Times (30.5.16) on federal Labor's announcement of dedicated funding to underpin research and protec... More »

Labor and Greens battle over CSG regulation proposals

The ABC's Babs McHugh reports (27.5.16) on policy proposals from Labor and the Greens setting out stricter regulation of coal seam gas operations, ... More »

Climate change and the election

Lenore Taylor writes in The Guardian (27.5.16): 

'For years Greg Hunt has been suggesting different things to different ... More »

Australia 'scrubbed' from UNESCO report on climate change and world heritage sites

Michael Slezak reports in The Guardian (27.5.16) that 'all mentions of Australia were removed from the final version of a Unesco... More »

Queensland Parliament passes laws restoring landholder mining objection rights

The ABC reports (25.5.16) on state Parliament passing laws to reinstate mining objection rights to landholders and other affected parties, reversin... More »

Queensland set to enter new era in renewable energy with Ergon wind farm deal

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (26.5.16) on the prospects of a new wind farm project in far north Queensland, which would add ... More »

North Stradbroke Island sand mining to end by 2019

Jorge Branco reports in the Brisbane Times (26.5.16) on the state government's reinstatement of an 'early' closure for sand mining op... More »

Queensland commits to fixing water quality in the Great Barrier Reef

In The Conversation of 26.5.16  Karen Hussey, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, and Robin Smale, all from the Global Change Institute, Univers... More »

Coalition's low-emissions 'roadmap' is a trip to nowhere (without +$$$)

Craig Froome from the University of Queensland's Global Change Institute analyses (The Conversation, 26.5.16) the Coalition's 'Low Em... More »

Great Barrier Reef: Slow progress on water quality improvements, taskforce report says

The ABC's Stephanie Smail reports (25.5.16) on claims from a scientific taskforce that lack of coordination between the government agencies respons... More »

Election 2016: do we need to re-establish a department of climate change?

Christian Downie and Howard Bamsey write in The Conversation (23.5.16) about the policy uncertainty and lack of political direction curren... More »

This election is our last chance to save the Great Barrier Reef

John Brodie and Richard Pearson write in The Conversation (19.5.16) about the increasing threats to the Great Barrier Reef posed by climat... More »

'Staggering' that climate change and the Great Barrier Reef is not the top election issue

Climate scientist Professor Tim Flannery (The Guardian, 17.5.16) says lack of attention to climate change so far in the election... More »

Less sunshine, wind and rain could cast shade on renewable energy

Roger Dargaville and Jane Mullett write in The Conversation (17.5.16) about the implications of the increasing effects of climate change f... More »


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