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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: report to UNESCO takes note of Queensland's failure to reform tree-clearing laws

The ABC's Stephanie Smail reports (28.9.16) on new assessments of state and federal government progress on protecting the Great Barrier Reef from f... More »

Public support for climate action on the up after dark days: Climate Institute survey

The Conversation's James Whitmore, interviewing Will Grant and the University of Queensland's Matt McDonald, writes (26.9.16) about a rise... More »

Adani faces High Court appeal

The Brisbane Times (19.9.16) reports that 'Conservationists have lodged an appeal to stop the construction of Australia's bigges... More »

Climate action is the key to Australia achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

Nina Lansbury Hall and colleagues write in The Conversation (13.9.16) about the climate policy steps that the federal and state government... More »

The fossil fuel divestment game is getting bigger, thanks to the smaller players

Luke Kemp writes in The Conversation (12.9.16) about the gathering pace of the fossil fuel divestment campaign, which has been bolstered r... More »

Who do we trust on climate change?

A year has passed since the Pope issued the Encyclical on Climate Change. He has now called for urgent action to stop climate change and propo... More »

Pacific pariah: how Australia’s love of coal has left it out in the diplomatic cold

Wesley Morgan writes in The Conversation (7.9.16) about the agenda at this week's Pacific Islands Forum, where Australia stands apart from... More »

Government review supports Australia’s marine reserves – now it’s time to move on

Michelle Voyer and Richard Ambrose Kenchington write in The Conversation (6.9.16) about the results of a federal government review of Comm... More »

The Climate Change Authority report: a dissenting view

Clive Hamilton and David Karoly write in The Conversation (5.9.16) about their dissenting 'minority' report from the Climate Change Author... More »

China ratifies Paris climate change agreement ahead of G20

Tom Phillips reports in The Guardian (3.9.16):

'China has announced its ratification of the Paris climate change agreement, p... More »

Destroying the environment is a sin - Pope Francis

'Pope Francis has called for urgent action to stop climate change and proposed that caring for the environment be added to traditional Christian wo... More »

Malcolm Roberts versus a century and a half of science

Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick writes in Inside Story (31.8.16) about the 150 years of climate science research and evidence that new One Natio... More »

Direct Action not as motivating as carbon tax say some of Australia’s biggest emitters

Jayanthi Kumarasiri and colleagues write in The Conversation (2.9.16) about the Coalition Government's Direct... More »

Climate Change Authority suggests emissions trading but no new climate targets

The Conversation's Michael Hopkin interviews (31.8.16) senior climate scientists about the Climate Change Authority's new report on reduci... More »

Adani should bow out gracefully from its Carmichael coal mine

TJ Ryan Foundation Board member, John Quiggin, writes in The Conversation (31.8.16):

'Adani Enterprises, from which Adan... More »

Cutting ARENA would devastate clean energy research

Nicky Ison and Chris Dunstan write in The Conversation (30.8.16) about the federal government's proposed funding cuts to the nation's rene... More »

Coastal councils are already adapting to rising seas – we’ve built a website to help

Sarah Boulter writes in The Conversation (30.8.16) about the threats to coastal communities posed by climate change and rising sea levels.... More »

Australia’s vast, majestic northern savannas need more care

Euan Ritchie and Brett Murphy write in The Conversation (26.8.16) about the environmental threats to northern Australia's savanna landscap... More »

Oil, gas and marine parks really can coexist in our oceans – here’s how

Cordelia Moore and colleagues write in The Conversation (25.8.16) about more effective ways that governments can manage marine reserves, i... More »

154 Australian scientists demand climate policy that matches the science

James Whitmore from The Conversation writes (25.8.16) about an open letter penned to the Prime Minister from over 150 scientific experts d... More »

Keeping global warming to 1.5C, not 2C, will make a crucial difference to Australia, report says

James Whitmore and colleagues write in The Conversation (24.8.16) about a new Climate Insitute report which examines the impacts of rising... More »

Australia’s new focus on gas could be playing with fire

Tony Wood writes in The Conversation (23.8.16) about the increasing focus by governments in Australia on gas production and exports, and t... More »

The $8.2 billion water bill to clean up the Barrier Reef by 2025 – and where to start

John Rolfe writes in The Conversation (12.8.16) about the multi-billion dollar cost to repair damage done to the Great Barrier Reef by sed... More »

Hunting, fishing and farming remain the biggest threats to wildlife

In an article with great relevance to the current debate over tree clearing in Queensland, Sean Maxwell, James Watson, and Richard Fuller point out... More »

The 'Galileo gambit' and climate science

Stephan Lewandowsky writes in The Conversation (11.8.16) about the recently elected One Nation senator from Queensland, Malcolm Roberts, '... More »

 
 

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