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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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2016 crowned hottest year on record: Australia needs to get heat smart

Liz Hanna and colleagues write in The Conversation (19.1.17) about confirmation from various government agencies that 2016 rewrote the rec... More »

Questions raised after resources minister says Australia should invest in coal power to reduce emissions

Michael Slezak reports in The Guardian (17.1.17) on comments from the federal resources minister, north Queensland's Matt Canavan, suggest... More »

Adani coalmine activists gear up to fight: ‘This will dwarf the Franklin blockade’

Joshua Robertson reports in The Guardian (14.1.17) that 'as the protest against the Carmichael project – Australia’s largest p... More »

Great Barrier Reef: Ancient coral samples show icon could recover, but scientists warn of new threats

The ABC's Kathy McLeish reports (15.1.17) on new research into the Great Barrier Reef's history of adapting to changes in climatic and ocean condit... More »

Old floods show Brisbane’s next big wet might be closer than we think

Jacky Croke writes in The Conversation (11.1.17) about new research based on palaeological flood records which suggests that floods as big... More »

BOM climate report finds 2016 fourth-hottest year on record for Australia

The ABC reports (5.1.17) on findings from the Bureau of Meteorology indicating that 2016 was another record-breaking year for heat, extreme rainfal... More »

Put solar panels on Suncorp Stadium, QPAC and power 1200 homes: researchers

Tony Moore reports in the Brisbane Times (2.1.17) on research produced by the University of New South Wales which suggests huge energy gai... More »

Health experts slam Turnbull government's air pollution proposals

Gina McColl reports in the Brisbane Times (2.1.17) on criticisms of the federal government's review of vehicle emissions and air poll... More »

Australian climate politics in 2017: a guide for the perplexed

Marc Hudson writes in The Conversation (2.1.17) about the state of climate change debate in Australia as the federal government conti... More »

Queensland communities remain lukewarm about coal seam gas: CSIRO survey

Andrea Walton, Rod McCrea and Rosemary Leonard discuss in The Conversation (22.12.16) their recent survey of the attitudes of Queensl... More »

Adani's Galilee Basin complex corporate web spreads to tax havens

The ABC's Stephen Long reports (21.12.16):

'Giant Indian conglomerate Adani, which plans to build one of the world's largest coal mine... More »

India announces plan to step away from coal, casting doubt on approved Queensland Adani mine

The ABC's Stephen Long reports (19.12.16) that 'India [has] released a new power plan promoting a dramatic increase in renewable energy, raising do... More »

One Nation senator joins new world order of climate change denial

Lenore Taylor (The Guardian,15.12.16) reports on Senator Malcolm Roberts' visit to the US:

'A key figure picked to prepare th... More »

Coal seam gas mining costs farmers millions, CSIRO study finds

The ABC's Anna Gibbs reports (16.12.16) on a new CSIRO study which puts a dollar figure on the losses to farmers due to coal seam gas mining o... More »

Climate change played a role in Australia’s hottest October and Tasmania’s big dry in 2015

Pandora Hope and colleagues write in The Conversation (16.12.16) that October 2015 was the hottest on record for that month, and Tasm... More »

Trump presidency and the implications for science

Duan Biggs and colleagues suggest in The Conversation (15.12.16) that, while Trump’s more extreme campaign promises may not eventuat... More »

Half the world’s ecosystems at risk from habitat loss, and Australia is one of the worst

James Watson and colleagues write in The Conversation (14.12.16) about habitat loss and risks to ecosystems from overdevelopment in sensit... More »

Eradicating fire ants is still possible, but we have to choose now

Daniel Spring and colleagues write in The Conversation (13.12.16): 'Australia needs to spend millions of dollars more to eradicate one of ... More »

Chief Scientist’s report lays a solid foundation for reforming Australia’s electricity network

Anne Kallies writes in The Conversation (13.12.16) about how the nation's electricity network can be used proactively to meet Australia's ... More »

Turnbull was right in 2009: ruling out emissions trading is 'bullshit'

Lenore Taylor (The Guardian, 10.12.16) slams Malcolm Turnbull’s change of view on climate policy:

'Malcolm Turnbull's climat... More »

Federal Government to consider carbon price for power companies

The ABC's Stephanie Anderson reports (5.12.16) on indications that the federal government will introduce a carbon pricing mechanism for power compa... More »

Adani coal mine project: Queensland Government approves rail line, camp

The ABC reports (5.12.16) that 'the $22 billion Carmichael coal and rail project has secured Queensland Government approval for a permanent rail li... More »

No new funding or climate commitments in Great Barrier Reef update

Adam Morton reports in the Brisbane Times (1.12.16) on details of the federal government's latest update report on the state of health of ... More »

Will the latest electricity review bring climate and energy policy together at last?

Dylan McConnell and Anne Kallies write in The Conversation (30.11.16) about the federal government's review of Australia's electricity mar... More »

Farmer survey reveals concern, shifting attitudes on climate change

The ABC's Anna Vidot reports (29.11.16): 'A survey of Australian farmers' attitudes to climate change has found many are concerned, and want their ... More »


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