UN climate change report card: Scientists predict Australia will continue to get hotter

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By Jeanavive McGregor and environment reporter Jake Sturmer The latest United Nations report card on the impacts of climate change predicts Australia will continue to get hotter. The ABC has obtained drafts of the report by the Intergovernmental Panel on … Continue reading

Environmentalists take government to court over Barrier Reef plans

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Tom Arup Environment editor, The Age Environmentalists will launch court action against the Abbott government and its decision to allow dredging and spoil dumping in Great Barrier Reef waters for the expansion of coal export terminals. The Mackay Conservation Group, … Continue reading

New IPCC climate report predicts significant threats to Australia

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Australia’s multibillion-dollar mining, farming and tourism industries face significant threats as worsening global warming causes more dangerous and extreme weather, the world’s leading climate science body will warn. A final draft of a five-year assessment by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel … Continue reading

Good environmental management is beyond politics

Australia’s international standing on good environmental management is in tatters. Destructive populist policy is being rolled out at all levels of government at the expense of scientifically informed solutions and community driven process. While the world watches the Abbott government … Continue reading

The battle over Abbot Point risks losing the Great Barrier Reef war

THE CONVERSATION “Save the reef” has become a popular catch-cry among many environment groups, with Greenpeace’s Great Barrier Reef website shared more than 125,000 times on social media to date. It and many similar campaigns have focused heavily on “massive … Continue reading


Gladstone fisher unsatisfied with bund wall review QLD Country Hour Kathleen Calderwood Posted Wed 19 Mar 2014, 2:23pm AEDT Photo: Dredge spoil from the expansion of the Port of Gladstone, leaked through the bund wall in 2011 and 2012, coinciding … Continue reading


Greens look to shore up numbers for Barrier Reef inquiry 19th Mar 2014 1:52 PM Supplied THE Greens have called on Labor and other Senators to back a Senate inquiry into the management of the Great Barrier Reef. Senator Larissa … Continue reading