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The climate change saboteurs

Binoy Kampmark

20th November 2013

At the COP19 in climate conference in Warsaw, a new coalition has formed - 'the climate saboteurs'. Key members are Australia, Canada, Japan. They are resolute in crushing the hopes of developing countries already suffering climate catastrophes like Typhoon Haiyan. more...

New Australian Prime Ministers' anti-environmental agenda

Maxine Newlands

20th September 2013

Australian environmentalists' declare new Prime Minister, Tony Abbotts' green agenda as ‘anti-environmental', designed only to profit the mining industry at the cost of climate change solutions, reports Maxine Newlands...... more...
Daydream reef school

Best Expedition in the World: the final days

Ben Southall

16th September, 2011

In the last installment of his ‘Best Expedition in the World’ diary, Ben Southall looks back at his encounters with the eco-heroes working hard to conserve the magnificent Great Barrier Reef more...
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Best Expedition in the World: meeting the ‘marine guardians’

Ben Southall

21st July, 2011

In the second installment of his ‘Best Expedition in the World’ diary, Ben Southall meets some of the marine guardians working to protect the Great Barrier Reef more...
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Conserving Australia's Great Barrier Reef: 'The Best Expedition in the World'

Ben Southall

26th May, 2011

In the first of an exclusive series, former island caretaker and ambassador for Tourism Queensland Ben Southall explains why the Great Barrier Reef needs protection and how the ‘Best Expedition in the World’ will help more...

Q&A: Ben Southall

Ruth Styles

2nd February, 2011

He’s been a charity fundraiser and is now a fully-fledged adventurer. But is ‘Best Job in the World’s’ Ben Southall about to add eco-warrior to his CV? Ruth Styles met him to find out
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Dan Box

When will Australia 'get' climate change? And will it be too late?

Dan Box

19th July, 2010

The upcoming Australian elections will see yet another tussle between industry-supporting climate sceptics, and politicians trying to nudge their electorate towards the real world more...
Changes in rainfall in Australia

Australia ditches carbon trading plans

Ecologist

27th April, 2010

Carbon trading plans were opposed by conservative politicians and criticised by environmental groups for containing loopholes for industry more...
Changes in rainfall in Australia

Australia getting warmer springs and uneven rainfall

Ecologist

14th March, 2010

Australian meteorologists have published an up-to-date summary of how rainfall and temperature levels have changed across the country over the past 100 years more...
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Sceptics and greens reject Australian carbon trading plan

Ecologist

2nd December, 2009

Emissions under the carbon trading proposals would not have started to decline until after 2030 say campaigners more...
Wind turbines

Copenhagen success rests on cash and commitment

Ecologist

10th July, 2009

New research has revealed that a lack of finance and political commitment lie at the heart of the slow take-up of renewables, as a UK think tank calls for cash for low-carbon technology to be ringfenced more...
Babs to Brisbane

Babs 2 Brisbane by Barbara Haddrill

Ed Hamer

19th June, 2009

Travelling from the UK to the Australia by land and sea is a mission - but it is possible. Ed Hamer is impressed by this travelogue which describes one woman's journey more...

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In the News

Aborigines feel effects of climate change

Ecologist

1st March, 2009

A new study warns that unless new preventative action is taken, Australian Aborigines will experience higher rates of disease and psychological harm. more...
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Drought in the Australian interior

Dan Box

16th December, 2008

As the worst drought in 100 years makes its effects felt in the southern hemisphere, Dan Box asks whether the Australian interior is becoming a terra nullius – a genuine no-man’s-land



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Howard downplays climate risks to farmers

News

27th September, 2007

Australian Prime Minister John Howard has brushed off the risks posed by climate change to the continent's farmers, saying that a 'sense of proportion' was needed. more...
In the News

'We're no role model', says Australian green group

News

27th April, 2007

'Don't make the same mistakes as us,' Australian think-tank the Mineral Policy Institue has warned China more...

Lessons From Nature

Anthony Wall

9th November, 2005

Episode Two - Poison Toads more...
Investigations

Dying to know the truth

Mark Purdey

1st November, 2002

Since defeating the government in 1984 over its compulsory warble fly erradication scheme, Mark Purdey has been travelling the world to find the real cause of BSE and vCJD. His conclusions are controversial, fascinating, and if proved right, will cost the government millions in compensation.
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