Last week the world-renowned American environmentalist, Bill McKibben, declared that our prime minister now apparently saw his principal role in international affairs as the global ambassador of coal, writes Mungo MacCallum.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has presented a draft decision on the world heritage status of the Great Barrier Reef. It recommends adding the reef to the World Heritage In Danger list in 2015. Environment group... Read More →
It may not be on the menu of a restaurant near you but the ‘luxury seafood’ status of the humble sea cucumber in many parts of the world is pushing the creature to the edge of extinction.
An academic expert on international law believes Barrier Reef dredging may be in contravention of Australia's obligations under the World Heritage Convention
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority knows that a nickel refinery owned by Clive Palmer has been dumping toxic tailing water into the reef, but has done nothing.
Sally Freeman-Greene, Byron Bay. Is it mere coincidence that Abbot Point coal terminal expansion got the go-ahead last Friday under the Abbott government?
Just before Christmas, leading Citigroup analyst Elaine Prior took Australia’s coal freight giant Aurizon to task over the lack of board engagement on the science of climate change.
Graeme Cooney, Murwillumbah. Unlawful actions? The Bjelke-Petersen Government would have to take line honours for that wouldn't it? Bikers pale in comparison.
Sally Freeman-Greene, Byron Bay. We have coal companies and government wanting to go full steam ahead with coal ports up and down the Queensland coast, posing an obvious deadly risk to marine life and the Great Barrier Reef.
We are the Year 12 Marine Studies class of Byron Bay High School and we are concerned about the proposed building of mega ports, dredging and shipping in the Great Barrier Reef.
An innovative new approach to sugarcane plantation weed management trialled in select Great Barrier Reef catchments have shown a 90 per cent reduction in runoff of highly soluble herbicides into waterways.