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Think it’s all happened before so, what me worry?

Persistent climate deniers reject the idea that the climate is changing. When they see an increase in extreme weather events, however, they move to the next level down in denial. “OK, the climate is changing but humans are not to blame. It’s the sun, volcanoes and other natural forces changing the

Stopping land clearing could help keep Australia cool

By Clive McAlpine, Jozef Syktus and Leonie Seabrook, The Conversation Land clearing is on the rise in Queensland and New South Wales, with land clearing laws being fiercely debated. In Queensland in 2013–14, 278,000 hectares of native vegetation were cleared (1.2 times the size of the Australian Capital Territory). A further 296,000ha

Turnbull must discuss coal with Jokowi

By The Australia Institute “Both Australian and Indonesian governments say they want to build coal fired power. Both are told by industry it’s not going to happen. In Australia’s case because it’s too expensive, in Indonesia’s case because they cannot produce that much coal.” Indonesian President Joko Widodo will visit Australia this

The Turnbull Government playing with coal.

This is a government of cowards. It hit 47 degrees. Fires ravaged NSW. Our electricity network barely coped. And what did our Government do? Waved lumps of coal around in Parliament and giggled while everyday Australians prepared to fight savage bushfires and defend their homes.1 They couldn't be more out

The “swampy” world of kangaroo politics – species at risk

By Helen Bergen The Californian government’s Fair Political Practices Commission has warned the Australian government to stop their underhand tactics to restart the trade in kangaroo products into California, Greens animal welfare spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon said. The warning letter was issued after an investigation confirmed the Australian government violated California’s lobbying

Take action now to prepare for grass fires

As we head into the warmer months, residents across the Lake George area are being warned to take steps now to protect themselves from grass fires. Due to recent vegetation growth there is an increased risk of grass fires and the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is warning residents that

China takes up Australian solar thermal technology

Australia’s world leading solar heliostat technology will be used for concentrating solar thermal (CST) electricity generation in China. The CSIRO has partnered with a Chinese company Thermal Focus to manufacture, market, sell and install CSIRO’s patented low cost heliostats, field control software and design software in China, with a shared revenue

National Parks slams Baird for opening door to land clearing

The Baird government has finally introduced its controversial land clearing legislation in Parliament despite almost uniform opposition from scientists and environment groups and a significant proportion of farmers. [But] The bucket of money that Mike Baird will pour into private land conservation won’t be enough to stem the loss of biodiversity

Farmers roll up to Parliament in climate change action

Australian farmer for Climate Change go to Parliament House

‘Farmers for Climate Action’ came to the Australian Parliament in late November with the outcomes of their national survey of 1338 Australian farmers, conducted over the last two months. The survey returned a 90 percent response of concern about the impact of climate change. Eden-Monaro representative Mike Kelly met with some