Every morning you see them between cars and buses. Cycling is becoming the choice of transport for an increasing number of people in the inner city of Sydney, but the suburbs are far behind writes Julie Kofoed.
Environmentalists want to see a quick closure of Australia’s dirtiest power station by 2012. But workers in the area fear that Gippsland could collapse once more if the government turns its back on them.
Could whales be neighbours with oil platforms? Federal Resources Minister Martin Ferguson has just released new offshore oil leases, and some lie in areas that are flagged as potential marine sanctuaries.
The campaign by environmental activists to close Hazelwood, Australia’s dirtiest power station, is set to intensify with a demonstration planned for Thursday. Jenny Jagerhorn reports. Image: simpsons fan 66
Ship movements in Newcastle, Australia, home to the world’s biggest coal port, came to a halt yesterday as environmental activists opposed to the expansion of the coal industry staged a harbour blockade. Matthew Knott reports.