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[9 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
Rare but everywhere

Brigid Mullane spoke to Dr Matthew James on Australia’s nascent rare earth industry and its place in the international market.

Climate Change, Energy, Law & Ethics, Mining, News, Pollution, Sustainability »

[4 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
Carbon capture storage: friend or foe of climate change?

Carbon capture storage is promoted by governments and the mining industry worldwide as a solution to climate change. But can it hold up to its promises?Lauren Kelleher reports.

Biodiversity, Energy, GEJI, Mining »

[1 Oct 2010 | 6 Comments | ]
Deepwater Horizons not so bright

In the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in April, the world is left wondering how this could happen and more importantly, will it happen again?

Law & Ethics, Mining, Pollution »

[28 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
Sydney suburbs left in bicycle dust

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.

Climate Change, Energy, GEJI, Mining, Photo gallery, Pollution »

[2 Jul 2010 | One Comment | ]
The grimy valley struggles on

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.

Audio, Biodiversity, Energy, Mining »

[24 May 2010 | 4 Comments | ]
Oil and whales fight for territory

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.

Climate Change, Energy, GEJI, Mining, Pollution »

[4 May 2010 | 4 Comments | ]
Climate campaigners planning new protests

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

Audio, Mining »

[28 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
New QLD mine sparks anger

A new coal mine planned for north of Maryborough in Queensland has received significant financial backing, frustrating environmentalists.

Mining, Pollution »

[18 Apr 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Reef recovery may take 20 years after coal ship

Marine experts say damage from the Chinese oil tanker running aground on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef could be far worse that first thought, Joel Philp and Tara Egan report.

Mining, Pollution »

[29 Mar 2010 | One Comment | ]
Australian protesters block world’s biggest coal port

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.