BP has no right to risk the Bight’s #environment: @Wilderness_Aus comments






Just five years ago, one of the worst oil spill disasters in history shocked the world when BP’s undersea oil well, Deepwater Horizon, exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. Now, BP has its sights set on Australia. During the disaster, 11 workers tragically lost their lives and for 87 days, oil spewed into the Gulf […]






Exploring the Great Transition @MargaretOConno5 #sustainability #community






If you’ve ever owned poultry, you’ll be all too familiar with its eerie ability to win people over. You may be living in a neighbourhood with all the warmth and collegiality of a nuclear bunker but no sooner will you purchase Rhode Island Reds, and your icy-cold and haughty neighbours will be beaming, poking their […]






Lily Weinberg from @Wilderness_Aus on why #Environment Award for Children’s #Literature






The books we ingest as children shape the values we carry as adults. They help to start conversations about the cultural differences and the changing norms of places, time periods, and the status quo. I’ve based my personal and working life on trying to keep fossil fuels in the ground and protect the places we […]






John #MalcolmFraser AC 22nd Prime Minister of #auspol: @Jansant tribute






Former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser (@MalcolmFraser12) has left the building, and it feels empty without him. The man who had once torn Australia apart, became a voice of reason, decency and compassion in a sea of gutter level race fuelled political strategy. A child of the squattocracy, that in the end, was the reasoned and […]






Maules Creep Coal Mine #leardblockade. Who’s the umpire? asks @greekmcchic






The moans of senior mining industry identities are increasing as they condemn environmental protestors for “not accepting the umpire’s decision” on mining approvals and conditions. The problem is, it’s them who refuse to accept the umpire’s decision Stephen Galilee, Mark Vaile and Phillip Christensen have all emerged recently condemning legitimate community protests while big mining […]






The #protectgloucester camp: @coolmccool reports






  The Protect Gloucester camp is now open and ready for business. Situated among breath-taking scenery close to AGL’s fracking site, the camp is manned by a team of dedicated locals, who have put in many hours of hard work to get the camp ready. Built to meet very stringent regulations demanded by the local […]






Whitehaven enviro offsets farce; by @greekmcchic on the ground at #leardblockade






  The two coal mines at Boggabri and Maules Creek  NSW are causing a death-by-a-thousand-cuts destruction of the Leard State Forest. To get approval at Federal and State level, coal miners Whitehaven and Idemitsu have relied on biodiversity offsets that promise “like for like” or “equal to or better” habitat for the critically endangered ecological […]






Australia raises its voice for #PeoplesClimate: @richardsheggie #environment report






Global climate rallies Estimates of the crowd at the Melbourne climate change march last Sunday ranged from 25,000 to 30,000. The Sydney climate change rally in Bicentennial Park, Glebe, was a more modest affair of about 1000, competing as it did with the Sydney Marathon and a nearby Balmain/Rozelle event to commemorate those killed in the […]






Response from Origin Energy not enough: @SavLance75 comments on #CSG






As part of the research undertaken for No Fibs recent article #CSG science provides no easy conclusions, posted on September 15, this writer addressed several questions to representatives of Origin Energy regarding their Ironbark coal seam gas (CSG) project and local landholders the Ansfords, who believe they may be suffering adverse health and environmental impacts due […]






From winter clearing to spring slaughter: @RobinMosman reports on #leardblockade






The stopping of winter clearing of the Leard State Forest for  Whitehaven’s massive coal mine may have been just a stay of execution for the threatened species for whom the forest is  home. A week before their amended 2014 Biodiversity Management Plan (BMP) was due to be legally challenged in the Land and Environment Court, […]