Protest occupies Downer EDI office: Don’t get into bed with #Adani reports @takvera






Climate activists are this morning occupying the Melbourne offices of Downer EDI, a mining infrastructure company, to protest participation in developing the Adani Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin of Queensland. The mine is widely seen as a climate carbonbomb with no social license. [View the story “Protest occupies Downer EDI office: Don’t get […]






Photo Gallery: Melburnians #marchforscience by @takvera






Police were predicting 400 people might turn up, instead up to 5000 scientists and science supporters rallied and marched through Melbourne streets as part of the global #marchforscience rallies organized in about 600 cities and towns around the world. Australia’s scientists have already felt Federal budget cuts for science research and funding for the CSIRO […]






#Solar to power Melbourne trams as Australia’s GHG emissions rise reports @takvera






Lily D’Ambrosio, the Victorian Energy and Environment Minister, stepped forward today to announce that Melbourne’s tram network will be powered by 100 per cent Solar. Not directly of course. But the government will issue a tender for a new 75MW capacity large scale solar farm to supply the equivalent power needed for the tram network […]






What impact #sealevelrise on Melbourne’s privatised port facilities? asks @takvera






The Andrews Victorian state government has been successful with the sale of the Port of Melbourne for $9.7 billion, an election promise. The government had been expecting around $7 billion for the asset. Technically, its not a sale, but a 50 year lease of the port’s commercial operations. The long term lease of Australia’s largest […]






Photo Gallery: #CSIROcuts #SupportCSIRO rally in Melbourne photos by @takvera






In a sea of white balloons with the message in blue, ‘Save CSIRO Jobs’, about 500 people rallied in Melbourne in support of CSIRO staff to protest the staff cuts announced by CEO Larry Marshall in early February. Many of the 350 job cuts will go from the Atmosphere and Oceans Division, and the Land […]






Gallery: Melbourne Refugee Sanctuary rally calls out to #LetThemStay by @takvera






Thousands of people rallied as part of the refugee sanctuary movement in Melbourne on Monday. Our citizen journalist John Englart was there to capture on photo the rally and the many posters present. The rally was in response to the High Court ruling on sending refugee families back to Nauru detention. The Sanctuary movement grew […]






City summit commits to 100 percent #renewables by 2050 #go100RE reports @takvera from #COP21






A meeting of nearly a 1,000 city mayors from around the world meeting in Paris signed a declaration on Friday that supports a municipal transition to 100 percent Renewable Energy. Read the declaration (PDF) Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said according to a report on Citiscope, “As I told the negotiators when bringing them our contribution, […]






Writers talking Climate Change and Place at #MWF15 Footscray – @takvera






How we communicate climate change is important. Whether it remains a distant event in time or space, or can be intimately connected to the present and locations we know and love, can make all the difference in how people perceive and act on the issue. Writers are coming to terms with this in different ways, […]






Melbourne #OurABC rally in pictures by @takvera and @Jansant











Thousands rally worldwide to demand action on #PeoplesClimate: @takvera reports from Melbourne march






A beautiful spring day brought out the crowds to attend the Peoples Climate Melbourne rally. But a hum had been in the air that this was going to draw a large crowd. As it turns out, over 30,000 people turned up and marched from the State Library of Victoria to the Treasury Gardens through Melbourne’s […]