Updated: March 08, 2012
Climate Change Updates
- Kangaroo Island offshore drilling proposal update - April 18, 2013
- Disastrous coal projects approved in NSW State Forest - February 12, 2013
- Shark cull: an unpopular response - October 18, 2012
- Opinion: Wild about Premier's slash-and-burn tactics - August 05, 2012
The Kangaroo Island canyons and upwelling is too precious to risk, yet company Bight Petroleum are proposing seismic testing and drilling for oil and gas in this biodiversity hotspot and whale feeding/aggregation area. Your chance to show support! – Adelaide and Kangaroo Island ‘Hands Across The Sand’ Events, 18th May 2013.
Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke has had a busy week. After effectively opening up Tasmania's incredible Tarkine wilderness to mining by rejecting heritage listing, he has just approved two massive coal mine projects in an environmentally sensitive Leard State Forest in rural New South Wales.
In response to five fatal attacks along the WA coast over the last 12 months, the WA Government has announced new shark mitigation strategies including $6 million for research, surveillance and – controversially – culling sharks that pose an ‘imminent threat’.
Four months since his election, it is clear that Campbell Newman is no moderate when it comes to the environment and the bad old days are back. An opinion piece from Lyndon Schneiders, national director of the Wilderness Society.