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Shine a light on Reef – “Reef not Coal rally” Melbourne

Good turnout at short notice for rally against federal court decision that Greg Hunt had complied with legal process in granting permit to Adani for gigantic coal mine in Galilee Basin. >more> NoFibs

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Hunt attacked from all sides on ‘safeguards mechanism’, digs deeper into denial

Ironically, it’s precisely the climate-denying rump of the Coalition that Hunt has been under pressure from this week – with plenty of help from the conservative media – amid claims that, as the AFR puts it, he has “secreted the structure … Continue reading

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Greg Hunt: no definite link Adani coal mine and climate change

“Put simply, because any increase in net global greenhouse gas emissions was a matter of speculation, there was no need for or utility in the imposition of conditions.” Australian Conservation Foundation was represented by Environment Defenders Office Queensland. Case was heard … Continue reading

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Indonesia’s vast mangroves – blue carbon treasure worth saving

Which of the world’s great forests store the most carbon per hectare? The dense tropical rainforests of the Amazon, Borneo, the Congo or Papua New Guinea? The vast northern forests of Canada and Siberia, or the towering mountain ash forests … Continue reading

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Great Barrier Reef bleaching event: what happens next?

Being at response level 3 basically means that the coral species that are normally most sensitive to bleaching, such as the colourful branching and table corals, have already moved from paling (and therefore some chance of recovery) to death…Furthermore, at … Continue reading

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Greg Hunt proposes plastic microbeads ban if voluntary phase-out doesn’t work

Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt says he’ll ban plastic microbeads by 2018, if a voluntary phase-out doesn’t work…He’s promised $60,000 worth of new research on solutions to Australia’s marine plastic problem…Progress surely, though given the scale of the problem, Greens … Continue reading

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Renewables agency stripped of members and run by bureaucrat

All appointed board members of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency have had their terms expire and have not been replaced, leaving it governed by the secretary o f the Department of the Environment, Guardian Australia has learned. ..The same thing happened in … Continue reading

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Greg Hunt’s dubious carbon claims exposed

 …the auction takes care of less than 20% of necessary reductions, and delivers the bulk of them 5 years late. And that assumes they’ll be finished on time, which is a big assumption for projects that involve construction…cost of all this is … Continue reading

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Greg Hunt named ‘best minister’ at Dubai summit

The award, created by Thomson Reuters, focuses on aspects including innovative leadership, quality and impact. The World Bank, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, and auditing firm EY were among the judges of the award. <Australia has>.. a renewable energy target … Continue reading

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Hunt stacks Climate Change Authority with Coalition advisors and ex MPs

<Greg Hunt> announced the list, which includes two people who advised the Coalition on its Direct Action policy and two former Liberal and National Party politicians. As the right-wing and climate denying Catallaxy Files blog, peopled by many commentators in The Australian, observed: “Looking … Continue reading

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