BHP Billiton refuses to back down from its controversial plans to build a desalination plant at Point Lowly, South Australia. The plant forms part of the proposed Olympic Dam mine expansion, but fears are growing over the possible risk of significant environmental damage
Biodiversity is the variety of life forms on earth, including plants, animals and micro-organisms (and their genetic material) and the often finely balanced, fragile and interconnected ecosystems that they are a part of. But how do governments and science organisations help to maintain biodiversity and limit the extinction of species?
Crikey intern Laura Griffin writes: This week the United Nations are holding a climate change conference in Bangkok. The first of three UN climate change conferences this year, participants will try to improve on the (somewhat haphazard, having been rushed through in the conference’s dying moments) agreements reached in Cancún last year. The conferences’ ultimate […]
Crikey intern Grace Ryan writes: Choosing which type of Christmas tree is environmentally friendly is not an easy task. On one hand there is the fake tree which is made up of PVC and steel and on the other there is the pine Christmas tree which grows for 12 years, dies in your home whilst […]
Crikey intern Ben Hagemann writes: I am only a young man, but I make myself feel old when I talk about certain things, like how I can remember when Coca-Cola came in one-litre glass bottles that you could use to kill a man with a swift blow to the skull. I never actually did that, […]
It's been two days days since the White House released the most significant government paper on climate change to date, and yet commentators seem to have mostly ignored it. Why?
Earth hour. It's that time of year again, is everyone ready to feel awesome about themselves? Balance it all out? Crikey is. But are there some selling the self satisfied glow a little too cheaply...