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The Point Lowly desal plant that's got SA squabbling

The Point Lowly desal plant that's got SA squabbling

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

The precarious nature of endangered species

The precarious nature of endangered species

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?

Gas giants flex muscles in carbon tax fight

Gas giants flex muscles in carbon tax fight

The Australian media is abuzz today with news of a campaign by the gas company giants for exemption from the carbon tax.

The climate change conference no one is talking about

The climate change conference no one is talking about

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 […]

How to green your Christmas tree

How to green your Christmas tree

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 […]

Take your cans to the recycling depot -- win free beer!

Take your cans to the recycling depot -- win free beer!

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, […]

Has climate change dried up all the commentary too?

Has climate change dried up all the commentary too?

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?

Bad PCs and underwater islands

Bad PCs and underwater islands

What's making green news today.

Earth hour, shmirth hour

Earth hour, shmirth hour

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...

India joins IRENA

India joins IRENA

News briefs from across the planet: