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Who's the Anonymous Donor keeping a climate sceptic think tank afloat?

Who's the Anonymous Donor keeping a climate sceptic think tank afloat?

Yesterday a dump of leaked documents from the Heartland Institute — a US-based think tank that pushes a strong climate change denier agenda — revealed the inside workings of the organisation and the funding it receives from tobacco, telecommunications and drug companies. After Graham Readfearn wrote for Crikey on the leaked documents yesterday, the Heartland Institute overnight released a statement […]

Death isn't an option: climate change activists aren't waiting for deniers to die

Death isn't an option: climate change activists aren't waiting for deniers to die

Crikey intern Freya Cole writes: Rather than trying to convince climate sceptics with science, should we just wait for them to die off? That’s the argument raised in a recent Grist article, where writer David Roberts argues that “cohort replacement” — that, is people dying and being replaced by a new, more educated generation — may be the best move to […]

Gloucester landowners blockade AGL coal seam gas project

Gloucester landowners blockade AGL coal seam gas project

If you have ever visited Gloucester, you will know it as a delightful farming community in the foothills of the Barrington Tops world heritage area. It is an area best known for rich dairy herds, fine produce, and the dramatic Gloucester Tops range that rises abruptly from the valley floor. But now it is increasingly […]

One of the planet's

One of the planet's "most destructive companies" stresses about Aussie image

Reece Turner, Greenpeace forests campaigner, writes: Recently I attended an auspicious event hosted by the Indonesian Ambassador in Sydney entitled Indonesian Forestry — Charting a Sustainable Path. It was quite a bizarre event and revealed just how concerned the large Indonesian forestry companies are about recent public debates in Australia focussing on rainforest destruction in Indonesia. From concerns about […]

The worrying decline of science education

The worrying decline of science education

"When the end of the mining boom comes, where will Australia be?" asked Suzanne Cory, the president of the Australian Academy of Science, in a National Press Club address today slamming Australia's lack of investment in science education.

Award winning awards. Or is it just greenwash?

Award winning awards. Or is it just greenwash?

We’re approaching corporate AGM season. It’s an inspiring time of year. As the birds begin nesting and the spring flowers bloom, countless annual reports with pictures of smiling children and windmills will be printed on glossy recycled paper, reminding us all of the ability of companies to pretend that they care about something other than […]

Real Climate Scientists...

Real Climate Scientists...

This great video will be on Hungry Beast tonight – enjoy!

BP spill document dump: 30,000 FOI docs made public

BP spill document dump: 30,000 FOI docs made public

After the tragic BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last year, Greenpeace submitted over 50 Freedom of Information requests to US government agencies. The results are finally spilling in, with over 30,000 emails, research documents and memos being made available in a WikiLeaks style dump online. Despite the 30,000 available, one in particular […]

Probability and responsibility at Fukushima

Probability and responsibility at Fukushima

In the long run, the least likely event will occur. Such is the nature of probability, and the nature of risk. The environmental movement have been talking about this for some time now. It has been the basis of much of the opposition to nuclear energy and releasing genetically engineered organisms into the environment for […]

Nice bit of gas-powered churnalism

Nice bit of gas-powered churnalism

Journalist Graham Readfearn writes: There’s a new service over in the UK set up by the Media Standards Trust which allows the public to check for cases of “Churnalism”. Churnalism, says the trust, is “a news article that is published as journalism, but is essentially a press release without much added”. Using the free Churnalism website, you […]