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Crikey clarifier: is the Murray-Darling Basin Plan illegal?

Amber JamiesonApr 3, 20121 Comment

Another battle has broken out in the murky war over the Murray-Darling Basin plan, with Victoria and South Australia in disagreement over the level of water cuts and two different groups -- including the SA government -- now threatening that the current basin plan is illegal.

Good news on coal from US, but QLD 'Can-Do' better

CrikeyMar 29, 20126 Comments

Dan Cass writes: There is great news this week that US President Barack Obama is

Cutting policies, and carbon emissions, in the newest blue states

Amber JamiesonMar 28, 20128 Comments

Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu yesterday announced it was scrapping the former Brumby government's climate change target of reducing carbon emissions by 20% by 2020. And he's not the on

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Fresh food not-for-profit hard hit after Sunday Age report

CrikeyMar 26, 20121 Comment

After a report earlier this month by The Sunday Age on levels of lead contamination at the Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies farm, sales at the CERES market dropped 30%, weekly orders disappeared and staff shifts had to be cut, writes Matthew da Silva.

Spinning the news on Baillieu's brown coal plans

Amber JamiesonMar 21, 20126 Comments

Yesterday the news broke that Victoria's Baillieu government is preparing to open new brown coal allocations in the state and it will embark on a intense communications strategy to address "community concerns" about the high carbon emissions in brown coal.

Hotter, more erratic weather and higher sea levels: CSIRO

Hotter, more erratic weather and higher sea levels: CSIRO

Amber JamiesonMar 14, 201246 Comments

Australia's getting hotter -- particularly at night, rainfall is erratic and our sea levels are increasing at two to three times the global average. That's the latest bunch of climate change facts to emerge from the State of the Climate 2012 report, which observes Australia's climate and analyses the factors that influence it.

Rooted Reading List: the Murray-Darling edition

Amber JamiesonFeb 17, 20121 Comment

Welcome to the second edition of the Rooted Reading List, a round up of the most exciting environment stories of the week. As always, please feel free to add your own interesting re

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

Amber JamiesonFeb 16, 201216 Comments

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 org

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

CrikeyFeb 14, 201253 Comments

Crikey intern Freya Cole writes: Rather than trying to convince climate sceptics with science, should we just wait for them to die off? Th

Welcome to the first official Rooted Reading List

Amber JamiesonFeb 10, 20123 Comments

There's lot of great environment reading that I do during the week that I don't get a chance to write about, so I've decided a weekly Rooted Reading List is a good way of sharing these articles.

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