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Seven climate myths blocking the action we need to avoid devastation

By David Spratt

Tuesday 28 of October 2014

The stated purpose of international climate negotiations is to avoid dangerous climate change. But climate policy analyst David Spratt says existing conditions are already sufficient to create catastrophic breakdown. So what are the seven myths preventing action appropriate to this emergency situation?

Reclaiming democracy – how an industry has captured the democratic process

Aidan Ricketts

Tuesday 24 of June 2014

What lies behind the visceral battle between Australian rural communities and the collective force of the mining and petroleum industry is a battle to reclaim democracy itself. Long time forest and CSG activist Aidan Ricketts discusses the deep corruption behind the deals.

May The Force be with you – the power of divestment

By Govind Maksay

Friday 20 of June 2014

Ever stopped to consider how your hard earned cash might be assisting the expansion of the fossil fuel industry? Market Forces is a grassroots group storming the Australian divestment scene. Divestment campaigner Govind Maksay tells us how our filthy lucre can be a force for good.

Good news for East Gippsland's forests, forty years coming

By Jill Redwood

Tuesday 3 of June 2014

On 12 May, logging company VicForests announced that the Eden based woodchip giant South East Fibre Exports will stop buying woodchips and logs sourced from East Gippsland's forests at the end of this year. This is momentous news after forty years of campaigning for the areas protection. Does it mean the end of logging in East Gippsland?

Deep greenwash – avoiding the dodgy and beyond

By Sarah Day

Tuesday 20 of May 2014

Now that most businesses are well aware a significant chunk of their potential market cares about being ethical, shops are bursting with stuff for sale that claims to be eco-friendly, sustainable, green and all round excellent for the planet. Do you believe it?

Why ask for action when you can take it?

By Sarah Day

Tuesday 26 of November 2013

Climate change. What more is there to say? For anyone still under the impression there's some kind of debate (a belief easily achieved by reading The Australian) NASA reports that 97% of climate scientists agree – it's people causing the planet to perspire.

Talkin' trash with the Two Hands Project

By Sarah Day

Tuesday 8 of October 2013

Paul Sharp has changed the way people think about plastic pollution all over the world, and he's done it with little more than his own two hands. So what's the secret of tiny groups making a massive difference? Is it time for peak groups to take a masterclass in back to basics?

If a tree falls in the forest and no one's around, is it illegal?

By Jill Redwood

Wednesday 7 of August 2013

Why must it take a tiny environment group to force a government to obey its own laws on threatened species? Jill Redwood wonders what happened to the Victorian Government's morals.

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