environmental

GREEN LEFT REPORT #9: Feminism's resurgence, Venezuelan eyewitness + more

This episode focuses on feminism's resurgence and Venezuela's unfolding revolution. It includes activist news on Stop CSG protests, Global Noise protests, plus Carlo Sands on the European Union's Nobel Peace prize win, and a performance by 1000 eyes at Occupy.

Forest groups demand NSW government halt logging to save koalas

Forest conservation groups have demanded that the New South Wales government immediately halt logging operations in state forest areas known to be koala habitat. They fear that proposals by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to allow clear felling of large areas of forests on the NSW north coast could be the catalyst that tips the area's koalas onto the path to extinction.

Tasmanian government drives Swift Parrots to extinction

The Wilderness Society has obtained documents under freedom of information that show that the Tasmanian government is driving the endangered Swift Parrot to extinction.

Last year the Tasmanian government quietly changed its rules to allow the parrot’s breeding habitat to be destroyed by logging. They also withdrew from the Swift Parrot Recovery Team, the national multi-agency expert group tasked with saving the species. The documents also show that federal environment minister Greg Hunt has repeatedly refused to act to protect one of Australia’s most endangered animals.

Sustainable Living Armidale Monthly Forum

In the Garden Room at Kent House, 142 Faulkner Street, Armidale. Entry by gold coin donation.

Event date: 
Thu, 06/08/2015 - 7:00pm
Event time: 
Thu, 06/08/2015 - 7:00pm

Dr Maarten Stapper on GMO Science

Dr Maarten Stapper on GMO Science

Dr Maarten Stapper, BAgSc AgEng PhD FAIAST
Presentation plus Q&A on GMO science, especially Roundup Ready crops and glyphosate, impacts on farming systems (soil, weeds, diseases, insects), food quality and the health of humans, animals and landscape.

Event date: 
Sun, 02/08/2015 - 5:00pm

Actions Against Fracking: what we can do

Actions Against Fracking: what we can do

Do you want to stop fracking in WA?

Come along to hear just how you can make a difference. We need people like you who care and want to help in some way however big or small.

You can help! And there are so many ways you can! From writing letters to hosting a movie night, organising creative actions to manning stalls. Plus what ever ideas you have!

Light refreshments will be provided and good company guaranteed.

Event date: 
Wed, 05/08/2015 - 6:00pm

>> Take The Power Back << >> with Tangled Thoughts of Leaving <<

This show is a fundraiser for the Fremantle Community Wind Farm www.fremantlewindfarm.com.au

Currently campaigning to secure a space for a wind farm in freo port, these guys have next to no funding. The event also seeks to raise awareness and oppose the lowering of Australia's renewable energy target

Event date: 
Sat, 01/08/2015 - 7:30pm

Briefs: Guatemala river 'ecocide'; Peru mega-mine opposition; Native Americans resist mining land grab

Guatemala: UN says corporate positioning of river 'ecocide'

The United Nations said 23 species of fish and 21 species of birds, reptiles and mammals in Guatemala's Pasion River have been affected by contamination caused by industrial African oil palm production, TeleSUR English said.

Fighting deforestation: Bolivia's green gains the media isn't talking about

When Bolivian President Evo Morales announced in May that his government was allowing oil and gas drilling in national parks, mainstream and progressive media outlets alike were quick to condemn his supposed hypocrisy on environmental issues.

Writing for the Associated Press, Frank Bajak argued that although Morales is known internationally for his outspoken campaigning on climate change, at home he faces constant criticism from conservationists “who say he puts extraction ahead of clean water and forests”.

'Free' trade deals a corporate power grab

Three huge free trade deals are being negotiated right now, that will sacrifice workers' rights, health care and the environment across much of the world on the altar of corporate profits.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) are being negotiated in secret, with privileged access for selected corporations.

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