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Paris and pushing back the climate deniers

In many ways, environment minister Greg Hunt's attendance at the New York signing of the Paris Agreement on April 21 underscored the Coalition government's resistance to in taking real action to curb toxic carbon dioxide emissions.

Pilliga protectors push back Santos

We arrived at twilight and put up our tents using the headlights from the car. A young man at the camp helped us with threading those damned rods with elastic bits through the tape slots on the tent. We had just got it up when we heard a bell ring for the evening meal. The meal was delicious, catering for both vegetarians and meat eaters. Although they didn't exactly admit it, the meat dish was possibly a road-kill kangaroo.

Take action to confront the polluters

From May 4 to 16 a global wave of mass community direct action will target the world’s most dangerous fossil fuel projects with a clear message: keep them in the ground and speed up the transition to 100% renewable energy.

350.org is coordinating a blockade of Newcastle Port on May 7 and 8. It says: “We have never had a better chance in history to break free from fossil fuels and build a just transition to clean and renewable energy.

Huge coral reef found in Amazon, threatened by oil drilling

Scientists from Brazil and the United States have discovered a huge coral reef in the Amazon river that stretches for more than 600 miles -- a surprising finding due to the fact that such marine structures thrive only in salty ocean and sea waters with access to sunlight. However, scientists have warned the newly discovered reef is threatened by oil drilling in the area.

The findings were published in the journal Science Advances on April 22 and revealed that the reef spans from the southern tip of French Guiana to Brazil's Maranhao State.

Underground coal gasification banned in Queensland

Queensland Natural Resources and Mines minister Anthony Lynham announced on April 18 that the government has banned underground coal gasification (UCG) in the state, arguing the environmental risks outweigh the economic benefits.

He said the ban, which would apply immediately as government policy, would be legislated by the end of the year.

Underground coal gasification involves converting coal to a synthesised gas by burning it underground. The syngas is processed on the surface to create products such as aviation fuels and synthetic diesel.

Hundreds march in Katherine for a frack-free future

Hundreds marched down the main street of Katherine in the Northern Territory on April 20 to call for the protection of water, country and culture from fracking gasfields.

From Alice Springs to Arnhem Land, pastoralists, Traditional Owners, kids, community, musicians and whip crackers turned out to have their say.

Residents demand AGL closes Camden CSG wells now

Activists from Stop CSG Sydney and the Australian Student Environment Network toured the AGL Camden CSG gasfields on April 17 to see for themselves how close gas wells are to homes. AGL has promised to end gas mining in Camden by 2023. Residents want them shut down now.

The NSW government has said that gas wells cannot be drilled within two kilometres of homes, but it is happy for Landcom, the government's own developer, to sell house and land packages within a few hundred metres of major gasfields.

Students demand universities divest from fossil fuels

In a week of divestment actions, dubbed “Flood the Campus” starting on April 18, students across Australia took action demanding their universities divest from fossil fuels as a step towards tackling climate change.

Initiated by 350.org, the protest was supported by the Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC), environmental collectives, Resistance clubs among others.

Hands Across the Sand #FIGHTFORTHEBIGHT

Glenelg Beach Foreshore, near the jetty
RSVP: Facebook Event

It is time again to join hands at Glenelg Beach and say NO to risky deepsea drilling in our Great Australian Bight and YES to clean energy and a low carbon economy.

BP along with other mining giants are planning on drilling for oil in the Great Australian Bight late 2016.

It is time we send a strong message to our leaders and the rest of the world that we must protect our Great Australian Bight, and invest in renewables for a better future not outdated fossil fuels.

THIS YEAR WE WILL #JoinHANDS to #FIGHTFORTHEBIGHT.

Event date: 
Sat, 21/05/2016 - 11:30am
Event time: 
Sat, 21/05/2016 - 11:30am

Ecosocialism or Barbarism? Capitalism vs Humanity in the Global Climate Crisis

Don't miss Canadian ecosocialist Ian Angus speaking in Adelaide at this important forum about the very future of our planet.
Box Factory Community Centre
59 Regent St South, Adelaide, South Australia 5000
All welcome, entry by suggested donation of $5. Dinner available for a donation (incl. vego options).

This forum will address the "climate war" that has begun and the solutions needed to address it.

Event date: 
Mon, 02/05/2016 - 6:30pm
Event time: 
Mon, 02/05/2016 - 6:30am
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