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The United Nations has designated Australia as having done the least out of 193 countries to combat climate change. Patrick McDonald reports.

Defenders of the historic Willow Grove are disappointed with the NSW Supreme Court’s decision to give the go-ahead to its destruction. But Susan Price reports they are determined to fight on.

Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents A People’s Green New Deal, plus three new books on pandemics and two on the global food crisis.

The impacts of climate change in the Pacific are compounded by the legacy of colonial occupation and the responses of rich countries to displacement, writes Susan Price.

The NSW government, not local government, must be forced to remediate a community park near the largest traffic interchange in the southern hemisphere, argues Pip Hinman.

Adani has announced a new ‘coal to plastics’ project in India that critics say is a dangerous plan to give coal a ‘second life’. Margaret Gleeson reports.

Never have so many heat records fallen by such a large margin than in the past week’s historic heat wave in western North America, report Bob Henson and Jeff Masters.

The fight to save Callan Park, the 61-hectare harbourside parkland often described as the “jewel of the inner west”, has taken a new twist. Rachel Evans reports.

ABC’s Australia Talks National Survey has provided some insights into how people’s lives have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and what they think about capitalism, writes Isaac Nellist.

Nuclear power plant waste

To cut greenhouse gas emissions we need to rapidly shift to safe, renewable energy. Nuclear power is not the answer, writes Simon Butler.

Students and staff opposing Mark Vaile’s appointment as chancellor of the University of Newcastle are celebrating his decision to withdraw. Kathy Fairfax reports.

The North Parramatta Residents Action Group has vowed to continue the campaign to save Willow Grove from being destroyed. Susan Price reports.

 

Anti-poverty groups, climate campaigners, and public health experts reacted with outrage after the G7 effectively abdicated responsibility in the face of savage economic inequality, a rapidly-heating planet, and the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, writes Jon Queally.

Doncaster resident Barry Watson used freedom-of-information laws to obtain an audit about canopy tree loss caused by the early works for the North East Link tollway project. He spoke to Green Left about this and more.

The Adani mine is seven years behind schedule and the Big Four banks and many insurance companies have ruled out investing in the project. Jim McIlroy and Richard Boult report on the #StopAdani Roadshow. 

It would be easy to save koalas from extinction by saving their habitat. But will the NSW government do it? Jim McIlroy reports.

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