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Barely three months after winning permission to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight, Norwegian oil firm Equinor announced on February 25 it had scrapped plans for an exploratory well in the environmentally sensitive region. But the fight is not over, argues Renfrey Clarke.

Pip Hinman writes that a damning report by a New South Wales parliamentary committee into the regulation of the coal seam gas industry has found the state government failed to enforce the Chief Scientist's recommendations to ensure the industry’s practices are made safe.

The superannuation system is under increasing scrutiny from climate activists as much of its funds are invested in climate-damaging companies, writes Andrew Chuter.

Despite recent rains, the water crisis of inland northern New South Wales communities is far from dissipating, report Tracey Carpenter and Elena Garcia.

Residents put in a huge effort to save the historic Gandolfo Gardens. But they were thwarted by a system that privileges bureaucrats who were never going to be directly affected by the destruction of the trees, writes Sue Bolton.

Environmental campaigners are calling for urgent action to cut pollution in the Arctic from the global shipping industry, writes Kerry Smith.

Demonstrations in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en land defenders fighting against a proposed fracked gas pipeline continue across Canada, writes Jessica Corbett.

The Bylong community is stepping up its fight to save their valley from coal mining after the Independent Planning Commission bailed from defending its own negative assessment, writes Jim McIlroy.

More people are saying “politics is broken” and it is not hard to see why. But, as Alex Bainbridge argues, fixing the situation will require breaking the enormous power fossil fuel corporations have over the major parties.

Bullying is never okay, and certainly not from the “lunatic fringe” inner city or “scientists”, writes Carlo Sands.

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