Environment

Following the tragic ammonium nitrate explosion in Beirut, Stephen O'Brien writes that Orica needs to do more than issue reassurances that its stockpile of the explosive on Kooragang Island is safe. 

Ecuador was the first country in the world to enshrine the rights of nature in its constitution. But, as Anthony Amis reports, international mining companies have been given the green light to exploit the country’s copper and gold reserves.

The federal government’s response to the pandemic demonstrates how feasible it is to make dramatic changes in a short period of time, argues Alex Bainbridge.

Indigenous scholar and activist Nick Estes’ book, Our History is the Future, provides a vivid account of the movement to halt Dakota Access Pipeline, writes Simon Butler.

Climate & Capitalism editor Ian Angus introduces five new books on fungi, climate and capital, food, bluefin tuna and Cuban agriculture.

The Sustainable Cities community group is calling on the Victorian government to reallocate $16 billion to much needed public transport in the north eastern corridor, writes Mary Merkenich.

We are often told that plastic waste contaminating land and waters is “recyclable”. It could be but, as Patrick McDonald explains, government support for the fossil fuel industry means that the plastics being produced are not.

The Amazon will play a critical role in determining the future of life on Earth, given the climate regulating role the rainforest plays, writes Thiago Ávila.

The NSW government is pushing to lift the state's 33-year-old ban on uranium mining, prompting environmentalists and unions to speak out, reports Pip Hinman.

The approval for Whitehaven Coal to extend its Vickery coal mine represents a green light to a serial vandal amid a climate emergency in which Australia is playing a leading role, argues Margaret Gleeson.

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