Environment

Hundreds rallied in Werribee, Victoria, against a proposal to dump toxic soil nearby on March 4. This is not the first time Werribee has been threatened with a toxic dump, writes Kerry Smith.

Nuclear power is prohibited in Australia, but a review is underway and the nuclear industry wants the ban removed. Jim Green argues laws banning nuclear power have served the country well and must be retained.

Water activists will blockade the Barrier Highway at Wilcannia Bridge and other bridges throughout the Darling Basin on March 13 to draw attention to corporate water theft, cultural oppression and ecocide, reports Tracey Carpenter.

Mary Merkenich reports that four councils in Melbourne’s north east are taking legal action against the state government over its support for the $16 billion North East Link tollway.

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.

The bushfire emergency has not slowed the bipartisan charge to push the planet over the climate catastrophe cliff, writes Sam Wainwright.

Community concern about the federal government’s inability to develop a coherent national energy policy was evident at the national community summit on coal power transition, writes Steve O'Brien.

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