Environment

Chinchilla gasfields

Instant Expert: Fracking

Monday, 7 November 2011

Following the release of the US documentary Gasland earlier this year, fracking has become an explosive topic. What is it and why the controversy?

BP spill - Cherri Foytlin

BP spill: one year on

Monday, 18 April 2011

On April 20, 2010, BP’s oil rig Deepwater Horizon exploded into a burning fury that killed 11 workers and spewed nearly five million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, making it the worst environmental disaster in US history and the world’s largest accidental marine oil spill. One year on, the ramifications are still only just beginning. Here's our chat with Cherri Foytlin, one of the residents living and breathing life on the Gulf.

Stephanie Alexander - Eco Hero

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

G celebrates the Australians paving green paths, inspiring others and achieving big things in sustainability.

Fed Govt to clean up Darwin Harbour

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett says the Australian Government will spend $1 million on improvements to the design and water quality testing of Darwin Harbour. By NewsOnABC

Green Architecture - Green Homes From Around The World

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Here's how the greener half live in their beautiful, and sometimes quirky, sustainable homes. The video was inspired by James Wines' book, Green Architecture - a must-read for anyone interested in green architecture and design.

Gas creates a stink

Friday, 19 August 2011

We are now seeing a clash between food security, environmental risks and energy security in a low carbon world. There are no easy answers. Gas, so much cleaner than coal, could be providing a quarter of the world's energy within 20 years and Australia, with over 100 years' worth of coal seam gas ready to be piped to the surface, is in a great position. But coal seam gas is raising a real stink in Australia with concerns being raised by farmers and environmentalists.

HOME - a new environment movie

Monday, 1 June 2009

HOME has a very clear message: we have a greater impact on the Earth than it can bear. We over-consume and are depleting the Earth's resources. From the air, it's easy to see the Earth's wounds. So, HOME simply sets out our current situation, while saying that a solution exists.

Wayne Swan

Is the environment a winner in the Federal Budget?

Friday, 15 May 2009

The Government has announced big spending programs for the environment in this year's Federal Budget. Solar power and clean coal technology are among the big winners. But on close analysis, is the Budget that good for the environment?

bike path

Will Rudd's green package deliver?

Friday, 20 February 2009

The Rudd Government's economic stimulus package seems to be good news for the environment, with more funding for insulation, bike paths, solar hot water systems and improvements to the Murray-Darling Basin. But will it deliver? The Government's track record so far has not been impressive.

court gavel

An international court for the environment?

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

A deputy High court judge in Britain has proposed a global environment court. This will have major ramifications for businesses around the world

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