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Ben Pennings: THIS is how you Send a Message to Big Coal!

By Ben Pennings / Over Our Dead Bodies Big Coal? We’re talking the biggest. The Galilee Basin is the biggest proposed coal complex in the world. The numbers are staggering, frightening; well past the point of insanity. The great news is that the nine mines planned are very marginal economically. The ‘quality’ of coal is … Continue reading Ben Pennings: THIS is how you Send a Message to Big Coal!

CEO confronts green activists during stunt at his mansion

By Generation Alpha Environmental activist group Generation Alpha has released a video of their confrontation with Aurizon CEO Lance Hockridge. The group’s Over Our Dead Bodies campaign has started targeting Aurizon over their crucial financial and infrastructure role in mining the Galilee Basin in Australia. The coal mining complex planned for the Galilee Basin is … Continue reading CEO confronts green activists during stunt at his mansion

Activists start public Hunger Strike by stealing ‘Carbon Bomb’

By Sarah Moles / Generation Alpha Seven environmental activists today stole a ‘Carbon Bomb’ from the offices of transport company Aurizon (link www.aurizon.com.au) in Brisbane, Australia. The action signified the launch of their shop front hunger strike, pressuring Aurizon to withdraw planned capital from the largest coal complex in the world, planned for the Galilee … Continue reading Activists start public Hunger Strike by stealing ‘Carbon Bomb’

Bombs dropped on Great Barrier Reef marine park

By Associated Press in Canberra / The Guardian Two American fighter jets dropped four unarmed bombs into Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park last week, when a training exercise went wrong, the US Navy said, angering environmentalists. The two AV-8B Harrier jets, launched from the aircraft carrier USS Bonhomme Richard, each jettisoned an inert practice bomb and an … Continue reading Bombs dropped on Great Barrier Reef marine park

Murrawarri people declare independence from Australia

By Special Broadcasting Service The Murrawarri Republic may be the world’s newest country, but for locals it’s been around for tens of thousands of years. The Republic’s boundaries cross over northern New South Wales and Queensland – covering about 81,000 square kilometres. Key leaders including Fred Hooper say the push for independence follows many frustrating … Continue reading Murrawarri people declare independence from Australia

Rising Tide Australia forces shutdown of coal railway project

By Rising Tide Australia Activists entered the Hunter 8 Alliance compound at Rutherford before dawn today, erecting a wooden tripod to block access to the site, which is part of a Federally funded project to increase coal haulage capacity in the Hunter Valley. Activist Ned Haughton scaled the 10 metre high structure, where he remained … Continue reading Rising Tide Australia forces shutdown of coal railway project

Aboriginal land management techniques beneficial to small mammal populations

By Max McClure / Stanford University Western Australia’s Martu people set small fires as a matter of course while hunting lizards. But the technique may also buffer the landscape against two extremes – overgrown brush and widespread lightning fires – that hurt Australia’s endangered small mammals. When species start disappearing, it usually makes sense to … Continue reading Aboriginal land management techniques beneficial to small mammal populations

Indigenous peoples win major victory against uranium mining corporation in Australia

By Ahni / Intercontinental Cry There was a major victory this week in the struggle to protect the Koongarra uranium deposit in Australia’s Northern Territory. The Northern Land Council, which represents native title claimants in the Arnhem Land region of Northern Territory, announced its decision to extend the boundaries of the world-heritage-listed Kakadu National Park … Continue reading Indigenous peoples win major victory against uranium mining corporation in Australia

Proposed natural gas refinery site in Western Australia is a nesting ground for sea turtles

By Sea Turtle Restoration Project The first ever recorded hybrid hawksbill sea turtle found in Australia nested this season at James Price Point, site of the proposed natural gas refinery in the Kimberley of Western Australia. The rare sea turtle was discovered during an independent survey of marine turtles at James Price Point conducted to … Continue reading Proposed natural gas refinery site in Western Australia is a nesting ground for sea turtles