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Why are so many people showing up at the Bentley Blockade?
- Published: Tuesday, 13 May 2014 09:36
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The Bentley Blockade is set to become one of the biggest non-violent direct actions in the Australian environment movement. The anti gas mining campaign is spreading across social media with the words ‘I showed up, will you show up?’ and thousands of people are responding. Julie-Ann Henninger investigates why this campaign has attracted such diverse support and asks a range of 'protectors' why they are showing up.
Cowspiracy: The film environmental organisations don’t want you to see
- Published: Saturday, 03 May 2014 09:13
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So controversial is the subject matter of a new eco-documentary that funders backed out and many environmental groups refused to give interviews to the filmmakers. Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn talk to Alison Waters about their inspiration for making the film, the setbacks they faced – and overcame – to get it produced and the dirty secret that few people in the sustainability movement want to address.
Youth score victory in fight to save Great Barrier Reef
- Published: Monday, 17 March 2014 20:59
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In the face of a climate crisis and as the government sits in denial of climate change, the Australian Youth Climate Change Coalition (AYCC) recently inspired the nation to rally together to protect the world’s largest coral reef. Liz Bowie speaks with the group’s NSW co-ordinator Ella Weisbrot.
Property owners should pay communities for increase in their land values
- Published: Sunday, 17 November 2013 09:20
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Animal agriculture: A huge waste of water
- Published: Sunday, 23 October 2011 00:39
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Water scarcity is a reality in many parts of the world, and there is a rapidly growing gap between the demand for water and its supply. Fifty percent of all the water used on earth is utilized for animal agriculture, and timely correction of this vastly archaic system should be at the heart of any global water management strategy, writes Dr Richard Oppenlander.
Indonesia’s forests: Paper trail to destruction
- Published: Saturday, 13 August 2011 08:22
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Indonesia’s vanishing natural forests and wildlife species are testament to deforestation out of control. Government inaction, corruption, illegal logging and the complicity of high profile companies have made for a toxic mix that not even a moratorium on logging can effectively address, writes Susannah Waters.