Environment Groups Disappointed with Senate Committee recommendations on Koalas

Friends of the Earth and Friends of Gippsland Bush today announced that they were disappointed with recommendations made by the Senate Standing Committee on the Status, Health and Sustainability of Australia's Koala Population.

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Help head off a threat from coal and CSG operations in Victoria

Mecrus Resources has lodged applications for Exploration Permits for districts in south-western Victoria.

The company lists mineral sands, brown and black and coal bed methane (also called CSG), gold, silver, platinum and other minerals amongst the resources it wants to explore for.

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Victoria's Climate Change Bill - where to under the Coalition?

On Friday July 1, the Victorian Climate Change Bill comes into force. Amongst a range of measures, it commits Victoria to a 20% reduction in greenhouse emissions by 2020.

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Voluntary water buybacks must continue to save the Murray-Darling

Victorian environment groups have called on the Federal Government to stick to its election promise to ‘bridge the gap’ and save the Murray-Darling river system by buying back water entitlements from willing sellers.

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Spinning Fukushima

How have Australian scientists handled the difficult task of keeping us informed about the unfolding nuclear disaster in Japan? The first thing to note is that precious few Australian scientists have featured in the media.

A clear pattern is evident - those with the greatest ideological attachment to nuclear power have provided the most inaccurate commentary.

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Serendip Sanctuary at risk

The proposal to construct more than 380 houses directly opposite the Serendip Sanctuary in Lara has been approved. This will seriously alter the regional environment and endanger the survival of the Sanctuary.

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EPA approves HRL coal-fired power station

Community action group Stop HRL and Friends of the Earth have reacted angrily today to the Environment Protection Authority's decision to approve the staged construction of a new coal-fired power station for the La Trobe Valley.

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