Published three times a year, Chain Reaction is the national magazine of Friends of the Earth, Australia. Published since 1975, Chain Reaction has built up a loyal audience and earned a reputation as a progressive magazine at the forefront of environmental and social debates in Australia. You can read a short history of Chain Reaction here.
Latest issue: Chain Reaction #131, December 2017
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Friends of the Earth Australia news
Climate migration: No dignity in inaction ‒ Léa Vavasseur
How to respond justly to climate change displaced persons ‒ Claire van Herpen
Building a cross-party network to support the opening of Australia's borders to climate migrants from Pacific Islands ‒ Léa Vavasseur and Wendy Flannery
CLIMATE & ENERGY
Utilities scramble to catch up with stunning fall in renewable energy costs ‒ Tim Buckley
Renewable energy targets – Comparing Victoria's laws with the ACT and California ‒ Luiza Riottot
Strathbogie Voices: ideas incubator and community energy pivot point ‒ Kate Auty
Renewable energy news
A year since the SA blackout, who's winning the high-wattage power play? ‒ Marc Hudson
The 'SA energy crisis' is a myth peddled by liars ‒ Ronald Brakels
Locals initiate climate solutions in Melbourne's inner north ‒ Claudia Gallois
My coal childhood ‒ lessons for Australia from Germany's mine pit lakes ‒ Anica Niepraschk
The Victorian coal policy: Heavy on the brown stuff, light on detail ‒ Catherine Hearse
Climate action in Victoria
From laggard to leader: Victoria's Renewable Energy Target now law ‒ Pat Simons
When will we ban new coal mines? ‒ Angela Merriam
The fight to protect Toolangi forest ‒ Emma Chessell
Supreme Court injunction halts logging of Kuark old growth forest
Civil society rejects GMOs at Food and Agriculture Organization meeting ‒ Louise Sales
Government proposes deregulating dangerous new genetic modification techniques
Nano foods: There's no proof some of the tiny things you're eating are safe
Indigenous and Grassroots Movements Solidarity Gathering
Rivers of north Australia under siege ‒ Henry Boer
Land clearing in Queensland ‒ Henry Boer
Nobel Peace Prize winners amplify Aboriginal anti-nuclear stories ‒ Michele Madigan
ICAN's Nobel Peace Prize born in Australia ‒ Dave Sweeney
Australian uranium miner goes bust ‒ so who cleans up its mess in Africa? ‒ Morgan Somerville and Jim Green
James Hansen's Generation IV nuclear delusions ‒ Jim Green
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