Submitted by Cam Walker on Thu, 01/08/2013 - 10:01
Shell is the largest foreign oil company in Nigeria - the oil giant has been drilling oil in the Niger delta for decades - with catastrophic consequences for the environment and the people.
Ogoniland, a region in Southern Nigeria, is most heavily contaminated by oil: oil leaks have contaminated water bodies and formerly fertile soils and the ecosystem of the mangrove forests suffers heavily from the oil pollution.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Wed, 31/07/2013 - 08:49
Media Alert Wednesday 31st July 2013
A damning report into forest management by state governments, released today, reveals environmental protection standards under state governments are far lower than under federal laws, and is a sombre warning for the fate of Australia's wild places if plans to hand over federal environment powers are enacted.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Mon, 15/07/2013 - 21:28
Monday, July 15, 2013
Today Friends of the Earth release a damning report of the track record of military uses of the environment and the risks US bases and exercises pose to our natural heritage. The report “US Bases in Australia: the social and environmental risks” lists the numerous locations that the US military will increasingly use on Australian soil.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Fri, 05/07/2013 - 11:26
The issue of climate change impacts on local domestic water supplies has not yet been addressed by many climate campaigners. But as climate change impacts on water availability, it will increasingly also affect water quality.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Tue, 02/07/2013 - 11:54
Sydney 2nd July 2013
Civil society groups representing millions of members worldwide have sent Aurizon CEO Lance Hockridge and the Board an open letter urging it to abandon plans to buy GVK Hancock’s rail and port project and signalling an intention to use all peaceful means to stop the projects being built.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Mon, 01/07/2013 - 09:06
More than 60 community leaders have signed an open letter to the big four banks, telling them - for the sake of avoiding runaway climate change - to end investments in fossil fuels.
Among the signatories are musicians including Claire Bowditch, Urthboy and Mark Seymour, award-winning writers, including Peter Carey and John Coetzee, religious leaders, artists, academics, scientists, health professionals, environmentalists and a two-time Olympian!
Submitted by Cam Walker on Thu, 27/06/2013 - 12:22
Are you a science nerd who cares about the environment and is committed to social justice? Then this could be the job for you!
Friends of the Earth Australia (FoEA) is seeking a new campaigner to join our Nanotechnology Project team. The Project has existed since 2005 and is recognised internationally for its quality policy work, research and leadership in advocacy for public interest management of nanotechnology.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Tue, 25/06/2013 - 11:36
In 2012, King Islanders were trusted to determine the fate of a proposed wind farm. Today, the results of a community vote are in.
Despite an anti-wind energy scare campaign backed by wealthy NIMBYs and big PR, the community has voted for a wind farm feasibility study. The result shows that King Islanders won’t be fooled by anti-wind energy spin.