Submitted by Cam Walker on Tue, 26/03/2013 - 14:26
It’s the next wave of destruction for our native forests. The forestry and energy industries are now poised to unleash their plans to feed our forests into furnaces to produce electricity, convert them into bio-fuels, and into pellets for export. This will mean more destruction of forests and their wildlife, and release massive amounts of carbon into the atmosphere.
Industry calls this ‘renewable energy’. It wants the government to help pay for it in the form of ‘renewable energy certificates’ and other subsidies at the community’s expense.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Thu, 07/03/2013 - 15:39
CounterAct is a new affiliate member of Friends of the Earth and has been launched to support communities in taking effective, creative, strategic nonviolent direct action on issues of environmental and social justice.
CounterAct the corporate-government system with training and skills to grow your community or campaign. Learn and share your experiences with other activists and community campaigners. CounterAct will be providing training in direct action skills and community organising across Australia.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Thu, 07/03/2013 - 11:50
Today, Lock the Gate Alliance have launched our Call to Country. It's a call from the heart of this country, and the people who love it, to demand real action to restrict inappropriate coal and gas mining. Our new mapping shows that 437 million hectares of our land is covered by coal and gas licences or applications. That's more than half of Australia and an area 18 times the size of Great Britain.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Tue, 05/03/2013 - 12:10
New testing from the National Measurement Institute (NMI) has revealed that many Australian sunscreen and cosmetic products still contain anatase titanium dioxide, despite years of warnings of its extreme potential to generate free radicals - which could damage DNA and protein.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Wed, 27/02/2013 - 11:00
FootPrints for Peace are planning a community walk from Cairns to Gladstone to highlight the impact that coal exports will have on the Great Barrier Reef. The walk is supported by Friends of the Earth and Lock the Gate.
FootPrints for Peace is keen to connect with communities between Cairns and Gladstone to discuss the impact that coal and coal seam gas will have on communities along the east coast.
Instigated by June Norman, great grandmother aged 72 years is determined to use her passion of walking and her desire to leave a good legacy for future generations.