Submitted by Cam Walker on Wed, 20/02/2013 - 16:13
In 2012, community concern about the threat of new coal and gas operations, especially coal seam gas (CSG), pushed the state government to ban the use of dangerous BTEX chemicals and place a moratorium on the process of fracking for gas.
The moratorium will finish shortly and the government has made it clear it wants to see renewed expansion of the fossil fuel industry.
And our job just got harder - mining magnate Gina Rinehart has now bought into Victorian coal and gas exploration.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Tue, 15/01/2013 - 15:40
The Red Gum forests of Barmah-Millewa - along the banks of Australia's iconic Murray River - are a haven for threatened species and a homeland of deep significance to Indigenous Traditional Owners.
This rich landscape of forests, wetlands, floodplains and woodlands is internationally significant. Together, the Barmah forests, on the Victorian side of the Murray and the Millewa forest, in NSW, comprise the world's largest red gum forest. The forest is also a RAMSAR listed wetland, supporting globally significant populations of rare and threatened bird species.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Tue, 08/01/2013 - 13:39
My name is James Talbot-Kamoen. I am cycling around Australia solo - my bike, my tent, my equipment and plenty of spare tubes for my wheels. I am hoping to spend time on country, and learn what Australia is really about. Just a few of my plans are to work as a farm hand in different parts of the country, get in some local fishing, spend time in local communities, bring my Goolaburu friend Eric in Broome a signed North Melbourne football jumper, volunteer with a few community groups and get to know the people in Uluru, NT.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Sun, 06/01/2013 - 13:59
Friends of the Earth's Radioactive Exposure Tour will take place from Friday March 29 to Sunday April 7, 2013. Register your interest now − places fill fast! These tours have exposed thousands of people first-hand to the realities of 'radioactive racism' and to the environmental impacts of the nuclear industry.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Sat, 05/01/2013 - 16:00
MEDIA RELEASE Thursday, February 7, 2013
The Wilderness Society, Friends of the Earth, Environment East Gippsland, GECO
Local environment groups are calling on pulp companies engaged in logging Australia's own forests to follow the lead of global logging giant Asia Pulp & Paper, and wind up logging operations in high conservation value forests.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Sat, 05/01/2013 - 14:14
Friends of the Earth is concerned about the arrest of the regional director of WALHI (FoE Indonesia) South Sumatra by the South Sumatra Regional Police on January 29, 2013.
We believe that the arrest and persecution of Anwar Sadat is linked to efforts to assist peasants by WALHI Sumatera Selatan in Betung village, Distric Lubuk Keliat, Ogan Ilir regency, South Sumatra Province. A number of peasants questioned the arrest and the persecution of some peasants, including mosque vandalism by Police, on January 25, 2013