Land & water

Koala Crisis in South West Victoria Only Just Beginning

A recent visit to South West Victoria has deeply troubled Friends of the Earth. Perhaps the most haunting image of the crisis facing koalas in the region was a mother and baby holding on to a dead bluegum plantation tree, as Wedge Tail Eagles circled overhead. Thousands of similar scenarios are playing out across the region at present time. The plantation in question had been logged about one year ago. [The animals of concern appear to have survived as they were not present in or around the tree the next morning].  
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Land & water

What we can do next to protect koalas in VIC

Many people would have seen the recent story regarding koala massacre currently occurring in South West Victoria published over the weekend.
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Economics for Earth

FoE Monthly News & Events - Feb 2020

Holding these difficult times in our hearts FoE continues to fight for a world where environmental protection, social justice and economic welfare for all, go hand in hand. Communities really are rising up louder than ever. Read our monthly newsletter for many opportunities to stand with us and get involved. 
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Land & water

Could Water Carting in the NT be a Short Term Option for Communities Drinking Uranium Tainted Water?

Friends of the Earth is deeply concerned to see a number of communities in the Northern Territory consuming drinking water with levels of uranium and radiological properties which pose a risk to community health.  
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Land & water

Koala Massacre Currently Occurring in South West Victoria

Friends of the Earth has been alarmed to learn of a koala "massacre" occurring during the logging of a bluegum plantation, located approximately 12-14km west of the south west Victorian town of Portland.
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Indigenous Land & Rights

Kimba nuclear waste dump: PM and SA Premier Marshall must step in

Federal resources minister Matt Canavan has today announced his intention to move ahead with plans for a national nuclear waste dump near Kimba on SA's Eyre Peninsula.
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Economics for Earth

Bushfire survivors launch claim against ANZ under international law for financing climate change

Australian Bushfire victims, together with Friends of the Earth Australia, will launch a claim against ANZ under international law to hold the bank accountable for financing fossil fuel projects that contribute to the climate crisis.
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Land & water

Forgetting Fukushima

Irresponsible tactics are being used to bury social and environmental problems associated with the Fukushima nuclear disaster as Olympics approach in Japan.
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Indigenous Land & Rights

Invasion Day protests this Sunday 26th January

First Nations groups are calling on all communities to join with them to stand on Invasion Day 2020 - Sunday January 26th - in an Annual Day of Protest.
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Climate & Energy Justice

Greenies, arson & bushfires - A summer of disinformation

With fires devastating communities and landscapes across much of the country, it has been a sombre start to the year. The focus, of course, must be on stopping the fires, protecting people, animals and landscapes, and initial disaster relief. But we must also have the conversation about why these fires have been so bad, and what we need to do to reduce future fire risk. All those affected by the bushfire—the firefighters, first responders, community members, and wildlife — are front of mind for us.  
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