Land & water

More threatened species habitat temporarily protected!

The Supreme Court has has ordered that VicForests halt logging in six coupes in Toolangi and Black Range state forests, meaning 32 areas are now protected while Friends of the Earth membre group, WOTCH's case proceeds.
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Climate & Energy Justice

How can we transition the fossil gas industry?

Jim Crosthwaite – With an unpredictable climate already upon us, achieving net zero emissions by 2050 is not enough. Half the world's emissions have been emitted in the past 30 years, and that "to keep warming below 2 degrees Celsius, about four-fifths of the known fossil fuel reserves must not be dug up and burned" (Aronoff et al. p.37).
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Climate & Energy Justice

Adani abusing and displacing Indian villagers to burn Australian coal at Godda

A recently released documentary shows how Adani is brutally dispossessing indigenous people from their lands, destroying farmers’ livelihoods and abusing human rights for its Godda coal power station
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Economics for Earth

Deutsche Bank, Standard Chartered, Barclays and JP Morgan helping Adani Ports raise billions

Friends of the Earth member group, Market Forces, believe that banks that have pledged to not finance the Adani Carmichael coal project could be unintentionally helping to do just that.
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Land & water

Oil Spill in Assam: India: extinguish the fire and clean up the mess now

Friends of the Earth Asia Pacific and our allies at Delhi Solidarity Group express our shock and deep concerns regarding the adverse and irreparable environmental and social impacts of the fire and oil spill at Baghjan Tinsukia District of Assam.
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Economics for Earth

First State Super to divest thermal coal mining

First State Super today released its new Climate Change Adaptation Plan, with the headlines being that Australia’s second biggest superannuation fund would finally start to divest from thermal coal mining companies from October, and would set targets to reduce the emissions from its portfolios.
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Land & water

Australia's SolGold pushes ahead in Ecuador despite unrest

Communities barricaded a bridge in Chical, close to the Colombian border, on January 17 to express their frustration with mining companies continuing to explore despite community opposition. The event took place around 5 kilometres from the Chical concessions of Australian gold and copper mining company SolGold, where they announced significant deposits last year.
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Economics for Earth

Fossil fuel lending by Australian banks tops AU$35bn

Despite repeated pledges and policies to the contrary, Australia’s big four banks have once again increased funding to the expansion of the fossil fuel industry over the past year.
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Land & water

Los Cedros Reserve in Ecuador - Created with Grant from Australian Government - Needs your Help

Los Cedros Reserve in Northern Ecuador is of outstanding ecological significance. Los Cedros is 4800 ha in size, of which 85% consists of highly diverse pre montaine wet tropical forest and cloud forest.   The Reserve was set up in 1988 with a grant from the Australian Government. Long term environmental campaigner, John Seed from the Rainforest Information Centre was one of the campaigners who helped create the reserve. Los Cedros Reserve: Photo: Elisa Levy  
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Land & water

Bunnings axe ties with VicForests over illegal logging

A leaked Bunnings staff newsletter has revealed Bunnings will phase out VicForests products from their supply chain following a federal court judgement which found they had illegally logged over 25 areas of native forest, and that their future logging plans fail to comply with state and federal laws.
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