East Gippsland conservation groups were outraged to learn this week that environmental protections for threatened species detected in state forests are being designed by state owned logging company VicForests.
A new report showing analysis of maps and data from the 2019/20 Black Summer bushfires has revealed the significant areas of unburnt forests critical for bushfire affected wildlife are set to be logged by the Victorian Government.
Together with the announcement of a massive A$2b loss due in part to ever-worsening extreme weather, fuelled by the burning of oil and gas, QBE’s updated Environmental and Social Risk Framework, released today, includes oil and gas targets which ignore the urgency of the climate crisis and are out of line with the Paris Agreement goal of keeping warming to 1.5 degrees.
Alcoa Portland Aluminium Smelter, in Victoria's south west, has responded to Friends of the Earth's (FoE) concerns, aired last week concerning horrific injuries sustained by a koala found at a local golf course in late January. The issue gained national news coverage. A follow up story by the ABC also revealed that koalas near the smelter have been suffering from excessive fluoride levels.
Friends of the Earth has been alarmed to learn that a koala was horrifically burnt at Alcoa's Portland Aluminium smelter, in South West Victoria in late January.
The Court of Appeal in The Hague has today ( 29 January 2021 ) ruled in favour of Friends of the Earth Netherlands/Milieudefensie and four Nigerians on most points in an oil pollution case that was first brought against Shell in 2008.
Australia’s federal environmental laws - the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act - are broken.
Recent Freedom of Information data obtained by Friends of the Earth (FoE) reveals that the substance most regularly breaching Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (ADWG's) in South Australia continue to be Trihalomethanes (THM’s).