This morning, the blockade to stop the Maules Creek coal mine and protect Leard State Forest has swelled to over 100 people. We have closed down Whitehaven's access to the site, and construction work inside.
When the Australian Minerals Council launched their million-dollar pro-coal advertising campaign yesterday, Australians for Coal, they weren't expecting this. They were trying to build a movement of people committed to supporting good ol' fashioned coal to power Australia's energy needs for the next 100 years and beyond. But the Internet had better ideas.
When soccer fans in the town of Drenovci, Croatia lost access to electricity due to severe flooding, they faced a whole raft of problems. Not least of which was this: how to join the rest of the world in the 2014 World Cup festivities.