Under questioning during Senate Estimates in Canberra yesterday, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) revealed that the impacts of seabed dredging for coal port developments along the Great Barrier Reef coast could be far worse than previously understood.
Today’s decision by the World Heritage Committee to give Australia one last chance to act or risk having the Great Barrier Reef listed as “in danger” must spell an end to plans for dredging at Abbot Point, according to Greenpeace.
20 June 2013: Today’s Australian Coal Association report reflects an industry trying to maintain its profits and relevancy as it faces well-founded fears that it has a limited future, says Greenpeace Australia.
Burning all fossil fuel reserves would lead to unprecedented changes in climate so severe that they will challenge the existence of our society as we know it today. (Climate Commission, The Critical Decade 2013)
New Federal Environment Minister Mark Butler now has one month to knock back the controversial proposal to dump millions of tonnes of mud in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park near Abbot Point in north Queensland.
Sydney, 9 July, 2013: Environmental scientist and international top model Laura
Wells is featured in a new billboard campaign by Greenpeace as part of its push for a
national Cash for Containers Scheme to reduce plastic rubbish which is killing marine
Thursday 11th July 2013: A group of artists and activists has evaded security guards at the base of the Shard and is now climbing up the outside of Western Europe’s tallest sky-scraper. If the six women reach the top - 310m above the pavement - they will attempt to hang a huge work of art that captures the beauty of the Arctic.