Though the authority charged with protecting the Great Barrier Reef later issued a permit to allow dumping dredged sediments from a coal port expansion project near the reef, it actually advised against the move several times.
Each coal railcar drops a pound of dust per mile, coating lungs, benches, and communities. With coal exports growing, those located along transit lines and hubs suffer the local impacts of the global industry.
“I was dizzy from the middle of the first set and then I saw Snoopy and I thought, ‘Wow Snoopy, that’s weird,’ said Canadian player Frank Dancevic, who added that he thought forcing players to play through the heat was “inhumane.”
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott perseveres with anti-climate, anti-clean energy agenda as heat threatens ecology throughout the country and wind- and solar-power continue to become more cost-competitive.
Australia's environment minister announced approval for a massive new coal mine and rail line as the work week came to a close Friday, just in time for the holidays. The mine is owned by Australian MP and billionaire Clive Palmer.
The Australian High Court has overturned a marriage equality law passed in the Australian Capital Territory, invalidating more than two dozen marriages that have taken place since the law took effect this weekend.