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Issue #2042

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One of the biggest con jobs foisted on the Australian public and the planet is Chevron’s $81 billion Gorgon “clean gas” project in WA. It...

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Issue #2062

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The Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc (TEPCO) has more than 1000 tanks of contaminated water from the cooling of reactors as it decommissions its...

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Issue #2052

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Anna Pha If you think the transition to renewables and following what the climate science dictates means phasing out fossil fuels, that’s not what the...

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Issue #2066

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The UN Convention to Combat Desertification (CCD) was one of the Conventions that arose out of the 1992 Rio Earth summit. It receives far less...

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Issue #2048

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Anna Pha The horrendous spectacle of a carpet of millions of dead fish floating on the Darling River at Menindee is yet another wake-up call...

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Issue #2102

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Anna Pha With increased concern over climate change and the desire for green energy and products, corporations are making an art form out of greenwashing....

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Issue #2040

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Anna Pha Welcome to Green Notes, a fortnightly column which will cover climate change, environmental issues and biodiversity and their impact on humanity including indigenous...

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Issue #2060

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Chevron’s website sings the praises of carbon capture and storage: “Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a proven technology for reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG)....

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Issue #2050

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Anna Pha Australians spend more than $570 and consume around 500 litres per person on bottled water per annum – second only to Singapore. The...

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Issue #2046

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Anna Pha Humanity faces two major existential threats: climate change and nuclear war. The doomsday clock is ticking on both these threats. Ironically, the US...

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Issue #2068

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Anna Pha Australia is a contracting party to the Convention on the Prevention of Maritime Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and other Matter, or London...

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Issue #2092

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The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has confirmed a mass coral bleaching is taking place – the fifth in eight years. The World Heritage-listed...

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Issue #2044

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Anna Pha Last month Labor’s minister for environmental destruction, Tanya Plibersek, quietly granted Santos a licence to open 116 new coal seam gas wells in...

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Issue #2054

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Anna Pha “If emissions follow the trajectory set by current NDCs, there is a less than five per cent chance of keeping temperatures well below...

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Issue #2094

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Woodside’s Browse gas (425 km north of Broome) project and North West Shelf extension proposals depend on the approval of the Minister for the Environment,...

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Issue #2078

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Who’s the pariah? How often do you hear the Western leaders, including Australia’s, point the finger at the People’s Republic of China as the world’s...

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Issue #2086

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Since it was first publicly debated in the 1980s, cover-ups and lies about the causes and even existence of climate change have continued. Recently uncovered...

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Issue #2058

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Anna Pha UN Secretary-General António Guterres has issued a warning in the strongest terms that countries must start phasing out oil, coal and gas –...

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Issue #2098

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Older readers may remember when the media talked a lot about ‘arms treaties,’ limiting the number of and use of nuclear weapons. We are keeping...

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Issue #2082

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The UN’s 28th annual climate conference, COP28, being held in Dubai from 30 November to 12 December to the backdrop of rising global emissions and...

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Issue #2074

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Anna Pha Microplastics (particles under 5 millimetres) that come from industrial effluent, textiles, synthetic car tyres, plastic bags, PET bottles, personal care products, and elsewhere...

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Issue #2076

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Bad governance Anna Pha The UN Special Rapporteur on Toxics and Human Rights, Marcos A Orellana, issued a damning report on his visit to Australia...

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Issue #2056

Greenwashing Overload Anna Pha “Our climate change commitment provides the framework for our strategy and our commitment to enable the transition by aligning our lending...

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Issue #2080

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Anna Pha The Middle Arm ‘Sustainable’ Development Precinct is the subject of a Senate enquiry now. The Northern Territory government describes it as “a clean...

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Issue #2088

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Research into the potential climate impact of burning fossil fuels dates back at least 70 years. (Green Notes, Guardian #2086) But the impact of human...

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Issue #2090

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Have your ever wondered why different days at the same temperature can feel more or less exhausting? It comes down to heat and humidity Our...

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Issue #2100

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Anna Pha Carbon offsets are a tradeable financial product. The product may be in the form of a reduction in greenhouse gases, carbon storage such...

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Issue #2072

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Anna Pha Coalition leader Peter Dutton is calling for small modular (nuclear) reactors (SMRs) to replace coal-fired power stations as they are closed. SMRs are...

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Issue #2084

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Thanks to concerted organising and campaigning by environmentalists, Traditional Owners, farmers, communities and individuals there were some wins in 2023. Progress is far too slow,...

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