Category Archives: Environmental News

A list of interesting environmental news

New Report Finds Fracking Poses Health Risks to Pregnant Women and Children

Yesterday, The US based Center for Environmental Health(CEH)  released a new report outlining the health risks to pregnant women and young children from harmful chemicals utilised during the Coal Seam Gas extraction processes known as fracking. You must be logged in … Continue reading

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Who pays for the damage caused by climate change?

The climate change debate has in the past surrounded how poorer countries could adapt their economies to climate change and reduce, or mitigate, their emissions with assistance from richer countries. Today a new issue for developing countries has emerged which … Continue reading

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Gasland settlement reached

Last month several dozen homeowners in a US town who allege their well water was contaminated by a gas driller finally reached settlement. The Dimock Township, which was featured in the movie Gasland, reached confidential settlement with Cabot Oil and Gas … Continue reading

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Gladstone fisherman will continue to fight

The Gladstone fishing industry will continue its battle to be compensated for the effects of dredging and development in the local harbour after Judge David Searles ruled this morning that the case would not be proceeding in the Planning and Environment Court. Judge Searles ruled … Continue reading

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DON’T RISK COAL SEAM GAS

The Coal Seam Gas industry is Australia’s fastest growing industry and international experience has shown the potential impacts this industry can have on our families, way of living and on the environment. GetUp is currently running a campaign focused on … Continue reading

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Enforcement Action and Environmental Offenders in Australia

Australia is currently seeing vast growth in numerous industries and there is great need to deter these industries from polluting by implementing an effective enforcement strategy with a range of enforcement tools that ensure the harm inflicted on the environment … Continue reading

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CSG undergound water impact report provokes mixed responses

The draft underground water impact report (UWIR) for the Surat cumulative management area was released on Thursday by the Queensland Water Commission (QWC) for public consultation. The draft report seeks to identify likely future impacts on landholder bores from petroleum … Continue reading

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BP Gulf Oil Spill: 2 years on

Last Friday, April 20th, saw the 2nd anniversary of the unprecedented BP Deepwater Horizon explosion and consequent oil spill which has since been hailed the worst offshore spill in US history. The explosion killed 11 people and injured 17 more … Continue reading

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Lead dust still plagues Esperance

Alliance for a Clean Environment is a Western Australian NGO which has recently spoken out about the toxic risks which still threaten the town of Esperance. You must be logged in to view this section or page.

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Cyanide leak from Orica’s Gladstone facility

Yesterday the Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) issued an Environmental Protection Order (EPO) to Orica Australia to cease wastewater releases to a Trade Waste Facility at the companies Gladstone facility.  Orica are being investigated by DERM for alleged … Continue reading

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