Over the past few years, the Australian business lobby has launched a fierce campaign against the national process in place to protect Australia's unique and precious natural environment.
Despite evidence to the contrary, campaigners against genetically modified (GM) food continue to feed consumers stories about risks to health or ecology - to the detriment of long-term food security.
The Victorian Government’s mixed messages about prescribed burning raise questions about the influence of conservation ideology within the state’s bureaucracy.
There are many academics who deny that Aboriginal people ever lit anything much other than a campfire.
The likely benefits from US fracking for oil from shale have been greatly exaggerated.
Governments have to work out how best to adapt existing settlements and infrastructure from increasing risks and investors to properly anticipate risks.
Global greenhouse gas emissions continue to soar with little constraint, yet if countries continue to coast with unambitious reduction commitments we are on track for 3 to 4 degrees of dangerous warming.
It's time to tell the truth about climate change - developed and developing world alike.
Support favouring climate action is surging across the globe. Domestic public demand for action is exceptionally high, and this has proven true in the latest talks at the current United Nations climate talks in Warsaw.
In any area of science it occasionally happens that some very eminent scientist adopts a position that is contrary to the consensus in a matter that is closely connected with their great achievements.
Making FSC certification conditional on meeting unreasonable demands by environmental stakeholders risks the viability of both the plantations and the koalas that now depend on them.
Grown-ups know that they can't have everything they want. They know about instant gratification and postponed rewards. They usually value the wisdom of experience.