The environment

Worst coal ash spill in US history ruins huge area in Tennessee

By Mike Bryan, 10 January 2009

On December 22, a massive sludge impoundment in eastern Tennessee gave way, releasing over a billion gallons of toxic coal byproduct into the surrounding area.

Australian Greens pledge fiscal responsibility: we are “sensible and mainstream”

By Laura Tiernan, 14 November 2008

With support for the Australian Greens on the rise, the party’s leaders have been quick to demonstrate their support for Labor and the corporate elite.

Australia: Climate change, the Garnaut report, and the profit system

By Patrick O’Connor, 17 September 2008

The Labor government’s Garnaut Climate Change Review has effectively concluded that within the existing international political and social framework, dangerous and potentially irreversible global warming is inevitable.

Stockholm conference told 1 billion people without access to safe water

By Barry Mason, 10 September 2008

World Water Week, attended by around 2,500 scientists, government and civil society representatives from 140 countries, took place in Stockholm last month. It was held under the auspices of the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).