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Climate campaign teens prepare for Federal Court battle with Sussan Ley over coal expansion

Climate campaign teens prepare for Federal Court battle with Sussan Ley over coal expansion

Climate campaign teens prepare for court battle with minister over coal expansioncloseAdvertisementBy Log in, or to save articles for later.Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text sizeAnjali Sharma first felt a sick sense of climate-related dread in the pit of her stomach when she was a primary school student.Keen to find out more about climate change, the 16-year-old watched an online video that warned Earth only had eight years before it reached a tipping point, triggering an irreversible chain of environmental damage.She watched other videos too, about the science of climate...

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Court halts logging in unburnt Victorian native forest

Court halts logging in unburnt Victorian native forest

Court halts logging in unburnt Victorian native forestcloseAdvertisementBy Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text sizeLogging has been temporarily halted in 26 unburnt areas of Victorian native forest after environmentalists argued in court there was a risk of “serious and irreversible damage” to threatened species after last summer's bushfires.In the Victorian Supreme Court on Wednesday, Justice Kate McMillan granted an injunction to stop logging in 13 unburnt forest areas until the concerns could be aired in a court case against the state's logging agency, VicForests.These...

April 29, 2020
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Loggers return to native forests burnt in summer bushfires

Loggers return to native forests burnt in summer bushfires

Loggers return to native forests burnt in summer bushfirescloseAdvertisementBy Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text sizeGovernment logging has resumed in fire-damaged forests in Victoria and New South Wales despite warnings that devastated bushland and endangered wildlife are too fragile to withstand "business as usual".The Victorian government's logging agency, VicForests, has to log 3500 hectares of forests burnt during the catastrophic summer fires in the next few years, saying salvage logging will occur in areas where "most of the standing trees have been killed". The...

April 30, 2020
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NSW government resumes logging in bushfire-stricken native forests

NSW government resumes logging in bushfire-stricken native forests

Logging returns to NSW native forests hit by bushfirescloseAdvertisementBy Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text sizeGovernment logging has resumed in fire-damaged forests in NSW despite warnings that devastated bushland and endangered wildlife are too fragile to withstand further disruption.Newly released documents from the NSW government’s logging agency – the Forestry Corporation – reveal that at least 85 per cent of harvestable native hardwood forests in the south coast region was burnt in the fires. Despite this, in a letter to wood supply contract holders – released during...

April 30, 2020
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