Category Archives: good news

Win for First Nations kids

A court in Queensland, Australia has just kicked destructive billionaire Clive Palmer up where the sun don’t shine. This fellow wants to open a huge coal mine that would generate more greenhouse gases than entire countries. He has spent many … Continue reading

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Hawaii: Fossil Fuel Non-proliferation Treaty

I love it. As often before, Hawaii is a world leader. They are about to pass a law designed as a model to other states in the first instance, but for the whole planet: BAN FOSSIL FUELS. You can read … Continue reading

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Small country, big step: Panama recognises Nature as a person

I wasn’t sure if this is “environment,” “inspiration,” “good news” or “politics,” but then all categories are fiction. There is only One, and the government of Panama has taken the inspirational political step to protect Nature, which is all life … Continue reading

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Chile: New president, positive direction

Please read this exciting article in Nature about the science-based new administration in Chile. The new president-elect is Gabriel Boric, who was a student activist. He has appointed prominent scientists to his ministry, and one of his first acts will … Continue reading

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Amazon rainforest protected in Ecuador

Ecuador’s president would like nothing more than to trade in rainforest for oil and mining ventures, because, you know, business is business, and business must grow. Indigenous people whose lives are the rainforest have been standing in his way. But … Continue reading

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Gina Reinhart, climate scientist

Gina’s greatest achievement has been to be born as the daughter of Lang Hancock, who discovered a huge iron ore deposit, and became a billionaire developing it. She is also famous for doing everything possible to disinherit his widow, and … Continue reading

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Harvard Uni set to be unfossilised

Two percent of Harvard’s investments are in fossil fuels. This amounts to $42 billion. After ten years of activity by sane students and staff, at last the university has buckled, though the announcement carefully avoids the term “divestment.” We mustn’t … Continue reading

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Bushfire survivors force climate action

During the past few years, legal challenges have been a wonderful means for forcing official change. The latest is in New South Wales, Australia: a court has mandated that in future, permissions for development include considerations of effect on climate … Continue reading

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Even the loggers are going renewable

The area of East Gippsland in Victoria, Australia is known for logging. My long term friend and comrade Jill Redwood has lived there for decades, often literally afraid for her life. Many locals drive around with stickers on their vehicles: … Continue reading

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Dove for the future

Until now, I knew that “dove” can have two meanings: a nice little bird that hangs around cities, and the past tense of “dive.” It’s because of this ambiguity that I always write “dived” instead of “dove” (for the action, … Continue reading

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