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Sea Change Threatened by Coastal Development

By Ian Lowe

Coastal communities are battling to retain their natural assets in the face of increasing tourism and residential developments.

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University’s Share Portfolio Makes Coal Industry Dirty

By Ian Lowe

Selling shares in fossil fuel companies may seem an ethical choice but it may equally be sound investment practice.

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Hands Up If You Want to Store Our Nuclear Waste

By Ian Lowe

The federal Government has called for volunteers to site a nuclear waste repository.

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Sensitivity to Smart Meters and Water Bills

By Ian Lowe

The Victorian state election will feature a new party opposed to smart electricity meters on health grounds, while others are campaigning against wifi in schools.

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Climate Policy in Limbo

By Ian Lowe

The abolition of the carbon tax has stifled investment in renewable energy.

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles

By Ian Lowe

While road funding regulations remain messy, the Abbott government has supported a second Sydney airport over a high speed rail line linking the east coast cities.

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Back to the Future

By Ian Lowe

Light rail systems are finding favour more than half a century since Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide scrapped their tram networks.

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Australia Remains Two-Faced in Climate Negotiations

By Ian Lowe

Australia is adopting double-speak as UN climate negotiations become more urgent.

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Renewables Targeted

By Ian Lowe

A review of Australia’s renewable energy target appears to have been established with a particular outcome in mind.

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Tasmania Bans GM Indefinitely

By Ian Lowe

The Tasmanian government has turned its moratorium on genetically modified crops into an indefinite and complete ban.

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