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Coal Seam Gas Expansion Ignores Serious Issues

By Ian Lowe

Coal seam gas extraction is expected to expand despite a cautionary report into the risks.

Ian Lowe is Emeritus Professor of science, technology and society at Griffith University.

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Wind Energy Blows Strong

By Ian Lowe

South Australia’s wind farms are generating almost one-quarter of the state’s energy needs.

Ian Lowe is Emeritus Professor of science, technology and society at Griffith University.

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Landcare Evolves, But Beancounters Haven’t

By Ian Lowe

It makes more economic sense to trash the farm for short-term profit than to farm it sustainably.

Ian Lowe is Emeritus Professor of science, technology and society at Griffith University.

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Tasmania’s Logging Industry Cut Down to Size

By Ian Lowe

A study has found that Tasmania’s forestry industry “is not economically viable”.

Ian Lowe is Emeritus Professor of science, technology and society at Griffith University.

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A Great Leap Backwards

By Ian Lowe

Queensland’s new government has reduced support for solar energy and resolved to ban the teaching of climate science in schools.

Ian Lowe is Emeritus Professor of science, technology and society at Griffith University.

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Chubb Reviews the Health of Australian Science

By Ian Lowe

Australia’s Chief Scientist has found that the Australian science system is healthy and robust, but there are some serious challenges – particularly regarding student enrolments.

Ian Lowe is Emeritus Professor of science, technology and society at Griffith University.

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Laying Clean Energy Foundations

By Ian Lowe

A review finds that Australia is a late adopter of clean energy.

Ian Lowe is Emeritus Professor of science, technology and society at Griffith University.

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A Short-Cut to Milford Sound

By Ian Lowe

Locals are sceptical of the benefits of plans to increase tourist accessibility to a World Heritage area in New Zealand.

Ian Lowe is Emeritus Professor of science, technology and society at Griffith University.

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Like a Rinehart Cowboy

By Ian Lowe

Will more anti-climate change cowboys ride into the media spotlight following Gina Rinehart’s purchase of a stake in Fairfax?

Ian Lowe is Emeritus Professor of science, technology and society at Griffith University.

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White Washing Energy Policy

By Ian Lowe

The draft energy white paper would have looked out of date 25 years ago, when we already knew about the problems of “peak oil” and climate change.

Ian Lowe is Emeritus Professor of science, technology and society at Griffith University.

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