Monthly Archives: February 2014

RET review: a demolition job on the way?

The Liberals’ own Renewable Energy Target is looking very shaky. Will this be the last domino to fall? [25 February 2014 | Peter Boyer] One by one, the jigsaw pieces are falling into place. Tony Abbott’s radical plan to reverse … Continue reading

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Science, warts and all, on show in Hobart

Rough edges reveal the true value of science. [18 February 2014 | Peter Boyer] For a good part of last week I was holed up in a Hobart conference centre with a few hundred scientists taking a hard look at … Continue reading

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The heroism of real ‘direct action’

The voluntary effort of unheralded private individuals is leading our struggle to contain greenhouse emissions. [11 February 2014 | Peter Boyer] A few days ago I got an email about a battle to stop a new coal mine at Maules … Continue reading

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