Climate change adaptation initiative feted and farewelled

From ABC Environment, 26 June 2013: A ‘VISIONARY’ federally-funded climate change research initiative has come to an end, leaving its extensive network of researchers — many of them recent graduates — pondering an uncertain future. The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) was established in 2008, with a five-year, $50 million mandate to address Continue reading Climate change adaptation initiative feted and farewelled

Do environmental impact assessments protect the environment?

From ABC Environment, 6 March 2013: BUSINESSES PROTESTS AGAINST the cost and delay associated with environmental impact assessments (EIAs). Green groups say they are not rigorous enough and that few projects are ever knocked back. Environmental consultants plead for more time, better funding and broader scope. The wider community clamours for its voice to be Continue reading Do environmental impact assessments protect the environment?

Insurance companies: unlikely planet saviours

From ABC Environment, 5 July 2010: Insurance companies stand to lose a lot of money if the climate changes in unpredictable ways so they have become partners in the push to save the globe. EVEN ON THE ALREADY enlarged scale of renewable energy projects, DESERTEC is ambitious. It aims to build more than 16,000 square Continue reading Insurance companies: unlikely planet saviours