Thursday, June 25, 2009

U.S.: Dr. James Hansen and Daryl Hannah Arrested in Protest on Mountaintop Removal

In an act of civil disobedience against the highly destructive coal mining practice of Mountain Top removal, NASA climate scientist James Hansen, actor Darryl Hannah, and Michael Brune from the Rainforest Network were arrested along with 28 other people at Coal River Mountain in West Virginia reports the Rainforest Action Network.

Related Websites: Coal River Mountain Watch | Mountain Justice | ilovemountains.org | Videos on Fluxview on Mountaintop Removal | James Hansen's A Plea To President Obama: End Mountaintop Coal Mining

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Scientists call for protection of Victorian forests - world’s most carbon-dense



Scientists and the Wilderness Society have called on the Federal Government to urgently protect native forests in South East Australia as a method of locking up carbon, with new scientific research showing that the world’s most carbon dense forests are found in cool temperate climates of Australia, particularly the central highlands of Victoria.

Related: Central Highlands Alliance | Victorian Rainforest Network

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Climate emergency: Thousands march for action across Australia

On June 13, 2009 thousands of people around Australia rallied for action on Climate Change, calling for 100% renewable energy by 2020 and demanding that Australia must make the shift from fossil fuels to wind, solar and other available renewable technologies. Rallies were held in capital cities around Australia, with people siting down outside Kevin Rudd's city office in Sydney and a sitdown protest in front of the Melbourne Town Hall where the Victorian State ALP conference was ocurring.


Perth Indymedia | Takver's Photos, Melbourne Protests, Rally Video, Damien Lawson video | Sydney Report, Youtube Video | Brisbane Report