Activists concerned with development along the Mekong River saw a small victory this week when the Supreme Administrative Court of Thailand agreed to take a case against Thai government agencies that purchased power from the Xayaburi dam in neighboring Laos.
Two crucial decisions face authorities this week on the Mekong River, one of the world’s greatest waterways and the primary source of fish for 60 million people. The Mekong, the world’s greatest fishery, is under growing threat from a wide variety of sources as riparian countries, particularly China build more and more dams on its tributaries.
The United Nation’s World Heritage Committee has rejected the Australian government’s proposal to delist 74,000 hectares of Tasmanian forests. The government had requested that the committee delist the area as a protected site. Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been encouraging investments that would boost Tasmania’s economy with little regard for the environment
More than a 1,000 people converged on the Lynas Corporations Advanced Material Plant (LAMP) based in Kuantan, Malaysia today to force the company to shut down. Lynas Corporation, Ltd is an Australian rare earths mining company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange as a S&P/ASX 200.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Prime Minister Tony Abbott has reintroduced legislation to the Australian Parliament that would repeal a carbon tax that the nation’s worst greenhouse gas polluters have to pay.
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