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A climate of denial: Do coal barons own Australia?

By Fri, Oct 17, 2014 7:54AM UTC A climate of denial: Do coal barons own Australia?

Despite the nearly universal shift towards neoliberalism in Western countries and specifically the Anglosphere (The US, British Isles, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc.), there are still important differences between political parties. Yes, the “center-left” and “center-right” parties in all these countries are fixated on economic growth and place it above

Thai junta leader in Europe ‘to collect stamps of approval’

By Thu, Oct 16, 2014 9:33AM UTC Thai junta leader in Europe ‘to collect stamps of approval’

One of the many life lessons one will learn is that you simply can’t win over everyone. That’s something that Thailand’s military government seems to be struggling to cope with, especially when it comes to foreign policy towards the West.

China-US close to climate change deal?

By Mon, Oct 13, 2014 7:31PM UTC Pic: AP.

For many years China and the United States have faced off over climate change. Now, action is one of the few things the two powers can agree on. A new view on the benefits of climate action goes some way to explain this shift.

Great Barrier Reef: Australia chooses development over conservation

By Fri, Oct 10, 2014 11:30AM UTC NASA pic of Great Barrier Reef

Over the past year or so Australian government has taken measures that endanger the survival of the country’s greatest natural wonder and world’s largest coral reef system. In December 2013, Environment Minister Greg Hunt approved a dredging project to expand ports for coal shipment through the Great Barrier Reef. Plans

South Korean town votes no to nuclear plant

By Fri, Oct 10, 2014 10:49AM UTC South Korean town votes no to nuclear plant

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Voters in a South Korean city rejected a nuclear power plant in a referendum that the government says has no legal effect.

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