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WWF today expressed sadness at the passing of former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser, whose legacy includes stronger protection for the Great Barrier Reef, an end to whaling, greater protection for Australian wildlife and support for action on climate change.
Watch the world's best storytellers come together to tell the most important story of our time in a collection of short documentaries, Years of Living Dangerously.
How those communities that are contributing the least to climate change are suffering the greatest impacts from it.
Dr Stephen Bygrave tells us why renewable energy is a viable choice for Australia, challenging the present government’s take on the coal industry, and shares insight into what keeps him motivated.
Musician Tim Hollo explains why he thinks the music industry can do more to help change the world.
Leonardo DiCaprio lends his voice to urge a shift from fossil fuels to renewables.
The 8-minute video is the first of four clips narrated by DiCaprio in a series focusing on solutions to climate change. For more info, check out Green World Rising: www.greenworldrising.org
Photographer Michael Hall shares 11 confronting images showcasing the urgent need for climate change action.
31 July – 5 September, 2014
The Story Of Our Planet Unfolds showcases the work of critically acclaimed photographer Michael Hall who since 2007 has been working to document human civilisation’s response to the risks and opportunities of climate change. In partnership with The Climate Institute, who awarded Michael its first Creative Fellowship to assist him on his long-term project, the exhibit highlights the compounding impacts of climate change at home and abroad as well as growing global action to address the challenge. The exhibitions graphically records these impacts and opportunities in the hopes of opening people’s eyes, changing their minds and inspiring action. This exhibit draws on seven years of work, including the two years the project has been supported by the fellowship. The fellowship has allowed Michael to document the impact of bushfires on peoples’ livelihoods in Tasmania, the impact of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, issues of food security in Bangladesh, as well as the increasingly important role renewable energy is playing in China’s development.
Where: Customs House, Sydney, NSW.
When: Monday to Friday 10am – 7pm, Saturday to Sunday 11am – 4pm.
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A huge new coal mine – the largest in Australia – in Queensland’s Galilee Basin, was approved by the federal government today.
LEGO signed a new long-term contact with Shell in 2011, but Greenpeace has just come out with a new campaign, releasing the very emotive video shown above.