Can we offset biodiversity losses?

This article was published in The Conversation, 6 May 2013 Update: Also republished in the Brisbane Times and SBS News Australia, 7 May 2013 Megan Evans & Martine Maron Clive Palmer’s China First Coal Project is entering the last stages of review for its proposed coal mine in Queensland’s Bimblebox Nature Refuge. As part of the Supplementary Environmental Impact … Continue reading Can we offset biodiversity losses?

No refuge: When a ‘protected area’ is not really protected

This article was published in The Conversation The New South Wales government last week said it would ban mining in the newly announced Dharawal National Park, an area where Illawara Coal was planning to extract up to $40 billion worth of black coal. By upgrading Dharawal from a State Conservation Area to a National Park, the government … Continue reading No refuge: When a ‘protected area’ is not really protected