RedskyNews Category: Au – Politics & Science

$500m To Rebuild Flooded Victoria

VICTORIA is to get $500 million to start rebuilding after the floods. The Herald Sun can reveal the money will be paid within days after a deal was struck between Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Family First Senator Steve Fielding.

Whalers And Activists Clash At Sea

Video Report: Japanese whalers release video of what they say is Sea Shepherd Conservation Society attacking a ship. Maryam Ishani reports. Please follow and like us:

Floods Cost Coal Industry Billions

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) says the state’s flood crisis has cost the sector about $2.3 billion in lost sales. Mine operators have been working to remove water from flooded sites as rail lines begin to reopen. Please follow and

Activists Clash With Japan Whalers

Japanese whaling authorities say Sea Shepherd activists have attacked its whaling fleet in the Antarctic, in the second clash between the two sides this week. The Institute of Cetacean Research, which organises Japan’s so-called scientific whaling program, says activists from

US & Japan Mulled Reining Activists

WIKILEAKS: Leaked US government documents show Australian officials were willing to accept a compromise deal with Japan over whaling – despite then-environment minister Peter Garrett, publicly rejecting the idea. Fairfax newspapers say documents obtained by WikiLeaks show Mr Garrett’s former

Activists Clash with Japan Whalers

The organisation in charge of Japan’s scientific whaling program has accused the Sea Shepherd conservation group of endangering its crews in the Southern Ocean. The two sides have clashed for the first time during this season’s Antarctic hunt. Please follow

Anti Whaling Sea Shepherd Sets Sail

The newest addition to the Sea Shepherd anti-whaling fleet is due to leave Hobart this morning for the Southern Ocean. The 30 metre monohull and its crew of 11 have spent the past two weeks preparing for the campaign against

Maps Predict Future City Flooding

Rising sea levels are likely to cause serious and regular flooding in Australian coastal cities by the end of the century, according to maps released by the Federal Government today. The maps for low-lying areas in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Newcastle,

Pike River Mine in Receivership

The company at the centre of last month’s deadly mine explosions in New Zealand has been dealt another blow as it was placed in receivership. Pike River Coal says it is in a precarious financial position and is unlikely to

Reward Offered for Seal Killers

Environmental group Sea Shepherd has offered a reward of $NZ11,500 to catch the “cowards” who clubbed 23 seals to death at a New Zealand tourist spot. The slaughter of the protected animals at the Ohau Point seal colony, near the

Fresh Hopes for Cancun Climate Deal

The Cancun climate talks are showing signs of making headway and repairing some of the damage that resulted from the acrimonious Copenhagen meeting last December. High-level talks involving environment ministers and world leaders are underway and are expected to prove

Toxic Waste Stuck in Australia

Environmental activists are celebrating but the Australian company planning to ship toxic waste to Denmark says it is disappointed the plan has been put on hold. The Danish Government postponed Orica’s shipment of decades-old chemical waste after heavy pressure from