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August 2016

Lightpainting radiation in Polka Magazine

My Fukushima and Chernobyl light painting photographic project is appearing in France's Polka Magazine...
August 30, 2016

Case Study: Alexander Govorovskiy

Forests make decontamination efforts difficult, as they not only slow progress, but they cannot...
August 9, 2016

Case Study: Natalya Rueva

Natalya Rueva has lived in the village of Staryy Vyshkov for 25 years. She...
August 2, 2016
July 2016

Case Study: Tatyana Dorokhova

Tatyana Dorokhova has been principal of the Starye Bobovichi school for eight years now....
July 26, 2016

Case Study: Hiroshi Kanno

Before the Fukushima disaster, Hiroshi Kanno was a vegetable farmer from Kusano, Iitate. At...
July 20, 2016

Case Study: Toru Anzai

Decontamination work in Iitate has been in full swing for a long time, and...
July 12, 2016

Case Study: Mr and Mrs Sugano

Seiki Sugano and Minako Sugano always wanted to raise their children in the mountains,...
July 5, 2016
June 2016

Case Study: Kenta Sato

The Sato family has lived and worked in Iitate for generations, but it is...
June 28, 2016

Case Study: Sadako Monma

For two decades, Ms Sadako Monma has run a small nursery school, Soramame (meaning...
June 21, 2016
May 2016

Behind the scenes – Lighting invisible fire

Thirty years after Chernobyl and five years after Fukushima, radioactive contamination continues to impact...
May 23, 2016
April 2016
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Nuclear Legacies: Lightpainting radioactivity

This video uses a new light painting method to explore the impacts of lingering...
April 25, 2016

Light mapping Fukushima and Chernobyl radiation

After almost two years of development, my photo project using LED lights, a Geiger...
April 21, 2016
September 2015

100 per cent renewable energy by 2050 achievable, necessary

Renewable energy has become mainstream in many countries, and as its potential has been...
September 22, 2015

Coal hard truth sinks Australian Prime Minister

In a warning for all fossil-friendly leaders globally, Tony Abbott’s blind support for coal...
September 14, 2015

Another week, another coal greenwashing attempt implodes on impact

Like the faked “Advanced Energy For Life” social media campaign, the coal industry is...
September 7, 2015
August 2015

Abbott Govt emissions target fails climate and economic smell test

The Australian government has finally revealed the emissions reduction target it is considering taking...
August 12, 2015
April 2015

Challenged on climate policy, Australian Govt hides behind contrarians

Pressure is growing on nations to step up ambition ahead of the Paris climate...
April 22, 2015
March 2015

Scientists: scrapping coal projects needed to protect Great Barrier Reef

Scientists are warning that coal expansion is incompatible with a healthy Great Barrier Reef,...
March 23, 2015

Queensland government clears way for coal projects to strand themselves

Adani’s Carmichael coal mine in QLD's Galilee basin is increasingly looking like a white...
March 12, 2015
February 2015

Calls for investigation into coal giant Adani in wake of tax haven scandal

Calls for an investigation into Indian coal giant Adani are rapidly growing, with revelations...
February 9, 2015
January 2015

No, wind farms don’t create health problems

Facing continued pressure from anti-wind cranks, The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)...
January 22, 2015

Australian State and Federal governments gamble reef, public funds and climate for coal

State and Federal Governments have rung in the new year by deepening their reliance...
January 15, 2015

Plunging price of oil strengthens case for switching to renewables

Crashing international oil prices are making unconventional oil and gas too expensive to extract....
January 7, 2015

Big coal fakes social media campaign to pressure governments

A new social media campaign kicked off earlier in 2014. Called “Advanced Energy for...
January 6, 2015
December 2014

Australia cooking the books to meet emissions target as carbon pollution soars

As Australia picked up its shameful fourth Fossil of the Day award at the...
December 12, 2014
November 2014
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Infrared Shoalhaven

I realised that at higher ISOs the Olympus OMD does decent, if not particularly...
November 4, 2014
October 2014

US and EU banks abandon Australian coal projects

The list of banks refusing to put their names to financing reckless coal expansion...
October 27, 2014

Liberal party attacks free market principles in defence of big coal

The Australian government took its strategy of fighting the future to a whole new...
October 15, 2014
August 2014

Abbott Govt softening up debate for renewable energy target cut

The Abbott government’s ruminating on its next renewable energy attack hit yet another snag...
August 18, 2014
No planet B (Greg McNevin)

Prominent Australians call for climate change to be put on G20 Agenda

The Coalition government is coming under increasing pressure for its abandonment of meaningful climate...
August 12, 2014
CSG protest Sydney

NSW Government approves fracking near homes

Coal seam gas (CSG) protests are heating up in New South Wales following the...
August 11, 2014
July 2014

Carmichael mine approved, countdown to asset stranding begins

Greg Hunt’s approval of the Carmichael coal mine has turned the “dead cat in...
July 28, 2014
IPCC Yokohama

News Corp papers get climate science reporting wrong

Rupert Murdoch’s The Australian has been taken to task by the Australian Press Council...
July 24, 2014

NSW goes renewable as Federal government bets on coal

Despite the Federal government and prominent advisors such as Maurice Newman being hostile towards...
July 23, 2014
Australian Parliament House

Australian government rollin’ coal with carbon tax repeal

The Abbott Government has now achieved the political equivalent of rollin’ coal, by making...
July 17, 2014
Coal protest outside supreme court, Sydney

Billion dollar bill to clean up Great Barrier Reef coal port dredging

A new estimate of the cost of offsetting the damage done by dumping dredge...
July 16, 2014
Solar panels, Milton, NSW

Coal proponents fighting the future

Australia’s electricity sector is ageing and inefficient, and the explosive growth of renewables is...
July 8, 2014

Gold plated death spiral ahead for fossil utilities

Consumers are projected to spend at least $30 billion on solar panels by 2040,...
July 5, 2014
June 2014
Mining the Age of Entitlement (The Australia Institute)

Mining the age of entitlement

As Treasurer Joe Hockey rails against the “age of entitlement” and brings down harsh...
June 24, 2014
Fossil Fuel Subsidies (First Dog On The Moon)

Adventures in renewables with Clarissa the solar panel

The second of The Tree’s new series of cartoons from the Walkley Award-winning First...
June 24, 2014
Stop the Dinosaurs (The Climate Institute)

Australia wants renewables

The Climate Institute’s latest Climate of the Nation survey is out today, and it unsurprisingly...
June 23, 2014
April 2014
IPCC WGII Co-chair Chris Field

Government and industry in denial: Australians are not for coal

The IMF and World Bank are calling on finance ministers to remove fossil fuel...
April 15, 2014