Australian govt violated Torres Strait human rights with climate change inaction: UN

Three years after the ‘Torres Strait Eight’ made a complaint to the United Nations Human Rights Committee, a ruling from the international body has seen the advocacy group vindicated. The UNHRC found Australia’s failure to protect Torres Strait Islanders against the impacts of climate change violated their right to practice their culture. The group from … Read more

Australia, Climate Change And The Torres Strait Islands – OpEd – Eurasia Review

Australia has a mixed relationship with the United Nations Human Rights Committee.  Irritation, dismissal and even the occasional openly hostile comment, have registered.  But in 1994, the Toonen decision filtered through the Australian legal process, leading the federal government to remove archaically noxious provisions in the Tasmanian criminal code criminalising sodomy.   The UNHRC has … Read more

S-R Hunting Outlook 2022: Disease, climate concerns across Eastern Washington, Idaho affecting big game populations, harvest

From staff and field reports Hunters across Eastern Washington and North Idaho are sighting in rifles and shotguns and making sure hiking boots and other equipment survived another summer of storage as deer, elk and other game seasons approach. The effects of disease, drought and harsh winters have taken a toll on the big game … Read more

Joe Biden’s climate bill has the U.S. battery industry revved up

While Joe Biden was busy throttling the latest Corvette with car executives at the Detroit auto show earlier this month, much of the rest of the industry filed into a jam-packed convention center about 50 kilometers (30 miles) west for a forum the president also managed to rev up. The Battery Show saw its biggest … Read more

Biden, Mariah Carey and Metallica come together against poverty, climate change

Metallica and Mariah Carey on Saturday led an A-list of musicians, and President Joe Biden made a surprise video appearance, as the Global Citizen Festival sought to mobilize action against poverty and climate change. Marking its 10th year, the six-hour festival brought thousands to New York’s Central Park and featured a sister show in Ghana’s … Read more

Breaching Human Rights: Australia, Climate Change And The Torres Strait Islands

Sunday, 25 September 2022, 6:59 pmOpinion: Binoy Kampmark Australia has a mixed relationship with the United Nations Human Rights Committee. Irritation, dismissal and even the occasional openly hostile comment, have registered. But in 1994, the Toonen decision filtered through the Australian legal process, leading the federal government to remove archaically noxious provisions in the Tasmanian … Read more

PM raised voice on global warming, climate change at international level: Marriyum

UNITED NATIONS: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has said that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif had raised his voice at international level regarding global warming and climate change, which was a common problem of the entire world. Talking to the media persons on the occasion her visit the photo exhibition organized by the Ministry … Read more

Seattle Aquarium: Antithetical to city’s climate action plan

Re: “Seattle to lend additional $20 million to aquarium waterfront project” [Aug. 16, Local News]: Recently, the Seattle City Council approved $20 million of real estate excise tax (REET) funds to bail out Seattle Aquarium’s flailing tropical shark tank. REET is funded by taxpayers and is solely intended to fund infrastructure, benefiting all Seattleites. The … Read more

LETTERS — Not enough to live on, plea for Yarmouth ferry, glyphosate rebuttal, youth and climate change & more

It’s on government In a recent article about the struggles of an income assistance recipient to find housing, Robert Stewart posed the question: “Is the government just going to let them live in tents all winter?” If the government doesn’t significantly increase income assistance rates, sadly the answer will be yes. We know, according to … Read more