In the close-knit communities nestled amongst World Heritage-listed rainforest, the debate over clean energy gets dirty with stories of propaganda campaigns circling. Surprisingly, it's the environmentalists who are trying to stop the solar-to-hydrogen microgrid.
Environmentalists frequently talk about deforestation in terms of how many "soccer pitches" are logged. But what if you measure it by MCGs?
Fungi have saved millions of lives, given us wine and cheese, and could hold the key to plastic recycling. They're also more closely related to animals than they are to plants.
While parts of the Eungella National Park subtropical rainforest have been reduced to cinders, the community is determined to not let the fire win.
Thousands of hectares of state forest appear to have been logged illegally, an ABC investigation finds, amounting to what some say is the mass "theft" by a government-owned for-profit logging company.
A government-owned company is experimenting with how it logs and burns the habitat of a threatened glider to see how the native animal survives as part of a research project that's been compared to Japan's "scientific whaling".
The Federal Government is staring down the prospect of legal challenges to a series of forest agreements allowing logging in native forests, with one lawyer saying their proposed plans would "lock-in decades of future logging on the basis of vastly outdated science".
Tasmania's special timbers industry is hopeful a new management plan will revitalise the sector, but environmentalists say the Government is allowing rainforests to be logged using untested harvesting methods.
Environmentalists are warning a government plan to allow access to special species timber will result in old growth forests being chipped and wasted.