Strong Rally Turnout Calling A Permanent Ban On Fracking In WA

By Stephanie Acevedo A call for a permanent, legislated statewide ban on fracking in WA was held at Parliament house today. At twelve o’clock, the protest saw a rally and presentation of one of the state’s biggest petitions.  Among the crowd were climate experts, such as former head of CSIRO’s atmospheric research team and former…

Pakistan Oil Tanker Explosion Kills At Least 123 People

At least 123 people have died in Pakistan after an overturned and leaking oil tanker exploded when someone tried to light a cigarette nearby, according to officials. Provincial government spokesman Malik Muhammad Ahmed Khan commented on the blast, saying many who were caught in it had gathered nearby the tanker. “People of the area and…

Russia Denies A Deadline

The crisis in Ukraine is escalating with unconfirmed reports saying Russia is threatening a military attack if Ukraine does not withdraw its troops from Crimea in 11 hours. Russia’s Minister of War dismissed the rumor and described it as “total nonsense”. Russian military has tightened its control in Crimea despite international condemnation. Ukraine’s Interim President Arseniy…