Australia: Decision on coal mine ‘defies reason’

Age: The decision on Sunday to approve mining leases for Queensland's Carmichael coal mine is akin to "evil", according to one of the world's foremost marine scientists. "It defies reason," said Dr Charlie Veron, former chief scientist at the Australian Institute of Marine Science. "I think there is no single action that could be as harmful to the Great Barrier Reef as the Carmichael coal mine." The $21.7 billion project, which involves mine, rail and port facilities, would allow Indian multinational......

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