Category: Enviroment

Pacific Highway koala holocaust

 

A nationally designated important population of koalas will shortly be subjected to starvation, dehydration, blasting, heavy vehicle traffic, loss of habitat, stress, noise, blasting, vibrations, bushfire risk, entrapment, and death — all sanctioned by the NSW and Federal governments.

Source: Pacific Highway koala holocaust

Alright everyone I’m ready to give my findings on this water cotton thingy | First Dog on the Moon | Opinion | The Guardian

I watched the extremely boring 4 Corners story, I drank a glass of water and I am wearing cotton underpants. So I’m as qualified to form a view on the issue as the next potato!

Source: Alright everyone I’m ready to give my findings on this water cotton thingy | First Dog on the Moon | Opinion | The Guardian

193 nations urge action to protect oceans despite US withdrawal from Paris agreement – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The 193 UN member nations issue an urgent call for action to reverse the decline of world’s oceans, with US backing the plan.

Source: 193 nations urge action to protect oceans despite US withdrawal from Paris agreement – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Australian oil well leaked into ocean for months – but spill kept secret | Environment | The Guardian

Offshore oil and gas regulator says there was a 10,500-litre spill in April 2016 but refuses to reveal where it occurred or company responsible

Source: Australian oil well leaked into ocean for months – but spill kept secret | Environment | The Guardian

There is nothing pragmatic about destroying the planet – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Last week Malcolm Turnbull addressed the National Press Club where he proclaimed “the battlelines have been drawn: it is clear that the Coalition stands for cheaper energy.” No doubt mindful of Abbott’s successful campaign to “axe the tax”, Turnbull is now dishing up his version of the same thing, calling on all governments to co-operate…

Source: There is nothing pragmatic about destroying the planet – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Koalas are at the centre of a perfect storm. The species is slipping away | Kevin Evans | Opinion | The Guardian

Australia is one of the worst performing countries in terms of protecting its ecoregions. Koalas are a litmus test for conservation of a habitat in crisis

Source: Koalas are at the centre of a perfect storm. The species is slipping away | Kevin Evans | Opinion | The Guardian

Koala covered in prickles welcomes a brush and tickle from helpful neighbour – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A Victorian man records the moment he makes friends with a wild koala by brushing prickly burrs out of its fur.

Source: Koala covered in prickles welcomes a brush and tickle from helpful neighbour – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

If You Have A Heart Please Don’t Ignore This Post – We Need To Let The Whole World Know What’s Happening

A primate genocide and ecological catastrophe on an industrial scale is occurring in some of the most valuable, sensitive and diverse ecological habitats on Earth – all thanks to a cheap cooking oil we find in our supermarket products everyday

Source: If You Have A Heart Please Don’t Ignore This Post – We Need To Let The Whole World Know What’s Happening

Are Australia’s carbon emissions and air quality rankings really surprising? – Air Quality is worse but Hunt got the Prize

Australia's carbon emissions jumped in 2015 (image from smh.com.au)

By Dr Anthony Horton In the Yale University ‘Global Environmental Performance Index’ (EPI) report published earlier this month, Australia did not rate too well. Ranked 150th out of 180 countries for carbon dioxide emissions per unit of electricity, we were also ranked 123rd in terms of average exposure to Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) – an air…

Source: Are Australia’s carbon emissions and air quality rankings really surprising? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Catastrophic California Gas Leak Could Take More Than Three Months To Fix | IFLScience

A natural gas leak in Aliso Canyon, California, has been spewing out 50,000 kilograms (110,000 pounds) of gas every hour for more than two months, and officials say it could take another three to four months to bring the situation under control. The leak first occurred on October 23, when the casing of a gas storage well operated by Southern California (SoCal) Gas failed. Strangely, the cause of this failure is not known, and attempts to stop the flow of gas by pumping liquid directly into the well in order to seal the rupture have been unsuccessful.

Source: Catastrophic California Gas Leak Could Take More Than Three Months To Fix | IFLScience

State Liberal leader Will Hodgman has threatened jail for environmental protesters if elected in March | Breaking National News and Australian News | Herald Sun

ENVIRONMENT groups have vowed to continue forestry protests despite Liberal party threats of hefty fines and mandatory jail terms.

Source: State Liberal leader Will Hodgman has threatened jail for environmental protesters if elected in March | Breaking National News and Australian News | Herald Sun

We Need Your Help To Make Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s Incompetence Go Viral

Earlier this week, Thom Mitchell broke an important story on the New Matilda website, related to the massive expansion of a $130 million port on Tiwi Islands, which was done without any environmental oversight.FOI documents revealed the massive expansion of the port on Tiwi Islands – home to 38 endangered species – was missed by the Abbott Government because staff were “overworked” and investigators may have been lied to.

Source: We Need Your Help To Make Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s Incompetence Go Viral | newmatilda.com