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
The billionaires have joined other business giants backing a start-up that makes meat from self-producing animal cells.
Source: ‘No longer kill animals’: Bill Gates, Richard Branson back ‘clean meat’ start-up
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
By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – The number of electric vehicles (EVs) on the road doubled worldwide …
Source: Sorry, Trump, Electric Car sales doubled last Year, dooming dirty Fossil fuels | Informed Comment
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)
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
Earthjustice attorney Shannon Fisk brings the clean energy fight to Kentucky as he topples a giant coal plant and helps pave the way for the state’s first large-scale solar farm.
Source: Sun Rises Over the Bluegrass State | Earthjustice
David Tyfield | (The Conversation) | – – The Trump administration’s hostility towards climate action and research leaves a void …
Source: Sorry, Trump: China is Leading World toward first “Ecological Civilization”
For our 2017 list of emerging green leaders, Grist brings you 50 innovators with solutions to some of humanity’s biggest challenges.
Source: Grist 50: Meet the Fixers | Grist
Over the past three years, almost all of the world’s reefs have experienced summertime heat stress.
Source: Great Barrier Reef just the tip of the climate change iceberg
By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – I don’t think Trump creates Twitter scandals to deflect attention from …
Source: Dirty, HOt, Deadly: The Real Trump Scandal is What He’s done to the Environment
Turnbull descends into idiotic Trump-like tanties this week, especially over coal.
Source: Coalition’s “clean” coal plan revealed to be an “idiotic” fantasy
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
Despite being listed as a vulnerable species, the destruction of koala habitat and colonies continues unabated.
Source: Koalas: Politically driven to extinction
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
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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
Bushmeat hunting threatens hundreds of mammal species with extinction and millions of people with food insecurity.
Source: Eating The World’s Mammals To Extinction
The fight is nowhere near over. Facebook friends “check in” as demonstrators settle in for what could be a long winter.
Source: Here’s What You Should Know About The Dakota Pipeline Protest
Dramatic footage shows huge flames erupting from methane gas bubbling to the surface of the Condamine River, a result of ongoing coal seam gas mining in the region, some locals say.
Source: Condamine River on fire in CSG mining area
A bear who was rescued from a bile farm was caught on camera jumping for joy while taking a dip in a pool in Vietnam for the first time.
Source: Bear jumps for joy after being rescued from bile farm | abc7.com
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
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
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
Unless something is done to stem the flow of waste to the oceans, virtually every seabird will be ingesting plastic debris by 2050, say scientists.
Source: Seabirds ‘blighted by plastic waste’ – BBC News