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Wednesday 20th of February 2019 (UTC)

Environment – Page 3

Environmental Defenders Offices defunded

Some, and maybe all, of Australia’s Environmental Defenders Offices will soon be closed after they had their federal funding pulled by a Government reporting the 3rd largest budget deficit in Australian history. $9 million will be saved over three years. But Australians will lose a legal advocacy office that has helped numerous communities to appeal […]

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‘Sickness Country’ – uranium and Kakadu

The incongruous irony of uranium mining in the UNESCO listed world heritage national park – Kakadu – should not escape most Australians – it certainly does not escape many of the Jaowyn people of Kakadu. Jaowyn and Mirrar people consider part of the Kakadu as ‘buladjang’ – ‘sickness Country.’ Parts of the Kakadu have been […]

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Ngadju kala: Ngadju fire knowledge for the great woodlands

In Norseman, Western Australia, the Ngadju kala Ngadju report on fire knowledge and contemporary fire management was launched today by Ngadju Conservation. The report is the work of the Ngadju community, the CSIRO and the Goldfields Land and Sea Council. It was supported by the State Government Departments of Parks and Wildlife. According to Ngadju […]

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TEPCO risks removal of Fukushima fuel rods – Dangers of uncontrolled global nuclear radiation

Yoichi Shimatsu, former editor of the Japan Times Weekly in Tokyo writes that after repeated delays since the summer of 2011, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has launched a high-risk operation to empty the spent-fuel pool atop Reactor 4 at the Dai-ichi (No.1) Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant. The urgency attached to this particular site, […]

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Facing the reality of climate change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is due to release its Fifth Assessment Report. It is expected to reinforce predictions of rising sea levels and of the increasing likelihood of heat waves and other extreme weather, but Australia should be paying particular attention to the estimated trajectory of likely warming and its impact on our […]

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More “angry” summers for Australia according to anthropogenic study

Climate change has never been questioned but human generated climate change has been questioned. It is being less questioned with the passing of time, but time is of the essence if some of the human activity generated climate change trends are to be either halted or in part reversed. Australia has recorded its hottest summer […]

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New fight in the Kimberley to protect Country

Western Australia’s Kimberley Elders fought off the Woodside joint venture partners from building a liquefied natural gas hub precinct on the Traditional lands of the Goolarabooloo and Jabirr Jabirr. But the Kimberley is being targeted for potential industrialisation by the State Government and by the oil and gas companies it seeks to draw royalties from. […]

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Narrative of human tragedy with climate change disasters

Civil disobedience is the only strategy left to fight the near unwinnable battle to get Governments acting on the urgent need to reverse some of the effects of climate change. Most Governments have done either so little or next-to-nothing that by the end of the century the planet will be at least 2 degrees and […]

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Western Australia’s last remaining forests – in the south-west

Western Australian Forest Alliance (WAFA) co-convenor Jess Beckerling said,”More than 35 eminent scientists from around Australia and the world have signed on to a highly regarded statement calling for the protection of WA’s south-west forests “The Scientists’ Statement for the Protection of Western Australia’s South-west Forests was launched on World Environment Day, 5th June at […]

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Fracking the Canning Basin

Western Australia’s Canning Basin will soon be talked about as the next resources mining frontier. The James Price Point $40 billion gas hub proposal for all intents and purposes has been dumped but the State’s Premier, Colin Barnett, will pitch the extraction of natural gas from the Canning Basin as the way to go in […]

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