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Environment

CSIRO warning of wildlife wipe-out 8th July 2010

Australia's national parks are failing to save native wildlife, with mammal extinction rates of almost 50 per cent occurring in some NSW protected areas, a CSIRO scientist says.

September 16 2011

Environmental protection laws set for overhaul 7th July 2010

The Northern Territory Government has announced an overhaul of legislation which governs the environmental assessment of developments.

September 16 2011

Follow the money: Wealth, population are key drivers of invasive species

A new study of biological invasions in Europe found they were linked not so much to changes in climate or land cover, but to two dominant factors -- more money and more people.

September 16 2011

How To Tell Your Parents That You Are A Malthusian

For years I concealed a terrible secret. A secret no one knew. Not my classmates, not my friends, not my siblings---not even my Mom and Dad. I tried to deny it. I tried to hide it. But I couldn't keep it locked up inside me any longer. I sensed a building volcanic force of common sense that if not vented, would soon blow me apart. I had to come out of the closet. I had to let someone know. And I knew who needed to know most of all. I had to tell my parents that I was different. Different in a way that society still does not accept.

September 16 2011

Pet market tipped to save endangered wildlife - April 11

Australia's wildlife is becoming extinct faster than had been expected, and there is criticism that the old way, "lock it up" conservation, is not working.

September 16 2011

Zoos can help transmit a message of hope for wildlife, climate - April 3

THE term climate change is misleading. The world's climate has always changed, but what is different this time around is the extent of the human plague and its blind pursuit of life's comforts. This disrupts the fragile balance that maintains our exquisite and magical planet, and creates climatic disorder and chaos.

September 16 2011

Humans driving extinction faster than species can evolve, say experts

Conservationists say rate of new species slower than diversity loss caused by the destruction of habitats and climate change. Juliette Jowit guardian.co.uk, Sunday 7 March 2010

September 16 2011

Henry calls for a greener Treasury

TREASURY boss Ken Henry has taken a swipe at his own department's commitment to the environment, saying Treasury officials, among others, have failed to give proper weight to the importance of retaining Australia's unique biodiversity. Trevor Martin 6th March 2010

September 16 2011

Kangaroos poisoned by fluoride

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) says fluoride from Alcoa's aluminium smelter at Portland is making kangaroos sick. ABC News Candice Wyatt 23-02-2010

September 16 2011

Bonfires of insanity: Open burn pits in Iraq.

Imagine one of your neighbors taking all of her trash, including uneaten food, extra paint, batteries, unused meds, shoes, computer parts, old tires, CDs, and plastic bottles, and burning it all in an open pit in her backyard. Now imagine this fire burning all day every day, sending out continuous billows of black smoke. Would you feel safe? Would the air you breathe be healthy, or would it make you sick? The EPA would probably shut down your noxious neighbor in a matter of hours.

September 16 2011

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