Saturday, May 25, 2019

Tag: Australia

80,000 left on the continent: Koalas are ‘functionally extinct’ in Australia

"Formerly thought to be common and widespread, koalas are now vulnerable to extinction across much of its northern range."

New corals in the Great Barrier Reef on the decline after...

"We've gotten to the point now where local solutions for the reef are almost pointless – the only thing that matters is action on climate change."

Guns, climate denial and conspiracies: Al Jazeera captures Australian far right...

The exchange with the petrochemical giants, from September 2018, is part of a blockbuster hidden-camera investigative series released by Al Jazeera.

Australia plans to dump more than 1 million tons of sludge...

"The last thing the reef needs is more sludge dumped on it, after being slammed by the floods recently. One million tonnes of dumping dredged sludge into world heritage waters treats our reef like a rubbish tip."

Climate change claims its first mammal extinction

Perhaps this second declaration of the extinction of the Bramble Cay melomys will finally inspire enough attention to prevent the loss of similar species.

Polar bear ‘invasion:’ How climate change is making human-wildlife conflicts worse

Unfortunately, climate change is only going to make these negative interactions between humans and wildlife more common.

Australia cuts 80% of its plastic bag use in just three...

Internationally there are 32 countries that have plastic bag bans in place.

Billionaire mining magnate Gina Rinehart revealed as key donor to Australian...

Rinehart’s own views on human-caused climate change match those promoted by the IPA.

How rising inequality is stalling economies by crippling demand

A new agenda is needed. We have to recognize that economic growth inevitably involves economic transformation, based on innovation and technological change.

Conservation organizations question Japan’s controversial ‘scientific whaling’ program after killing 333...

“The continued killing of any whale is abhorrent to modern society, but these new figures make it even more shocking.”

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New poll shows the majority of Americans don’t want Roe v. Wade overturned

Americans don't agree with the new abortion bans in Alabama and Georgia.

Will Biden’s dog whistles for racism catch up with him?

Denial of that reality could help him win the party’s nomination -- and then help Donald Trump get re-elected.

Hillary’s call for Chinese meddling in 2020 is no joking matter

China already interfered with a presidential election once on behalf of Democrats.

This is how Republics die

"America will not 'bounce back' from the Trump presidency when it ends, and may lose all ability to recover at all if that presidency lasts six rather than two more years."

‘Becoming a green, sustainable society:’ Shorter work weeks is one of several strategies

"This new paper from Autonomy is a thought experiment that should give policymakers, activists and campaigners more ballast to make the case that a Green New Deal is absolutely necessary."

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