Monday, July 15, 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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Trump reverses water bottle ban in national parks

The 2011 “Water Bottle Ban” gave national parks the allowance to prohibit the sale of plastic water bottles, which helped reduce park...

550,000 acres on fire in Alaska in latest sign of the climate crisis

Alaska's fires show the footprints of climate change in multiple ways.

Logic for progressives: an interview with Professor Ben Burgis

Ben Burgis, an author and professor of philosophy at Rutgers University, is on a mission to make progressives more effective in confronting the right with good arguments, whether...

For-profit company makes $750 per day, per immigrant child yet maintains deplorable conditions

For $750 a day a child could stay in a suite at Trump's Washington hotel.

Here are some of the climate-linked disasters and rollbacks Trump’s ‘environmental leadership’ speech didn’t...

“It's fitting that President Trump is promoting his awful environmental record on the same day that the White House is flooding after a historic storm.”