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Entries from April 25th, 2008

FOUR ‘NATIONAL PARKS’ FOR SALE

April 25th, 2008 · No Comments · News

By JAMES WOODFORD Rob Dunn, CEO of the Nature Conservation Trust of NSW, is an unlikely real estate magnate. He is a Board member of Birds Australia, co-founder of a landcare group, a former executive with Landcare Australia and a chartered accountant with a masters in environmental management. But he will soon have responsibility for […]

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Greening of the Churches

April 18th, 2008 · No Comments · News

Story by Dr Steve Douglas The Churches are undergoing a ‘greening’ as they belatedly begin to take environmentalism seriously. Some say Western Christian Churches are at least 20 years behind broader society in comprehending and responding to the global ecological crisis. Since the early 1990s, Australia’s largest Churches have been at least trying to catch […]

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2020 Rivers in Crisis

April 11th, 2008 · No Comments · Guest Viewpoint

Scientists don’t come with more credibility than Professor Richard Kingsford – a regular on the news, the science show Catalyst and not known for holding his punches. Even when he was a senior research scientist working for the NSW Government you could count on Richard to make sure the truth was told. Now he is Professor of Environmental […]

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THE PORN STAR FROG THAT DIDN’T CROAK…

April 11th, 2008 · No Comments · News

Story by JAMES WOODFORD In the middle of a wilderness, in the middle of the night we are searching for frogs’ eyes. It is pitch black and we are up to our shins in the frigid waters of Bogong Creek in Kosciuszco National Park at an altitude of 1,100 metres. Amidst the splashing of rapids, […]

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RED CLAWED INVADER: YET ANOTHER ACCLIMATISATION DISASTER

April 11th, 2008 · No Comments · News

By James Woodford In spite of all the shocking disasters that have resulted from acclimatisation it looks like we have done it again. Scientists working on inland rivers in the Lake Eyre Basin have been alarmed to discover that the redclaw crayfish – a native of rivers in far northern Australia – appears to have […]

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BEATING THE SOLAR SHONKS

April 11th, 2008 · 1 Comment · News

Until a little over a year ago solar power was a fringe industry, mostly run by dedicated, technical-minded hippies. Then climate change exploded as an issue, Al Gore became an environmental superstar and the Howard Government increased the rebate for the installation of panels for solar power production from $4,000 to $8,000. Today solar for […]

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