Tuesday 13 October 2015

All posts tagged birds


WWF warns marine life and food security at risk

According to a special emergency edition of environmental lobby group WWF’s Living Blue Planet Report released today nearly half of the world’s marine mammals, birds, reptiles and fish have been lost in a single generation with frightening implications for human […]

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Aust needs radical overhaul of biodiversity plan

With at least three animals became extinct in the five years since it was drafted scientists have called for a radical overhaul of a government strategy intended to


Study: noise pollution affects quarter of Europeans

The European Environment Agency (EEA) has warned that harmful levels of road traffic noise affect one in four people in Europe and raise health risks ranging from sleepless


Oceans chocked with 270,000 tonnes of plastic

There are plastic shopping bags, bottles, toys, action figures, bottle caps, pacifiers, tooth brushes, boots, buckets, deodorant roller balls, umbrella handles, fishing gear, toilet seats and so much


Brazil protects huge swathe of Amazon rainforest

The Brazilian government has revealed it has put an environmentally rich area of the Amazon rainforest under federal protection, creating a reserve larger than the United States state


Australia’s waters full of plastic that we put there

The world's largest collection of marine debris information has identified Australia's coastal rubbish is mainly plastic from Australian sources. In a report released today, CSIRO scientist Dr Denise Hardesty


PNG sustainable development ‘visionary’

The world's largest conservation organisation has described as “visionary” the sustainable development work of Papua New Guinea. PNG's National Strategy for Responsible Development, launched in April by Planning Minister


EU decides to bag the plastic shopping bag

The European Parliament has voted in favour of curbing the use of thin plastic bags in the European Union by 50 per cent by 2017 and 80 per


CSIRO: some remote beaches are most polluted

With A massive coastline Australia prides itself on its beaches but a new study of the country’s dirtiest and cleanest beaches has revealed some surprising results. Researchers from the


‘Living dead’ species consigned to extinction

The dramatic ongoing loss of Australian animal and plant species has prompted influential scientists to call on governments to start making tough decisions about which ones to save,

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