Saturday 13 February 2016

All posts tagged birds

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Report: by 2050 plastics will outweigh fish in oceans

A new report presented to the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, Switzerland, this week puts into sharp focus the threat plastics represent to the world’s oceans. Currently the world is dominated by this ubiquitous material, from the packaging […]

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UN: biodegradable plastics not answer to marine litter

A new United Nations report has concluded that widespread adoption of products labelled 'biodegradable' will not significantly decrease the volume of plastic entering the ocean or the physical

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Photographers let’s focus on the wetlands

Photographers of all ages are invited to share their photographs of Australia’s breathtaking wetland environments through the annual Wetlands in Focus Photography Prize. Wetlands in Focus is dedicated

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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