Monday 30 November 2015

All posts tagged birds


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 and chemical risks that plastics pose to marine environment. The report, Biodegradable […]

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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


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


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

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