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Schools out, Results IN!

Blog entry by Penny Mercoulia | 11 June, 2015

The semester is over. Exams have been taken, assignments handed in, and news just in, results are OUT.  We are afraid to say, Mr. Abbott plummeted into the fail pile when he was asked to write a long term plan to Save the Great Barrier Reef. Our...

These intricate illustrations will inspire you to stand up for the planet

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 9 June, 2015

The world is a beautiful place. Our forests, oceans, land and climate together form a irreplaceable sanctuary for life on Earth. But right now, one species is taking much more from the planet than they’re giving back. Humans are working through...

Just a drop in the Ocean

Blog entry by Penny Mercoulia | 5 June, 2015

For a healthy planet, we need healthy oceans. This giant body of water that connects people from all over the Earth is the heart of our planet and home to millions of creatures – including some that humankind does not even know about. Salt water...

Under attack in Australia on World Environment Day

Blog entry by David Ritter | 5 June, 2015

First published on ABC Environment – original here. Australia’s environment has never needed a helping hand like it does now. Yet, more than ever, our leaders are turning their backs on our natural places. It is Environment Day. And it’s lucky...

This is the impact of our daily life on the planet

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 4 June, 2015

Every day, we all make choices that impact our local area, country, and the world at large. It can be hard to make the link between your favourite chocolate treat and deforestation in Indonesia – but when you zoom out a little, the impact of all...

A spectacular event you won’t want to miss

Blog entry by Jacki Boyce | 4 June, 2015

For one special night, the Eastern Shard at Federation Square in Melbourne will be transformed into a glittering canvas of light and live performance, revealing the majesty – and dark underbelly – of life on the Great Barrier Reef. Aerial...

China coal use falls, bringing carbon dioxide emissions down too

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 1 June, 2015

Official data from China shows coal use continuing to fall precipitously – bringing carbon dioxide emissions down with it. The data – which comes months before crucial climate talks in Paris – means China has cut emissions during the first four...

UNESCO draft decision: The Barrier Reef is not listed as in danger, but the threats...

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 1 June, 2015

Post by Jon C. Day, James Cook University, originally appeared in The Conversation The draft decision by UNESCO and IUCN proposes not to list the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) World Heritage Area as “in danger”, but it does put Australia on notice.

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