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Hostile dispute over trophy hunting fuelled by ‘myths driven by emotion and morality that ignore critical facts’
Leading scientists have warned that global conservation is being undermined by celebrity power after they suffered death threats and abuse in a hostile dispute over trophy hunting.
Groups such as the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting and Born Free are pressuring the UK and US governments to ban trophy hunting, with support from many famous names, much of the public and more than 150 MPs across the political spectrum.Continue reading...
Call for world leaders to act in wake of French extradition case that turned on environmental concerns
Air pollution does not respect national boundaries and environmental degradation will lead to mass migration in the future, said a leading barrister in the wake of a landmark migration ruling, as experts warned that government action must be taken as a matter of urgency.
Sailesh Mehta, a barrister specialising in environmental cases, said: “The link between migration and environmental degradation is clear. As global warming makes parts of our planet uninhabitable, mass migration will become the norm. Air and water pollution do not respect national boundaries. We can stop a humanitarian and political crisis from becoming an existential one. But our leaders must act now.”Continue reading...
Experts say council funding shortfalls mean many old landfills not being dealt with appropriately
Hundreds of landfills around the UK containing hazardous waste are located beneath green spaces, schools and housing, analysis of official data has found.
Experts say authorities are “setting themselves up for a large sequence of nasty surprises” if the toxic substances were to escape, with council funding shortfalls meaning many sites are not being dealt with appropriately. The contents of hundreds of sites remain unknown even to the Environment Agency (EA).Continue reading...
Thought at first to be a racing pigeon posing a biosecurity risk, Joe could be free as a bird after suggestion of mistaken identity
Australia’s Department of Agriculture is making inquiries after the American Pigeon Racing Union claimed that Joe, a pigeon that was thought to have travelled to Australia from the US, is actually a fraud – a revelation that may well save his life.
The public rallied to the defence of Joe after Australian agricultural authorities said he would be euthanised to prevent the risk of diseases from the US being transmitted to Australian native birds.Continue reading...
75% of Australia's marine protected areas are given only 'partial' protection. Here's why that's a problem
A Broome shopping centre will feature a 1.2MW of solar and its own battery after gaining clearance from Horizon Power.
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AEMC to fast-track assessment of new rules requiring energy regulators to undertake annual reviews of energy system security risks.
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Researchers counted particles in seaballs that washed up on beaches in Spain
Underwater seagrass in coastal areas appear to trap plastic pollution in natural bundles of fibre known as “Neptune balls”, researchers have found.
With no help from humans, the swaying plants – anchored to shallow seabeds – may collect nearly 900m plastic items in the Mediterranean alone every year, a study reported in the journal Scientific Reports said.Continue reading...
ASX-listed Vulcan Energy Resources unveils pre-feasibility study for profitable, zero carbon, lithium plant in Germany
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NSW environment minister Matt Kean to declare ‘dinosaur trees’ an asset of international significance
The world’s only known natural stand of Wollemi pines has become the first site in New South Wales to be given special protected status to try to ensure its survival for future generations.
The environment minister, Matt Kean, will declare the so-called “dinosaur trees” an asset of intergenerational significance after heroic efforts by remote area firefighters in the Blue Mountains world heritage area saved the pines during the 2019-20 bushfire disaster.Continue reading...