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Fuel’s paradise

Australia lags by more than a decade in tackling the health effects of low-quality petrol — Read on insidestory.org.au/fuels-paradise/ How smugly is this, after 5 years investigation to 2018… …”environment minister, Josh Frydenberg, declared that “Australia’s petrol quality is the lowest … Continue reading

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TAKE ACTION: Send the EPA an OVERDUE Notice

It has been almost THREE YEARS since the EPA began their coal power station licence review. Now it has stalled without explanation. — Read on environmentvictoria.org.au/action/send-the-epa-an-overdue-notice/ In a country with emission limits for residential slow combustion wood fires, wouldn’t you … Continue reading

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Clean ships needed now to cut polluting emissions

25 June, 2020 − The vessels plying the world’s oceans release huge volumes of polluting emissions. Existing fleets badly need a clean-up. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/clean-ships-needed-now-to-cut-polluting-emissions/

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Pollution in Deepest ocean trenches, high levels

PHOTO: Pollution levels in amphipods in the Mariana Trench were higher than in estuaries of polluted rivers in China (Wikimedia Commons: Daiju Azuma) An interesting item which reminds of reference by Tim Flannery in book Atmosphere of Hope, about worries that emissions … Continue reading

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Oceans de-oxygenated

Ocean anoxia – widespread oxygen-starved dead zones in oceans – did the killing of ocean life in several mass extinctions of Earth’s past.  Anoxia went hand-in-hand with CO2emissions, rising global temperatures, and (often) ocean acidification, a situation which today’s climate change is recreating … Continue reading

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Gold Mining devastated Peruvian Amazon

…mining pollution has become so severe that last week Peru declared a 60-day emergency to curtail mercury poisoning from illegal gold mining. “Forty-one percent of the population of Madre de Dios is exposed to mercury pollution,” On a good day, a … Continue reading

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Climate change believers can still be climate change deniers, says author

She says bleaching of up to 95 % of Great Barrier Reef, the worst ever recorded coral bleaching event, should be a Hurricane Katrina-like “wakeup call”. From Cairns to Torres Strait, once colourful ribbons of reef are ghostly white. It’s the third mass … Continue reading

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Help politic$ become donation and pollution free

This is a call to action to allocate a little high quality time with your local Federal member next week. With such lack of action on climate change, all possibilities need to be actioned, up to and including “helping”, in person, at … Continue reading

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Look out Beijing – Haze-lwood catching up

This pic has Haze-lwood on the horizon, so you can see what health hazard we inflict on our neighbours in La Trobe Valley when we don’t bother to buy clean electricity.

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Australia’s weaker emissions standards allow car makers to ‘dump’ polluting cars

Australia has no regulatory CO2 emission standards to reduce emissions of greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels and its impact on climate change. This allows car manufacturers and importers to dump their high CO2 emitting vehicles because there are no restrictions….The regulation stated that “environmental considerations“ … Continue reading

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