Failing nature laws could lead to further health crises

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Annalise Hunt

September 7, 2020

An open letter sent to the federal government from prominent health leaders and groups says that the review of the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC act) must be taken seriously. Following COVID-19 and the black summer bushfire crisis, now more than ever, is the most...

COMMENT: Coal or Coral?

COMMENT: Coal or Coral?

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Journalist

September 11, 2017

When people think of Australia, I guarantee you that one of the first things that comes to mind is the Great Barrier Reef. Now in its second year of serious coral bleaching, I would think our Government would be putting protective measures in place to keep us from losing an Australian icon. Instead,...

“Losing the battle” as heat records rise


Jonah Highman, Staff reporter

March 17, 2016

Chief Scientist of Australia Dr Alan Finkel says that we are “losing the battle” with climate change, after the release of NASA data reporting that February had the highest average global surface temperature ever recorded. NASA reported the global surface temperature in February was 1.35C higher ...

Rottnest moorings ‘release ancient CO2’

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Lorraine Sindel, Staff Reporter

March 17, 2016

Research conducted by ECU scientists has found that boat moorings on Rottnest Island are causing seagrass meadows to release ancient Carbon Dioxide into the atmosphere, scarring and damaging the vital  ecosystem. The research, conducted by ECU’s Dr Oscar Serrano, Professor Paul Lavery and Profe...

Australia falls short on carbon emissions target

Australia falls short on carbon emissions target

Tiffany Warne, Staff reporter

August 13, 2015

After putting it off since July, the Federal Government has announced plans to reduce carbon emission targets in preparation for the next United Nations Climate Summit in Paris later this year. The Government plans to cut emissions by between 26 and 28 per cent by 2030, and though this sounds significant,...

Climate report paints dire future

Australia's climate will get hotter, according to a new IPCC report.

Audrey Concannon, Student reporter

March 31, 2014

Australia’s scorching heat will continue to rise according to the latest State of Climate report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The fifth assessment report was released by the IPCC and the Bureau of Meteorology. These assessment reports are released once every tw...

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