The Extinction crisis – and the environment policy no-show

Just two days out from the federal election, and with no sign of a comprehensive biodiversity or environment policy from either Prime Minister Rudd or Tony Abbott, threatened species habitat continues to fall to the chainsaws – against the latest vocal opposition from leading scientists warning of an extinction crisis.

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new coal port facility on 90 Mile Beach?

Now, here’s a great spot for a coal port

“A $3 billion rail line and port concept connecting the Latrobe Valley to the Bass Straight via a port at McGauran's Beach has emerged as the preferred export route by developers of alternative brown coal technologies”.

What could go wrong?

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Eastern Golf Course Spray Hundreds of Hectares of Critical Melbourne Water Supply Floodplain

Friends of the Earth is alarmed that construction of the highly controversial Eastern Golf Course will start in the very near future.

Aerial photographs obtained by Friends of the Earth reveal that approximately 170 hectares of the site have recently been sprayed with the herbicide Glyphosate. The spraying was required to kill off existing pasture on the site.

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climate activists for mine workers

Yallourn Power Station workers have been in a dispute with the owners of the Yallourn station, and will be in Melbourne for a rally on friday August 16.


In an historic first, climate and environment activists will march in solidarity with the power workers.

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Farmers against Fracking 2013

Sunday August 18

Come and show your support for farmers and communities who will be most affected by the expansion of coal, coal seam gas, tight gas and shale gas.

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seaspray_goes_gasfield_free

Gasfield Free Seaspray reports:

"After weeks of surveying by our tireless volunteers we can declare that 98% of Seaspray residents want our patch to remain gas field free!



To celebrate we're making a HUGE Human sign on Seaspray Beach, with a barbie and bands to boot!"

There was a huge event on sunday July, 28, and Seaspray has become the second VIC town to declare itself
gasfield free. Such an inspiring
effort by the locals.

For photos from day, please check here:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gasfield-Free-Seaspray/104837963057793

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Farmland not Gasfields

Most of Gippsland’s farmland is under exploration for coal, Coal seam gas (CSG), Tight or Shale gas.

The Energy Minister Nick Kotsiras has the power to declare any land off limits to coal and gas mining under the Minerals Act.

 

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