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tree clearing NSW 2016

NSW land-clearing up 800%, worse to come. 99% of identified koala habitat on private land would be unprotected from bulldozing Ed note: As the National Party / Liberal Coalition in NSW opens the doors wider to people interested in killing native wildlife in the name of drought relief, the same

Crunch time for Turnbull’s energy plan

national energy guarantee photo Dan Himbrechts

Two articles from The Conversation examine the federal government's domestic energy landscape Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull dearly needs a political win, especially after the July ‘Super Saturday’ by-election results, but his proposed national energy guarantee (NEG) is looking shaky heading into crucial talks with the States and Territories in August. Victorian minister

1080 The Nasty Poison: why do Australians use it?

1080 bait sign on tree

Local Land Services in the Bulletin's coverage area is once again encouraging landholders to band together and bait canine animals with 1080 – a slow, cruel poison that is banned in most of the world. Here's a report to read before supporting the baiting with 1080. A PRESS RELEASE reported that

Us and Them — the End Game?

us and them

ABOVE: from a hunting website in Queensland a year ago. As in Queensland, the NSW government is actively calling for 'volunteers'  to shoot the wildlife – "to help the farmers" they say. Apart from basic ethical and usefulness issues, in both states there is no evidence of oversight on capacity

Animals in the Wild

Flying-fox-Elizabeth-Howell

THE ANIMALS IN THE WILD photographic competition was held again this year. It is an initiative of David Shoebridge, Greens member of the Legislative Council who continues to offer practical support to the many people who oppose the Eurobodalla Shire Council’s granting of an extended lease of crown land to

Are avocados toast?

are avocados toast

What will we eat in 2050? California farmers are placing bets. By Nathanael Johnson, Grist. Chris Sayer pushed his way through avocado branches and grasped a denuded limb. It was stained black, as if someone had ladled tar over its bark. In February, the temperature had dropped below freezing for three hours,

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