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Why Orange Roughy should be off the table


Orange roughy fishery report recommends ‘sustainable seafood’ status — but is slammed by conservation groups By Nick Kilvert, ABC Science CONSERVATION GROUPS have slammed moves to reclassify Australia’s orange roughy fishery as sustainable under the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification guidelines. CAPTION:  Orange Roughy live for over 140 years and don’t reach sexual

24 scientists wrote to these officials about flawed and cruel aerial baiting with 1080 poison


(underway now in NSW, regardless) 17 February 2020 To:   The Honourable Sussan Ley MP Minister for Environment, Australia Address: Parliament House  CANBERRA ACT  2600 ( cc: The Honourable David Littleproud MP, Minister for Agriculture, Australia ( cc: The Honourable Lily D'Ambrosio MP, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Victoria ( cc: The Honourable Jaclyn Symes,

1414 Degrees — Damned Hot! But will do us good.


In the COVID-19 recovery phase innovation and new industries vital for Australia. Here’s another one forging ahead. 1414 degrees? Hot, right? That’s damned hot — hot enough to melt silicon, and store vast amounts of renewable energy. 1414 Degrees is also the name of a South Australian company developing and commercialising thermal

Electric vehicle green light from Macquarie Council


ELECTRIC VEHICLE ROLLOUT has not been stalled at forward-looking Macquarie City Council which announced in March that it has adopted a new electric vehicle charging strategy and has rolled out four new electric fleet cars for council. The strategy provides a framework for installing EV charging stations at key locations around

FIRE: new ‘normal’ and urgent management lessons

‘LESSONS FROM THE fires’ was the topic that attracted more than 60 people to a public meeting with a panel of three experts mid-March at Cooma’s Ex-Services Club. FROM LEFT: Jason Sharples, Kevin Tolhurst, Peter Dunn spoke in Cooma on fire and human behaviour management. (JO ODDIE) First up at the meeting,

Fire, smoke, hail: behind the scenes with first responder


Hello! Federal Government ... from the steps of Parliament House Firefighter tells People’s Climate Assembly how it is, in early January I ACKNOWLEDGE THE Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of the Canberra area and pay respect to the elders, past and present, of all Australia’s Indigenous peoples. I’d like

‘They’ love our wildlife, do ‘we’?


A RECENTLY-ARRIVED Australian resident and writer, Elle Hunt, wrote a compelling article in January expressing how people from around the world love and value Australian wildlife. The horror of our wildlife’s suffering in the recent bushfires, was the immediate impetus for her story. But it raises good questions for Australians. In the