Category: Environment

Environment

Coronavirus: impact on the environment

With a third of the world’s population in lockdown, the environment is getting a well-deserved break. Countries are reporting falls in emissions of as much as 40% and we see urban centres taken over by wildlife. It is a welcome break from the coronavirus horror stories. The question is, how can we make it last?

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Environment

How to do social distancing for 50 years

Don’t worry, we are not suggesting to lock the door for the next 50 years. We do, however, strongly encourage some light reading at this time. The insights and life of Billy Barr, who has been in self-enforced social isolation in Colorado for nearly half a century is truly fascinating.

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Environment

Turn the lights off

This summer alone, over 12 million hectares were destroyed by bushfires and over 1.25 billion native animals perished. Cities were shrouded in toxic smoke haze for weeks on end while farms and regional towns were devastated by drought. The time to act is NOW.

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Environment

Bushfires and royal commissions

The anticipated royal commission into bushfires has now been announced. Scott Morrison wants it to report back by the end of August so its advice can be acted upon quickly. So, what are some of the expected recommendations and do we really need a royal commission?

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Environment

News Roundup: the waste crisis

Australia is struggling with a waste crisis. As population-growth increases consumption and waste, managing this waste is becoming an ever-greater challenge. With Clean Up Australia Day around the corner, we look at what solutions are touted to effectively manage and reduce waste.

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Environment

Picking up the bill

The reaction to the bushfire crisis has been nothing short of extraordinary, raising almost half a billion dollars so far. At the Vocal Minority, we look at this phenomenon from a fundraising and advocacy point of view.

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Environment

Seen it all before?

The summer of 2020 will forever be remembered as one of relentless and unprecedented bushfires. Of people seeking shelter on the beach on New Year’s Eve. It will also go down as a defining time where bushfires and climate change became synonymous in our minds. Here are the key facts.

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Environment

Say NO to drilling the Great Australian Bight

Enough is enough. Bushfires are having an incomprehensible impact on Australia’s wildlife.

It’s time to do what we can to save what we have left.

We must say NO to drilling the Great Australian Bight.

Sign our petition to give it the protection it deserves.

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