"Wine 4 Good' set up to raise funds for not-for-profit environmental and community groups.
WINE 4 GOOD brings to market select organic wine, with issue specific labels, to raise funds for not-for-profit environmental and community groups in Australia. Assist Wine 4 Good to raise funds to protect the Great Barrier Reef. To read more visit their website here.
We're not high on Bull Shark menu: Sunshine Coast Daily 10/01/2014
RATHER than being crazed killers as they are sometimes portrayed, bull sharks actively seek to avoid people, a researcher says. Jonathan Werry, of Ocean and Coast Research, who tracks the bull sharks' movement around south-east Queensland, including Sunshine Coast beaches, said, "If we were on their menu, there would be a lot more people being attacked." Read more..
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The environment would pay for 'free trade': ABC NEWS 9/1/2014
Under the secretive Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, Australia could be forced to pay foreign corporations not to dig up or destroy its coastline or native forests..Read more
EDO MEDIA RELEASE: Sudden Withdrawal of Federal Funding Challenges EDO Qld
The Environmental Defenders Office (Qld) (EDO Qld) were notified without warning that the Commonwealth Attorney-General had decided to immediately terminate direct funding for EDOs across Australia. Michelle Maloney, Chairperson of EDO Qld, said that the four-year funding agreement was terminated after only six months into the term. To read more and find out how you can support this organisation and the important work they do click here.
Green energy: vegetables may help wind, solar stem use of fossil fuels: SMH 10/01/2014
Rhubarb and other simple green vegetables could be the source of materials for a new generation of batteries with the potential to transform energy systems... Read more..
China steps up coal capacity even as pollution mounts: SMH 10/01/2014
China approved the construction of more than 100 million tonnes of new coal production capacity in 2013- six times more than a year earlier and equal to 10 per cent of U.S. annual usage- flying in the face of plans to tackle choking air pollution. Read more..