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See the Great Barrier Reef from the lap of luxury

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turtleislandThe Lizard Island Reef Research Foundation (or LIRRF) has been funding coral reef research on the Great Barrier Reef's Lizard Island for over 30 years.

It is the funding body for marine research undertaken at the Australian Museum's Lizard Island Research Station, and has funded countless crucial research projects and incredible breakthroughs.
 

Australia can cut emissions deeply and the cost is low

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wwfAustralia can undertake ambitious emissions reductions and even reach 100% renewables and zero net emissions by 2050.

That's one of the key findings of a new report that reviews the available evidence, Australia can cut emissions deeply and the cost is low, out today from the Australian National University's Centre for Climate Economics and Policy at the Crawford School of Public Policy.
 

BP can't be trusted in Great Australian Bight

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wildernesslogoFive years after BP's disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, the British oil giant seems to have not learnt anything with its plans to try deep sea drilling in the pristine waters of the Great Australian Bight.

Monday (April 20) will be the fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizons drill rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico that caused the world's biggest oil spill and the United States' biggest environmental disaster.
 

BOS Foundation celebrates 3 yrs of orangutan releases

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freeorangutanCEO of world's largest Orangutan organisation to visit Australia to reflect on how far the "back to the wild" programme has come.

Celebrating three years since its world-first release of two human-rescued and rehabilitated orangutans into a protected Indonesian reserve, animal welfare organisation, Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Australia, is thrilled to announce the visit of BOS Indonesia's CEO, Jamartin Shite, and senior advisor and programme manager, Jacqui Sunderland-Groves.

The duo will be visiting Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney as part of a series of public talks this month.
 

South Pacific's largest hawksbill turtle rookery shows signs of recovery

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turtleThe Nature Conservancy and partners' recently published PLOS ONE paper shows that the South Pacific's largest hawksbill turtle rookery shows signs of recovery after 150 years of excessive exploitation.

This study analyzed 22 years of data on hawksbill turtles in the Arnavons, located in the Solomon Islands, including beach counts and turtle tagging data. The results show a dramatic increase in turtle populations -- the only example of such a recovery in the region.
 

Your chance to comment on plan to tackle feral cat threat

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ozgovtFeral cats threaten the survival of over 100 native species in Australia, and now is your chance to have your say on how best to reduce their impact.

The Department of the Environment is seeking public comment on proposed revisions to its national threat abatement plan for predation by feral cats.
 

Retrash's inaugural ReArt exhibition to open on Earth Day

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Almost 40 artists from ten countries will showcase their upcycling skills and creativity as part of ReArt, an Australian­first exhibition set to open on Earth Day (22 April) to celebrate the launch of acclaimed sustainability book Retrash.

From unexpected landscapes created from vintage linoleum and statement lighting fashioned from repurposed milk cartons to haute couture created from discarded magazines, the ReArt exhibition features the work of local and international artists and designers who are exploring the creative possibilities of upcycling.

 


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