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Race to save Australia's threatened species gains momentum

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wwfThe race to save Australia's threatened species gains momentum

Today's announcement of Australia's first Threatened Species Commissioner is a welcome injection of momentum into the race to save Australia's threatened plants and animals, according to WWF.

WWF-Australia CEO Dermot O'Gorman said the announcement by Australia's Environment Minister Greg Hunt has great potential to be a valuable reform.
 

George Negus helps launch A Day in the Life, Honour Roll

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landcarenegusGeorge Negus helps launch A Day in the Life, Honour Roll

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the launch of Landcare as a national initiative, Landcare Australia is undertaking an ambitious crowd sourcing photographic project to culminate in a special edition book illustrating what Australia's largest volunteer movement looks likes 25 years on.

People across the country who look after our land and water are being asked to be part of A Day in the Life of Landcare by taking a photo of what Landcare means to them on July 20th and submitting it to Landcare Australia.
 

Australia's red-finned blue-eye are in world's top 100 species most endangered

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bushheritagefishAustralia's red-finned blue-eye are in world's top 100 species most endangered

Bush Heritage Australia has commenced a captive breeding program for the critically endangered red-finned blue-eye in a bid to save the last population of these arid zone fish from breaking point.

The world’s only population of the tiny fish exists in an isolated group of springs fed by ‘dinosaur water’ from the Great Artesian Basin on Bush Heritage’s Edgbaston Reserve, 30 km north-east of the town of Aramac.
 

Report shows dangerous pesticides threaten bee populations

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beesA new report released today confirms harm to bees from neonicotinoid insecticides and suggests the risks may be far broader.

The "Worldwide Integrated Assessment" reviewed 800 studies covering birds, animals, soil and water as well as bees. The conclusions are startling: neonicotinoids pose a major threat to a wide range of invertebrate species in soil, vegetation, aquatic and marine habitats.

The authors recommend a complete global phase-out of neonicotinoid use, or at least a significant reduction.
 

Public poll shows polluter pays approach most popular

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Public poll shows polluter pays approach most popular

Nearly 60% of Australians want the new Senate to negotiate to keep some form of price on carbon pollution for companies, according to a new poll.

In addition nearly 70% of people support a scheme where companies pay for emitting carbon pollution (e.g. carbon price), while only 14% support a scheme where the Government pays companies to reduce their pollution (e.g. Direct Action).

 

World Heritage Committee rejects Aust govt request to delist Tas forests

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World Heritage Committee rejects Aust govt request to delist Tas forests

The World Heritage Committee today delivered a strong rebuke to the Australian Government by rejecting its request to delist Tasmania's new World Heritage forests so they could be logged, environment groups and Aboriginal Tasmanians said today.

The World Heritage Committee's decision also sends a clear message to the Tasmanian state government, which wants to log other iconic forests, such as the Blue Tier, Tarkine, Bruny Island, Tasman, Reedy Marsh and the North-East Highlands.
 

Harley-Davidson® Reveals the first electric motorcycle

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Harley-Davidson® Reveals the first electric motorcycle

Harley-Davidson has revealed Project LiveWire, the first Harley-Davidson electric motorcycle.

Pairing innovation with the brand's rich heritage, Harley-Davidson is set to work with consumers from across the U.S. who will provide insight on rider expectations from the project, ultimately shaping the future of Harley-Davidson's first-ever electric motorcycle.
 


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