The aftermath of Cyclone Hamish: Moreton Bay oil slick is Queenslands worst environmental disaster

Miles of coastline in Australia have been declared a disaster zone after a large oil spill from a storm-damaged cargo ship. At least 40 miles (60km) of the southeastern shore of Queensland were contaminated as an estimated 42 tonnes of oil spilt into the ocean from the MV Pacific Adventurer on Wednesday night. The ship, … Continue reading The aftermath of Cyclone Hamish: Moreton Bay oil slick is Queenslands worst environmental disaster

Australian Government addresses Great Barrier Reef water quality issues

A report released yesterday by the Queensland Premier Anna Bligh showed that water quality on the Great Barrier Reef is not improving, and that further action is needed to reverse the ongoing decline. As part of the Reef Water Quality Protection Plan initiated by the Australian and Queensland governments, the 2007 Water Quality Report is … Continue reading Australian Government addresses Great Barrier Reef water quality issues

“Garnaut report sparks call to arms for at-risk Barrier Reef”

ABC News, 5th July The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority says it accepts the findings of the Garnaut report on the impact of climate change on the reef. The report found if carbon emissions are not reduced, the reef could die within decades. The Authority’s Russel Reichelt says governments and industry must take strong … Continue reading “Garnaut report sparks call to arms for at-risk Barrier Reef”

Climate Change in Queensland – What the science is telling us.

The Queensland EPA has just released a major report outlining the escalating risks of a changing climate for this great state. Out of the Australian states, Queensland looks like it will particularly hard hit – perhaps with a 5oC increase in temperature by 2070. Maybe we should think twice about exporting so much coal without any real strategy for the associated emissions? The future is in our hands. Read on …

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