Australia: The Election and the Environment


The link below is to an article that looks at the election in Australia and making the environment an election issue.

For more visit:
http://www.wwf.org.au/?7660/Reef-and-climate-key-issues-this-election

Climate Change Refugees


The link below is to an article that looks at the coming issue of climate change refugees.

For more visit:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/may/17/climate-change-refugees-dignity-migration

Earth Hour 2012: Tonight


The link below is to an article on Earth Hour 2012, which is being held tonight. The article below includes a history of the event, which is now a global movement for ‘change.’ However, just how much change is brought about by Earth Hour is still a matter of debate. There seems to be more of an emphasis on going beyond the hour this time round, which is a far better way of drawing awareness to the need of green energy for the future and the major issue of climate change that is facing the planet. If the event is to is bring lasting change, we need to move beyond the hour as just a fun thing to do and actually bring about change to the way we live our lives the world over. There is a long way to go, as can be seen with the great difficulty of reaching any useful agreements on CO2 emission reductions and the like. Hopefully awareness can bring about real change through this event.

For more visit:
http://www.kleenexmums.com.au/sustainability/earth-hour/the-hour-of-no-power/

Artic: Massive Rise in Freshwater


The amount of freshwater in the Artic is growing. The following article reports on the issue and what is happening in the far north of the globe.

For more visit:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16657122

Artic Erosion Becoming a Massive Issue


The following article concerns the alarming rate at which the Artic is eroding thanks to Climate Change. It is a very concerning article.

For more visit:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/04/110418-arctic-erosion-global-warming-ice-environment/?source=link_tw20110418news-arctic

 

Overfishing: Predator Fish Decline has Led to Surge in Smaller Fish


The following link is to an article on what may at first appearance seem not a major issue. However, upon further consideration, the surge of smaller fish populations around the world due to a decline in larger predator fish species and sharks has growing complications for our oceans.

For more visit:
http://www.bemoreeco.com/2011/03/05/how-the-demise-of-the-shark-has-led-to-our-oceans-becoming-packed-with-sardines/

 

Noise Pollution: Squids and Octopuses


The following link is to an article that looks into how noise pollution impacts squids and octopuses. An enlightening article on an issue that is becoming clearer all of the time.

For more visit:
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/04/oceans-noise-pollution-causing-massive-trauma-squids-octopuses.php