Article: Australia – Old Bar Under Threat


The link below is to an article reporting on coastal erosion at Old Bar, New South Wales, Australia. This town is just up the coast from where I live. It is a similar situation to Winda Woppa, which is only a suburb away from me. During intense storms the ocean erodes the sandy coastline rapidly and homes are increasingly at threat from storm surges.

The article below suggests that the situation at Old Bar is being caused by sea level rises as a consequence of climate change. This is the sort of reporting that is bringing a lot of discredit to climate change advocates, as it is not an honest report on the actual situation being reported on. I would not dispute that climate change is bringing us more severe weather events and this is certainly increasing pressure on coastal areas like Old Bar and Winda Woppa – but it is not sea level rises that is the problem. Factual and honest reporting is what is needed.

To view the article visit:
http://www.mmail.com.my/story/sea-rise-threatens-paradise-down-under-23507

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Article: Mountain Lions Recolonizing Their Historic Range


Good news out from North America is that Mountain Lions are recolonizing their historic range in the USA and Canada, following pressure from hunting over the years. The link below is to an article on the story.

For more visit:
http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/mountain-lions-recolonizing-their-historic-range-midwest.html

Australia: Pressure to Ban Illegally Logged Timber


The following is an article reporting on the illegal logging of timber and the need for Australia to ban illegally logged timber. This is something we should do ASAP.

For more visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0209-hance_australia_illegallogging.html

The Fox Has Reached Tasmania


An investigation into possible fox populations in Tasmania has concluded that there are indeed foxes in Tasmania. It is thought that the fox population is currently small, yet the fact that the fox has now reached Tasmania is a major cause for concern. Some 24 plus native species will come under immediate pressure due to the fox now being active throughout the state. Evidence is now overwhelming that foxes are in Tasmania.

An eradication program will continue in its attempt to remove the growing fox problem in Tasmania.