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COMMENT: Coal or Coral?

COMMENT: Coal or Coral?

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Journalist

September 11, 2017


Filed under News

When people think of Australia, I guarantee you that one of the first things that comes to mind is the Great Barrier Reef. Now in its second year of serious coral bleaching, I would think our Government would be putting protective measures in place to keep us from losing an Australian icon. Instead,...

“Losing the battle” as heat records rise

“Losing the battle” as heat records rise

Jonah Highman, Staff reporter

March 17, 2016


Filed under Health and Science, News

Chief Scientist of Australia Dr Alan Finkel says that we are “losing the battle” with climate change, after the release of NASA data reporting that February had the highest average global surface temperature ever recorded. NASA reported the global surface temperature in February was 1.35C higher ...

Rottnest moorings ‘release ancient CO2’

Rottnest moorings ‘release ancient CO2’

Lorraine Sindel, Staff Reporter

March 17, 2016


Filed under News

Research conducted by ECU scientists has found that boat moorings on Rottnest Island are causing seagrass meadows to release ancient Carbon Dioxide into the atmosphere, scarring and damaging the vital  ecosystem. The research, conducted by ECU’s Dr Oscar Serrano, Professor Paul Lavery and Profe...

Australia falls short on carbon emissions target

Australia falls short on carbon emissions target

Tiffany Warne, Staff reporter

August 13, 2015


Filed under News

After putting it off since July, the Federal Government has announced plans to reduce carbon emission targets in preparation for the next United Nations Climate Summit in Paris later this year. The Government plans to cut emissions by between 26 and 28 per cent by 2030, and though this sounds significant,...

Climate report paints dire future

Climate report paints dire future

Audrey Concannon, Student reporter

March 31, 2014


Filed under News

Australia’s scorching heat will continue to rise according to the latest State of Climate report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The fifth assessment report was released by the IPCC and the Bureau of Meteorology. These assessment reports are released once every tw...

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