rural, regional, environment & weather

2018-117P  Sweeping the overpopulation problem under the carpet.
The impact on the planet from overpopulation largely being ignored.

2018-106P  Enforcing land clearing regulations.
On Queensland MPs forcing government to back off on land-clearing enforcement.

2018-104P  Duck hunter education today.
On the high number of protected ducks being shot during duck season.

2018-086P  Government recycling fund dump truck.
On local councils getting $13 million from the State government to help them deal will China’s waste ban.  The amount underestimates the scale of the recycling problem Australia faces.
2018-080P  Where Labor stands on the Adani mine.
On the ALP’s failure to take a definite position on the Adani mine.

2018-070P  The Murray Darling Basin Plan Gordian Knot.
On the difficulty of getting the States to agree on the Murray Darling Basin plan.

2018-069P Someone who thinks the Murray Darling environmental flow should be lowered.
On attempts to reduce the amount of water reserved for environmental flows in the Murray Darling basin.

2018-060P  Recycling or over packaging problem.
China's ban on importing recycling materials has put a spotlight on the problem of over packaging.

2018-055P  Chicken stocking density standards.
The new national free range standard’s stocking level that is over six times the CSIRO’s recommended free range hen stocking level.

2018-054P  Reading about crashes.
Comparing the latest stock market crash with the likely repercussions of an environmental crash.

2018-044P  Managing the environment today.
Managing the environment often largely a cosmetic adjunct to economic activity.

2018-034P  The Government's  Great Barrier reef rescue package.
Great Barrier Reef to get $60m rescue package from government.

2018-033P  Not hurt his feelings.
Went with article on changes to farming practices to better reflect that animals are sentient beings.
2018-029P  Global warming express as a boulder.
Government's underestimating the impact of global warming.

2018-012P  The cost of not introducing a container deposit scheme.
On Coca-Cola Amatil and brewers passing on the cost of the NSW container deposit scheme.