rural, regional, environment & weather
2019

2019-199P  Current definition of endangered.
Very rubbery definitions of what “endangered” wildlife means appears to on the rise.

2019-191P  Betting on global warming.
In response to Tony Abbott betting $100 that the climate will not change in the next 10 years.

2019-189P  Compost week teenager, mum room.
Went with article on compost awareness week.

2019-188P  The new look CWA.
Went with article on younger women joining the Country Women’s Association.

2019-179P  Autumn winds.
Went with article on autumn leaf fall.

2019-177P  Plant growth this Autumn.
On the low rainfall in Western Victoria this Autumn.

2019-167P  No carbon emissions beyond this point.
The necessity of achieving carbon neutrality as quickly as possible.

2019-165  Politicians slinging mud.
Sideways look at the parched Murray Darling basin.

2019-146P  Koala hitchhiker.
Falling Koala numbers due to environmental degradation.

2019-147P  Rain dance kit.
Went with article on extremely tough dry conditions farmers are currently experiencing

2019-134P  The indicators aren't good.
A look at both economic and environmental indicators.

2019-127  Crack denialism.
A look at Global warming denialism through the use of a metaphor.

2019-118P  The writing on the wall.
World wide student climate strike.

2019-117  On top of the recycling problem.
A look at the recycling materials glut.

2019-112  Dealing with rising sea levels today.
A look at the serious problem of dealing with garbage.

2019-106P  Australia will reach its carbon emissions reduction  target.
The Australian Government avoiding its commitment to reaching Australia’s carbon emissions reduction target.

2019-098P  Counting koala numbers today.
Went with article on falling Koala numbers in South Western Victoria.

2019-095P  The bigger climate solutions fund, reduction change.
More of the same ineffectual response to the threat of climate change from the federal government.

2019-092P  Glencore coal mining reduction commitment.
Glencore decision to cap coal production only a token commitment to fighting climate change.

2019-089P  Murray Darling Basin Authority water fountain.
Murray Darling Basin Authority mismanagement.

2019-087P  Waste management department.
On Australian recycling facilities being flooded with more material than they can process.

2019-084P  Good and bad news on the Darling river.
On mass fish kills on the Darling river due to global warming, drought and poor water management.

2019-078P Children should be seen and not heard.
On the world wide student protests about climate change.

2019-072P  Climate policy costing votes.
The LNP's poor climate policy costing them votes.
2019-071P  Higher education in the future.
Went with article on courses being set up to train technicians for the expanding renewables industry.
2019-060P  Action on climate change in the future?
Inaction on climate change.

2019-057P  Very high cost of water today.
High cost of water in rural communities in times of drought.

2019-051P  Future farm gate sales, climate change global warming.
Climate change threatening the livelihoods of Australian farmers.

2019-049P  Economic indicators applied to the environment.
Economic indicators inadequate way of assessing health of the environment.

2019-048  Different views of planet earth.
Putting our dependence on a healthy planet into perspective.

2019-043P  Precipitation this week.
Record breaking hot dry weather.

2019-040P  Life on earth in the next century.
On David Attenborough, host of the Life On Earth wildlife documentary series, urging immediate action on climate change.

2019-028P  The Government rethinking Murray Darling environmental flows.
Environmental flows to the Murray Darling basin grossly insufficient.

2019-023P  Reading the Guinness book of records today.
Temperature records being regularly broken.

2019-019P  Consulting widely over environmental flow policy.
Environmental flow policy favouring narrow interests.

2019-015  Why do politicians use buses to campaign.
Environmental policy failures contributing to the drying of the Darling river.

2019-012  Fly fishing on the Darling.
On mass fish deaths on the Darling river due algae bloom and lack of water.

2019-010P Weather statistics.
The Australian government ignoring weather statistics that show evidence of global warming.

2019-008  Action on global warming applied to the Titanic.
Inaction on global warming.