Submitted by Cam Walker on Tue, 12/06/2012 - 13:15
June 6 2012
Friends of the Earth (FoE) today released a new report investigating risks associated with pesticides in Melbourne's drinking water.
The report focuses on Sugarloaf Reservoir, Melbourne's only reservoir that is supplied from the Yarra River, downstream of one of Australia's most intensively farmed (and sprayed) regions. Sugarloaf supplies drinking water to over 1.5 million Melbournians living in the north and west of the city.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Wed, 23/05/2012 - 16:12
May 22, 2012 Media release Environment Defenders Office – Environment Victoria – Friends of the Earth
Green groups have expressed disappointment that the joint parliamentary committee report into ‘greenfields’ mineral developments has failed to deliver a moratorium on further exploration for coal and coal seam gas.
“While the minerals industry got some of the fast tracking they had hoped for, the report has certainly not delivered them everything” said Friends of the Earth campaigns co-ordinator.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Fri, 04/05/2012 - 10:35
Friends of the Earth media release. May 3, 2012.
The first project to be affected by the new NSW wind energy guidelines has been substantially reduced compared with its original vision.
Windlab Systems and Repower Australia have announced a proposal which is 40% smaller than originally planned, from 90 to 52 turbines. The companies cite ‘community consultation, environmental studies and the state governments draft guidelines’ as the reasons for the reduction.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Wed, 02/05/2012 - 13:47
Nano scientist collaboration with the US military could ramp up nano arms race
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
As 33 Australian nanotechnology scientists attend a 4 day workshop to explore opportunities for collaboration with the US military, Friends of the Earth have raised concerns that collaboration could contribute to a nano arms race, making the world a much less safe place.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Tue, 01/05/2012 - 16:11
Koalas lose to plantation industry in Burke's fauna listings Monday, 30 April 2012 MEDIA RELEASE
Environmental organisations Friends of the Earth and Friends of Gippsland Bush have slammed Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke's failure to list Gippsland’s Strzelecki Ranges koala as endangered or vulnerable.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Wed, 15/02/2012 - 16:39
MEDIA RELEASE Friends of the Earth Australia February 10, 2012
The Australian government’s National Measurement Institute has released early research at the International Conference on Nanotechnology (ICONN) in Perth this week that casts doubt on the nano content of popular sunscreens. This research highlights the failure of state and federal governments to regulate nano-sunscreens.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Sun, 12/02/2012 - 22:19
Media release 12 February 2012 Friends of the Earth
Will the anti-wind fear campaign win out over common sense?
As community consultations begin in regional NSW this week over the state government’s proposed wind energy guidelines, we can expect a wave of fear mongering and extravagant claims from anti-wind campaigners.
On the 9 Nov 2011 environmental activist Derec Davies boarded and stopped one of the controversial Gladstone Harbour dredges. Gaining national media attention and connecting the dredging impacts to the Great Barrier Reef and the activities of Queensland's coal seam gas industry.
Mr Davies will appear in the Brisbane magistrates court tomorrow and fight the Gladstone Port Corporation $35,000 damages claim.