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World Water Day: Droughts Across the Globe
Offbeat  (tags: Weather, Water, US, Australia, Pakistan, Kenya. World Water Day )

- 615 days ago -
People around the world will be encouraged to turn their taps off this Saturday to mark World water day. Four BBC correspondents explain the lack of water in their areas - in the US, Australia, Pakistan and Kenya.
Please Sign: Australia: Ban Electroshock Therapy for Children!
Health & Wellness  (tags: children, electroshock therapy, ECT, Australia, Dr. Peter Breggin, Victoria Mental Health Bill, Brain Damage, memory loss, parents' rights )

- 617 days ago -
In Australia, a Tribunal can override an adult's decision not to undergo electroshock therapy. But far worse, it can also force this therapy on children against parents' wishes. Some suffer permanent brain damage and even die from the treatment.
PLEASE SIGN!! Coke Is Running a Smear Campaign to Try and Defeat a Common-Sense 'Cash for Containers' Recycling Scheme in Austr
Business  (tags: Australia, COKE, 'Cash for Containers', recycling, smear campaign, Coke sues, government, money, consumers )

- 627 days ago -
State Premiers are deciding right now whether to join forces and stand up to Coke, but they need our support. It's time we spoke up against Coke's war on recycling. Sign the petition to Australia's Premiers, and tell them to stand up to Coke!!
Rescued Farm Animals Bring Joy to Nursing Home Residents (PHOTOS)
Offbeat  (tags: Rescued farm animals, kindness crusaders, Edgar’s Mission farm animal sanctuary, Victoria, Australia, visit nursing homes, bringing comfort and happiness, a goat, a chicken, a sheep, Dinella Aged Care Facility )

- 630 days ago -
Many of us are familiar with the idea of therapy animals, particularly friendly dogs and cats who visit sick children or victims of abuse and neglect. However, dogs and cats are not the only domestic animals that can provide us humans with great comfort.
Port Macquarie's Grand Dame of the Gum Trees Dies
Offbeat  (tags: Australia, koala, Garage Girl, animals, obituary, Port Macquarie, Port Macquarie Koala Hospital )

- 635 days ago -
Obit of a koala At 20 years of age, Garage Girl was one of the region's oldest koalas and a popular visitor to the treetops at St Thomas' Church, the fire station and court house
Space Dust Is Filled With Building Blocks for Life
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, Australia, discovery, Earth, extraterrestrial life, meteors, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, news, panspermia, science, space dust )

- 645 days ago -
Researchers just discovered DNA and amino acids in a space rock that fell over Murchison, Victoria, in Australia. This lends credence to the theory that life on early Earth came from space. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Central Queensland Uni to Investigate Effects of Climate Change on Snow Leopard
Science & Tech  (tags: animal-research, climate-change, research, Australia, Kazakhstan )

- 648 days ago -
Snow leopards are skilled high-altitude climbers and are used to taking on the elements, but researchers say temperature changes pose a serious threat to their survival.
'World's First' Farmer Trial Over GM Crop Contamination Begins in Australia
Offbeat  (tags: Australia, Conflict, Court, Ecology, Food, GMO, Health, Law, Monsanto )

- 652 days ago -
A landmark legal battle between two farmers over alleged GM contamination has started in the Western Australian Supreme Court. The case is expected to determine GM farmers' liability if their crops affect neighboring territories.
'Oldest Star' Found From Iron Fingerprint
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, discovery, interesting, research, space, study, Australia, astronomers, oldest star )

- 653 days ago -
Australian astronomers on Sunday said they had found a star 13.6 billion years old, making it the most ancient star ever seen.
Australia's Largest PV Solar Plant Under Construction SOLAR ENERGY NEWS | FEBRUARY 2, 2014 BY BRIAN
Business  (tags: Australia, business, consumers, economy, energy, Entrepreneurs, environment, ethics, finance, government, greenbuilding, investing, labor, SustainableDevelopment, technology, world )

- 653 days ago -
"Once complete, the 102 MW Nyngan Solar Plant will produce enough electricity to power more than 33,000 homes, offsetting over 203,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year. That's equivalent to taking more than 53,000 cars off the roads."
Monsanto's Roundup Weed Killer Threatens Coral Reefs, Persists In Seawater - Via Green Med Info
Environment  (tags: Science Research, Environment, Great Barrier Reef, Ocean Pollution, Aquatic Animals, Monsanto, Roundup herbicide, Glyphosate, Habitat Destruction, Australia )

- 654 days ago -
In the new study titled, "Glyphosate persistence in seawater," Australian marine researchers found that toxic Roundup pesticide 'runoff' plumes end up in seawater up to 50km from shore harming the Great Barrier reef in multiple ways.
'World's Oldest Flamingo' Dies in Australian Zoo at 83
Offbeat  (tags: Australia, Adelaide Zoo, flamingo )

- 662 days ago -
A flamingo believed to be the oldest of its kind in the world has died at the age of 83 in Australia.
11 Things Americans Get Wrong About Australia
World  (tags: Australia, popular myths, society, Society and Culture, world )

- 671 days ago -
Fosters is not Australian for beer, forget the "shrimp" on the barbie...but the dingo really did eat the baby.
Why Is This Bee Wearing a Sensor?
Science & Tech  (tags: bees, Colony Collapse Disorder, (CCD), scientists, sensors, tracking bees, bee behavior, Australia, CSIRO, Tasmania, Paolo de Souza )

- 678 days ago -
Until now, no studies on causes of Colony Collapse Disorder have involved tracking bees' behavior in real time in the real world.
Tasmania Extends Ban on GM Crops Indefinitely
World  (tags: world, humanrights, Good news GMOS, australia )

- 678 days ago -
In a victory for the GMO Free movement in Australia the Tasmanian Government announced Thursday that it has extended the state's ban on genetically modified crops and animals indefinitely.

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