Climate Change

Open letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnball regarding climate change and more Zedlines

The Australian National University published an open letter signed by 154 environmental scientists addressed to Malcolm Turnbull espousing the threat posed by climate change. Image: Flickr, Nonprofit Organizations

Open letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnball regarding climate change
The Australian National University published an open letter signed by 154 environmental scientists addressed to Malcolm Turnbull espousing the threat posed by climate change.

The letter, which began with the line “There is no Planet B” pointed out the global temperatures this July were the hottest in 136 years, and the “unprecedented” rise in global greenhouse gasses.

Adelaide Council to reconsider Indian Festival and more Zedlines

The Campbelltown Council in South Australia has reoffered Thorndon Park for the Diwali Festival after initially refusing its application. The reconsideration comes with multiple conditions including changing the starting time from 11am to 4pm. Suorce: pixabay

Adelaide Council to reconsider Indian Festival

The Campbelltown Council in South Australia has reoffered Thorndon Park for the Diwali Festival after initially refusing its application.

The reconsideration comes with multiple conditions including changing the starting time from 11am to 4pm.

The Festival was initially refused when two councillors vetoed the motion saying ethnic groups often hide behind their language.

Super changes may fail to pass

Senator Claire Moore calls for better pedestrian signage in Fortitude Valley and more Zedlines

Queensland Senator Claire Moore, is petitioning the Brisbane City Council to address a dangerous intersection at the corner of Martin Street and Brunswick Street in Fortitude Valley. The street is currently designated with a ‘give way to pedestrian’ sign that Senator Moore says are inadequately placed for motorists to see and pedestrians wait to avoid collisions. Source: Tim Swanston

Senator Claire Moore calls for better pedestrian signage in Fortitude Valley

Queensland Senator Claire Moore, is petitioning the Brisbane City Council to address a dangerous intersection at the corner of Martin Street and Brunswick Street in Fortitude Valley.

The street is currently designated with a ‘give way to pedestrian’ sign that Senator Moore says are inadequately placed for motorists to see and pedestrians wait to avoid collisions.

More than 100 year old Trees poisoned in Queens Park Ipswich

Fears Maroon CityGlider might be axed and more Zedlines

The Brisbane City Council says the State Government is starving the city’s bus services of funding. Councillor Schrinner, says the council may have to scrap the 5 million dollar Maroon CityGlider bus if the State government doesn’t fork out for the costs of running the service - which transports 1.2 million passengers each year. Source: Photobucket

Fears Maroon CityGlider might be axed

The Brisbane City Council says the State Government is starving the city’s bus services of funding.

Councillor Schrinner, says the council may have to scrap the 5 million dollar Maroon CityGlider bus if the State government doesn’t fork out for the costs of running the service - which transports 1.2 million passengers each year.

Stephen Hawking’s theory replicated in Israel and more Zedlines

Stephen Hawking’s theory on the event horizon of a black hole may have been successfully replicated in a lab in Israel. Image: Wikipedia

Stephen Hawking’s theory replicated in Israel
Stephen Hawking’s theory on the event horizon of a black hole may have been successfully replicated in a lab in Israel.

Jeff Steinhauer at the Technion-Israel Institute of Hafia claims to have replicated the conditions of a black hole, which could potentially allow for the measurement of black hole radiation.

The theory of black holes is controversial in the world of physics, and the experiment will require extensive testing before any conclusions can be drawn.

Barnaby Joyce slams delay of payments to dairy farmers and more Zedlines

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has slammed the Victorian government, accusing them of delaying the the rollout of the Coalition’s financial assistance package for dairy farmers. At present, only one farmer has been approved for a loan under the scheme, a package that would give struggling farmers a lifeline after major dairy companies Murray Goulburn and Fonterra announced retrospective cuts to prices paid to farmers for milk.

Barnaby Joyce slams delay of payments to dairy farmers

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has slammed the Victorian government, accusing them of delaying the the rollout of the Coalition’s financial assistance package for dairy farmers.

At present, only one farmer has been approved for a loan under the scheme, a package that would give struggling farmers a lifeline after major dairy companies Murray Goulburn and Fonterra announced retrospective cuts to prices paid to farmers for milk.

New Queensland Rail Link set to be opened and more Zedlines

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The South-East Queensland Moreton Bay Rail Link line is expected to be opened to the public in late 2016 after final tests.

These tests include the closure of the Caboolture-Zillmere line from September 16 to September 23.

While the Minister for Transport Hinchcliffe acknowledges the hindrance this presents, he asks for the residents’ patience and has offered bus services to allow the transport of those dependant on the train line.

 

Queensland farmers tackle climate change

Queensland farmers tackle climate change and more Zedlines

Queensland farmers are being proactive in tackling climate change by installing solar panels, with Bundaberg leading the way with the highest number of installations. Image: Flickr user ricketyus

Queensland farmers tackle climate change
Queensland farmers are being proactive in tackling climate change by installing solar panels, with Bundaberg leading the way with the highest number of installations.

A new report by the Climate Council found those in rural and regional areas are disproportionately affected by climate change which has the potential to worsen the current difficulties such as shrinking populations, unemployment, severe weather events and access to health and education.

Seize and destroy warrant and more Zedlines

A Brisbane family hid their golden retriever after observing a seize and destroy warrant to have their dog put down for excessive barking. The dog has been the subject of complaints over the course of the last 2 and a half years. Councilor Matthew Bourke told 9News the dog barked for 11 minutes straight on one occasion. Image: (Fiona Banwell)

Seize and destroy warrant

A Brisbane family hid their golden retriever after observing a seize and destroy warrant to have their dog put down for excessive barking.

The dog has been the subject of complaints over the course of the last 2 and a half years. Councilor Matthew Bourke told 9News the dog barked for 11 minutes straight on one occasion.

The family has put the dog in a kennel in the hopes that a petition will save the dog’s life.

More than 55 thousand people have signed the petition.

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Australia: ‘top three for illicit drugs’ and more Zedlines

A new study has found that Australia has the third highest number of illicit drug vendors world-wide. Despite the FBI crackdown on illegal drug websites, Australia remains a hotspot for drug sellers who are able to sell their drugs on secret cryptomarkets online.

Australia: ‘top three for illicit drugs’

A new study has found that Australia has the third highest number of illicit drug vendors world-wide.

Despite the FBI crackdown on illegal drug websites, Australia remains a hotspot for drug sellers who are able to sell their drugs on secret cryptomarkets online.

Australia contributes 10.6 per cent of vendors to the online drug trade worldwide with cannabis remaining the most sought after substance.

Brisbane woman creates reusable sanitary pads

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