10 November, 2014

Australia's environment is 'going backwards', green alliance says

Reef wonders won't last if temperatures keep rising, report says.

Almost half of Australia's terrestrial ecosystems are threatened, 85 per cent of its rivers have been modified and twice as many Australians die from air pollution annually than road accidents, according to a report on the state of the country's environment.
"Every indicator is basically going backwards," said Kelly O'Shanassy, chief executive of the Australian Conservation Foundation, one of 42 environment groups behind The Australia We Love report.

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SMH Monday 10/11/2014

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