Earth Hour – 30th March

By | Environment | No Comments

Earth Hour 2019

8:30pm to 9:30pm

Every year, for one hour, a movement of people turn out their lights in recognition of climate change.  This is a global event that first started in Sydney Australia which reduces global power by over 1 gigawatt saving thousands of tons of carbon dioxide entering the atmosphere.

Australia made some strong promises at the 2015 Paris Agreement, but Australia will miss its 2030 targets.

Climate Change is real, and Australia needs to demonstrate to the world that it’s serious about the transition to a zero-carbon economy.

Human activities have caused global CO2 to rise to its highest level since the Tertiary period, over 3 million years ago.  Stopping the CO2 levels rising further is an almost impossible task since we need to make radical changes to industries and how we live.

Records show that global temperatures have been rising steadily since the 1950s, and marine records show that the sea level has also been steadily rising throughout the last century.  Scientists have linked the causes of rise to our CO2 output.

https://www.earthhour.org.au/

Read more from our Environmental section.. 

Hervey Bay School Strike for Climate

By | Community, Environment | No Comments

You are never too small to make a difference A group of Hervey Bay children and adults have become part of a global grassroots network calling for climate change action. On Friday, March 15, local families and other concerned members of the community joined an estimated 1.5 million young people in 125 countries calling for world leaders to move away from our fossil fuel dependency and transition to renewable energy.…

 

You must register to view this content.

Bamboo vs Cotton vs Hemp

By | Environment | No Comments

I am often asked from where I source my inspirational stories. Is it from my worldly, educated grasp of current affairs? My uncanny ability at reading people, or maybe my remarkable knowledge of science, arts, animals….…and….stuff? Well I know what all of you are thinking right now… it’s all a bit unreal, you’re feeling out of your depth, awe swamping your senses as you contemplate what mind blowing event started…

 

You must register to view this content.

New Species of Dolphin found of the Fraser Coast

By | Environment | No Comments

Story by Kelsey Corcoran Photos provided by Paul Aurisch Next time you see a dolphin in Hervey Bay, take a good look because it could be the newly-named Sousa sahulensis. Local marine biologist Yvonne Miles said our local humpback dolphin is actually a different species to other humpback dolphins. She said it had been identified as a third species, so had been renamed from Indo Pacific Humpback Dolphin to its…

 

You must register to view this content.

Micro Bats

By | Environment | No Comments

Bats have always been the objects of stories and movies. You either like them or loathe them, but much of their stigma once you really think about it comes from fantastic stories- stories in particular depicting Bats as evil blood sucking vampires for example, that have not exactly done much for their reputations. People fear and often shudder at the mere mention of the word bat. So imagine my surprise…

 

You must register to view this content.

How to Make a Bee Hotel

By | Environment | No Comments

Making a place for your friendly garden bees is a great way to keep the bees in your garden safe and pollinating your flowers.   You’ll need: Plywood, screws, bamboo, wood offcuts and small logs Assemble the ply box if required. You will need 4 pieces for the sides, 1 piece for the back and screws. Use plywood as it is durable and will last for years. Cut all pieces…

 

You must register to view this content.