This page provides some notes on announcements and developments which may impact on the natural environment of northern Victoria and the southern Riverina.
problems face us today. Some species are facing extinction. The build up of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere appears to be affecting climate and weather, with more extreme events like wildfires, hurricanes, wind storms, prolonged droughts, reduced rainfall, floods and temperature extremes. Bushland is still
being lost to development. Weeds are proliferating. Pest species are
of increasing concern.
aims to help us better understand the environment of northern Victoria
and southern NSW. Armed with better knowledge, we are better able to
assess the problems and make better decisions. A lot of good work is being done to redress some of the environmental damage. One aim is to highlight some of the great work being done by individuals, groups and governments.
are sections on birding, indigenous plants, bushwalking, parks and reserves
and more. This page mentions recent developments. It is linked to a
blog page which addresses various issues.
Issues discussed on these pages:
the Barmah-Millewa forest be a national park?
we protect locusts?
warming: should we turn to nuclear energy?
Australia need more people?
wattle cause hay fever?