Queensland. Sunday morning. Showers.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-09/the-developer-the-whistleblower-and-the-minister-toondah-harbour/10487806

NEW SOUTH WALES.

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/dec/09/1m-reward-offered-for-information-on-1988-sydney-gay-hate

From PAN>

https://www.ehn.org/pesticide-committee-calls-for-glyphosate-to-be-re-evaluated-politico-2622727516.html

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/dec/07/its-a-sad-reality-a-troubling-trend-sees-a-97-decline-in-monarch-butterflies

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Mullum Market.

Every Christmas season Father Christmas arrives in Mullumbimby.

  Its is the fifth year I have seen him in December.

I don’t know how long he stays before he walks out but I never see him the rest of the year.

Yesterday I saw him walking slowly into the Friday Market.

Christmas is near.

 

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Some beautiful photos.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2018/dec/07/bird-photo-of-the-year-2018-your-chance-to-vote-for-the-winner

https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/seabirds-decline-population-fishing-industry-pollution-climate-change-birds-puffins-a8670736.html

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Frogs

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/06/friskier-frogs-endangered-species-gets-a-sex-appeal-boost


Tropical rain in short bursts. Very welcome.

The garden edges are a busy recital hour or two for the tree and green frog.

Two dead cane toads too which is interesting? This is the 7th dead cane toad I have found in 3 months. No visible injury, just seriously bloated.


 

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Petition.

We’ve hit a major milestone in our efforts to let the Australian government and councils know that we want restrictions on the use of glyphosate in public spaces.

Support for this petition has sky rocketed with more than 20,000 signatures in the past week alone, taking us to more than 30,000 signatures. 

I want to say thank you first and foremost for your support. This milestone is a huge stride forward, one that I truly believe will help us create a better world for the children of today and generations to come. 

I will now be contacting my local MP, Professor Kerryn Phelps AM MP, to try and get her support for this petition. 

It is so important that we keep sharing this petition to send a strong message to Canberra that regulation on the use of glyphosate in Australia is a critical issue that needs to be addressed in the upcoming Federal election.

We can do this, I know we can. 

Zara. 

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2018/dec/04/capturing-ecology-british-ecological-society-photo-competition-in-pictures

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More on Bayer.

The German pharmaceutical giant Bayer will cut 12,000 jobs globally and sell off a number of its businesses, after its takeover of agrochemical company Monsanto.

In August Bayer’s shares dropped by more than a third, after a US jury awarded $US289 million ($396 million) in damages to a former school groundskeeper who said his terminal cancer had been caused by Roundup, a product made by Monsanto.

The damages were later reduced by a judge, but hundreds of other patients have made similar claims.

Monsanto disputes the judgement and has said the product is safe when used as directed but now faces more than 9,000 lawsuits over the alleged carcinogenic affects of Roundup.

About one in 10 workers will lose their jobs, with most going in Germany, and in a statement, Bayer Australia said it did know what the effect in Australia would be.

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David Attenborough.

 

https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/david-attenborough-climate-talks-cop-24-poland-global-warming-civilisations-collapse-a8664856.html

https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-radio/i-don-t-believe-that-how-a-17-year-old-student-stole-the-show-on-q-and-a-20181204-p50jzg.html

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/02/world-verge-climate-catastophe

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