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Sky at 2pm.

unusual-cloud

http://www.nature.com/news/the-final-assessment-1.13757

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September 24, 2013 · 7:29 pm

Rain and more rain.

It does not seem to want to give us a break. Rain could be almost over though with a sunny day forecast for tomorrow.  I will believe that when I see it. The garden is saturated with most of my recent transplants succumbing to the grey wet. Mild and the sprouting of many fungi is a treat to see.  Regeneration work is on hold  due to leeches and other stinging creatures along with it being uncomfortably wet.

And now some good news,  

Today is a landmark day for Australia’s seas, and we wanted to share our media release with you. Heartfelt thanks to everyone for supporting our wonderful ocean wildlife. This one’s for you!


Breaking News! 14 June 2012
National network of marine reserves announced!

The Australian Government has taken a necessary and significant step towards protecting Australia’s oceans by announcing a national network of marine reserves today, says Australia’s peak marine conservation group, the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS).

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-06-14/burke-announces-marine-parks-reserve/4069532

And something for us to ponder or wonder at.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/jun/14/rio-earth-summit-population-consumption?newsfeed=true

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Its Real everyone. But do we care enough to change aspects in how we live.

Key points Each decade has been warmer than the previous decade since the 1950s. Australian annual-average daily maximum temperatures have increased by 0.75 °C since 1910. Australian annual-average daily mean temperatures have increased by 0.9 °C since 1910. Australian annual-average overnight minimum temperatures have warmed by more than 1.1 °C since 1910. 2010 and 2011 were Australia’s coolest years recorded since 2001 due to two consecutive La Niña events.

The CSIRO and Bureau of meteorology report has just been released. Read more on http://www.csiro.au/en/Outcomes/Climate/Understanding/State-of-the-Climate-2012/Temperature.aspx

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March 17th date for locals.

Byron Shire Chemical Free Landcare need help to pull thousands of seedling of Bitou Bush in Brunswick Crow Land site. The task is very light, but time consuming. Your generosity will be deeply appreciated by the future generations. Our next Saturday working bee will be on the 17th of March, from 8 am to 12:30 pm, morning tea at 10 am. Meet at Brunswick Heads, (south of the surf club) at the fire track gate. We will be working at the Southeast corner of the chemical free site, 250 m south of the dog walking track exit, along the beach.

 

Please wear boots, long sleeve shirt, a hat, gloves and bring water to drink and some morning tea. Call Nadia 6684 477


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More heavy rain.

Saturday saw a lot more heavy rain. A delightful family from north of the NSW border visited in the morning to collect black bamboo and some of my store of plastic garden pots.Their charity fund-raising efforts is directed to dis-advantage youth to participate and do the Kokoda Trail walk. Pleasant visit as their appreciation of here ( their children thought it was like Jurassic park ) was obvious.

More on pesticides.  http://www.miller-mccune.com/environment/more-evidence-linking-pesticides-and-malformations-30560/

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Chemical Free Dune Care Example.

 Photo (from the left to the write) John Leedom, from Byron Shire Council,
and Byron Shire Chemical Free Landcare volunteers Nadia de Souza Pietramale,
Terry Hamill and Stephanie Stone with the new Dune Repair sings at the
Brunswick Heads Crown Land Site.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/mar/03/michael-mann-climate-change-deniers

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