RedskyNews Category: Au – Politics & Science

Anti Whaling Sea Shepherd Sets Sail

The newest addition to the Sea Shepherd anti-whaling fleet is due to leave Hobart this morning for the Southern Ocean. The 30 metre monohull and its crew of 11 have spent the past two weeks preparing for the campaign against

Maps Predict Future City Flooding

Rising sea levels are likely to cause serious and regular flooding in Australian coastal cities by the end of the century, according to maps released by the Federal Government today. The maps for low-lying areas in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Newcastle,

Pike River Mine in Receivership

The company at the centre of last month’s deadly mine explosions in New Zealand has been dealt another blow as it was placed in receivership. Pike River Coal says it is in a precarious financial position and is unlikely to

Reward Offered for Seal Killers

Environmental group Sea Shepherd has offered a reward of $NZ11,500 to catch the “cowards” who clubbed 23 seals to death at a New Zealand tourist spot. The slaughter of the protected animals at the Ohau Point seal colony, near the

Fresh Hopes for Cancun Climate Deal

The Cancun climate talks are showing signs of making headway and repairing some of the damage that resulted from the acrimonious Copenhagen meeting last December. High-level talks involving environment ministers and world leaders are underway and are expected to prove

Toxic Waste Stuck in Australia

Environmental activists are celebrating but the Australian company planning to ship toxic waste to Denmark says it is disappointed the plan has been put on hold. The Danish Government postponed Orica’s shipment of decades-old chemical waste after heavy pressure from

Anti-Whaling Ships Head South

Anti-whaling ships leave Hobart today for their seventh campaign in the Southern Ocean to try to stop Japan’s whaling program. The Sea Shepherd ships Bob Barker and Steve Irwin will leave Hobart’s Macquarie Wharf this afternoon for “Operation No Compromise”.

Mass Extinctions as Oceans Die

Australian scientists fear the planet is on the brink of another mass extinction as ocean dead zones continue to grow in size and number. More than 400 ocean dead zones – areas so low in oxygen that sea life cannot

Sea Shepherd Unveils New Weapon

The Australian director of the anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd says its new vessel has the potential to stop Japanese whaling. The fast interceptor vessel, which is registered in Fremantle and cost $4 million, is called Gojira. Please follow and like

Third Explosion at Pike River Mine

There has been a third explosion at the Pike River coal mine in New Zealand, where 29 men are presumed dead underground. The blast, which reportedly lasted for around 23 seconds, is said to have happened shortly after 3:30pm (local