Melbourne does not need the North South pipeline

The state government has announced that it intends to bring water through the pipeline as soon as next month, in spite of the fact we have sufficient reserves in our existing water catchments.

Melbourne has other ways to meet its water needs. The inland river systems, which would otherwise get much of the 'new' water intended for the pipeline, do not.

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Radioactive Exposure Tour 2010

Friends of the Earth is hosting the annual Radioactive Exposure Tour from May 14-23, 2010.

Register your interest soon as places always fill fast! Since the 1980s, these tours have exposed thousands of people first-hand to the realities of 'radioactive racism' and to the environmental impacts of the nuclear industry.

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Real Food Seasonal Pocket Guide

Season Food guide previewThe seasonal food pocket guide is now available for free download.  The guide will tell you what fresh
produce is in season each month for the Melbourne and surrounding area.  Eating
sustainably produced, locally grown, in-season food from small independent shops
is one of the easiest things you can do to reduce your daily ecological
footprint.

 

You can download the guide here: 
http://www.melbourne.foe.org.au/?q=rf/resources

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Coomoora Woodland Flora and Fauna Reserve at serious risk - please take action

Coomoora Woodland Flora and Fauna Reserve is in serious peril as the Minister for Planning, Justin Madden, has just decided that no Environmental Effects Statement is required before VicRoads bulldozes the nature reserve for the Dingley Bypass! Draft letter available here for easy action.

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High risk nano-sunscreens still on sale TGA refuses to act

Sunscreen is an important part of millions of Australians' summer holidays.

But the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has taken no action to stop use in sunscreens of high risk nanoparticles, more than a year after these ingredients were identified by BlueScope Steel researchers.

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Australia must commit to deep emissions cuts in the Copenhagen Accord

As we know, the Copenhagen talks ended without agreement to set binding emissions reduction targets. The accord will list the voluntary emissions reduction targets by developed and developing countries, in Annexes to the main document. Countries are asked to provide their target by February 1, 2010.

Please join our action alert, and demand that Australia commit to deep emissions reductions targets in its February commitment.

 

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Copenhagen: A disaster for the world's poorest

Our response to the end of the climate negotiations in Copenhagen. “Copenhagen has been an abject failure. Justice has not been done. By delaying action, rich countries have condemned millions of the world’s poorest people to hunger, suffering and loss of life as climate change accelerates" - Nnimmo Bassey, Chair of Friends of the Earth International

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Our activity & achievements - 2009

Check here for the report.

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What about sea level rise Mr Brumby?

Friends of the Earth has criticised the decision of the Victorian Labor government to axe its Victorian Coastal Council.

The group says the decision reflects another failure by the Brumby government to face the challenge of sea level rise caused by climate change.

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Take Action - Red Gum Parks in Jeopardy!

The decision to protect NSW River Red Gums is in jeopardy! Just days after the announcement of National Park protection for the globally significant Millewa Forest and other key areas, new Premier Kristina Keneally is being lobbied by the logging industry and conservative elements of her own party to reverse the decision. We need your help today...

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