Image: Wurdee Boluc aquaduct, vulnerable to pollution from 2 4D
and other agricultural chemicals
There is little monitoring of agrochemicals in surface waters in
Victoria. Water authorities have the best set of information in
Victoria about pesticides in drinking water, but in many cases even
this is most likely woefully inadequate.
Pesticides detected in Victorian domestic water supplies included
some such as 2,4-D, which is classified by the IARC (International
Agency for Research on Cancer) as a Class 2B carcinogen - possibly
carcinogenic to humans. 2,4-D is also known as an endocrine disruptor.
The report can be found at: http://www.foe.org.au
Get excited about Thursdays in May... at the Edinburgh Castle in Brunswick you are in for treat with a seductive selection of musical delicacies ranging from ambient pop and acoustic folk to hip-hop
and gypsy punk.
All proceeds go directly to the Barmah-Millewa Campaign, to save
the worldâ??s largest river red gum forest from logging and
achieve land justice for the Yorta Yorta people.
Where: Edinburgh Castle, cnr Sydney Rd and Albion St
When: Thursdays in May. Doors open 8:30pm
How much: $6 / $10
Check out the line-up below. It will be updated weekly. Just click
on a band to sample their tunes...
Thursday 1st May 2008
Dirty Old Dogs
Thursday 8th May 2008
"A night of luscious electro acoustics and ambient vision"
Visuals by Guy Harris & River
Thursday 15th May 2008
Joelistics (from TZU)
MC & B12Shot
Thursday 22nd May 2008
29th May 2008
Jamie Hay (from Fear
So get down to the Edinburgh Castle on a Thursday, treat yourself
to a delicious feed from their menu, get a cold beer in one hand
and set back and enjoy a musical soirÃ©e. Support the campaign
for Victoriaâ??s first Aboriginal Owned National Park, whilst
enjoying great local music and cuisine!
With $150 million of state and federal government grants this new coal fire power station has benefited from a large injection of taxpayer money to continue VictoriaÃs reliance on coal based electricity. The proposed HRL coal fire power plant is one of the first of the so-called Ã«clean coalÃ power plants scheduled to be built, and if allowed to go ahead will expand AustraliaÃs reliance on polluting fossil fuel sources of energy such as coal, to the detriment of the clean, green renewable energy solutions available to us. A key component of the FoEM climate campaign is to create ways in which people from all walks of life can become part of the rapidly growing campaign to halt climate change. With a strong focus on community engagement and movement building, as well as tackling Victoria's incredibly polluting brown coal based power sector. FoEM provides a strong climate campaign in Victoria that recognises we need urgent action to halt climate change; combining deep cuts in our greenhouse pollution, a shift to clean green renewable energy sources, energy and resource efficiency with the need for doing so in a just and equitable way.
The case for a sustainability emergency published by FoE, finds that serious climate-change impacts are already happening, more quickly and at lower global temperature rises than previously projected. Download this must-read report to learn more about the latest science on climate change and what we can do to halt dangerous climate change here
Strawberry crops near Woori Yallock. The person who took this photograph ended up in hospital due to pesticide exposure. For more information click here Woori Yallock.
Please take the time (less than a minute) to send a letter to Peter Garrett and help stop the proposed dredging of Port Phillip Bay - just click here to use our simple form now. (This link will take you to an e-lobby on the FoE International website)
Friends of the Earth today raised concerns about the possibility of gold mining occurring within water supplies that supply Melbournians with drinking water. For background on this issue also see: www.baddevelopers.green.net.au