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  • Bub Hub: Tips to get more nature into your child’s day

    Dr Dimity Williams   We all want contact with the outdoors and the natural world, says Dr Dimity Williams in this article for parenting magazine, the Bub Hub. Yet today's lifestyle means we live inside our homes, cars or in big shopping centres which restrict…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media Opinion & Commentary | 10 February 2016 - Carmela Ferraro
  • The Advertiser comment: Doctors for the Environment Australia: Heatwaves are silent killers

    ADELAIDE has just experienced a record-breaking heatwave for December, with regional areas facing even higher temperatures than the city. While the much-needed cool change brought temporary relief, scientific evidence indicates we must brace for more of these events. Australia has warmed steadily since…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media Opinion & Commentary | 30 December 2015 - Carmela Ferraro
  • Croakey comment: Victorian moratorium on unconventional gas

        Edited by Melissa Sweet and first published in Croakey on 16 December 2015   Medical professionals and organisations, together with community members, raised serious concerns about the health impacts of unconventional gas extraction in submissions to a recent Victorian…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media Opinion & Commentary | 18 December 2015 - Carmela Ferraro
  • Comment in the Fairfax media, “Paris: City of tragedy and hope”

      This comment piece by DEA Chair Professor Kingsley Faulkner first appeared in the Canberra Times, the Sydney Morning Herald and WA Today on 16 December 2015.   The COP 21 UN Climate Change Accord reached in Paris on December 12 has torn down the veil of ignorance, obstruction and…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media Opinion & Commentary | 18 December 2015 - Carmela Ferraro
  • Talking Point: Clearfell burns clash with global climate concerns

      By Dr Rohan Church and Dr Frank Nicklason​     HAVING just experienced the driest October on record, many Tasmanians are preparing for the possibility of a dangerous bushfire season. With forecasts of longer, hotter, drier summers, bushfires are one way a warming planet will…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media Opinion & Commentary | 11 December 2015 - Carmela Ferraro
  • MJA: Climate change is harmful to our health: taking action will have many benefits

        With the 21st Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) now underway, Associate Professor Linda Selvey's Perspectives article on the health impacts of global warming in the Medical Journal of Australia is…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media Opinion & Commentary | 30 November 2015 - Carmela Ferraro
  • Croakey Blog: Calling for a health impact assessment on Perth’s Roe 8 road project

      Editor: Marie McInerney; Author: Linda Selvey   Local media reported today that drilling had begun in the Beeliar wetlands in Perth’s south for the construction of the controversial Roe 8 highway extension, planned as the first stage of the Western Australian…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media Opinion & Commentary | 25 November 2015 - Carmela Ferraro
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