DEA - Doctors for the environment
  • Act on climate change for the sake of the future - Doctors’ orders

    The following article published by Independent Australia (7/4/14) appears here under Creative Commons licence. At their annual conference in March, Doctors for the Environment Australia said the debate about whether climate change is real is over — it is now time to act. Carmela…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media External News | 14 April 2014 - Joy
  • Clearing the air: the hidden wonders of indoor plants

    The importance of indoor plants for improving air quality and contributing positively to our psychological wellbeing has implications for the health system both within hospitals and in the private system. The following article was first published at the Conversation and appears here under a Creative…

    Read More | Filed in: External News | 18 July 2013 - Fraser Torpy
  • Australian media failures promote climate policy inaction

    The following article was first published at the Conversation and appears here under a Creative Commons licence. Australian media failures promote climate policy inaction By Brad Farrant, University of Western Australia; David Holmes, Monash University, and Mark G Edwards, University of Western Australia…

    Read More | Filed in: External News Opinion & Commentary | 25 June 2013 - Benjamin
  • On budget night, humans will trump other species, again

    Barney Foran always writes a perceptive article and we invite you to read this one from The Conversation in the context of the recent report indicating that climate change will have a devastating impact on plants and animals world wide. Last year the Australian governments (federal and state) spent AU$6.23…

    Read More | Filed in: External News | 15 May 2013 - Joy
  • The environment issues we should be hearing about at this election

    The following article was first published in the Conversation and appears under a Creative Commons licence. The author, Prof Ian Lowe, is a member of DEA's sceintific committee.   By Ian Lowe, Griffith University The forthcoming Australian election will be a critical one for the environment.…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media External News Opinion & Commentary | 17 February 2013 - Prof. Ian Lowe
  • Shell breaks its 10 year promise not to develop World Heritage Sites

    The evidence of damage to the Great Barrier Reef continues to mount. This article by Andrew Jeremijenko provides further documentation. DEA has worked behind the scenes on this issue, corresponding with UNESCO on the impacts of coal mining on the catchments and the reef and by writing to Minister Burke.…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Action External News Opinion & Commentary | 31 January 2013 - Dr Andrew Jeremijenko
  • We must protect biodiversity if we are to protect ourselves

    It is encouraging to see that the European Commission has many policies and actions on biodiversity and this editorial from “Science for Environment Policy” is republished with thanks. We need to recognise that our need for a stable climate is to preserve biodiversity, a concept poorly understood…

    Read More | Filed in: External News | 24 January 2013 - Joy
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