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Media release – Border region experiencing ‘false spring’

Winter has officially begun, but more than 40 species of plants and animals in the region are behaving as if it is spring. “Roses, camellias, spring bulbs and native peas are blooming, summer vegies are producing past season, fruit trees are confused and certain bird species are showing nesting behaviours,” said Lizette Salmon, spokesperson for…

Eminent Border residents call for stronger action on climate change

MEDIA RELEASE 13.11.13 What brings together an international sports star, an archdeacon, a wine guru and a financial CEO?  Basketballer Lauren Jackson, Archdeacon Peter McLeod-Miller, John Brown of Brown Brothers and WAW Credit Union’s Peter Challis, together with fifty other eminent people from the Border region have signed a joint statement calling for all levels…

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Media release – Impacts of extreme weather on Border

IMPACTS OF EXTREME WEATHER ON BORDER – MEDIA RELEASE – 22.2.13 [Submitted by Lizette Salmon] Pigs unable to breed and thousands of local chickens dying; these are just two of the more unusual local consequences of this summer’s extreme heat.  “Bushfires, drought, crop losses and heat-related illnesses were consequences of climate change we anticipated in…

WATCH Press Release: Comment on ‘The Critical Decade’, Australian Climate Commission Report

THE CRITICAL DECADE: New South Wales Climate Impacts and Opportunities Report by the Australian Climate Commission  Download full report here. WATCH response to above report, compiled by Lizette Salmon.  – – – The impacts of climate change described in the Climate Commission report did not come as a surprise to WATCH spokesperson, Lizette Salmon. “This…