Welcome to Port Augusta's independent air monitoring page - run by the community, for the community. Here you will find daily updates on the air quality in the town of Port Augusta. This device is continuously measuring the PM10 level in the air - these are very fine particles known to cause respiratory problems.
Early this morning an amazing group of volunteers installed a huge banner outside the Commonwealth Bank’s headquarters in Sydney with a message the bank can’t ignore: it’s time to break free from coal!
We, as a nation, celebrated International Women's Day for 2017. It is safe to say that for many of us this particular day means a lot. Not only to celebrate the growth of equality us women have achieved throughout the decades but to shine a bright light on the issues society as a whole have yet to overcome.
Greenpeace Australia Pacific can't be involved in every local environmental issue. But we love to encourage our courageous supporters who are doing important local work. Below is an interview with Neil Marriott who describes one such situation.
“The Great Australian Bight is the greatest whale nursery on this planet. The whale story where I come from is my university, my school… Whales like sperm whales, blue whales, pygmy blue whales, killer whales, humpback whales – they travel down there to honour that great journey, that song, that story of the great white whale Jeedara that is there now… ” - Bunna Lawrie, Mirning Elder.
It comes as no real surprise that oil companies are gunning to begin seismic testing in one of the last truly unspoilt stretches of ocean. The Great Australian Bight has been on the radar of greedy oil companies for the past few years now, and the battle continues to protect it.
Today is a big day for our oceans. It is good news for sea turtles and sharks, sea birds and tuna. It is also a great day for hundreds of thousands of workers at sea, many of whom have been victims of horrendous working conditions and human rights abuses.