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Why planting more trees is one of the best things a hot, polluted city can do

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Trees can make a city sidewalk prettier, sure. But that’s not even their best trick. A growing pile of research suggests that planting more urban trees, if done right, could save tens of thousands of lives around the world each year — by soaking up pollution and cooling down deadly heat waves. By

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October 05 2015 – The words on the screen a few minutes ago, “We are killing ourselves,” it’s a dramatic and not insignificant statement.  But it has the virtue of being true.

  I am passionate about the oceans because I’m passionate about life and the oceans are life.  We would not survive. John Kerry Read more.

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This report is a first of its kind in presenting vessel counts based on more than 55 aerial surveys covering 20 different anchor sites and nine classes of vessels over the course of an entire year. Results from this study, based on an overall count of more than 18,000 vessels, provide governmental regulators, tour operators and members of the local community with the first quantitative figures about the type of vessels and the annual use of popular anchor sites and of Eastern Moreton Bay (EMB) as a whole.

by Jan Warnken and Matthew Leon

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23 March 2015 – Tourism is a thirsty business. Peak tourist seasons are generally during the driest months of the year. Tourism development is most intense in coastal areas and on islands, where potable water is typically scarce. Read more.

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Water Management and Sustainability at Queensland Tourist Resorts

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Water management at tourist locations that are not connected to mains water and/or the sewer system (remote resorts) should be sustainable and effect both economical and ecological benefits. A survey of 80 resorts in Queensland and New South Wales not connected to sewer and/or to mains water was undertaken.

by Lydia J Kavanagh

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Water Management and Sustainability at Queensland Tourist Resorts

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This phrasebook has been put together by a group of environmental, research and progressive organisations with an interest in sharing research-based messages on climate change with activists around Australia.

by www.climateinstitute.org.au

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Climate Messaging Guide: Cutting Through the Climate Clutter

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