The Environmental Decision Group reports that Australia has been ranked fifth last out of the 58 countries assessed in the latest Climate Change Performance Index, released at the UN climate talks in Marrakech.
The countries on the list below Australia are Kazakhstan, Korea, Japan and Saudi Arabia, while the best performing nations are France, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The index notes a gap between the national and state policies in Australia: while the former are ‘rather unambitious and uninspired’, the latter manage ‘to some extent to take independent action’.
The April 2016 issue of the South East Local Land Service’s newsletter South East Circular has now been published. The topics covered are:
Improving worm control in sheep
Local disease watch
Autumn feeding guide
New wasps in the Bega Valley
Recognition for District Vet
Thinking of purchasing a property in the bush?
Grazing management courses start soon
Do you know the size of your paddocks?
From the garden to the plate
Landcare Australia field visit
Innovative partership tackles marine pest
Partnership protects endangered perch
LLS Seasonal Conditions Report
Feral Fighters 2016
Weather and Climate Risk Management
Local Annual Report 2015
The benefits of electronic identification in cattle
Narooma littoral rainforest field day
South Coast Industry Dinner 2016
The upgrade of the Wamboin Community Assoc hall and the adjacent Volunteer Bushfire Brigade facilities to meet the Neighbourhood Safer Place standards included the installation of an automated weather station. It updates every 15 minutes. Visit http://www.wamboincommunity.asn.au/ and click on ‘weather station’ or go directly there at http://www.wamboincommunity.asn.au/weather.
Especially useful are the summary indexes along the top of the page, including the Fire Danger Index and the Heat Index.
Congratulations and thanks to those responsible for this useful resource.