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Protection of Swamps – article in Illawarra Mercury

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ABC’s “7.30” reports on Thirlmere Lakes

There was an excellent report by the ABC’s 7.30 program, examining the links between coal mining and the decline of the Thirlmere Lakes (an issue that Rivers SOS has been campaigning on for some time). The transcript and video can be … Continue reading

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“A powerful statement from Rivers SOS”

Southern Highland News 12 December, 2011 SOUTHERN Highlands representatives at the NSW Upper House Inquiry into coal seam gas (CSG) mining in Mittagong on Friday were overshadowed by a powerful statement from Rivers SOS. Wingecarribee Council’s Larry Whipper and Scott … Continue reading

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Chinese conservationists seek meeting with Rivers SOS

Rivers SOS received a request for a meeting with a delegation of 15 water and soil conservationists from Shaanxi province, wanting to discuss “how to protect river systems and water sources” and “the factors which influence river health.” The Chinese … Continue reading

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Pells report: Climate trends don’t explain Thirlmere Lakes dry-up

The Pells report, an independent study into the dramatic drying up of the world-heritage listed Thirlmere Lakes, has concluded that climate trends (i.e. drought) do not fully explain the lack of water. This suggests that other factors, such as the … Continue reading

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Suburbs in revolt as mining exploration hits city limits

Kim Martin from the Southern Highlands Coal Action Group is featured on Page 1 of the Australian today. The article is interesting in that it is very wide ranging, (not just the Southern Highlands) for much of the previous discussion … Continue reading

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Thirlmere Lakes dry-up worsens

The deepest of the five world heritage-listed Thirlmere Lakes has dried up. As reported in the Macarthur Chronicle: False teeth grimace as World Heritage-listed Thirlmere Lakes system dries up False teeth recovery a red flag for ancient lake system This is scary … Continue reading

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National Parks relies on bad science to deny Thirlmere Lakes mining damage

The National Parks and Wildlife Service has, in a letter to the Nature Conservation Council, denied that mining has contributed to the draining of Thirlmere Lakes. Sally Barnes, head of the NPWS, referred to the National Office of Water report … Continue reading

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Wendy Bowman speaks about mining and dairy farming

Here is a short video of the patron of the Rivers SOS Alliance, Wendy Bowman. She was recently invited to Toowoomba to speak to the Friends of Felton group about her heartbreaking experiences with mining companies in the family dairy … Continue reading

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Rivers SOS Screening of Gasland in Campbelltown

Rivers SOS organised a screening of Gasland at Campbelltown Arts Centre on Sunday afternoon. Our guest speaker was John Hatton who opened with a fiery condemnation of corruption in the approvals process for mining and CSG extraction, adding that both major parties were/would … Continue reading

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