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So many of Murdoch’s papers have been slamming Arden and NZ. The mind boggles. Coupled with the outright deniers of so many factual things.  I think as humans we are reaching a very dangerous point in history. Civil War in the US within 25 years. 

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Drones to drop seeds to boost koala gum tree numbers after devastating Australia bushfires

Story by Reuters
Updated 1314 GMT (2114 HKT) October 20, 2020

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A person prepares to conduct drone seeding to help regenerate Australia's forests in Queensland after the devastating bushfires.

Specialized drones are being tested in a program to boost koala numbers on Australia's east coast, dropping seeds of gum trees as part of a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) scheme to regenerate bushland torched in the country's historic bushfires.

Gum tree leaves are koala's main food source, and restoring bushland and forest habitat razed in the 2019-2020 fires is key to their long-term survival in New South Wales state.

The fires killed or displaced 3 billion mammals, birds and reptiles, the WWF estimates and destroyed or damaged up to 7 billion trees across 11 million hectares (37 million acres) of Australia's southeast, equal to half the area of the United Kingdom.

WWF's Australia unit is seeking to raise 300 million Australian dollars (about $211 million) over five years to fund the initiative to try the seed drones and other methods to revive forest habitat, aiming to double koala numbers on the east coast.

"The magnitude of the bushfire crisis requires us to respond at a scale that's never been done before," said WWF-Australia CEO Dermot O'Gorman.

"One of the new ways we're doing this is using drones that can put large amounts of seed across landscapes and... reach inaccessible areas much easier," he said.

Some of the WWF drones can plant 40,000 seeds a day and will help create corridors so that koalas and other wildlife can move across a landscape fragmented by fire and land clearing, O'Gorman said in a statement.

In June, a parliamentary inquiry found that koalas in New South Wales state could become extinct by 2050 unless immediate action is taken to protect them and their habitat.

Australia's most recent bushfire season was one of its worst-ever, killing 34 people and destroying nearly 3,000 homes, after years of drought left bushlands unusually dry.

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/10/20/asia/drones-gum-trees-australia-scli-intl/index.html

 

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Well, that's me settling down on the sofa with a cup of coffee watching the Australian Football Grand Final Geelong (Cats) v Richmond (Tigers), it should be a good game. :coffee: 

 

 

 

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Swap it for a beer. That's how we roll.

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Fuck Richmond. I’d love to burn that shit club down to the ground. Especially Tom Lynch and that chopstick stabbing twat Dustin Martin. Horrible bastards. DIAHF.

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11 minutes ago, DeadLinesman said:

Fuck Richmond. I’d love to burn that shit club down to the ground. Especially Tom Lynch and that chopstick stabbing twat Dustin Martin. Horrible bastards. DIAHF.

Signs of a mental health issue getting this worked up over AFL mate

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27 minutes ago, Danny said:

Signs of a mental health issue getting this worked up over AFL mate

Fuming.

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1 hour ago, DeadLinesman said:

Fuck Richmond. I’d love to burn that shit club down to the ground. Especially Tom Lynch and that chopstick stabbing twat Dustin Martin. Horrible bastards. DIAHF.

The Tigers came good in the last quarter and your Cats stamina vanished, up to the 3rd quarter you played good but the last 20 minutes you were fucked and Lynch & Martin destroyed you lot in a 2 man show, hard luck Phill, better luck next season to stop Richmond winning 3 in a row.

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1 minute ago, CaaC (John) said:

The Tigers came good in the last quarter and your Cats stamina vanished, up to the 3rd quarter you played good but the last 20 minutes you were fucked and Lynch & Martin destroyed you lot in a 2 man show, hard luck Phill, better luck next season to stop Richmond winning 3 in a row.

Problem was Dangerfield and Hawkins went missing. I think Selwood didn’t have a disposal in the first quarter and Miers disappeared as well. Nobody stood up to be counted. 

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