Sunday, August 23, 2009

Oil spill of the WA coast

A devastating oil spill is happening off the north western australia coast. Crude oil began leaking from the West Atlas offshore rig yesterday morning, 250 kilometres north of Truscott in Western Australia. The spill is currently about 30 metres wide and 14 kilometres long and only 100km from the west australian coast.

At this time of year there are baby turtles everywhere in the area and it is very near to an area whales migrate through. The damage could be enormous and there is a very distinct possibility that the leaking rig won't be capped for months as the spill is coming from approximately 2 km's below the surface.

This occurance has only reinforced the belief that there needs to be a much larger scale attempt at protecting this area. It has been proven that there is wider biodiversity than even the 'Great Barrier Reef' and yet nothing is being done to curb mining in the region.

It is absolutely heart breaking especially if like me you love nothing more than spending time on or around this particular area. I have seen first hand the beauty of this region and its wildlife. It is a place to be protected and we need to do more to keep it in pristine condition.

For more information on the area go here

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Environmental concerns

We all know its happening. Yes climate change. And we can all do our bit to help. I truly believe if we all work at living greener lives that together we can make a huge difference. This is not just a problem of our leaders. It is a worry for us all. What sort of world are we going to leave our children. I've done a lot of small things in my life to change my impact. Things such as growing a lot of my own fresh produce. You would be suprised at how little an area you really need to produce a decent quantity. I also have outfitted a lot of my house with energy efficient appliances, such as lights, washing machine, solar hot water. We have our own water tank and my vegies are strictly organic and fed either through compost or seaweed. But there is just sooo much further I can take it as can we all. It is a continual learning process.

If you are interested at all in learning greener ways and not to mention animal and environmental welfare. A great site to visit is

Lets make a difference my friends.

Here are a few pictures from north Western Australia.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

The poetry of nature......

beauty is all around us if you only just look

'It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honor nature's gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever.'
Jimmy Carter