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Environment News in 5 / Poo, kelp, debris, cloudland and purposeful travel
IN BRIEF / The lowdown on environmental news-cow poo, fishing buoys, Cloud Land, marine debris and sustainable travel updates.
Legendary Daintree crocodile Scarface mysteriously returns
After a Missing Notice was posted for the legendary crocodile, Scarface returned to his usual mangrove haunt on the Daintree yesterday afternoon.
Crocodile Numbers in Queensland Reveal their Recovery from Near Extinction
A new Queensland Government survey shows that crocodile populations throughout Queensland continue to recover after the reptiles were almost hunted to extinction before being protected…
Incompetent Council’s $4.5 Million Daintree Ferry Fiasco
Why are there still long queues with no date for a solution? Instead this incompetent Council spent $4.5 million to buy the old ferry. This fiasco has wasted 18 months of time and resources when the previous and very competent Council would have had two ferries operating, and have solved the problem of the long wait times.
Breaking / Douglas Shire Council Decides on the “Ferry-Bridge Fiasco”
❝I have no regrets in proceeding with to have finally brought this continuing ferry-bridge fiasco to the forefront of this community❞
Final Days for the Archibald Prize Exhibition at Cairns Art Gallery
Prestigious and controversial, the Archibald Prize is is Australia’s oldest and most respected award for portraiture and is currently showing at Cairns Art Gallery with less than a week before closing.
Why is Douglas Shire Council tendering for a Daintree Ferry?
Douglas Shire Council has put out a tender for an interim Daintree River ferry service The interim service is potentially a five year contract Does…
DOUGLAS SHIRE / Rising Community Concern Over Proposed Development
DOUGLASNEWS.NETWORK A passionate community group launched in the Douglas Shire this week, with the intention of bringing greater awareness to their concerns over a proposed…
AGRICULTURE / A Future in the Douglas Shire?
It’s no secret that cane is struggling and that land is going out of production into hobby farms or cattle grazing. For a variety of reasons, there are few options for crop diversification for agricultural land that could be implemented, or switched to, quickly at scale. But with each additional loss of cane production, overall viability becomes more threatened.
STINGERS / Blob or Weaponised Brain?
There is a common belief that certain creatures are insentient blobs, twitching unconsciously at the ends of the strings of their biological predispositions. We suspect insentience in many of the more primitive creatures, the liver fluke for instance, or slime mould, but the poster child for the “insentient blob” in the common understanding, are jellyfish.