Finally the Victorian government has acknowledged that native forest logging must end. After decades of mismanagement, financial losses and environmental destruction. The government has announced all native forest logging to end by 2030, with an immediate end to old-growth logging, and the planned protection of the Greater Glider. But the devil is in the detail, and the promises might not be kept.
Then later in the show: urban heatwaves, the silent killer of a forgotten population. Margarita Windisch has been researching the social vulnerabilities associated with urban heatwaves, looking specifically at how age and gender effects mortality.
Guests: Chris Shuringa (GECO); Margarita Windisch.
Image credit: GECO.
Earth Matters #1220 was produced by Teishan Ahearne.
Teishan Ahearne, Kerri-Lee Harding, Bec Horridge and Nicky Stott.