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Soil erosion not just a hassle for cow-cockies

Skinner, S. Soil erosion not just a hassle for cow-cockies. The West Australia, [Publication] [Special Collections]


Earth Week feature article by Stephen Skinner, Environment Reporter, discusses the rainforests, recycling, greenhouse effect and beach pollution which are some of the main things that people think of when asked of big environmental issues.
Land erosion is often passed off as being a hassle for a few cow-cockies out west yet degradation, including erosion, salinity and the destruction of habitat for native plants and animals is recognised as Australia's number one environmental problem.
Former Federal Minister for Resources, Senator Cook once said that land degradation has the potential to reduce Australia as a producer of quality agricultural goods to the level of a Third World exporter.
The New South Wales State Pollution Control Commission (SPCC) made Landcare, in the International Year of Landcare, the theme for its annual Earth Week promotion.

This article contains one photograph of an unnamed man sitting at the base of a large tree.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©The West Australian
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58305
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