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Nine threatened species may occur in MEO NT/P68 Timor Sea drill, off NT coast

Posted by gmarkets on 25 September, 2007

Nine threatened species and a number of migratory species, listed marine species and cetaceans may potentially occur in the region, but no threatened communities were known or likely to occur, according to a statement by the permit holders of NT/P68, TSP Arafura Petroleum Pty Ltd and Oz-Exoil Pty Ltd (6/8/2007).
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Higher risk of forest fires as more plantations established; Queensland Govt urged to examine South African firefighting model

Posted by gmarkets on 25 September, 2007

Independent Queensland MLA Dolly Pratt described a comprehensive South African forest fire prevention system to the Queensland Legislative Assembly on 4 September 2007.

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Democrats want guarantees for use of Australian yellowcake: 183 trafficking incidents involving nuclear materials in former Soviet Union in five years

Posted by gmarkets on 25 September, 2007

The federal government claimed that its uranium agreement with Russia would guarantee that our yellowcake was used purely for peaceful purposes, but it was hard to seriously believe that Australian officials were going to have access to Russia’s facilities, said Democrats Senator Lyn Allison in the Federal Senate on 17 September 2007.

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Details of Greens’ plebiscite on Australia ratifying Kyoto Protocol; Fed Govt has under 20pc public support for its stance, says Greens leader

Posted by gmarkets on 25 September, 2007

Greens Leader Senator Bob Brown moved a number of amendments to the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Democratic Plebiscites) Bill 2007 in the Federal Senate on 17 September 2007, designed to force a plebiscite about the ratification by Australia of the ‘Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (the Kyoto Protocol)’ to be conducted at the next Federal election.

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Greens want Kyoto plebiscite for moral effect; Brown surprised Labor does not back amendment

Posted by gmarkets on 25 September, 2007

The Greens sought to amend the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Democratic Plebiscites) Bill 2007 to give Australians a voice on Kyoto, said Greens Leader Senator Bob Brown in the Federal Senate on 17 September 2007.

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Australia to introduce full-scale emissions trading around 2010; 700 companies must register under emissions reporting law

Posted by gmarkets on 25 September, 2007

One of the most pressing issues of the 21st century was the fight to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, said Liberal MP Judi Moylan in the Federal House of Representatives on 12 September 2007.

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In the Sahel, evaluating ecosystem services limited by poor understanding of ecosystem complexities, reports Institute

Posted by gmarkets on 25 September, 2007

Mélanie Requier-Desjardins, Sahara and Sahel Observatory (OSS), Tunisia, presented on the economics of ecosystem services in the Sahel, focusing on production and regulation services, at the International Forum on Soils, Society and Global Change: 31 August – 4 September 2007.

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Thawing Arctic permafrost reveals prehistoric warehouse: remains of mammoths, woolly rhinos and lions for sale to highest bidder

Posted by gmarkets on 25 September, 2007

According to Dmitry Solovyov in Chersky, Russia, one day climate change could cost the earth, reported The Sydney Morning Herald (22/9/2007, p. 20).

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Three of Sydney’s most popular beaches could be wiped out by rising sea levels in less than 100 years, says CSIRO

Posted by gmarkets on 25 September, 2007

Three of Australia’s most popular beaches could be wiped out by rising sea levels in less than 100 years thanks to climate change, a Sydney mayor said, reported The Canberra Times (17/9/2007, p.3).

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Federal government’s $25 million pre-election “climate change” advertising campaign part of two hundred million dollars pre-election spending

Posted by gmarkets on 25 September, 2007

Kelvin Thomson, Member for Wills, Australian Labor Party, speaking to the Commonwealth, House of Representatives, 17 September 2007 said the government had launched a new climate change initiative, it was not ratifying Kyoto, bringing in emissions trading or lifting the renewable energy target— all of which would be useful— but, you guessed it, an advertising initiative: a $25 million climate change advertising campaign.
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