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John Quiggin named Australian Research Council Federation Fellow for second time in four years, analyses Australia’s options for adapting to effects of climate change

Posted by gmarkets on 5 October, 2007

Using economic theory to shed light on major issues — from the drought crisis gripping the Murray-Darling to debate over the Stern climate change report — had earned John Quiggin a top academic accolade, reported Kerrie Sinclair in The Courier Mail (27/9/2007, p.73). Read the rest of this entry »

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No CO2 dumps in Bass Straight: ExxonMobil and BHPB already at work beyond Kipper from a new platform linked to its existing Marlin structure

Posted by gmarkets on 5 October, 2007

According to Keith Orchison, in The Australian, (29/9/2007, p.9) ExxonMobil and BHPB were already at work on the next project beyond Kipper — the development of the Turrum field, estimated to hold 800 billion cubic feet of gas, from a new platform linked to its existing Marlin structure. Read the rest of this entry »

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Eucalypt plantations in NSW, Vic have important role in habitat for endangered bird species, finds DPI study

Posted by gmarkets on 5 October, 2007

Species of woodland-dependent birds whose numbers have been declining were finding new homes in plantings of eucalypts and shrubs, reported Agriculture Today (27/10/2007, p.7). Read the rest of this entry »

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Richest 1pc of US farmers get 72pc of govt subsidies; cotton costs $US156,000 per farmer; global fishing subsidies hurt poor nations, ruin ecology

Posted by gmarkets on 5 October, 2007

In the US, the richest 1 per cent of farmers got 72 per cent of the government payouts, and US cotton subsidies cost nearly $US4 billion, or $US156,000 a farmer, wrote Mike Moore in The Australian Financial Review (4/10/2007, p.63). Read the rest of this entry »

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SA bushfire season to start one month early, 15 October in some areas

Posted by gmarkets on 5 October, 2007

On 2 October, South Australian Emergency Services Minister, Cannel Zollo, and CFS chief officer Euan Ferguson announced the fire season would start on 15 October in some districts, reported The Advertiser (3/10/2007, p.3). Read the rest of this entry »

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Rainfall in SW Tas likely to increase 10pc, taking in important Hydro catchment areas; but others areas get 10-20pc less, says new CSIRO model

Posted by gmarkets on 5 October, 2007

According to Peter Boyer, CSIRO Division of Marine and Atmospheric Research scientists have developed a variable-resolution climate model capable of providing fine resolution over a rela­tively small area like Tasmania, reported The Mercury (2/10/2007, p.17). Read the rest of this entry »

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Iluka to close seven of 14 mines, rebuild in Eucla Basin, SA: concerns on zircon market, rising Aus dollar

Posted by gmarkets on 5 October, 2007

Embattled mineral sands miner Iluka Resources decided on early closure as part of a sweeping review through which it will rebuild itself around its zircon-rich discoveries in South Australia’s Eucla Basin, reported The Australian Financial Review (24/8/2007). Read the rest of this entry »

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‘The national interest’: vast WA minerals resources left untouched by global companies

Posted by gmarkets on 5 October, 2007

Unlike onshore minerals, where the state has absolute responsibility, Canberra is responsible for managing offshore oil and gas resources, though its powers were delegated to State Governments, wrote Nigel Wilson in The Australian (16/7/2007, p.32). Read the rest of this entry »

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525 watt solar tracking system pumps water from bore 49 metres deep and delivers it uphill in a 110 metre vertical lift at 800 litres per hour

Posted by gmarkets on 5 October, 2007

When Goomburra district beef cattle producer Syd Telford glances at the sun wending its way across the Darling Downs skies he can rest assured it’s working for him to provide a reliable supply of stock water, according to Queensland Country Life (19/7/2007, p. 28). Read the rest of this entry »

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Air New Zealand partners with Boeing, Rolls-Royce to test biofuel blend in 747

Posted by gmarkets on 5 October, 2007

Air New Zealand would start ground-breaking aircraft testing of biofuels as early as next year and believed the technology could become commercially viable for airlines sooner than expected, wrote aviation writer Steve Creedy in The Australian (29/9/2007, p.35). Read the rest of this entry »

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