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Rudd Opposition may hold key to success of US-India nuclear agreement

Posted by gmarkets on 12 October, 2007

Nothing was more important in India at the moment than its nuclear co-operation deal with the United States, wrote Greg Sheridan in The Australian (29/9/2007, p. 27).

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Fledgling Climate Change Coalition runs high-profile candidates from industry and science in WA, NSW

Posted by gmarkets on 11 October, 2007

A former BHP Billiton executive would run for the fledgling Climate Change Coalition (CCC) on the West Australian Senate ticket, bolstering the profile of a party aiming to capitalise on growing concern about global warming, reported The Australian Financial Review (10/10/2007, p.4). Read the rest of this entry »

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Eco-Carbons to convert cereal-grain ‘seconds’, husks, fruit stones, nut shells, even straw, into renewable energy

Posted by gmarkets on 11 October, 2007

A pilot factory based in Gunnedah, NSW, and perhaps a second unit in Toowoomba, Queensland, could spearhead the emergence of an industrial process able to turn farm wastes into charcoal beads, providing a new source of renewable energy, wrote Graham Fuller in Queensland Country Life (4/10/2007, p.23). Read the rest of this entry »

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Tough going in Australian courts for environmental campaigners: judges take limited view of scope for review of administrative decisions

Posted by gmarkets on 11 October, 2007

According to Marcus Priest, in Australia climate change litigation had been limited to planning matters and there had been no nuisance or negligence claims, reported The Australian Financial Review (5/10/2007, p. 59). Read the rest of this entry »

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152 Acts (States) versus 19 Acts (Commonwealth) since 1986: Australian constitution leaves the States with the major responsibility for environmental law

Posted by gmarkets on 11 October, 2007

In the past 20 years, environmental legislation had become increasingly complex and there was an ever increasing number of environmental laws at all levels of government, according to a NSW Business Chamber study into the effect of environmental law on business. Read the rest of this entry »

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WA landowners face charges for alleged illegal land clearing of more than 470ha of bush

Posted by gmarkets on 11 October, 2007

Three Western Australian landowners faced charges for alleged illegal land clear­ing of more than 470ha of bush, reported Farm Weekly, (27/9/2007, p.15). Read the rest of this entry »

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Canadian farmers paid for not tilling soil; not yet possible in Australia since no mechanism for non-permanent carbon trading

Posted by gmarkets on 11 October, 2007

Canadian farmers were starting to be rewarded for providing environmental services to the world. The Chicago Climate Exchange was paying no-till farmers for the carbon they stored in the soil as a result of the cropping management they employed, reported Farm Weekly (20/9/2007, p.29). Read the rest of this entry »

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UNEP sponsors talks on including ecosystem services in “avoided deforestation” regime; aims to establish avoided deforestation as part of voluntary and regulated markets for CO2 dumps

Posted by gmarkets on 11 October, 2007

Deforestation accounted for 20 to 25 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions and was a primary cause of biodiversity loss world wide, according to the Ad Hoc Open-Ended Working Group on Review of Implementation of the Convention at its Second Meeting, 9-13 July 2007, in Paris, France, which was devoted to developing International Payments for Ecosystem Services (IPES). Read the rest of this entry »

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South Australia’s Marine Parks Bill leaves large numbers of marine environment users unsatisfied with consultation about and purpose of Bill, Lib MLC says

Posted by gmarkets on 11 October, 2007

The former Liberal government initiated discussions to form marine parks in South Australia in 1995, with the intention of introducing legislation to meet international and national marine conservation standards at that time and into the future, said Liberal MLC Caroline Schaefer in South Australia’s Legislative on 11 September 2007. Read the rest of this entry »

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SA Development (Regulated Trees) Amendment Bill: Ridgway’s concerns include as yet undrafted regulations, urban trees fund and make-good orders

Posted by gmarkets on 11 October, 2007

Regarding the Development (Regulated Trees) Amendment Bill, David Ridgway MP (Leader of the Opposition) said the Liberal Party did not support the bill in its present form, although he had not yet seen a number of its amendments. Read the rest of this entry »

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