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Dirt flies as Nationals fight to hold on to mining-rich electorate of Dawson, Qld

Posted by gmarkets on 4 October, 2007

According to Lachlan Heywood in The Courier Mail (26/9/2007, p.11), Queensland coal miners were unwillingly funding a climate-change campaign managed by a close friend and former adviser to Greens leader Bob Brown. Read the rest of this entry »

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South Australia: number of days over 35C in the state will more than double in six decades

Posted by gmarkets on 4 October, 2007

According to science reporter Clare Peddie, deadly heatwaves will become twice as common in South Austrtalia by 2070, according to a comprehensive climate report that predicts higher temperatures will threaten water supplies, infrastructure and lives, The Advertiser (3/10/2007, p.1) Read the rest of this entry »

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Artificial photosynthesis, which does not require direct sunlight: Defence Dept to replace lithium batteries

Posted by gmarkets on 4 October, 2007

Soldiers could soon be recharging their radios, sensors and night vision goggles with high-tech solar panels as the army sought an edge on the battlefield by reducing its reliance on disposable batteries, wrote Paul Bibby in The Sydney Morning Herald (25/9/2007, p.5). Read the rest of this entry »

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Australia joins US-initiated Global Nuclear Energy Partnership at a meeting in Vienna on 16 Sep: plans to build build nuclear reactors

Posted by gmarkets on 4 October, 2007

Mark Bishop, Senator for Western Australia, Shadow Minister for Defence, Australian Labor Party, Commonwealth Senate, 18 September 2007 asked if “Australia to joining a group that will see nuclear fuel leased to countries, then returned to fuel suppliers for reprocessing and then potentially stored in other members’ countries?.. after the Liberal Party Federal Council, in June this year, overwhelmingly voted in support of establishing a nuclear waste dump in Australia to take spent fuel from other countries?”. Read the rest of this entry »

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This year’s La Nina unlikely to produce hoped-for substantial rain: grim news for Vic farmers

Posted by gmarkets on 4 October, 2007

This year’s La Nina was not likely to produce the substantial rain that Australians hoped for, reported The Age (13/9/2007, p.5). Read the rest of this entry »

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Tropical feed-grasses outperform other forage crops: more forage, less soil erosion

Posted by gmarkets on 4 October, 2007

Tropical grasses were almost certain to play an increased role in grazing systems, reported The Land (26/7/2007, p.15). Read the rest of this entry »

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One of 33 Bills rushed-through: Barnaby Joyce’s “Birdsville amendment” to section 46 of the Trade Practices Act, too vague on “substantial share of a market”

Posted by gmarkets on 4 October, 2007

The introduction of Barnaby Joyce’s “Birdsville amendment” to section 46 of the Trade Practices Act introduced a new threshold concept in relation to predatory pricing — the notion of companies with a “substantial share of a market” reported The Australian Financial Review, (17/9/2007, p. 71) Read the rest of this entry »

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Clear the decks: Greens outrage as Coalition and Labor combine in Senate majority to pass 33 Bills in three days

Posted by gmarkets on 4 October, 2007

The role of the Senate as house of review was lost under last week’s rush, said Senator Bob Brown (Tasmania—Leader of the Australian Greens). Read the rest of this entry »

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Murray Darling Dust Bowl Report: failure of winter and spring rainfall: no water for Sunraysia, near Euston (NSW) and Robinvale (Victoria)

Posted by gmarkets on 4 October, 2007

Water flowing to Adelaide was so sparse and salted that is was technically unusable. “Very high salinities of around 13 000 EC continue to be recorded in the Goolwa channel upstream of the Goolwa Barrage”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Origin Energy’s total greenhouse gas emission in 2005 to 2006 was 2 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent; will not report generating and transmission for 3 years

Posted by gmarkets on 4 October, 2007

Peter Haenke, Origin Energy’s carbon project manager said Origin Energy’s total greenhouse gas emissions in 2005 to 2006 was 2 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent. The company has not to date reported its energy usage, reported The Australian Financial Review (19/9/2007, p.6). Read the rest of this entry »

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