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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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South Australia’s Marine Parks Bill offers fees by stealth and an unfair weighting to conservation, says MLC

Posted by gmarkets on 11 October, 2007

It was safe to say that no one was happy with the Marine Parks Bill as it stood, said Liberal MLC Caroline Schaefer in South Australia’s Legislative Council on 11 September 2007. Read the rest of this entry »

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Pacific island nation of Kiribati facing acute drinking water shortages: Groundwater contamination on Kiribati’s 35 coral atolls, finds UNESCO study

Posted by gmarkets on 4 October, 2007

The small Pacific island nation of Kiribati was facing acute drinking water shortages and water pollution problems among the most critical in the world, reported The Canberra Times, (23/08/2007, p.14) quoting Australian National University water quality expert Professor Ian White. Read the rest of this entry »

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Taking the fizz out of carbon dumps: ONC in Australia plans to earn carbon credits using urea, from natural gas, as an ocean fertiliser

Posted by gmarkets on 20 September, 2007

Despite some concerns, the Ocean Nourishment Corporation in Australia was moving ahead with its plans to use urea as an ocean fertiliser, wrote Ian Jones, head of the Ocean Technology Group at the University of Sydney, Australia, and director of the ONC in New Scientist (15/9/2007, p.44). Read the rest of this entry »

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Plankton boost salvation? Credits wanted for ocean-urea-sprinkling: plot is $10 to $15 per cost per tonne of CO2 abated; cheaper than $50t cost of CO2-dumps

Posted by gmarkets on 20 September, 2007

According to Ian Jones, head of the Ocean Technology Group at the University of Sydney, Australia, and director of the Ocean Nourishment Corporation (ONC) the way to make money from carbon credits at lowest-cost was ocean-urea-sprinkling. Read the rest of this entry »

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