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Triage: Not all endangered species worth saving says scientist: cost-efficiency decisions needed

Posted by gmarkets on 17 October, 2007

Federation fellow Hugh Pos­singham had said throwing money and other resources at those plants and animals on the edge of oblivion was bad economics, wrote Brandan O’Keefe in The Australian (10/10/2007, p. 25).

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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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Health, water and drought the election issues for farmers; only 5.1pc view climate change as important election factor, Qld poll shows

Posted by gmarkets on 11 October, 2007

A special farmer-only poll revealed they believed Kevin Rudd would be the next Prime Minister of Australia, even though most said they would vote for the Coalition, wrote Lucy Skuthorp in Queensland Country Life (4/10/2007, p.11). Read the rest of this entry »

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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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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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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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Qld proposes volumetric sub-division, underground management of CO2 and profit a prendre

Posted by gmarkets on 4 October, 2007

Final approval for commencement of CCS activities will not be given if the relevant environmental authority has not been issued from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), according to a Queensland Department of Mines and Energy report on carbon dumps. The usual native title provisions will apply.

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New lobby group emerges at Brisbane conference: ethanol needs to get much cheaper than petrol, says Biofuels Association of Australia

Posted by gmarkets on 2 October, 2007

A new lobby group emerged at the Australian Ethanol and Biodiesel Conference in Brisbane, wrote Graham Fuller in Queensland Country Life (27/9/2007, p.13).

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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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Qld Bill sets fine of $150, for the littering, of ATM receipts, food and drink packs; and two new offences, litter from vehicle, and dangerous littering

Posted by gmarkets on 25 September, 2007

In the Queensland Parliament on 4 September 2007, Rosemary Menkens Burdekin member, spoke to the Environmental Protection Amendment Bill – Second Reading. She said “those responsible for littering need to be made to be accountable for their actions and to bear the cost. This bill does place the onus squarely where it should lie: on offenders”.

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