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Cherry Growers Production falls 40 per cent from the start of the decade; Lack of natural rainfall cripples industry

Posted by gmarkets on 8 October, 2007

According to John Stapleton and Asa Wahlquist, it’s cherry blossom time, and the stone fruit orchards of Australia are thick with the smell of flowers and the buzz of insects drifting in the warm spring air, reported The Australian (1/10/2007, p.6). Read the rest of this entry »

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Tas police support democratic right to protest, but not when ‘extreme antics’ expose officers to unreasonable risks, says Commissioner

Posted by gmarkets on 8 October, 2007

Tasmania Police could not support people’s democratic right to protest lawfully in any form in all circumstances, wrote Richard McCreadie, Commissioner of Police, in The Mercury (2/10/2007, p.15). Read the rest of this entry »

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Rising sea levels in Asia poses big future-challenge for Aus: mass migration of enviro refugees

Posted by gmarkets on 8 October, 2007

Rising sea levels posed far wider challenges to regional security than the survival of small island states in the Western Pacific, wrote Bryan Furnass in The Canberra Times (3/10/2007, p.13). Read the rest of this entry »

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National Health Security Bill 2007 promotes improved health surveillance, information sharing and control of biological agents: MP

Posted by gmarkets on 8 October, 2007

The National Health Security Bill 2007 had a two-fold purpose, MP Nicola Roxon said in the Commonwealth House of Representatives on 20 September 2007. 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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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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