Saturday 07 March 2015

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NSW govt’s CSG plans questioned by inquiry

A parliamentary inquiry into increased Coal Seam Gas (CSG) mining in New South Wales has concluded that such a move would not keep the state’s gas prices down. Shooters and Fishers Party MP Robert Borsak and the Australian Greens Party’s …

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Obama veto puts Keystone XL pipeline in limbo

True to his promise the United States’ President Barack Obama has swiftly vetoed a Republican bill approving the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, leaving the long-debated project in

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Report: climate change means massive WA bushfires

Australia’s Climate Council has warned in a new report that climate change means long-burning massive bushfires will become the new normal in the state of Western Australia. The council’s


Report: ban coal projects in NSW’s Hunter region

A new report, released today by a coalition of health organisations, has called for a ban on all new coal projects in the Hunter Valley region of Australia’s


Ecologist: state of scientific endeavour a worry

The state of scientific endeavour in Australia is a concern according to one of the nation's most respected ecologists. Dr Alec Costin, 89, had a distinguished career working mostly


UN envoy urges India: invest in cities, renewable energy

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, Michael Bloomberg, has welcomed India’s efforts to confront climate change and said the country was incredibly well


Scientists warn over Queensland CSG plans

Leading Australian scientific experts have warned of significant scientific uncertainties arising from a massive coal seam gas (CSG) expansion proposal in the northern state of Queensland. A report from


CCA wants submissions on Aust emissions target

Australia’s Climate Change Authority is seeking submissions from those who are interested for its review of the country’s emissions reduction targets and they need to be submitted


Lib-Nat govt looks to backdating deal to resolve RET impasse

The conservative Liberal-National government appears to be moving towards granting backdated exemptions to Australia’s aluminium industry as part of a plan to resolve the future of the Renewable


Scientists: swamps ‘great potential’ to store carbon

According to new modelling by scientists from Deakin University in the southern Australian state of Victoria wetlands and swamps could be much more effect in storing carbon emissions

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