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This Sunday marks a year since Tony Abbott was elected. The prime minister is riding low in the opinion polls as the least popular prime minister in twenty five years, with a net dissatisfaction rating of minus 19.
There's little doubt ...
On Tuesday a prominent group of conservation scientists condemned the Australian government's recent moves to eliminate protection
s for native ecosystems, cut research funding, backtrack on commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and step ...
The UN has rejected a proposal from the Australian government to revoke the special protection
afforded to 74,000 hectares of Tasmania
n rainforest, in order to allow logging operations in the region to resume.
The controversial request ...
The Abbott government has reacted defiantly to a stinging UN rebuke to its plan to remove world heritage protection
, claiming the rejection will result in job losses in the state.
Unesco’s world heritage committee ...
The United Nations has unanimously rejected an Australian proposal to revoke the heritage status of 74,000 hectares (183,000 acres) of Tasmania
's rainforest and enable them to be reopened to logging.
Added to the World Heritage List in ...
Unesco has unanimously rejected a “feeble” Australian government bid to reopen 74,000 hectares of Tasmania
’s world heritage area to logging.
At its annual meeting in Doha, the Unesco World Heritage Committee said the Australian ...
The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has begun its annual meeting in Qatar, where a decision will be made on the Federal Government's application to have 74,000 hectares of Tasmania
The committee, meeting in Doha, is ...
Much of Dr. Corey Bradshaw's work has a singular aim: to keep primary habitats and functioning ecosystems intact. According to Bradshaw, the existing system of carbon trading rules needs to be changed so that primary forest
s are given a higher ...
The Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was only elected in September 2013, but already has a rapidly growing list of broken promises and inconsistent decisions regarding public funding support for private industry and non-profit ...
The Coalition has pledged to lead the G20 in a new global rainforest protection
strategy – despite committing itself to taking the unusual step of removing a world heritage listing for parts of Tasmania
Greg Hunt, the ...
80 percent of the rainforests in Malaysian Borneo have been heavily impacted by logging, finds a comprehensive study that offers the first assessment of the spread of industrial logging and logging roads across areas that were considered some of ...
Almost 200,000 hectares of Tasmania
's old growth forest
have been world heritage listed, bringing hope that a three-decade fight between environmentalists, politicians and loggers is over.
The World Heritage Committee has extended the ...
A Malaysian state minister Friday said the government would not push ahead with building a dozen new dams on Borneo island, acknowledging they have caused outrage from local tribes and environmentalists.
The proposals sparked fears that ...
BIG tracts of Tasmania
n native forest
now have legal protection
from logging in the tortuous process aimed at ending the state's generation-long forest
Federal and state governments yesterday said the conservation agreement, ...
A PEACE deal between Tasmania
ry industry and environmental lobby has been secured by a $274 million government package, raising hopes the long-running conflict is near an end.
The deal hammered out at the weekend by the Prime ...
PEACE is closer to being secured in the decades-long fight over Tasmania
s after a $274 million government package aimed at ending most logging of native forest
s was agreed on at the weekend.
But while the deal hammered out ...
One of Australia's finest national parks, the Tarkine National Park is currently struggling to fend off various threats from mining companies it has been announced in a press release by The Tarkine National Coalition.
The Tarkine is one ...
A compromise has kept the Tasmania
peace process alive but it is still causing divisions among green groups, with state and federal Greens leaders among those seemingly at odds. An agreed moratorium on the logging of forest
s of high ...
ry and pulp giant Gunns Limited has long been a favourite pastime for many Tasmania
ns, as any observer of car bumper stickers knows.
"Gunns -- dangerous in the wrong hands," reads one. "I no longer shop at Gunns," proclaims ...
'S timber industry has agreed to phase out native forest
The decision would pave the way for a historic deal that promises to end 30 years of conflict and drive national reform.
A key barrier to the in-principle ...
Environmental groups have welcomed Gunns' announcement that it will stop using native forest
for its pulp production to "end the forest
Gunns chief executive Greg L'Estrange told the Forest
Industry Development Conference in ...
n Timber Giant Retreats from Old Growth Logging Environment News Service (ENS)
Tasmanian Timber Giant Retreats from Old Growth Logging
MELBOURNE, Australia, September 10, 2010 (ENS) - Australian environmental groups ...
LESS rainfall and rising global temperatures are damaging one of the world's best guardians against climate change: trees.
A global study, published in the journal Science, shows that the amount of carbon dioxide being soaked up by the ...
This is by no means a new battle: in fact, Tasmania
n industrial forest
ers and environmentalists have been fighting over the issue of clearcutting the island’s forest
s for decades. The battle--some would probably prefer 'war'--is over nothing less ...
More than 10,000 people have joined a mass letter campaign, calling on Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to save native forest
The Wilderness Society has submitted the letters, which included giant signed tree banners, to the GPO in Brisbane's ...