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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 ...
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The Prime Minister is not going to risk a double dissolution on the great moral issue of our time
KEVIN Rudd ...
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 ...
Protesters claim to have stopped logging in the Styx Valley forest
campaign for World Heritage protection
Up to 10 activists walked into an area known as coupe SX10F of the Styx Valley,
west of ...
Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett faces a tough early test of his
new portfolio powers after a Federal Court decision yesterday to allow logging
in the Wielangta forest
's east coast.
Under federal law, Mr ...
DEBATE on the $2 billion pulp mill proposed by Gunns for the pristine Tamar
Valley in Tasmania
has spilled from its emotional localised base to the
mainland, where it has become a federal election issue - at least in the Sydney
seat of ...
REMARKABLY, both the Australian Government and Labor Opposition have now
realised the importance of natural forest
s to solving the global warming
problem. This is a good thing because the Kyoto Protocol is unfortunately blind
to the ...
TASMANIA'S old growth forest
s will receive no greater protection
Labor Government than they do from the Coalition.
On a visit to Tasmania
yesterday, the Opposition Leader, Kevin Rudd, vanquished
the ghost of the former ...
Rising sea levels linked with climate change are predicted to drown large
areas of mangroves that line the shores of Pacific island nations. Mangrove
forests provide shoreline protection
by reducing wave energy, they act to filter ...
The sunburnt country of sweeping plains, rugged mountains and magnificent
beaches can turn on us in an instant. Anyone who has stood in the path of a
bushfire cannot doubt the terrible beauty of nature at its worst.
But we are in ...
The great debate ended on Sunday without even a muttering of "Kyoto Protocol"
or "old-growth forest
s" - a sign that, although the environment was billed to
take centre stage in this election, it has been a side issue. ...