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The Abbott government has reacted defiantly to a stinging UN rebuke to its plan to remove world heritage protection from Tasmania
n forest, claiming the rejection will result in job losses in the state.
Unesco’s world heritage committee ...
The latest United Nations report card on the impacts of climate change predicts Australia will continue to get hotter.
Scientists believe the world is still on track to become more than two degrees Celsius warmer. (Credit: ...
The wildfires that are now threatening Sydney and other parts of New South Wales, Australia, are burning out of control, despite intensive firefighting efforts. Hundreds of homes have been destroyed by fires raging along a 190-mile (306 ...
The new parliament will have more Greens, and more parties, than ever before. It will test the patience of the press gallery which lives for the simplicity of two-party politics and the jousting of personalities above the contest of ideas for ...
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 ...
Most villages along the Baram River in Malaysia cannot count on round-the-clock electricity. Diesel generators hum at night near longhouses in the northwestern corner of the island of Borneo. Mobile and Internet coverage are almost ...
Tropical countries may face a risk of 'peak timber' as continued logging of rainforests exceeds the capacity of forests
to regenerate timber stocks and substantially increases the risk of outright clearing for agricultural and industrial ...
BIG tracts of Tasmania
forest now have legal protection from logging in the tortuous process aimed at ending the state's generation-long forests
Federal and state governments yesterday said the conservation agreement, ...
The Federal Government's commodity adviser says jobs in commercial forestry regions could be lost due to a changing climate.
The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics has released a report on the potential effects of ...
A PEACE deal between Tasmania
's forestry 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
after a $274 million government package aimed at ending most logging of native forests
was agreed on at the weekend.
But while the deal hammered out ...
Australia's Greens party, which takes the balance of power in the Senate this week, said that major hurdles remained in closed-door talks with the government on a controversial carbon price to tackle climate change and a deal could still ...
Australia forest destruction connected to local products
Some of Australia's most popular stores are driving the destruction of native forests
, according to a report by a new environmental group Markets for Change (MFC). Furniture, ...
A compromise has kept the Tasmania
n forest 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 forests
of high ...
Report: corruption in Sarawak led to widespread deforestation, violations of indigenous rights
Logging roads criss-cross Sarawak's forests
. Photo courtesy of Google Earth.
At the end of this month it will be 30 years since Abdul ...
One of the lucky ones - Nat White on his thriving Mornington Peninsula vineyard. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer
CLIMATE change has done Nat White a big favour. It has provided his boutique Mornington Peninsula vineyard with the perfect conditions ...
HATING forestry 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
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 forestry wars".
Gunns chief executive Greg L'Estrange told the Forest Industry Development Conference in ...
Environmentalists have welcomed a suggestion from Gunns' CEO that the timber company might stop logging native forests
Gunns CEO Greg L'Estrange told an industry conference in Melbourne on Thursday that loggers had lost the ...
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 ...
A forest conservation project in Tasmania
has become Australia's first Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) project to meet Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standards.The project, run by Sydney-based Redd ...
This is by no means a new battle: in fact, Tasmania
n industrial foresters and environmentalists have been fighting over the issue of clearcutting the island’s forests
for decades. The battle--some would probably prefer 'war'--is over nothing less ...
Thank you for your warm welcome. I begin by acknowledging the Ngunnawal people, the traditional owners of the land.
Gandhi once said, "The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the ...
Greens Leader Bob Brown says he will take a raft of policy ideas to tackle climate change to a meeting with senior Government ministers this week.
Senator Brown will hold talks with Climate Change Minister Penny Wong tomorrow and Prime ...