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23/6/2014
The UNESCO World Heritage Committee today unanimously rejected a controversial proposal by the Australian government to strip 74,000 hectares of temperate rainforest from a World Heritage Site in Tasmania. In an embarrassing setback for the ...   
16/6/2014
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 Tasmanian forests delisted. The committee, meeting in Doha, is ...   
13/6/2014
Thousands of Australians rallied Saturday against the proposed logging of protected forests in rugged Tasmania ahead of a UNESCO World Heritage meeting where the issue will be discussed. The conservative government has asked UNESCO to ...   
12/6/2014
Imagine the uproar if the Grand Canyon was dug up for mining. The protests if the bells of Notre Dame were melted down for car parts. There are not many places in the world precious enough for World Heritage listing, so many countries ...   
3/2/2014
Last year, after decades of fighting, environmentalists and the forestry industry reached a landmark agreement that added 170,000 hectares of old-growth forest in Tasmania as a part of a World Heritage Site. But less than a year later and that ...   
24/6/2013
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 ...   
7/3/2013
A bushfire has forced an environmental campaigner from the top of a tree following a 457-day vigil to block logging of a stand of old-growth forest in Australia. Miranda Gibson, 31, has been perched 60 meters of an ancient gum tree in ...   
13/1/2012
BIG tracts of Tasmanian native forest now have legal protection from logging in the tortuous process aimed at ending the state's generation-long forests dispute. Federal and state governments yesterday said the conservation agreement, ...   
25/7/2011
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 ...   
24/7/2011
PEACE is closer to being secured in the decades-long fight over Tasmanian forests 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 ...   
10/9/2010
Tasmanian 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 ...   
2/7/2009
This is by no means a new battle: in fact, Tasmanian 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 ...   
17/6/2009
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 ...   
21/4/2008
FOREST campaigners have halted logging in the Styx Valley this morning after staging a mock visit from Federal politicians in the Weld Valley near Huonville at the weekend. Activists from the Huon Valley Environment Centre ...   
10/12/2007
Protesters claim to have stopped logging in the Styx Valley forest in their campaign for World Heritage protection for Tasmanian forests. Up to 10 activists walked into an area known as coupe SX10F of the Styx Valley, west of ...   
24/7/2007
TASMANIA'S old growth forests will receive no greater protection under a 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 ...   
30/3/2007
ELEANOR HALL: Only yesterday the Federal Government was promising to tackle climate change by protecting forests in Indonesia. Today it's admitted that it's broken an election promise on protecting Tasmanian forests. The ...   
15/9/2004
The great debate ended on Sunday without even a muttering of "Kyoto Protocol" or "old-growth forests" - a sign that, although the environment was billed to take centre stage in this election, it has been a side issue. ...   
2/8/2004
Environment Minister Ian Campbell has accused green groups of simplifying the climate change debate by advocating Australia ratify the Kyoto Protocol and increase its mandatory renewable energy target. In an interview with The ...   
27/12/2003
Michael Field vividly remembers the day he was out and about, on the hustings somewhere, when Bob Brown's election jingle crackled across the car radio: "Go, go the Greens for government." Eleven years on, the former ...   
3/12/2000
Climate News - 3 December 2000, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
1) LEADERS ANXIOUS TO REVIVE CLIMATE TALKS (AFR, Independent, NY Times) 2) CLINTON SEEKS GLOBAL CLIMATE DEAL BY YEAR END (NY Times, Reuters) 3) CONFERENCE FAILS TO REACH ACCORD ON GLOBAL WARMING (NY Times, BBC, Washington Post, ...   

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