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Environment Victoria sets test for government pledge to be ‘climate leader’

Minister for Environment Lisa  Neville says decarbonisation is key component of government’s climate review…work with different groups to set policy direction. Emission limits for coal power plants to see them phased-out over time. Strengthened climate change laws, including giving EPA powers to regulate greenhouse gases. Programs … Continue reading

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New year. New government. Fresh start?

After 4 years anti environment state government, Victoria now has a chance to step back into 21st century. ALP government has made welcome initial announcements on environment…<but, as> yet we don’t know full climate and environmental agenda… Please let Premier Daniel Andrews know that … Continue reading

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Budget(not) for climate change

Nearest category to Climate Change listed is Environment, which leads to : Investment in renewables has been slashed with the abolition of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, which was set up to drive research and investment. This will save the Government … Continue reading

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Is UK becoming as bad as Canada or Australia?

Latest in de-regulations for benefit of crazy fracking cowboys, causes concern that UK could become as reckless as Australia or Canada. In fact, it’s an invasion of not so large, cowboy companies from Australia leading the drilling for shale gas … Continue reading

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UnEnvironment Minister

“unEnvironment” Minister looks like a more appropriate title for Greg Hunt, with latest news being “Murray-Darling taken off endangered listing to cut ‘green tape’  Adam Bandt, described the removal of listings as “a sneak attack on the environment and the health … Continue reading

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Paradise lost: Australia’s heritage jewels under threat

At this time of year, our politicians consider that nobody’s paying attention, so they can get rid of “dirty laundry” avoiding outcry, especially if it distracts from repealing carbon tax, reducing debt and stopping the boats. News today approving Port … Continue reading

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We need a carbon deal on rainforests, and we have one

Conserving tropical rainforests is the single greatest thing we can do to reduce carbon emissions, according to shadow environment minister Greg Hunt. But we already have a global deal on tropical rainforests. Update about written off $100M from Mr Howard to … Continue reading

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Ecuador Ditches Plan To Protect Amazon From Oil Drilling

Six years ago, President Correa made the international community an offer: come up with half of the $7.2 billion value of a 4,000 square mile section of the Amazon jungle and Ecuador would refrain from drilling for oil….Last year, Ecuador … Continue reading

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World Bank President On Climate Crisis: ‘If No Action Soon, Future Will Become Bleak’

If the World Bank is so concerned then it’s surely time to write, phone and hustle our politicians. >read more news story> >get World bank report> PS from news story comments : How about an international moratorium on all new fossil … Continue reading

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Early Christmas present for little penguins

Early Christmas present for little penguins From Germany, 40,000 knitted jumpers for penguins received at Phillip Island Nature Park, for rescue purposes in case of another oil spill

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