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  1. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    South Africa mulls legal trade in rhino horns in bid to defeat poaching

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 10:44pm by AFP

    ... The warning comes as thousands of delegates attend this week's World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia, to lay out a global agenda for protected areas over the next 10 years. The Unep, citing ...

  2. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Australian plan to protect Great Barrier reef inadequate, scientists say

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 10:03pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Ports moratorium 'won't restore' barrier reef Australia's plans to protect the Great Barrier Reef are inadequate, short-sighted and will not prevent its decline, the country's pre-eminent grouping of natural scientists said yesterday. The draft plan, released for consultation last month, was supposed to allay concerns about ...

  3. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Global warming has doubled risk of harsh winters in Eurasia

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 10:43pm by GDN

    ... it is putting more energy into the climate system, which drives more frequent extreme events. Deadly heat waves in Europe and Australia have already been shown to be many times more likely because ...

  4. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Australia creates world’s largest marine reserves

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 03:40pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australia on Friday created the world’s largest network of marine reserves, protecting a huge swathe of ocean despite claims it will devastate the fishing ... Burke said of 80,000 submissions received, the vast majority supported the proposal. “There are very few countries in the world that are as responsible for as much of the ocean as Australia is. ...

  5. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Australia heatwave part of global trend, says IPCC chief

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:26pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australia’s extreme summer heatwave, which caused devastating bushfires and saw temperature forecasts go off the scale, is part of a global warming trend, ... no doubt, but I also have a high opinion of human wisdom that I think at some stage we will bring about change.” Australia has experienced extreme summer heat, increasing the dangers from scores ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - ENVIRONMENT

    Book review: The Collapse of Civilisation, by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:15pm by David Wilson

    ... massive floods in Australia affected more than 250,000 people. In 2012, which became known in the United States as the 'year without a winter', winter temperature records, including ...

  7. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    US joins island nations in creating vast Pacific Ocean sanctuary

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 09:54pm by AFP

    ... "I've witnessed environmental devastation first hand," DiCaprio said, recalling two dives he made some 18 years apart at the coral reef in Australia. "What once had looked like ...

  8. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Great Barrier Reef's future in danger, scientists warn

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 01:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney and Wellington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Report says effects of climate change will cause irreversible damage unless immediate measures taken Time is running out for Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, ... and will be the focus of Australia’s Earth Hour – a global campaign that encourages individuals and organisations to switch off their lights for one hour on April 29 for climate change. The report comes ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Australian minister Tony Burke will pitch Antarctic ice plan in Beijing

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Australia sends minister to break ice with China Australia wants to help the Chinese government turn its water into cash, and join forces with Beijing to find ... Chen Lei, to talk about the precious resource. Part of that includes sharing the experiences of Australia, where water supplies in the Murray-Darling Basin- known as the country's food ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Enforcement seen as key in China’s new environmental markets

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 04:03pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... generators to import more low-sulphur coal from Australia and Southeast Asia, said Deborah Seligsohn, a China energy and environment expert at the University of California at San Diego, besides ...




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