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  1. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Mining giants may dump dredging waste onshore, not on Barrier Reef

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:18pm by Reuters

    ... yesterday. Environment Minister Greg Hunt said there was an "emerging option" that could see the consortium- comprising India's Adani Group and Australia's North Queensland Bulk ... of coal to exacerbate climate change remain," Greens' environment spokesman Larissa Waters said. Activist group Greenpeace "cautiously welcomed" the "good news". ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1583874/mining-giants-may-dump-dredging-waste-onshore-not-barrier-reef
  2. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Unesco rejects move to revoke Tasmanian World Heritage status

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 09:36pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Bid to delist World Heritage forests rejected Environment groups yesterday hailed Unesco's decision to reject the Australian government's bid ... statement, the Australian Conservation Foundation, the Wilderness Society, Environment Tasmania and the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre said it was a win for common sense. "The World Heritage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539700/unesco-rejects-move-revoke-tasmanian-world-heritage-status
  3. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia will manage less than third of its pledged carbon cuts, report says

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 02:37pm by Reuters in Sydney

    ... it commences in July, with the government facing a shortfall of over 300 million tonnes,” Reputex said. Environment Minister Greg Hunt was not immediately available for comment, but responded ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1530742/australia-will-manage-less-third-its-pledged-carbon-cuts-report-says
  4. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australians examine new leads for links to missing Malaysian Airlines jet

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 12:20pm by Associated Press in Sydney

    ... was triple-checking their calculations just to be sure. In another new lead in the search the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), which is leading the search at the request of the Malaysian government, ... authorities. The Joint Agency Co-ordination Centre, which is heading up the search effort, said the Australian Transport Safety Bureau has looked at the research and is discussing it with the Curtin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1525149/australians-examine-underwater-sound-links-missing-malaysia-airlines-jet
  5. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Unesco criticises Australia’s decision to allow dredging of Great Barrier Reef

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 09:07pm by GDN

    ... by the federal environment minister, Greg Hunt, that the dredging proposals met a tough requirement for water quality was called into doubt by the Unesco report. The report went on to recommend the reef for consideration on the list of "world heritage in danger" sites next year, "in the absence of substantial progress on the key issues addressed above". The Queensland environment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1502710/unesco-criticises-australias-decision-allow-dredging-great-barrier-reef
  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Dengue outbreak at Australia's Pacific island refugee detention centre sparks fresh concerns

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 12:30pm by Reuters in Sydney

    ... system. “The government can’t control these types of outbreaks in the harsh detention camp environment. With seven families to a tent, it’s impossible to keep children safe from the disease,” she ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1485859/dengue-outbreak-australias-pacific-island-refugee-detention-centre-sparks
  7. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    No casualties as cyclone slams into Queensland coast, but alerts remain

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 01:33pm by AFP

    ... expected far worse. "They were talking about a category five at one stage, so I thought there would have been a lot more damage," she said. The bureau's Ken Kato said Ita could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1478256/australia-avoids-worst-cyclone-ita-more-wind-rain-due
  8. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia to prevent ‘Gravity’ space crash with lasers

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 04:31pm by AFP

    ... by George Clooney and Sandra Bullock are left drifting in the void after a collision between satellite debris and their spacecraft. Later this year the new Space Environment Management Co-operative ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1442650/australia-prevent-gravity-space-crash-lasers
  9. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia probes detention of asylum-seeker children

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 01:25pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... of movement, many of whom are spending important developmental years of their lives living behind wire in highly stressful environments,” said Triggs. The inquiry will examine whether Australia ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1419845/australia-probes-detention-asylum-seeker-children
  10. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Perth bush fire destroys 40 homes

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 11:42pm by AFP

    ... temperatures are going to reach into the 40s for quite a number of days in a row,” a bureau of meteorology spokesman said. Some swimming pools, shopping centres and public libraries will offer extended ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1404722/perth-bush-fire-destroys-40-homes

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