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SA bushfire season to start one month early, 15 October in some areas

Posted by waterweek on 5 October 2007

On 2 October, South Australian Emergency Services Minister, Cannel Zollo, and CFS chief officer Euan Ferguson announced the fire season would start on 15 October in some districts, reported The Advertiser (3/10/2007, p.3). Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted in australia, Emissions, Energy, Fire, South Australia, water, Water Week Vol 0414 | Leave a Comment »

Canberra may be hit by bushfires, on same scale as 2003 inferno, every eight years by 2050, says CSIRO climate-change study

Posted by waterweek on 3 October 2007

Canberra could be hit by catastrophic bushfires on the same scale as the 2003 inferno every eight years by 2050, according to a new study on the impacts of climate change, reported The Canberra Times (27/9/2007, p.3).

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Posted in ACT, Climate, Fire, Water Week Vol 0413 | Leave a Comment »

New theory explains strange events during 2003 Canberra fires: changes in pressure create shock waves, lead to explosions

Posted by waterweek on 28 September 2007

The Canberra firestorm that ravaged Australia’s capital in January 2003 surprised everyone, reported New Scientist (4/8/2007, p38).

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Not signing, but meeting, Kyoto targets: Aus takes lead in forestry GHG cuts, says Turnbull

Posted by waterweek on 18 September 2007

Australia had taken practical steps to reduce carbon emissions by deforestation initiatives and international agreements, said Malcolm Turnbull, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Liberal member for Wentworth in NSW, in the Federal House of Representatives (11/9/2007).

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Posted in Deforestation, Fire, Greenhouse Trades, Plantation forestry, Water Week Vol 0411 | Leave a Comment »

Global Initiative on Forests and Climate: $200m deposit as Aus’s initial contribution

Posted by waterweek on 18 September 2007

The Australian Government had taken significant practical and international steps towards emissions-reduction, including at the recent APEC meeting, said Greg Hunt, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Liberal member for Flinders in Victoria, in the Federal House of Representatives (11/9/2007).

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Posted in Deforestation, Fire, Greenhouse Trades, Policy, Water Week Vol 0411 | Leave a Comment »