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WA: Rainfall around much of the state’s agricultural area in July improves rural confidence; farmers optimistic of higher incomes after a dull year

Posted by waterweek on 21 September 2007

Rural confidence had improved slightly in WA, following rainfall around much of the state’s agricultural area in July and strong commodity prices positively impacting farmers’ confidence levels with improvement in wheat prices and relatively strong wool prices, reported Farm Weekly, (30/08/2007, p.23).

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Not enough study of environment, water and energy in top scientific institutes: Australian Research Council

Posted by waterweek on 19 September 2007

Australia’s peak research funding body wanted more scientists to apply for grants to study climate change issues, reported The Courier Mail (15/9/2007, p. 34).

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Australia’s big plan: huge greenhouse credits from CO2 dumps and stopping forest-clearing in Asia

Posted by waterweek on 19 September 2007

APEC economies accounted for over half of the world’s energy use, economic output and greenhouse gas emissions and over a third of the world’s population, says the report Energy Security, Clean Technology Development and Climate Change: addressing the future challenges in APEC, released by ABARE Executive Director Phillip Glyde on 10 September 2007.

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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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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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