Advisors to the federal government have given a bleak outlook for the world’s carbon emissions with findings showing previous estimates to be up to twenty years off. Emerging economies such as China have caused greater concern.
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Mr. Peter Garret has been victorious in a ruling stating that he broke no laws in relation to allowing the channel deepening of Port Phillip Bay (Vic.) which opponents say will threaten marine fauna and cause irreversible damage.
The popular fast-food chain is trying to implement new ways of being environmentally sustainable. Recent suggestions include using cooking oil excess to create bio-fuels, designing new stores so as to capture more natural light and implemeting a ’scorecard’ system for its various franchises.
The Rudd government’s proposed carbon emissions taxes could mean that motorists pay up to an extra 10 cents per litre at the pump. Australian refineries are feeling the pressure of buying ‘carbon credits’, and this cost is seemingly going to be footed by the consumer.
Many of Melbourne’s icons and those of other major cities as well as countless homes are expected to switch off all unnecessary power at 8PM EST tonight. Federation Square will be hosting an ‘extravaganza’ to highlight environmental issues and the benefits of using green power.
A new emissions taskforce has been created with the sole purpose of reducing emissions created by Government buildings, infrastructure and transport and replacing them with renewable energy sources.
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has dismissed new guidelines that seals must be killed in a ‘humane manner’ as no improvement; this is echoed in a proposed EU Union ban on seal pelt imports.