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Ending 2013. World Action on Environment: EU steps up; Australia steps back …

  • December 30th, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

Climate globe ANUGatherings in Warsaw and Colombo kept the international community’s focus  on anxiety about climate change and sustainability, at the year’s end, though the Australians started to march out of step.

Actions on the home front in Australia show clear trends in a ‘non-environmentalist’ direction.

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2012 Ends; What Now?

  • December 30th, 2012
  • Posted by 7thmin

earth-nasa.jpgOPINION: The closing stages of 2012 showed all indications for “more of the same” in the year to come: in times of burgeoning human ingenuity, knowledge and productivity, it is a world grappling with the economics of human survival, and threats to survival of the planet itself. … Read More »

EU and Australia Agree On Climate Change Action …

  • July 15th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

hedegaard-connie1.jpg energy.jpgThe European Union has sent a message supporting the Australian government’s climate change program, announced 10.7.11.

”Congratulations to Australia for its commitment to pricing carbon emissions and introducing a domestic cap-and-trade scheme from July 2015”, said Connie Hedegaard, the European Commissioner for Climate Action (picture). … Read More »

Climate Changing For Real – The Public

  • June 5th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

crowd-flickr.jpgOpinion polls of the last week have shown up public conviction in Australia that changing climate is a reality to be tackled, making  much debate about it somewhat academic.

The statistics reflect a similar state of opinion in Europe, though not so in the United States. … Read More »

One Week, Not Too Much To Celebrate

  • April 15th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

gagarin-helmeted.jpgFifty years after a man first went into space, science was battling with the danger of a busted nuclear plant; thoughts of terror still lurked in Northern Ireland; bans were imposed on burkas, and the country of Iran; accusations followed in the awful aftermath of the subway bombing in Minsk, and one of London’s most egregiously intrusive tabloid newspapers, has had to say “sorry”.

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Human Development: Better – With Blindspots …

  • November 5th, 2010
  • Posted by EUEditor

australia-beach.jpg norway-oil.jpg

The lucky countries Norway and Australia have headed the rankings in this year’s United Nations quality of life measure – the 20th anniversary Human Development index.

Designed to show “real wealth” the measure puts together variables of wellbeing, taking in incomes, health or education, reaching to employment and life expectancy. … Read More »

Putin Event Marks A Date For EUAustralia …

  • October 26th, 2007
  • Posted by 7thmin

ec-parrot-site.jpgThe convening of a summit in Portugal this month (26.10.07) among European leaders and the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, marks an anniversary for this news service – EUAustralia Online. … Read More »

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