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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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Major Players: Russia, China And India Entering 2013 …

  • December 31st, 2012
  • Posted by 7thmin

moscow.jpgAmong major players of the century, the outlook for Russia shows mixed economic prospects, more nationalistic position-taking, and “strong government” – as President Vladimir Putin flexes into his new, six-year term of office. … Read More »

Scaled-down Climate Change Deal At Doha; New Accord To Follow …

  • December 10th, 2012
  • Posted by EUEditor

eu-industry-scape10.jpgThe world climate change conference at Doha ended on Saturday (8.12.12) with Australia and the European Union forming a rump on industrialised countries renewing the Kyoto agreement – but with a schedule for a renewed process. … Read More »

Economic Miracle – Bad Omen For Animals …

  • November 26th, 2012
  • Posted by 7thmin

shark-white-tip.jpegThe European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly to tighten its laws against shark-finning for the Asian trade – cutting off the fins of sharks while alive, and dumping the rest of the body in the sea.
bears-wspa.jpg  tiger-wwf2.jpg  rhinoceros.jpg  edlephants-wwf.jpg The incident renews attention to a by-product of the “Asian Century”: exponential economic growth in China and other countries of its region has put up incomes, and exacerbated demand for very rare, often bizarre animal products.

It has conservation agencies very alarmed about threats, to extinction, of species including sharks, tigers and elephants, as well as issues of gross cruelty — as in the case of caged bears. … Read More »

  • November 14th, 2011
  • Posted by 7thmin

remembrance-day-party.jpgClose to a century since Armageddon, the out-break of the First World War – product of a hoax-diplomatic muddle, industrialisation of weaponry,  gross callousness and ineptitude in command of troops  – commemorations continue strongly, and globally each 11th November.


Reiterating the record:-  The tragedy relented with the signing of an armistice at 11 am on 11 November 1918; the outcome so sour to the losers, demagoguery would triumph, and a new round of hostilities would commence after just 20 years, this time fully extending the horror to civilian populations – ending in the nuclear attacks on Japan. … Read More »

Sports: Two Victories

  • August 16th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

england-cricket-team-2011.jpegTwo victories of note from the weekend’s sports: England takes the Number One spot in Cricket, after a long absence from the very top; and Australia’s Casey Stoner looks very secure in his lead, in the MotoGP. … Read More »

Week Of Warfare In Libya

  • March 22nd, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

military-aircraftorg.jpegThe weekend rush to protect civilians under attack from the Gaddafi regime’s army in Libya has moved on to full air supremacy and a warfare of words about what happens next. … Read More »

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