Archive | December 28, 2007

Newmont Wins Civil Suit in Jakarta, Rick Ness Retires

The mining thread at this blog has been dominated by the Buyat Bay saga; the alleged deliberate pollution of the bay, fishing village and its fringing coral reef in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, by US mining giant Newmont and in particular its Indonesian boss Richard Ness. I attended the verdict in the criminal trial of Mr […]

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Monaro Farmer Seeks Compensation for Carbon Sink

In the Federal Court of Australia in Sydney on Thursday 20th December 2007, the Court rejected the Commonwealth’s application to strike out a Statement of Claim entered into the Court by Monaro District farmer Mr Peter Spencer. Mr Spencer has claimed that Intergovernmental Agreements between the Commonwealth and the States and Territories, along with the […]

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Privet Hawk Moth

Not all is bad! We can rejoice in the grandeur of nature … in a multitude of expressions. The Privet Hawk Moth, for example, blends magnificently with its environment. Happy New Year to you all. Hope to see you in the ancient rainforests of the Daintree, or in the not too distant future, at […]

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More Broken Panes in the Greenhouse

Apologies for my lack of blogging activity of late – I’ve had a busy Christmas period on both the work and home fronts. Some friends even managed to hold a pre-Chrsitmas BBQ on 22nd December – no, not a result of global warming in the UK, just a cool, pleasant evening and the heat from […]

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