Archive | August 13, 2009

About a Clump of Ancient Black Oaks: Helen Mahr

IN the Sierra Nevada, there are Whitebark Pines, Pinus albicaulis, thought to be thousands of years old now growing at an altitude where seedlings can’t survive winter. So, they reproduce from suckers. Larry Fields told us the story earlier this week. On the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, there are Black Oaks, Allocasuarina cristata, also growing […]

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Vested Interests in Emissions Trading

I believe corporations are just as bad as government in selling out on green issues. Most companies in the Fortune 500 have jumped on the climate change bandwagon. And there are lots of groups out there that will gain from carbon trading if it becomes a reality, so they have a vested interest in it […]

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Senate Rejects Cap n Trade

AUSTRALIA’S Senate rejected the government’s climate-change legislation, forcing Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to amend the bill or call an early election. Senators voted 42 to 30 against the law, which included plans for a carbon trading system similar to one used in Europe. Australia, the world’s biggest coal exporter, was proposing to reduce greenhouse gases […]

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