The National Greenhouse Accounts and Land Clearing: Do the numbers stack up? by Andrew Macintosh, at The Australia Institute, published January 2007. Australia’s capacity to meet its Kyoto target is contingent on a reduction in emissions from land … [Read more...] about Counting Trees in Australia for Greenhouse Accounting
While groups like the Wilderness Society run advertisements suggesting that in western Queensland and New South Wales broadscale tree clearing is a major environmental threat, many local landholders argue the problem is quite different. They claim … [Read more...] about Under Threat in Australia, Grassland Birds?
Hi Jennifer, The former Premier of NSW, Bob Carr, has made the following claim in a Daily Telegraph Editorial: “ONE of my first acts as premier in 1995 was to introduce controls on the clearing of native vegetation. It was controversial and it … [Read more...] about How Many Trees Did Bob Carr Really Save? A Note from Cinders
Hello Jennifer, I recently did a google search on 'biochar', this would be a useful way to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and at the same time improve soils. It could be used on woody weeds, crop residue or any other organic … [Read more...] about Biochar (Part 1)
Nyngan farmer Anthony Gibson, spokesperson for the NSW Regional Community Survival Group, has warned government officials and the public to be aware of Dr Barry Traill’s limited scientific credentials on the ecology of woody weeds. Following is the … [Read more...] about Publish or Perish: A Note from Anthony Gibson
I have just received the following note: "Over 200 farmers in western NSW today blockaded state government officials from entering the Cobar property of Kevin and Gwen Mitchell, who are the latest victims of a radical green campaign that will force … [Read more...] about 200 Farmers Block Government Officials From Entering Cobar Property