Asia Environment

Australia pays Indonesia $27 million to save trees

By Tue, Mar 02, 2010 10:22PM UTC

Indonesia and Australia announced a joint initiative to reduce logging and deforestation on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, part of an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions blamed for global warming. Australia will pay Indonesia 30 million Australian dollars ($27 million) to find economic alternatives to land clearing on Sumatra

Australia: Logged forests more vulnerable to wildfires

By Tue, Mar 02, 2010 10:07PM UTC

A wildfire is currently raging in Western Australia, some 170 miles (275 km) north of the state capital, Perth. Though the area is mostly farmland and not densely populated, Australian Fire Emergency Services have urged residents to leave the area with ‘survival kits’ in tow. According to a Press Association

The tsunami wash-up in Hawaii

By Tue, Mar 02, 2010 9:36PM UTC

The tsunami might not have made it as far as Australia, but the results in Hawaii were noticeable and a little peculiar, as this video demonstrates.

Rising sea levels – a problem for some, not others

By Tue, Mar 02, 2010 8:07PM UTC

  The poor old scientists are getting it in the neck again. As disaster hit Chile with a devastating earthquake with a magnitude of 8.8, oceanographers scrambled to issue a tsunami-warning bulletin across the pacific to nations in south east Asia. All over Asia Pacific evacuations began; Tonga, Hawaii, Japan

Nude photoshoot exposes climate liars

By Tue, Mar 02, 2010 3:46AM UTC

Yesterday’s photographic shoot of 5,200 nudists at the Sydney Opera House by artist, Spencer Tunick reminds us that many climate change activists are liars – and we’re not just talking about…ahem, shrinkage. This is what 5,200 people on the Opera House steps actually looks like – it’s a lot of people.

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