Australian Dome of Heat increases maximum temperature range and bushfires

Australian weather heat map 8 Jan 2013

During late December 2012 and early January 2013, a “Dome of Heat” weather pattern formed over the Australian mainland. The “Dome of Heat” is a stationary hot air mass over the Australian continent that continued to increase temperatures across the country. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology extended its interactive weather forecasting chart with new colours… Continue reading Australian Dome of Heat increases maximum temperature range and bushfires

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Silvia Creek forest

Sylvia Creek court case, 19 Sep 2011

The forests at Sylvia Creek, near Toolangi, were partially logged by VicForests, a Victorian State Government owned enterprise. This forest is one of the few old forests in the area to survive the Black Saturday bushfires. The forest includes mountain ash trees which were home to the endangered Leadbeater’s possum, Victoria’s animal emblem. Most of these… Continue reading Silvia Creek forest

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Little Red Toolangi Treehouse

Little Red Toolangi Treehouse

The Little Red Toolangi Treehouse is a treehouse erected in Toolangi State Forest as a protest against the ongoing logging of native forest in the region sanctioned by the Victorian state government. The tree house is located off the Sylvia Creek road close to the Sylvia Creek forest. External links

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Moonee Ponds house

Mooney Ponds House Kitchen

Owners Glenn and Karen Tempest Location Moonee Ponds, Melbourne Country Australia Type Sustainable renovation House size Medium, 211 metres squares Land size 468.2 meters squared Design Sunpower Design House features Our Goals Our house was originally a fairly typical inner suburban house – a Victorian era, double-fronted timber home, in a street filled with similar… Continue reading Moonee Ponds house

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Carbon tax

A carbon tax is a mechanism for putting a price on the carbon dioxide pollution that results when fossil fuels are burnt. The Liberal (conservative) Government of British Columbia in Canada introduced a carbon tax in 2008 and was re-elected in 2009. Voters liked the revenue-neutral nature of the tax which put money in their pockets. Many… Continue reading Carbon tax

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Cash payments to Australian coal generators 2011-12

Cash payments from Australian taxpayers were included as part of the carbon tax introduced by the Australia Government in 2012. The following cash payments were made during the period 2001-2012: Generator name Recipient Cash payment Augusta Power Stations Flinders Operating Services Pty Ltd $59,482,064.73 Loy Yang Power Station Great Energy Alliance Corp. Pty Ltd $240,116,761.67 Energy Brix… Continue reading Cash payments to Australian coal generators 2011-12

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East Gippsland forest protection report 2007

Yalmy forest, East Gippsland

Author: Peter Campbell Date of forest visit: 14 – 16 April 2007 Report issue date: Wednesday, 5 September 2007 Version: Final, v1.0 Executive summary This report assesses some of the forest areas in East Gippsland that were announced for protection during the 2006 Victorian State Election campaign. The purpose of this report is to assess… Continue reading East Gippsland forest protection report 2007

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2011-2015 Victorian government scorecard

The Liberal-National coalition government led by Premier Ted Baillieu was elected on 27 November 2010. This article provides a summary of policy comparisons between the government and other parties on various issues. Issue Baillieu Government Labor Greens Cattle grazing in Alpine National Park Reintroduced as “trial to mitigate bushfire risk” Oppose Oppose Grand prix at… Continue reading 2011-2015 Victorian government scorecard

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Brown Mountain old growth forest

Stump of Brown Mountain old growth tree logged in November 2008, radiocarbon dated at over 500 years old. Photo: Jill Redwood

The wonderful old growth forest of Brown Mountain in East Gippsland is now being logged. There are more than 50 trees over 300 years old in this area of forest, which is adjacent to Errinundra National Park. One logged tree has been radiocarbon dated to over 500 years old. Many more trees between 500 and 800 years… Continue reading Brown Mountain old growth forest

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Occupy Melbourne

Thousand Warrior March passing Occupy Melbourne protest

The Occupy Melbourne protest started on Saturday 15 October 2011. The protest was a random gathering of people concerned with outcomes from the Global Financial Crisis such as governments bailing out banks. Other concerns include: The Occupy Melbourne protest was inspired by the Occupy Wall Street protest that started in New York on September 17 2011. Occupy Melbourne timeline… Continue reading Occupy Melbourne

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