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China Emerges Surprise Leader in Clean Energy; Says Study

October 20, 2010 / No Comments

China has emerged as a surprise leader in clean energy efforts, despite being the world's top polluter, according to the Vivid Economics report, a study released on Tuesday. China has been ranked second position next to Britain in the value of its incentives to cut pollution from electricity generation.

200 pilot whales stranded in Australia

March 2, 2009 / 2 Comments

Some 200 pilot whales or thereabouts beached themselves on an island near Australia's southern state of Tasmania. Most are already dead. Rescuers say there were 194 pilot whales and seven dolphins that were beached. Around 140 of the whales were already dead by the time authorities and civilian wildlife rescuers arrived. There is hope the remaining mammals could be saved if ...

The Best Job in The World, Island Caretaker Needed

January 14, 2009 / 4 Comments

Have you ever thought what's the best job in the world? We've "conducted research" and can say for certain that you'll have to be an island caretaker. Tourism Queensland is looking for a person who's willing to look after Australia's Hamilton Island on the Great Barrier Reef, the jewel in the crown of the Whitsunday Islands. The successful applicant will ...

Sydney Beaches to be Eroded by Rising Sea Levels

November 6, 2008 / 2 Comments

If the rising sea levels continue to be at the present rate or higher, then by 2050 the much loved coastline of Sydney could all be but gone. Scientists say that with the rate of global warming and the rise in sea level associated with it, the sea levels in Sydney are expected to rise with a minimum of 40 ...

Aussies Pressure Japanese on Whaling

October 23, 2008 / 1 Comment

The Aussies are putting more pressure on the Japanese and Japan's whaling exploits. Japan is permitted to kill 850 minke and 50 fin whales each year to prove that whale populations can recover. I am sure there is some logic there somewhere - we can kill to prove that they can survive. And the mean from the whales is sold ...

Southern Australia’s Astonishing Drought

October 14, 2008 / No Comments

We are all aware by now of the effects of global warming which is soon to cause a major hazard to the earth. Unless and until we make efforts to stop or reduce greenhouse emissions we are to witness a complete shift in the ecological balance. According to David Jones the head of climate analysis at the Bureau of Meteorology the ...

Greenhouse Advantages of Kangaroo Farming

August 17, 2008 / 4 Comments

Pretty odd I must say, but a recent study revealed that if Australia is going to farm kangaroos instead of cattle and sheep (to remove 36 million sheep and 7 million cattle by 2020), that could lower the overall greenhouse gases by 3 percent each year. Do you think it's that simple? First of all, Australians won't understand that killing kangaroos ...

Koala Survives 7-mile Head-in-Car-Grill Ride

July 18, 2008 / No Comments

Talk about survival of the fittest? There is one Koala in Australia that took on a car, got his head stuck in the grill and still came out a survivor. Could he be on television? A car hit the 8-years old bear at high speed, the bear got his head stuck in the grill of the car and went for ...

Japan will spare Humpback Whales for another year

July 4, 2008 / No Comments

GP is hoping that Japanese whalers did NOT read the Top 12 Hotspots for Whale Watching. Japan is notorious for hunting humpback whales in the Antarctic region among other places by using a loophole in a 1986 International Whaling Commission moratorium that allows countries to kill 1,000 whales each year for 'lethal research.' Japan is not the only culprit. Norway ...

World’s Largest Shark (Whale Shark) Soars Like an Eagle

June 24, 2008 / No Comments

It's not the extinct white dolphin or something you might see at one of those incredible hotspots for whale watching, it's the world's largest shark, the whale shark. Researchers down under, that's down under (Australia) and down under (underwater) attached devices for observation to eight sharks 8 meters (26') long off Ningaloo. The devices which are designed to ...