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World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday July 22, 2015
French actress Brigitte Bardot has condemned an Australian plan to cull two million feral cats, blamed for wreaking havoc on native animals, to stop them further harming vanishing populations.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday June 23, 2015
Australia's top official on indigenous issues on today said crocodile safaris should be used to help fund impoverished Aboriginal communities, but the prospect of big game hunters was downplayed by Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday May 29, 2015
The Great Barrier Reef will remain under surveillance but not be listed as endangered, according to a draft recommendation to the UN's World Heritage Committee, published today.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday March 28, 2015
Australia today said it was inviting views from the public on what the nation's greenhouse gas emissions reduction target should be post-2020, before it announces the goal mid-year.
World News | Reuters | Monday March 16, 2015
Australia detailed today how it will ban dumping of all dredge soil in the Great Barrier Reef as it looks to step up protection of the world's largest reef and avoid having it listed by UNESCO as "in danger".
Press Trust of Inda | Wednesday February 11, 2015
"The Greens are calling for an urgent investigation. We're talking about the biggest coal mine and the biggest coal port that Australia has ever seen, which are set to export hundreds of millions of tonnes of coal through our Great Barrier Reef," she said in a statement.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday January 24, 2015
Australia has ordered a ban on dumping dredge waste on most of the Great Barrier Reef, the environment minister said today, as part of a push to stop the UN declaring the site in danger.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday November 13, 2014
Australia said today it will ban the dumping of dredging waste on most of the Great Barrier Reef in a move welcomed by environmentalists as a first step towards a total halt.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday October 23, 2014
An Australian state is set to unveil tougher measures to tackle bats after three flying foxes were found to be carrying the deadly lyssavirus, officials said Thursday.
Friday September 5, 2014
Keen on expanding business, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abott on Friday said an Indian conglomerate was all set to embark on Australia's largest ever coal development to illuminate lives of 100 million Indians.
Tuesday July 29, 2014
According to media reports here, Hunt while insisting that the project would not have a big impact on the reef, said, "Environmental groups such as Greenpeace are exaggerating the impact on the reef. It is casual, uninformed and it's false and untrue."
Tuesday June 17, 2014
Australian Environment Minister Greg Hunt has extended his review of Adani's A$16.5 billion ($15.5 billion) Carmichael coal and rail project to August 1, a spokesperson for the minister said on Tuesday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday May 1, 2014
UNESCO on Thursday condemned a decision to allow the dumping of dredge waste in Great Barrier Reef waters and recommended the Australian marine park be considered for inclusion on the World Heritage in Danger list.
World News | Associated Press | Monday February 3, 2014
A Japanese whaling ship and an anti-whaling protest boat collided in the remote, icy seas off Antarctica, with both sides on Monday blaming each other for the crash.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday February 2, 2014
Australia said it had made "substantial" progress on UNESCO benchmarks for protection of the Great Barrier Reef on Sunday in a report aimed at staving off a world heritage downgrade.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday January 21, 2014
A controversial policy to catch and kill sharks off popular west coast beaches got the green light in Australia, in a move the Humane Society on Tuesday termed a "complete disgrace".
Press Trust of India | Monday December 9, 2013
After a 2-3 defeat against formidable Netherlands in their tournament opener, India kept themselves in the hunt for the knockout stage by eking out a hard-fought 3-2 win over Canada in their next match at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium.
Press Trust of India | Saturday December 7, 2013
After losing their opening game to Netherlands, India have to win their remaining two games against Canada and Korea to stay in the hunt for a quarterfinal berth.
Purnima Ranawat | Wednesday January 23, 2013
The filmmaker behind an Osama bin Laden documentary at the Sundance Film Festival says the debate over the accuracy of Hollywood's take on the story detracts from the deeper moral questions involved.