Tag Archives: Australia

International carbon taxes unfairly target citizenry

Australia has not abandoned its commitment to reducing climate-warming emissions. And carbon tax systems, while rare and rife with controversy, retain a firm foothold in a number of advanced economies. http://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/07/25/business/global/a-carbon-tax-by-any-other-name.html  In Australia, the government’s decision entails a change of methodology. By next July, the country will shift from its controversial carbon tax system to […]

US Navy bombs Great Barrier Reef in Australia

US fighter jets dropped bombs on the Great Barrier Reef off Australia’s coast during a training exercise that went wrong.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23394233 The jets had intended to drop at a bombing range on a nearby island, but Tuesday’s mission was aborted. The AV-8B Harriers were low on fuel and could not land loaded, said the US […]