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Australia begins selling pollution tax

Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard began Monday the mammoth task of selling a bold new tax on carbon emissions to sceptical voters, in a battle that could make or break her fragile rule.

dateJul 11, 2011 in Environment
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Gene secrets of the reef revealed

Australian scientists today announced they have sequenced the genome of the staghorn coral Acropora millepora, a major component of the Great Barrier Reef and coral reefs worldwide.

dateJul 05, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Cyclone adds to Barrier Reef's flood woes

Hammered by a monster cyclone just weeks after flooding spewed toxic waste into its pristine waters, Australia's Great Barrier Reef could face a slow recovery due to climate change, experts warn.

dateFeb 06, 2011 in Environment
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