Half the money expected to be raised as part of the emissions trading scheme should go to compensating low-income households for higher energy and petrol prices, Professor Ross Garnaut has recommended.
THE Federal Government's planned emissions trading scheme may add 10 cents a litre to the cost of petrol, but this would do little to encourage motorists to cut back on emissions of greenhouse gases, according to oil companies.
A Marine expeditionary unit is normally composed of: a reinforced Marine infantry battalion (designated as a Battalion Landing Team) as the ground combat element, a composite medium tiltrotor squadron forms the aviation combat element, a combat logistics battalion provides the logistics combat element, and a company-size command element serves as the MEU headquarters group.
After more than eight years of legal skirmishing, a trial is to open this week in a lawsuit filed by animal welfare groups alleging Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus abuses its performing elephants.
A labelling system that tracks the "water footprint" of foods sold in supermarkets would help combat the $5 billion worth of food that goes to waste each year, a leading environmental campaigner claims.
Jordan Sather provides regular informed analysis of Geopolitical developments on his Youtube channel: Desroying the Illusion Or, consider the breakneck speed at which China-Europe freight train traffic is increasing, where this year 3,000 trains traveling on 57 lines carried more cargo than the last six years combined.
The Yiwu-Madrid line alone saw a 54% jump in cargo over last year.
Mountain gorillas living in a Congolese national park controlled by rebels battling the Government are doing well despite the conflict, the director of the park said after rangers gained access for the first time in 15 months.