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More coal protest arrests at Newcastle

Posted by mhudema on July 14, 2008

Police arrested another nine people on Monday as climate change protests continued at the Newcastle port for a sixth day.

The latest arrests follow 37 on Sunday, with environment groups aiming to shut down coal exports from Newcastle, the world’s biggest coal port.

Five activists chained themselves to a conveyor belt at the Kooragang coal export terminal at the port about 6am (AEST) Monday, halting coal loading for more than two hours.

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1000’s Halt Coal in Australia

Posted by mhudema on July 14, 2008

Protest halts coal train for six hours

Police used special powers against protestors in Newcastle yesterday.

Ben Cubby, Environment Reporter
July 14, 2008

THIRTY-SEVEN demonstrators were arrested after about 1000 people halted trains in Newcastle yesterday in a protest against the coal industry’s role in climate change.

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McGuinty to make Forest Protection Announcement

Posted by mhudema on July 14, 2008

McGuinty to unveil ‘vision’ to protect Ontario’s northern boreal forest

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TORONTO — Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty will announce a plan today to protect a huge swath of boreal forest in the north.

The Canadian Press has learned McGuinty will outline what is billed as his “vision” to protect one of the largest forest and wetland ecosystems on the planet. Government sources have refused to confirm details of McGuinty’s announcement.

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Greenjobs Needed

Posted by mhudema on July 14, 2008

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July 13, 2008

Youth summit raises awareness on tar sands

Edmonton, Alberta – Over 150 young environmental, labour and social justice activists from across Canada attended the third Canadian Youth Climate Coalition (CYCC) summit in Edmonton earlier this month, according to the Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW). The summit, held at the University of Alberta, was organized to raise awareness on the environmental destruction caused by rapidly expanding tar sands in northern Alberta.

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