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WestportNow
Arthur M. Dinitz, 81Arthur M. Dinitz of Westport, a leader in transportation safety, died Aug. 27 a
Arthur M. Dinitz, 81
WestportNow / Posted yesterday
Arthur M. Dinitz of Westport, a leader in transportation safety, died Aug. 27 at home after a valiant battle with cancer. He was 81. Born Dec. 8, 1933, son of Irving and Frances Dinitz of Brooklyn, N.Y., he was graduate of Brooklyn Tech and New York... Read more
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Mail & Guardian
Stem cell research outstrips legislationIt starts in a dish: a collection of cells that can be made to grow into cornea
Stem cell research outstrips legislation
Mail & Guardian / Posted yesterday
It starts in a dish: a collection of cells that can be made to grow into corneas, hearts or livers, or used to treat currently incurable diseases. This is the future that stem cell therapies could offer us, but the path to that future is strewn with... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Strong Networks Can Dilute Sexism in Higher EducationFor all these problems, I feel at home in academia. I see my future here and I'
Strong Networks Can Dilute Sexism in Higher Education
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
For all these problems, I feel at home in academia. I see my future here and I'm actively recruiting more female scientists into my research group. But am I just setting them up for a lifetime of struggling to find happiness in academic... Read more
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PhysOrg
Sir Elton John is the inspiration behind the name of a new coral reef crustacean speciesLeucothoe eltoni, new crustacean species, from Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Credit: D
Sir Elton John is the inspiration behind the name of a new coral reef crustacean species
PhysOrg / Posted 3 days ago
Leucothoe eltoni, new crustacean species, from Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Credit: Dr. James Thomas While exploring the remote coral reefs of Raja Ampat in Indonesia, Dr. James Thomas from the Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, Florida,... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Scientists stumbled across the largest-ever collection of giant lion remainsRussian scientists have unearthed more than 500 giant lion bones that they beli
Scientists stumbled across the largest-ever collection of giant lion remains
Daily Mirror / Posted 4 days ago
Russian scientists have unearthed more than 500 giant lion bones that they believe were sacrificed in secret cave ceremonies. The huge collection of remains - which date back as far as 60,000 years - were unearthed in the eerie Siberian Ural... Read more
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PhysOrg
River prawns stop disease spread in West AfricaA research assistant holds a freshwater river prawn. The prawns feed on the sna
River prawns stop disease spread in West Africa
PhysOrg / Posted 4 days ago
A research assistant holds a freshwater river prawn. The prawns feed on the snails that spread the virulent disease Schistosomiasis. Credit: Nicolas Jouanard / Upstream Alliance The Diama Dam that spans between Senegal and Mauritania in West Africa... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
San Antonio elementary and high schools rankedPhoto: MARVIN PFEIFFER, Marvin Pfeiffer / EN Communities 37. The Brooks Academ
San Antonio elementary and high schools ranked
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 5 days ago
Photo: MARVIN PFEIFFER, Marvin Pfeiffer / EN Communities 37. The Brooks Academy of Science and Engineering 11. Harmony Science Academy 10. School of Science and Technology With the new school year comes another round of sleepless nights over... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Exhibitors, Clients Express Concerns About Archibuilt 2015Archibuilt, the annual gathering of manufacturers of building materials who dis
Exhibitors, Clients Express Concerns About Archibuilt 2015
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
Archibuilt, the annual gathering of manufacturers of building materials who display their products and interact with the general public ended last Friday in Abuja. Exhibitors and participants expressed diverse concerns. Paint manufacturer,... Read more
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The Lewistown Sentinel
CalendarSubmit items at least one business week before publication via email, events@le
Calendar
The Lewistown Sentinel / Posted 6 days ago
Submit items at least one business week before publication via email, events@lewistownsentinel.com; voice mail, 248-6741 or (800) 827-6397 (voice mail ext. 118); online, Virtual Newsroom at www.lewistownsentinel.com; or mail or drop off, The... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Cool headsTime is short but it is still possible to avoid a climate crisis, according to
Cool heads
Otago Daily Times / Posted 6 days ago
Time is short but it is still possible to avoid a climate crisis, according to two new books, one each from either side of the Tasman. Tom McKinlay reports. There's a crisis in Professor Tim Flannery's house. It sounds like it might have something... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Honor RollDr. Amar Atwal, Dr. Ephraim Atwal and David Korzak were named to the board of d
Honor Roll
The Buffalo News / Posted 7 days ago
Dr. Amar Atwal, Dr. Ephraim Atwal and David Korzak were named to the board of directors of the Eyes on America Foundation, a not-for-profit agency. The Atwals are cataract surgeons, and Korzak is an administrator at Atwal Eye Care in Cheektowaga. The... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Climate change sceptics versus the scientists#TalkAboutIt: Organisers of the Paris climate conference hope the upcoming su
Climate change sceptics versus the scientists
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 9 days ago
#TalkAboutIt: Organisers of the Paris climate conference hope the upcoming summit will lead to a new agreement on reducing global greenhouse gas emissions, thereby limiting climate change in the long... Read more
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The Lewistown Sentinel
MCAST committee hears report updateThe Perna Report is, according to a previous Sentinel article, "a report detail
MCAST committee hears report update
The Lewistown Sentinel / Posted 9 days ago
The Perna Report is, according to a previous Sentinel article, "a report detailing an assessment of educational services at the Mifflin County Academy of Science and Technology ... conducted throughout the course of six months by Daniel Perna,... Read more
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iol.co.za
Shell denies greasing ANC palmsINDEPENDENT MEDIAThe Treasure of the Karoo Action group and AfriForum wrote to
Shell denies greasing ANC palms
iol.co.za / Posted 9 days ago
INDEPENDENT MEDIAThe Treasure of the Karoo Action group and AfriForum wrote to Minister of Mineral Resources Ngoako Ramatlhodi voicing concern that he would be caught in a conflict of interest by adjudicating any application from Shell for a... Read more
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PhotonicsOnline
Eulitha Receives Order For Phable Photolithography System From Changchun Institute Of Optics Fine Mechanics And Physics (CIOMP)The Changchun Institute, China is the Latest Major Research Center to Start Usi
Eulitha Receives Order For Phable Photolithography System From Changchun Institute Of Optics Fine Mechanics And Physics (CIOMP)
PhotonicsOnline / Posted 9 days ago
The Changchun Institute, China is the Latest Major Research Center to Start Using the Unique PhableR 100 Nano-Lithography System of the Swiss firm EULITHA, a Swiss startup company offering innovative lithography equipment and services for the... Read more
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The Courier
STEM education: Kindergarten is where it should beginChildren must develop an interest in science, technology, engineering and maths
STEM education: Kindergarten is where it should begin
The Courier / Posted 10 days ago
Children must develop an interest in science, technology, engineering and maths at a young age to excel at them when they are older. Much of the education conversation in the media recently has focused on an area in the school curriculum known as... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
STEM education: Kindergarten is where it should beginChildren must develop an interest in science, technology, engineering and maths
STEM education: Kindergarten is where it should begin
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 10 days ago
Children must develop an interest in science, technology, engineering and maths at a young age to excel at them when they are older. Much of the education conversation in the media recently has focused on an area in the school curriculum known as... Read more
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The Young Witness
STEM education: Kindergarten is where it should beginChildren must develop an interest in science, technology, engineering and maths
STEM education: Kindergarten is where it should begin
The Young Witness / Posted 10 days ago
Children must develop an interest in science, technology, engineering and maths at a young age to excel at them when they are older. Much of the education conversation in the media recently has focused on an area in the school curriculum known as... Read more
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Western Advocate
STEM education: Kindergarten is where it should beginChildren must develop an interest in science, technology, engineering and maths
STEM education: Kindergarten is where it should begin
Western Advocate / Posted 10 days ago
Children must develop an interest in science, technology, engineering and maths at a young age to excel at them when they are older. Much of the education conversation in the media recently has focused on an area in the school curriculum known as... Read more
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Kiama Independent
STEM education: Kindergarten is where it should beginChildren must develop an interest in science, technology, engineering and maths
STEM education: Kindergarten is where it should begin
Kiama Independent / Posted 10 days ago
Children must develop an interest in science, technology, engineering and maths at a young age to excel at them when they are older. Much of the education conversation in the media recently has focused on an area in the school curriculum known as... Read more
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Manning River Times
STEM education: Kindergarten is where it should beginChildren must develop an interest in science, technology, engineering and maths
STEM education: Kindergarten is where it should begin
Manning River Times / Posted 10 days ago
Children must develop an interest in science, technology, engineering and maths at a young age to excel at them when they are older. Much of the education conversation in the media recently has focused on an area in the school curriculum known as... Read more
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Goondiwindi Argus
STEM education: Kindergarten is where it should beginChildren must develop an interest in science, technology, engineering and maths
STEM education: Kindergarten is where it should begin
Goondiwindi Argus / Posted 10 days ago
Children must develop an interest in science, technology, engineering and maths at a young age to excel at them when they are older. Much of the education conversation in the media recently has focused on an area in the school curriculum known as... Read more
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The North West Star
STEM education: Kindergarten is where it should beginChildren must develop an interest in science, technology, engineering and maths
STEM education: Kindergarten is where it should begin
The North West Star / Posted 10 days ago
Children must develop an interest in science, technology, engineering and maths at a young age to excel at them when they are older. Much of the education conversation in the media recently has focused on an area in the school curriculum known as... Read more
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Daily Liberal
STEM education: Kindergarten is where it should beginChildren must develop an interest in science, technology, engineering and maths
STEM education: Kindergarten is where it should begin
Daily Liberal / Posted 10 days ago
Children must develop an interest in science, technology, engineering and maths at a young age to excel at them when they are older. Much of the education conversation in the media recently has focused on an area in the school curriculum known as... Read more
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The Border Mail
STEM education: Kindergarten is where it should beginChildren must develop an interest in science, technology, engineering and maths
STEM education: Kindergarten is where it should begin
The Border Mail / Posted 10 days ago
Children must develop an interest in science, technology, engineering and maths at a young age to excel at them when they are older. Much of the education conversation in the media recently has focused on an area in the school curriculum known as... Read more
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iol.co.za
Fracking challenge to StateINDEPENDENT MEDIAFile photo: Minister of Mineral Resources Ngoako Ramatlhodi. P
Fracking challenge to State
iol.co.za / Posted 10 days ago
INDEPENDENT MEDIAFile photo: Minister of Mineral Resources Ngoako Ramatlhodi. Picture: Phill Magakoe Durban - Put the plans for shale gas fracking on hold immediately or get ready for court. That’s the blunt challenge sent to Mineral Resources... Read more
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ScienceBlogs
Proof cats outcompete dogs?By Noel Feans (originally posted to Flickr as Watch your back!) [CC BY 2.0 (htt
Proof cats outcompete dogs?
ScienceBlogs / Posted 10 days ago
By Noel Feans (originally posted to Flickr as Watch your back!) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons New research suggests that cats may have played a role in the extinction of about 40 species of wild dogs... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Science Week: UNSW moves to strengthen women's role in scienceHere's a paradox. How does science move beyond the gender stereotypes holding w
Science Week: UNSW moves to strengthen women's role in science
Brisbane Times / Posted 13 days ago
Here's a paradox. How does science move beyond the gender stereotypes holding women back even as it celebrates the particular qualities they bring to scientific endeavour? As National Science Week started, it was such matters that some of... Read more
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WA Today
Science Week: UNSW moves to strengthen women's role in scienceHere's a paradox. How does science move beyond the gender stereotypes holding w
Science Week: UNSW moves to strengthen women's role in science
WA Today / Posted 13 days ago
Here's a paradox. How does science move beyond the gender stereotypes holding women back even as it celebrates the particular qualities they bring to scientific endeavour? As National Science Week started, it was such matters that some of... Read more
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The Age
Science Week: UNSW moves to strengthen women's role in scienceHere's a paradox. How does science move beyond the gender stereotypes holding w
Science Week: UNSW moves to strengthen women's role in science
The Age / Posted 13 days ago
Here's a paradox. How does science move beyond the gender stereotypes holding women back even as it celebrates the particular qualities they bring to scientific endeavour? As National Science Week started, it was such matters that some of... Read more
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Canberra Times
Science Week: UNSW moves to strengthen women's role in scienceHere's a paradox. How does science move beyond the gender stereotypes holding w
Science Week: UNSW moves to strengthen women's role in science
Canberra Times / Posted 13 days ago
Here's a paradox. How does science move beyond the gender stereotypes holding women back even as it celebrates the particular qualities they bring to scientific endeavour? As National Science Week started, it was such matters that some of... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Science Week: UNSW moves to strengthen women's role in scienceHere's a paradox. How does science move beyond the gender stereotypes holding w
Science Week: UNSW moves to strengthen women's role in science
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 13 days ago
Here's a paradox. How does science move beyond the gender stereotypes holding women back even as it celebrates the particular qualities they bring to scientific endeavour? As National Science Week started, it was such matters that some of... Read more
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Quartz
How Uber hires drivers where background checks are impossible - Quartz PSYCHOMETRIC SYSTEM A month after an Uber driver in Delhi was charg
How Uber hires drivers where background checks are impossible
Quartz / Posted 14 days ago
- Quartz PSYCHOMETRIC SYSTEM A month after an Uber driver in Delhi was charged with the rape of a female passenger, Uber... Read more
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Mail & Guardian
Africa hits a high point in the fight against polioAfrica has achieved a year without any new cases of wild polio for the first ti
Africa hits a high point in the fight against polio
Mail & Guardian / Posted 15 days ago
Africa has achieved a year without any new cases of wild polio for the first time, but experts warn that violent insurgencies could yet prove their Achilles heel in finally eradicating the disease. The poliomyelitis virus attacks the nervous system... Read more
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Central Illinois News Center
Annual Reptile and Amphibian Fair being held this weekendPEORIA, Ill. -- If you're looking for something fun this weekend, the 24th annu
Annual Reptile and Amphibian Fair being held this weekend
Central Illinois News Center / Posted 16 days ago
PEORIA, Ill. -- If you're looking for something fun this weekend, the 24th annual Reptile and Amphibian Fair is being held in the River City. Snakes, lizards, and turtles will be on display. Students participating in the Peoria Academy of Science... Read more
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KGTV San Diego
PHOTOS: The Perseids meteor showerA Perseid meteor (R) streaks across the sky above the radar near the Astronomic
PHOTOS: The Perseids meteor shower
KGTV San Diego / Posted 16 days ago
A Perseid meteor (R) streaks across the sky above the radar near the Astronomical Institute of the Academy of Science of the Czech Republic on August 12, 2015 in Ondrejov, Czech Republic. The annual display, known as the Perseid shower, because the... Read more
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Daily Mail
Role reversal: Cats drove 40 species of dog to extinctionSo that's why dogs hate cats! Fossils reveal felines drove 40 species of canine
Role reversal: Cats drove 40 species of dog to extinction
Daily Mail / Posted 16 days ago
So that's why dogs hate cats! Fossils reveal felines drove 40 species of canines to extinction after arriving in North America International team of scientists studied 2,000 fossils from North America The dog family originated in North America... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Despite Concerted Effort, Barriers to Women in Science RemainBy Jennifer Ann Thomson, University of Cape Town Gender equity has not been ac
Despite Concerted Effort, Barriers to Women in Science Remain
AllAfrica.com / Posted 17 days ago
By Jennifer Ann Thomson, University of Cape Town Gender equity has not been achieved at tertiary institutions in southern Africa. That is why initiatives to increase the participation of girls and women in science, technology and innovation are... Read more
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PhysOrg
Competition from the ancestors of cats drove the extinction of many species of ancient dogs Competition played a more important role in the evolution of the dog family (w
Competition from the ancestors of cats drove the extinction of many species of ancient dogs
PhysOrg / Posted 17 days ago
Competition played a more important role in the evolution of the dog family (wolves, foxes, and their relatives) than climate change, shows a new... Read more
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News.com.au
Hope for Tassie devil facial tumour disease The Tasmanian devil has been pushed to the brink of extinction by a facial tu
Hope for Tassie devil facial tumour disease
News.com.au / Posted 17 days ago
The Tasmanian devil has been pushed to the brink of extinction by a facial tumour disease. Picture: Mandy Kennedy Source: The Daily Telegraph FINALLY there's hope for a cure for the contagious cancer... Read more
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iol.co.za
'Let's just let people be'AFPThe panel hopes that with the findings made in the study, discrimination and
'Let's just let people be'
iol.co.za / Posted 17 days ago
AFPThe panel hopes that with the findings made in the study, discrimination and stigmas against the LGBTI community will decrease significantly. Johannesburg - “There’s evidence to suggest that sexual orientation can be determined by physiological... Read more
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Canberra Times
Australia's emissions target criticised by energy industry as not 'credible'Industry says additional policy measures are required to meet climate change ta
Australia's emissions target criticised by energy industry as not 'credible'
Canberra Times / Posted 18 days ago
Industry says additional policy measures are required to meet climate change targets. Photo: Paul Jones Energy companies and investors believe Australia's proposed carbon emissions targets cannot be achieved without a new plan to accelerate the... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
Abbott government announces plan to cut emissions by 26 to 28 per cent by 2030Cutting Australia's carbon emissions by at least 26 per cent by 2030 is a respo
Abbott government announces plan to cut emissions by 26 to 28 per cent by 2030
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 19 days ago
Cutting Australia's carbon emissions by at least 26 per cent by 2030 is a responsible move that does not sacrifice the economy for the environment, Prime Minister Tony Abbott says. Cutting Australia's carbon emissions by at least 26 per cent by 2030... Read more
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The Young Witness
Abbott government announces plan to cut emissions by 26 to 28 per cent by 2030Cutting Australia's carbon emissions by at least 26 per cent by 2030 is a respo
Abbott government announces plan to cut emissions by 26 to 28 per cent by 2030
The Young Witness / Posted 19 days ago
Cutting Australia's carbon emissions by at least 26 per cent by 2030 is a responsible move that does not sacrifice the economy for the environment, Prime Minister Tony Abbott says. Cutting Australia's carbon emissions by at least 26 per cent by 2030... Read more
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Western Advocate
Abbott government announces plan to cut emissions by 26 to 28 per cent by 2030Cutting Australia's carbon emissions by at least 26 per cent by 2030 is a respo
Abbott government announces plan to cut emissions by 26 to 28 per cent by 2030
Western Advocate / Posted 19 days ago
Cutting Australia's carbon emissions by at least 26 per cent by 2030 is a responsible move that does not sacrifice the economy for the environment, Prime Minister Tony Abbott says. Cutting Australia's carbon emissions by at least 26 per cent by 2030... Read more
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Kiama Independent
Abbott government announces plan to cut emissions by 26 to 28 per cent by 2030Cutting Australia's carbon emissions by at least 26 per cent by 2030 is a respo
Abbott government announces plan to cut emissions by 26 to 28 per cent by 2030
Kiama Independent / Posted 19 days ago
Cutting Australia's carbon emissions by at least 26 per cent by 2030 is a responsible move that does not sacrifice the economy for the environment, Prime Minister Tony Abbott says. Cutting Australia's carbon emissions by at least 26 per cent by 2030... Read more
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Manning River Times
Abbott government announces plan to cut emissions by 26 to 28 per cent by 2030Cutting Australia's carbon emissions by at least 26 per cent by 2030 is a respo
Abbott government announces plan to cut emissions by 26 to 28 per cent by 2030
Manning River Times / Posted 19 days ago
Cutting Australia's carbon emissions by at least 26 per cent by 2030 is a responsible move that does not sacrifice the economy for the environment, Prime Minister Tony Abbott says. Cutting Australia's carbon emissions by at least 26 per cent by 2030... Read more
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Goondiwindi Argus
Abbott government announces plan to cut emissions by 26 to 28 per cent by 2030Cutting Australia's carbon emissions by at least 26 per cent by 2030 is a respo
Abbott government announces plan to cut emissions by 26 to 28 per cent by 2030
Goondiwindi Argus / Posted 19 days ago
Cutting Australia's carbon emissions by at least 26 per cent by 2030 is a responsible move that does not sacrifice the economy for the environment, Prime Minister Tony Abbott says. Cutting Australia's carbon emissions by at least 26 per cent by 2030... Read more
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The North West Star
Abbott government announces plan to cut emissions by 26 to 28 per cent by 2030Cutting Australia's carbon emissions by at least 26 per cent by 2030 is a respo
Abbott government announces plan to cut emissions by 26 to 28 per cent by 2030
The North West Star / Posted 19 days ago
Cutting Australia's carbon emissions by at least 26 per cent by 2030 is a responsible move that does not sacrifice the economy for the environment, Prime Minister Tony Abbott says. Cutting Australia's carbon emissions by at least 26 per cent by 2030... Read more
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Daily Liberal
Abbott government announces plan to cut emissions by 26 to 28 per cent by 2030Cutting Australia's carbon emissions by at least 26 per cent by 2030 is a respo
Abbott government announces plan to cut emissions by 26 to 28 per cent by 2030
Daily Liberal / Posted 19 days ago
Cutting Australia's carbon emissions by at least 26 per cent by 2030 is a responsible move that does not sacrifice the economy for the environment, Prime Minister Tony Abbott says. Cutting Australia's carbon emissions by at least 26 per cent by 2030... Read more
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