Latest Peter Garrett Stories

2010-02-25 12:55:00

Australia wants to phase out harpooning of whales in the Southern Ocean over the next five years and is calling for an end to "scientific whaling". The demands, aimed at Japanese whalers, were outlined in a proposal sent to the International Whaling Commission, said Environment Minister Peter Garrett. Australian officials threatened to take legal action against Japan over its whaling practices if principle conservation objectives cannot be secured by negotiation. The proposal to end whaling...

2009-09-29 12:15:00

A new study found that 0.9 percent of the world's 1.9 million classified species were under threat, including 9.2 percent of major vertebrate species, AFP reported. Australia's government-funded Biological Resources Study, titled the "Number of Living Species in Australia and the World", is the world's only census of animal and plant life. The study found 20.8 percent of mammals were endangered, as were 12.2 percent of birds and 29.2 percent of amphibians. It also showed that 4.8 percent of...

2009-05-22 08:20:00

Australia's famed Tasmanian devil has been labeled endangered due to an infectious and lethal cancer, the government announced. Devil facial tumor disease exterminates the animals in three short months by spreading all over their faces and mouths, stopping them from eating. "This disease has led to the decline of about 70 percent of the Tasmanian devil population since the disease was first reported in 1996," Environment Minister Peter Garrett announced in a statement. "Strong action is being...

2008-09-17 06:00:29

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 17, 2008) - Waratah Coal (TSX VENTURE:WCI) (Waratah) CEO and President Peter Lynch said today the Company remains firmly committed to its plans for an export coal project in Central Queensland. The Company wants to open up a new thermal coal resource in the Galilee Basin near the Central Queensland town of Alpha. To date exploration by Waratah Coal (TSX VENTURE:WCI) has inferred over 4.3 Billion Tonnes of thermal coal resources. The company has...

2008-07-10 12:00:45

By Tony Sauro, The Record, Stockton, Calif. Jul. 10--Midnight Oil was one of the most consistently compelling and explosive live bands of its era. Maybe ever. The politically charged group from Sydney, Australia, delivered its considerable power and passion in uncompromising, undiluted outbursts, led by the imposing Peter Garrett. A bald, 6-foot-6 manic marionette with a stentorian voice, he persuasively punched the point home at peak volume. Every time. The band, formed in 1971, made...

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