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GOOD NEWS! Australia to Create World's Largest Marine Parks

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Australia on Thursday announced plans to create the world's largest network of marine parks to protect ocean life, with limits placed on fishing and oil and gas exploration off the coast.

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Simone D. (1485)
Thursday June 14, 2012, 2:51 am

Thank you Cal! Good news!

patrica and edw jones (190)
Thursday June 14, 2012, 3:06 am
It is good news - but while we are all oohing and aahing about how wonderful this will be - the Government is keeping quiet about the mining being planned near the Great Barrier Reef - the slurry of which will seep into this pristine and wonderful marine reef - one of the most diverse of ecosystems in the world. It contributes 6 billion dollars annually to the Australian economy and generates 63,000 jobs through Tourism. What a devastating blow would be dealt if this should become polluted and gradually destroyed........

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Thursday June 14, 2012, 3:38 am

Cheryl B. (64)
Thursday June 14, 2012, 3:58 am

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 14, 2012, 6:20 am
That's good news.

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Thursday June 14, 2012, 7:58 am
Good news. Good to see the government do something really worthwhile.
At the same time, we're having to fight their building a port in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef to export coal that is being mined nearby.
Somehow people just don't get it about renewable energy.

Nicole W. (649)
Thursday June 14, 2012, 11:40 am
thanks Cal

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Thursday June 14, 2012, 8:48 pm
GOOD NEWS! Australia to Create World's Largest Marine Parks

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Monica D. (580)
Friday June 15, 2012, 12:42 am
This sounds good. I

Gvapo T. (22)
Friday June 15, 2012, 2:24 am
YEY! :)))

Barb Knight (1690)
Friday June 15, 2012, 10:19 am
Steve-O would be so proud!! WOO-HOO!! Thnx Cal!!
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