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The Ascent?

CounterCurrents, 4 February 2011

In the classical 1973 BBC production The Ascent of Man, Bronowski lists a number of amazing accomplishments that grew from primitive tools millions of years ago to wonders such as the theory of relativity and understanding DNA as a basis for life. One

Sydney-Melb fast rail priority: Greens

The West Australian, 2 February 2011

The Sydney-Canberra-Melbourne corridor should be the priority of a study on a high-speed rail line, the Australian Greens say. The Sydney to Newcastle focus of the study should be switched to the feasibility of a very fast train link between the NSW capital and Melbourne via Canberra, Greens leader Bob Brown says.

AITPM WA Branch Seminar 24 Feb- 12noon

AITPM WA branch invite you to join them for a lunch time seminar and panel discussion on-

Date: Thursday 24th February 2011
Topic: Traffic Generation: A Panel Discussion
Where: AECOM, Old GPO Building
Start: 1200 Start – 1400 Finish
Cost: Free to attend


The STC and the WA Sustainable Energy Association organised a one-day workshop on biofuels and bioenergy on Friday 10 February, 2006.

The high cost of oil, resource sustainability and climate change are Read more

Shell report predicts peak oil now or soon, ponders ҄epression 2.02

Raw Story, 15 February 2011

The industrial doomsday scenario put forward by peak oil theorists isn't just for far flung voices on the Internet anymore. Peak oil is not a problem of Earth's supplies: there's plenty of oil in a variety of forms. The difficulty is in how much energy it takes to recover and process it. And if it hasn't happened already, soon the demand for energy commodities will soar past existing production capacity and crash headlong into the bric


4390. Ms M.M. Quirk to the Minister for Police- (1) In the last 12 months how many people have been charged with stealing petrol from service stations?

(2) How many reports have been received by police on alleged petrol theft?

(3) What is the policy of Western Australia Police in prosecuting petrol theft?

WikiLeaks cables: Saudi Arabia cannot pump enough oil to keep a lid on prices

The Guardian, 8 February 2011

The US fears that Saudi Arabia, the world's largest crude oil exporter, may not have enough reserves to prevent oil prices escalating, confidential cabl

High speed rail study underway

ABC News, 2 February 2011

The Federal government has confirmed work has started on a feasibility study into a high speed rail line for Australia's east coast, that would include a link to Newcastle.

What Lies behind Egyptӳ Problems? How do They Affect Others?

Online Opinion, 4 February 2011

We have all been reading about Egypt in the newspapers, and wonder what is behind their problems. Let me offer a few insights. At least part of Egypt’s problem is the fact that in the past the government has 

Beijing unveils measures to ease traffic flow

Beijing International, 2011

Traffic measures were announced for Beijing on Thursday, including sharply limiting new vehicle registration, in a major effort to tackle gridlock on the capital's roads. Only 240,000 vehicles, about one-third of this year's figure, will be registered next year in Beijing, a city with a population of 19 million, said Zhou Zhengyu, deputy secretary-general of the municipal government, at a news conference. Starting on Friday, ca