2018-07-06 12:22:14 UTC
This American Cargo Ship Is Racing to China to Beat a Huge New ...
TIME, 05 Jul 2018 15:55Z
A ship carrying US soybeans is steaming toward northern China in a race to
beat a 25% tariff. Peak Pegasus is expected to arrive in ...
Trade war is on! Donald Trump fires $34 bn tariff gun at China
Economic Times, 06 Jul 2018 05:50Z
[The US has signalled maybe 1/2 tr in trade could be targeted --
essentially all of the US' imports from China].
China stocks shrug off US tariffs as they stage V-shaped recovery from ...
South China Morning Post, 06 Jul 2018 05:56Z
China's stocks rebounded from a 28-month low on Fri, led by gains
in companies reliant on domestic consumers, even as US tariffs on
US$34 bn worth of ...
China hits back after US imposes tariffs worth $34bn
BBC News, 06 Jul 2018 06:52Z
[Apparently China has imposed a tit-for-tat $34 bn in tariffs on US
cars, ag machinery and food. Too bad about that soybean shipment].
US and China begin 'biggest trade war' in history with $34bn ...
The Guardian, 06 Jul 2018 10:55Z
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A carbon tax that could put money in your pocket
An editorial on the Chicago Tribune endorses a new bipartisan effort
in the US to tackle rising emissions: "A growing group of farsighted
pragmatists are#trying to find a middle ground between the entrenched
adversaries. They have a proposal for combating global warming with
something for both sides. And though getting current Republican and
Democratic officeholders to unite behind it seems impossible, the
advocates have managed to win the support of such environmental groups
as the Nature Conservancy and Conservation International as well as
oil giants Exxon Mobil, Shell and BP. Former Senate Republican Leader
Trent Lott and former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen are part of a
new organization called Americans for Carbon Dividends."
-- Editorial, Chicago Tribune
Syrian seeds could save US wheat from climate menace
Mark Schapiro, The Guardian
Norway invites bids for storing CO2 on its continental shelf
Trump coal plan could lead to 1 pollution-related death
for every 2 jobs: study
Miranda Green, The Hill
The limits of America's energy independence
Editorial, Financial Times
French call for nuclear safety improvements
David Keohane, Financial Times
Scientists Slam Science Museum over Oil Company Sponsorship
Mike Small, DeSmogUK
Call to turn oil rigs into nature reserves
Roger Harrabin, BBC News
Ireland to lead the way on giving up investments in fossil fuel
Ellen Coyne, The Times
Climate change is already reshaping America
Amy Brady, Yale Climate Connections
Deniers Fail to Blunt Hansen's Accurate Climate Forecast
Peter Sinclair, Climate Denial Crock of the Week
Global temperature rises could be double those predicted by climate modelling
Lisa Cox, The Guardian
EDF customers suffer year's second price rise
Emily Gosden, The Times
Fossil Fuels Account for Lowest Share of US Energy Consumption in More
than a Century
Yale Environment 360
Coles drops imported honey from shelves
ABC News, 06 Jun 2018
Coles will no longer sell controversial Allowrie branded honey, which
contains mostly imported product.
Christian fundamentalists charged after Brisbane mosque incidents
ABC News, 06 Jun 2018
Three men face charges of public nuisance, entering a premises with intent
and trespass after heated scenes at the Kuraby and Darra mosques in Brisbane
Banking royal commission: Lenders accused of misconduct over treatment
* ANZ 'empathy' too late for farmers already forced off the land by the bank
* Has Bob Katter helped extend the banking royal commission?
ABC News, 06 Jul 2018 07:39Z
Australia's main rural lenders face numerous findings of misconduct over
their treatment of struggling farmers.
* The counsel assisting the royal commission delivered a damning assessment
of banks in their treatment of farmers
* She invited the commissioner to find misconduct among the banks
* The commissioner cautioned banks not to argue "things have changed"
In a damning assessment of the sector, counsel assisting the banking royal
commission Rowena Orr, QC, pointed to numerous failings of banks to act
fairly, reasonably and ethically.
The banks under the microscope include ANZ, CBA, NAB, Bendigo Bank's Rural
Bank and Rabobank.
The assessment come after 2 weeks of hearings in Brisbane and Darwin
involving case studies of agri-business lending to 13 farming families from
Tasmania to the Top End.
[One case comes to mind as fairly typical of the mix of avarice and
incompetence involved. A farming family was sold up by the bank after
failing to pay off a $multi-mn loan. The family requested the bank
exclude their home from the sale because they otherwise had nowhere to
live. Documents submitted with the request argued the sale of the
residence would lower the sale price of the property which was
otherwise mostly farming land. The bank refused and went ahead with
the sale. The property failed to sell. The agents handling the sale
said the inclusion of the home was the major reason].