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Australian carbon emissions defy power fade to post increase

Admin Keep Queensland Beautiful - Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Australia's greenhouse gas emissions rose 0.4 per cent in the 12 months to June, data showed Friday, amid increased deforestation and higher emissions from agriculture and aviation.

The country emitted 577.8 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent over the 12-month period, the Department of Climate Change said Friday, an increase of 2.3 million tonnes year-on-year.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/australian-carbon-emissions-defy-power-fade-to-post-increase-20121026-28bl8.html