Australian news, and some related international items

World’s biggest uranium hole, BHP’s Olympic Dam. in doubt

“we are hearing from engineering circles that BHP has gone cold on the project. And it’s my gut feeling that the enthusiasm isn’t quite there any more.” – shadow mining minister Mitch Williams

Hole lot of trouble for BHP – The Independent  Weekly,  KEVIN NAUGHTON, 17 Jul, 2010 BHP Billiton’s Clark Shaft at Olympic Dam is set to return to full production, ending a nine-month lull in copper and uranium output.

But the news comes as speculation again surfaces about the company’s long-term plans for the mine…….

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July 18, 2010 Posted by | business, South Australia, uranium | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

World’s hottest June, Australia’s driest

The Bureau reported that all states and territories in Australia experienced drier-than-average conditions in June…..

Warmest June on record globally. Better Panic Now !, 19 July 2010,  (CNN) –– Last month was the warmest June on record worldwide, according to a report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.Warmer-than-average conditions were present across nearly all continents, including much of the United States, according to the organization’s State of the Climate report, released Friday. Continue reading

July 18, 2010 Posted by | climate change - global warming | , , , | Leave a comment