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Thu, 21/08/14 – 11:50 | Posted by James Schultz

The Age: Wide, brown land becomes a home to carbon farming

 – this article waoriginally published on the The Age website, 17 August 2014 

Wide, brown land becomes a home to carbon farming

By Tom Arup
Environment editor, The Age
August 17, 2014

On Peter Yench’s sheep farm the bulldozers are ready. When they surge forward, trees will be ripped from the earth, clearing the land for grazing and crops.

Elsewhere another vast stretch of sparse, dry native forest stands on Mr Yench’s land. It is hardly the Daintree, but like all forests it is a sink for carbon dioxide. If it too is brought down then the CO2 stored in the trees will be released, exacerbating climate change.

Mr Yench holds a permit to clear on his western NSW properties, Bulgoo Station and The Meadows. Traditionally the more land a grazier could clear the more sheep they could run, bolstering their economic return.

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MEDIA RELEASE: First carbon credits issued from protecting native forest in NSW Western Lands
Mon, 24/02/14 – 12:38 | Posted by GreenCollar
MEDIA RELEASE: First carbon credits issued from protecting native forest in NSW Western Lands

SYDNEY, 24 February 2014 – GreenCollar Group is pleased to announce issuance of the first ever Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs) for a Native Forest Protection project on a Western Lands lease.
This is a significant achievement for …

MEDIA RELEASE – Native Forest Protection projects move ahead
Tue, 18/02/14 – 13:52 | Posted by GreenCollar

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The declaration of the projects  by the Clean Energy Regulator is yet …

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Some 5.38 …

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Wed, 15/01/14 – 11:28 | Posted by GreenCollar

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In an interview with …

MEDIA RELEASE – NATIVE FOREST PROTECTION PROJECTS
Mon, 6/01/14 – 13:45 | Posted by James Schultz

 SYDNEY, 6th of January 2014 – GCS is pleased to announce the approval of its latest Native Forest Protection project under the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) – the first ever on leasehold land.
The declaration of …

New Native Forest Protection Project approved
Mon, 6/01/14 – 12:00 | Posted by James Schultz

SYDNEY, 6th of January 2014 – GCS is pleased to announce the approval of its latest Native Forest Protection project under the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) – the first ever on leasehold land.
“Approval for this …

MEDIA RELEASE: First native forest protection carbon credits created
Mon, 11/11/13 – 14:57 | Posted by GreenCollar
MEDIA RELEASE: First native forest protection carbon credits created

SYDNEY 11 November 2013 – GCS is pleased to report that it has been issued the first ever Australian carbon credit units (ACCUs) for a Native Forest Protection project under the Carbon Farming Initiative.

“This is a tremendous milestones for …

Greenhouse gas concentrations reach new record: UN World Meteorological Organization
Thu, 7/11/13 – 12:56 | Posted by GreenCollar

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