AMCS Calls for Rejection of Adani Coal Mine

The Australian Marine Conservation Society has welcomed news that the Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt is now seeking further information about how the Adani Carmichael coal mine would impact two endangered species.

Imogen Zethoven, the Great Barrier Reef campaign director for AMCS, said that expanding coalmines in Australia would further threaten the Reef.

To go ahead, the Carmichael mine will lead to the dredging of millions of tonnes of the seabed including seagrass meadows in the Reef’s waters. This would damage the habitat of vulnerable species such as the dugong and create muddy plumes that would travel long distances,” said Zethoven.

We can approve this mine, pay for this port and dredge the Reef’s waters – or we can protect the Great Barrier Reef. We can’t have both. Approving the Carmichael mine means that we will be severely damaging our most treasured natural asset and the tourism industry that relies on it,” added Zethoven.

At the end, Ms Zethoven said that Australia should be investing in the tourism industry that showcases the Reef and creates long term sustainable jobs, rather than in coal mining industry that threatens it.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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