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Driving a rental electric vehicle in New Zealand: Another way is possible

It was a VW eGolf (VW won’t export to Australia because we haven’t any emission standards) with one of the smallest batteries on the new EV market, having only an 80% range of about 180k (full range about 230k). — … Continue reading

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Big builders’ plans threaten to wreck forest survival

“This is a salutary reminder that we are living in a dreamworld of pledges, but a reality of very little progress, lack of transparency, vested interests and short-termism,” said Robert Nasi, director general of the International Centre for Forest Research. … Continue reading

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Australian Climate Dividend

The Australian Climate Dividend Planinvolves a tax of A$50 per metric ton of CO2 emissions on electricity, direct combustion, transport, fugitive emissions, and industrial processes. The revenue generated would then be returned, evenly, to every voting-age Australian citizen. This would … Continue reading

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Electric assisted cargo bike rethinks delivery van

The electric cargo bike is engineered with a van “down” rather than from an eBike “up” approach. — Read on thedriven.io/2019/08/05/electric-assisted-cargo-bike-rethinks-delivery-van/amp/

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BOM and CSIRO State of the Climate 2020 shows Australia is experiencing climate change now

BOM and CSIRO State of the Climate 2020 shows Australia is experiencing climate change now – ABC News — Read on http://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.abc.net.au/article/12871690

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Dysfunctional democracy USA

Just dropped a big investigation with @VICENews: The U.S. will have almost fewer 21,000 Election Day polling places in 2020 than four years ago. That’s a 20% drop from 2016. @cam_joseph

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Satellites Put the World’s Biggest Methane Emitters on the Map

Satellites Put the World’s Biggest Methane Emitters on the Map — Read on http://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2020-10-21/methane-maps-climate-satellites-from-ghgsat-reveal-rising-emissions Satellite data will ultimately transform the way nations are held accountable for voluntary commitments under the Paris Agreement, which calls for limiting global average temperatures from rising … Continue reading

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Rising heat means more methane, warmer nights

20 October, 2020 − Nights are warmer. So are northern lakes. And farm livestock are at greater risk of disease, thanks to rising heat. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/rising-heat-means-more-methane-warmer-nights/

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This is my (Amazon) message to western world – your civilisation is killing life on Earth | Amazon rainforest

But for Indigenous peoples it is clear: the less you know about something, the less value it has to you, and the easier it is to destroy. And by easy, I mean: guiltlessly, remorselessly, foolishly, even righteously. And this is … Continue reading

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Australia must prepare now for climate-related disasters or pay more later, insurance regulator says | Australian economy | The Guardian

The cost of responding to bushfires, storms and cyclones after the fact is likely to be 11 times greater, Apra warns — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/oct/14/australia-must-prepare-now-for-climate-related-disasters-or-pay-more-later-insurance-regulator-says in response and recovery costs, he said covering those losses would require the community to … Continue reading

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