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Facts must rise above the gas if Australia is to deal with the climate crisis

In a political system long captured by fossil fuel interests, there is a disconnect between the arguments and the evidence — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/aug/08/facts-must-rise-above-the-gas-if-australia-is-to-deal-with-the-climate-crisis Parliament – what a gas chamber.

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Trees and fungi are the ultimate friends with benefits – ABC News

Trees and fungi have been friends for millions of years, but scientists are only just beginning to unravel the secrets of their partnership. — Read on http://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2022-08-03/trees-and-fungi-how-they-communicate/101276836 Fascinating results new tree research. Previously assumed trees sucked water up from roots. But … Continue reading

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France’s troubled nuclear fleet a bigger problem for Europe than Russia gas | RenewEconomy

than — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/frances-troubled-nuclear-fleet-a-bigger-problem-for-europe-than-russia-gas/ 2023…for French market – the highest in Europe and recently priced at more than €600/MWh – or nearly $A1,000MWh for “baseload”. Who says nuclear is the answer? If so what’s the question?

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Lamborghini Crisis: Australia crippled by critical shortage of Lamborghinis – Michael West

Business is calling for urgent government intervention to address crippling shortages of Lamborghinis on the East Coast of Australia — Read on michaelwest.com.au/lamborghini-crisis-australia-crippled-by-critical-shortage-of-lamborghinis/ Same for all those humongous Abrams tanks and “our” Bushmaster and Boxer battlefield vehicles. What use when … Continue reading

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Gulf mangrove dieback discovery – JCU Australia

Gulf mangrove dieback discovery – JCU Australia — Read on http://www.jcu.edu.au/news/releases/2022/july/gulf-mangrove-dieback-discovery doesn’t this sound like evidence of tipping point? Mangroves usually capture and store more CO2 than anything else, protect against coastal erosion and nursery for all kinds of marine … Continue reading

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Japanese carmakers race to champion ‘green’ combustion engines | Financial Times

Toyota campaign to develop net zero technology to save the traditional fuel model’s future faces several big challenges — Read on http://www.ft.com/content/f33ed471-158f-48b0-bdf2-a0c67c516456 Please use the sharing tools found via the share button at the top or side of articles. Copying … Continue reading

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Corrosion Problem Shutters Half of France’s Nuclear Reactors | The Energy Mix

Corrosion Problem Shutters Half of France’s Nuclear Reactors | The Energy Mix — Read on http://www.theenergymix.com/2022/06/29/corrosion-problem-shutters-half-of-frances-nuclear-reactors/ …shutdowns affect four of the largest N4 reactors of 1,500 megawatts, five 1,300-MW, reactors of similar design, and three 900-MW units. This, on top … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Senate Democrats Finalize Biggest Climate Spend in U.S. History as Schumer, Manchin Outfox McConnell | The Energy Mix

BREAKING: Senate Democrats Finalize Biggest Climate Spend in U.S. History as Schumer, Manchin Outfox McConnell | The Energy Mix — Read on http://www.theenergymix.com/2022/07/28/breaking-senate-democrats-finalize-biggest-climate-spend-in-u-s-history-as-schumer-manchin-outfox-mcconnell/ believe it or not, $370Billion and 40% is all, unless you really want to know which Republican … Continue reading

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CSIRO reminds our leaders that it’s the climate science that counts | RenewEconomy

If Australia legislates its climate targets and then misses them, what happens? The CSIRO “future world” report reminds us the outlook is grim. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/csiro-reminds-our-leaders-that-its-the-climate-science-that-counts/ CSIRO warns, again, will we ever learn?

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Celebrating Charles Todd and the overland telegraph – ABC Radio National

The Australian overland telegraph was a 3,200 km line connecting Port Augusta in South Australia to Darwin. It was completed in 1872 and allowed communication between Australia and the rest of the world. It was one of the great engineering … Continue reading

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