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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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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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‘Worse than tobacco’: Climate activists push for ban on fossil fuel ads

Climate advocacy group Comms Declare is advocating for a tobacco-style blanket ban on advertising for coal, oil and gas companies. — Read on http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/worse-than-tobacco-climate-activists-push-for-ban-on-fossil-fuel-ads-20220716-p5b24e.html If only…

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Masks, Drums and Road Blocks; Police Repress Climate Activists – New Bush Telegraph

Masks, Drums and Road Blocks; Police Repress Climate Activists Climate Change – read stories from across the south coast from the New Bush Telegraph — Read on newbushtelegraph.org.au/masks-drums-and-road-blocks-police-repress-climate-activists/ wither went the Fair Go? @tanya_plibersek @markdreyfusQCMP

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World’s first commercial sand battery begins energy storage in Finland

Polar Night Energy says it’s developed and commercialized a super-cheap, super-simple way of storing energy for anywhere between hours and months, simply using heated sand. Its first 8-megawatt-hour thermal battery has gone online in Finland. — Read on newatlas.com/energy/sand-battery-polar-night/ If … Continue reading

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If you think traffic jams are inconvenient wait until you hear about the climate crisis | The Shot

Nothing normal. — Read on theshot.net.au/general-news/if-you-think-traffic-jams-are-inconvenient-wait-until-you-hear-about-the-climate-crisis/ and the meek shall inherit….? If government continues with too little too late, will the rich inherit pieces of camel which technology not taxed might fit through the eye of a needle?

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“Rapid and irreversible:” AEMO says energy crisis is accelerating switch to renewables | RenewEconomy

AEMO says the energy chaos is likely to accelerate the switch to renewables, but the scale of the transition is immense, and the need to act is urgent. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/rapid-and-irreversible-aemo-says-energy-crisis-is-accelerating-switch-to-renewables/ sounds like scope for real hope…wonders

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Rosyth nuclear sub to be recycled into scrap metal in ‘global first’ | Dunfermline Press

But it costs £30 million a year to maintain and store the subs and dismantling all 27 is expected to cost more than £3 billion. The Ministry of Defence has faced heavy criticism for the delays in getting rid of … Continue reading

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Enova: How Australia’s best green retailer became victim of fossil fuel energy war

Who killed Enova Energy? A market designed for big fossil fuel companies, and by rule makers who don’t understand that small can be beautiful. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/enova-how-australias-best-green-retailer-became-victim-of-fossil-fuel-energy-war/ Land of the fair go is long gone, again, locals undermined by … Continue reading

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