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Drylands hit harder by poverty than richer regions

7 December, 2020 − The arrival of the rains leaves the drylands hit harder than richer areas. Once again, climate change sows injustice. — Read on https://climatenewsnetwork.net/drylands-hit-harder-by-poverty-than-richer-regions/

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Can Queensland achieve net zero emissions by 2050? A look at the state’s carbon neutral scheme – ABC News

Can Queensland achieve net zero emissions by 2050? A look at the state’s carbon neutral scheme – ABC News — Read on http://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.abc.net.au/article/12950284 In 954 pages of budget papers, there is just one mention of “net zero” or “zero net” … Continue reading

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Murray-Darling Basin: NSW government officials busted favouring irrigator groups

Rorts, Rorts and more…Federal ICAC ASAP Emails on flood plain harvesting reveal the environment department singled out sympathetic groups and discussed how to sideline critics — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/dec/04/murray-darling-basin-nsw-government-officials-busted-favouring-irrigator-groups

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Zibelman: We can’t just keep whinging about the state of energy policy

Outgoing AEMO CEO Audrey Zibelman delivers a parting message to policymakers: We can’t afford to just keep whinging about the state of energy policy. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/zibelman-we-cant-just-keep-whinging-about-the-state-of-energy-policy-91786/

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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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Australia’s climate effort slammed as ‘simply embarrassing’ among worst in G20

Australia labelled one of G20’s worst for climate action in latest Climate Transparency Report, lagging behind its international peers on green transition. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/australias-climate-effort-slammed-as-simply-embarrassing-among-worst-in-the-g20-55344/ The emissions intensity of the Australian economy ranked as one of the highest in … Continue reading

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BoM wake up call: Record warming leading to more extreme heat, drought and fires

BoM wake up call: Record warming leading to more extreme heat, drought and fires | RenewEconomy — Read on http://www.google.com.au/amp/s/reneweconomy.com.au/bom-wake-up-call-record-warming-leading-to-more-extreme-heat-drought-and-fires-75933/amp/ Warming was already being observed in Australia’s climate data, according to the report, with a record 43 ‘extremely warm’ days … Continue reading

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CEFC invests $10 million in Sunman’s “solar skin” technology | RenewEconomy

CEFC injects nearly $A10 million into Zhengrong Shi’s Sunman, which is rolling out lightweight and flexible solar technology. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/cefc-invests-10-million-in-sunmans-solar-skin-technology-42310/

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Crooked not courageous: Adani renames Australian group Bravus, mistaking it for ‘brave’

Latin experts say the miner’s new name is ‘sort of a Monty Python-Latin’ with most translations having negative connotations — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/nov/05/crooked-not-courageous-adani-renames-australian-group-bravus-mistaking-it-for-brave Maybe it is ‘barbarus’ plus ‘pravus’ – meaning a depraved barbarian.”

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Australian forests’ smoke climbed 35km in 2019

4 November 2020 − Blazing Australian forests made their mark high in the stratosphere and cast a cloud that lingered for months. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/australian-forests-smoke-climbed-20-miles-in-2019/

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