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Coalition investment includes funding for water quality projects, pest management and reef science
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A re-elected Coalition would pour $1bn into Great Barrier Reef conservation projects over the next decade, the government says, just months after campaigning to prevent the reef being listed as “in danger” by the world heritage committee.
The announcement, to be made by the prime minister, Scott Morrison, in north Queensland on Friday, comes a fortnight after Labor pledged $163m to protect the natural wonder. It highlights the reef as a key election fight in the Cairns electorate of Leichhardt.Continue reading...
The gap between Australian climate policy and the science is closing far too slowly – we have to keep up the pressure
Tiny steps towards net zero are being undermined by new fossil fuel projects. An election year offers the chance to hold our politicians to account
Even during the summer holiday switch-off it was impossible to miss the takes about the Netflix satire Don’t Look Up.
Climate scientists related to the helplessness and panic felt by the astronomers in the movie who discovered a “planet killing” comet about to hit Earth, only to have their warnings mocked and ignored.Continue reading...
Findings are result of first major study into link between premature death in older people and unconventional drilling
Elderly people living near or downwind from unconventional oil and gas wells such as fracking sites are more likely to die prematurely, according to a major new US study.
Extracting oil and gas through newer or unconventional methods like fracking has expanded rapidly across America over the past two decades with at least 17.6 million people now living within one kilometer of an active well.Continue reading...
Introduction of five minute settlements has dramatically changed the bidding patterns of coal and gas generators, and many wind and solar farms.
The post How 5-minute settlements changed the bidding game for coal, gas and renewables appeared first on RenewEconomy.
States with a greater dependence on coal and gas are experiencing significantly higher prices than those states with higher shares of renewables.
The post Australia’s north-south divide: Electricity price jumps in coal dependent states appeared first on RenewEconomy.
Renewables jump to 35pct in December quarter, as wind and solar reshape price and demand, according to latest report by market operator.
The post Wind, solar and water chase coal and gas out of grid, and reshape price and demand appeared first on RenewEconomy.
Research is first to document coordinated female-led pods ramming world’s largest animal and eating its tongue before it dies
From snatching sea lions off beaches to stunning fish with a strike of their tails, orcas are renowned for their highly specialised hunting techniques passed down over generations. Now, for the first time, killer whales have been recorded hunting the planet’s largest animal – the blue whale – in coordinated and brutal attacks.
Female-led pods of killer whales, also known as orcas, have been recorded killing and eating blue whales in three separate attacks off the coast of Australia since 2019, according to a paper published in Marine Mammal Science.Continue reading...
Misplaced faith in long cycle bullishness for oil market risks stranded assets, value destruction, report warns
Speaking on Joe Rogan’s podcast, Peterson claimed the climate was too complex to be modelled accurately, which was quickly shot down by scientists
Leading climate scientists have ridiculed and criticised comments made by controversial Canadian psychologist and author Jordan Peterson during an interview on Joe Rogan’s podcast.
During a new four-hour interview on Spotify’s most popular podcast, Peterson – who is not an expert on climate change – claimed that models used to forecast the future state of the climate couldn’t be relied on.Continue reading...
Species that disappeared from Northants woods in 1977 is thriving four years after its reintroduction
Nature lovers will be able to enjoy the high-speed flight of the chequered skipper butterfly in an English woodland for the first time in more than 45 years this summer.
Such is the success of a four-year reintroduction programme to return the rare insect to the woods of Northamptonshire, where it fell extinct in 1977, that its secret site can be revealed to the public.Continue reading...
Value of battery maker LG Energy Solution's shares doubled in an astonishing first day of trading as investors rushed to gain leverage to EV and storage market.
The post Battery giant LG Energy doubles as investors look to booming EV market appeared first on RenewEconomy.