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Why people should be worried about the blazes and increased deforestation in Brazil
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Krishna Janmashtami – Hinduism
Oceanic peoples, my peoples, are threaded through the backbone of the British colony’s economic success in Australia, and Scott Morrison’s recent actions at the Pacific Islands Forum in Funafuti, Tuvalu, only reinforce how they continually attempt to sever our tongues.
I forgive Greta Thunberg. She’s a misguided young girl. But these rich old men should know better.
“Don’t worry, there are no climate changes ahead. Full speed ahead.” A tongue-in-cheek (?) scenario.
New analysis of water prices in the southern Murray-Darling Basin finds water prices sitting at levels only previously seen during the Millennium Drought.
Environment department officials say meeting did not discuss a compliance action involving a Taylor company
The host, Emmanuel Macron, wants to make progress on big questions, the question of how to tax the internet, and the threat of climate change.
The problem of soaring gas prices has an easy answer, says consumer regulator Rod Sims.
The cost of fixing the unfolding national building crisis, including widespread residential apartment block defects and the use of dangerous combustible cladding, could soar past $6.2 billion, according to a new economic analysis.
Resources Minister Matthew Canavan will fly to Calcutta on Monday to push billions of dollars in thermal coal exports.
Australian coal is likely to remain too expensive and unsuitable for Indian plants, says new report.
SMH report claiming the federal government’s $10 billion Clean Energy Finance Corporation is up for sale has been hosed down by both the Coalition, and the green bank itself.
Our politics have changed in the 12 months Scott Morrison has been Prime Minister.
The law makes unit buyers liable for the faulty work of others. To prevent another Mascot Towers fiasco, hand liability back to those who can manage the risk.
The likelihood of half of Victoria being plunged into blackout are low – but the question reveals growing tension between the energy market and its regulators.
It is now one year since Scott Morrison became prime minister of Australia, and this photo above is as relevant as it was then: The divide over the country’s energy future is as deep and depressing as it ever was, and there are no signs of a healing.
Is it “millions of households and businesses face being plunged into darkness” or “a 99.998% chance of no cuts at all”? Actually, you’d be wrong on both counts.
The Government believes the projects will create more than 600 jobs and generate enough clean energy to power more than 80,000 homes, while farmers have labelled the decision as “gutless”.
Bass Coast Shire Councillors have resolved that climate change poses a serious threat and should be treated as an emergency.
The City of Ballarat is waiting for the State Government to finalise its single use plastic policy which would help guide any local government version.
Melbourne motorists can expect delays along Flinders St from September as parts of the busy street are closed off while up to 100 big rigs spill in and out of the Metro Tunnel site carrying excavated material.
Origin and AGL are promising power customers there will be no rolling blackouts over summer as they work furiously to repair problems at the state’s largest power station before the heat arrives.
Campers hoping to save the Djab Wurrung trees are bracing for cops but, despite the eviction deadline passing, they are yet to come.
GE Renewable Energy announced as co-developer and turbine supplier for “largest in the Southern Hemisphere” 800-1000MW Golden Plains wind farm in Victoria.
We would be better off heritage listing Jeff Kennett’s hair or a punch-on at the MCG rather than the Eastern Freeway.
Despite the so-called ban on plastic bags, plastic pollution remains prevalent – and Victoria’s waste crisis has only exposed the inefficacy of our recycling schemes.
New South Wales
Commuters have been battling to make their way home amid packed carriages and overcrowded platforms, after flow-on delays from this morning’s network-wide meltdown impact Sydney’s rail system.
Australia is facing an extinction crisis and it’s important for NSW to lead the way, the state’s Energy and Environment Minister, said.
State rules that discourage water recycling during the worst drought in history are a scandal, says City of Sydney lord mayor Clover Moore, who fears the opportunity to recycle water in large urban developments could be lost.
A lack of uniform protection laws for native grasslands in the ACT and NSW is hampering conservation efforts, a federal parliamentary inquiry has heard.
Whitehaven will increase its stake in NSW’s Narrabri coal mine by buying a minority partner for $US72 million.
The City of Sydney is investigating international pest control measures to find a solution for its growing rat population and the spread a deadly disease which has killed at least seven dogs.
Last month the Department of Planning found some backbone and recommended against Star’s tower – then the campaign began.
Devices that allow real-time monitoring of water use are set to be rolled out at homes and businesses in Logan.
A carpet of floating stone is heading slowly but steadily for Australia’s east coast.
But far from being ominous, it could be a big boost for the Great Barrier Reef.
A beer-for-social-good company is throwing its support behind a campaign to make the Great Barrier Reef an Australian citizen, launching a limited edition “citizen reef” beer.
Queensland day-time prices hit zero or below for sixth day in a row, while prices go negative for 10th day in a row in South Australia.
A $3.1m pilot project to produce green hydrogen via electrolysis at existing BOC gas facility in Queensland wins $950,000 from Australian Renewable Energy Agency.
Gabriel Crowley and Noel D Preece
Six months after huge floods swept Queensland we can start to appreciate the huge effect they had on native species.
The pro-nuclear power camp is slightly ahead in the first batch of views presented to the federal inquiry.
Rachel A. Ankeny
The State Government’s move to lift the ban on GM crops across most of South Australia prompted the usual responses from those either for or against it. It’s now time for a broader, informed public debate about the social and economic ramifications of GM food in general.
The Greens have called upon the government and the Labor party to show their support for a global climate strike planned for next month.
5B plans to deploy “big field” Maverick models and set solar installation “speed record” for proposed 10GW mega-project in Northern Territory
Following a nuclear explosion killing five scientists in early August, the spotlight has been thrust on Russian cities the Government doesn’t want you to know about. Here’s a brief look at them.
David Koch, along with his brother Charles, was last year ranked as the 11th richest man in the world and was best known for a vast political network that supports conservative causes.
The pact to help protect the environment signed by 32 fashion companies including the likes of Adidas, Burberry, and Prada will be presented at the G7 summit.
Environmental friendliness is a major theme at the city’s International Festival but the event itself isn’t helping the cause
The diversified miner confirmed yesterday it was on the verge of cutting a deal to exit its South African coal business.
Lead exposure around a former lead and zinc mine in Zambia is having disastrous effects on children’s health, Human Rights Watch said today. The Zambian government should promptly clean up the contamination and ensure proper treatment for all who need it.
Pesticides were designed to kill life. There was no way to make them “safe” to human and environmental health. Only fraud would do that.
Countries vote to regulate the hunting and international trade of giraffes and their parts.
Social media users are fuelling a burgeoning appetite for acquiring wild otters and other endangered animals as pets, conservationists say, warning the trend could push species towards extinction.
Scientists say producing a white rhino embryo is a tangible reality for the first time after the successful harvesting of embryos from the last surviving pair.
French President Emmanuel Macron plans to put pressure on the US at the G7 summit to sign a charter aimed at protecting biodiversity.
Brazil’s handling of fires to top agenda in Biarritz as France and Ireland threaten to block trade deal
Why people should be worried about the blazes and increased deforestation in Brazil
Indigenous people in Brazil have vowed to protect their land as large swathes of the Amazon forest continue to burn.
The Brazilian army will be deployed to fight fires in the Amazon rainforest, the governor of the Amazon state of Roraima said on Friday.
Several hundred environmental activists demonstrated on Friday outside the Brazilian embassy in Paris as a clash between the two countries’ leaders over the issue of climate change intensified, while similar protests took place in London.
Claire F.R. Wordley
Firefighters and volunteers have been working around the clock to tackle the flames
Danilo Ignacio de Urzedo
This is why the Amazon rainforest in Brazil is burning and why the world should care
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