Daily Links Aug 7

Sorry, but better late than never. Service will be a bit erratic these next few months as we’re walking the Bibbulmun where service is sporadic.

Post of the Day

The many ways nature nurtures human well-being

New study identifies the multiple intersecting pathways linking the nonmaterial contributions of ecosystems to human well-being


On This Day

August 7

Tisha B’Av  – Judaism


Climate Change

‘It takes time to settle in our hearts’: The Fijian villagers abandoning home for higher ground

Serua Island villagers face a painful decision — to stay on their ancestral land, or leave for higher ground.


Chart: Most voters support climate bill, including majority of Republicans

A poll of likely voters finds overwhelming support for the Inflation Reduction Act, which includes big investments in clean energy and good jobs.



The $8 billion Australian industry that’s creating thousands of tonnes of landfill waste

Make-up brands and retailers are now introducing recycling programs so old cosmetics waste can be turned into new products, but how effective are they and what makes the packaging so hard to recycle in the first place?


Timber skyscrapers are set to transform Australia’s skyline and slash construction emissions. Here’s how

Wooden towers up to 220 metres tall may soon dot the skylines of Perth and Sydney as a boom in timber construction reaches record-breaking heights.


Heatwaves are the deadliest of our natural hazards — so is it time to start naming them?

Spain has named its heatwave “Zoe” and London is tipped to endure another stint of blistering conditions. Given the human cost of such events, we asked the experts if giving them a name could help to address Australia’s somewhat relaxed attitude to the phenomenon.


Facing “Hothouse Earth”, will Labor continue half-a-century of inaction?

Mike Scrafton

In a new book, Hothouse Earth, Bill McGuire depicts “the coming climatic catastrophe” and argues “that there is now no chance of us avoiding a perilous, all-pervasive climate breakdown”.



The ‘state-led gentrification’ of Northcote’s Merri Creek

The Andrews government’s spend on new housing for the disadvantaged is historic in scope. But not everyone believes it will yield just results.


‘Lost forever’: Yarraville locals take on council over proposed stadium on dog park

Bordered by the West Gate Freeway on one side and a derelict textile factory on the other, McIvor Reserve in Yarraville stands out as one of the few pieces of large open parkland in Melbourne’s western suburbs.


New South Wales

Rethinking Lismore in the new era of floods [$]

John van Tiggelen

What does the future hold for a town battered by climate-change catastrophe?



Cashback for reusable nappies could help cut landfill [$]

A push to get new parents away from purchasing disposable nappies could see incentives offered for reusables.



Central Queensland cattlemen’s soft touch on the habitat gives critically-endangered birds a chance

These graziers have found preserving the Capricorn yellow chat’s habitat by having cattle keep down invasive weed species benefits the birds and their businesses.


South Australia

$2 million boost for nature-based tourism

The Experience Nature Tourism Fund is a $2 million boost for South Australia’s visitor economy, which will spur investment in nature-based tourism experiences and make the state more competitive in luring domestic and international tourists.


Why offshore wind farm is a game changer [$]

The waters of Bass Strait could soon be home to the state’s first offshore wind farm.


Seems like we’re in a dam fine mess [$]

Charles Wooley

The government still advertises Tasmanian trout fishing but do they really give a dam(n) about it beyond the odd pic of a minister awkwardly holding a fish.


Western Australia

‘Silent extinction’: myrtle rust fungus spreads to WA’s Kimberley

Researchers fear spread of invasive disease could be disastrous for Australia’s diverse plant life and are calling for urgent national response



Pakistanis plant trees to provide relief from heat in Asia’s second-biggest city

A one-time rubbish tip in the city of Karachi has been transformed into a centre of “greenery and happiness” thanks to a greening project that is helping Pakistanis escape the oppressive heat of summer and counterbalance rapid urbanisation.


‘Nuclear weapons are nonsense’: Hiroshima marks 77 years since world’s first atomic bombing

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres joined thousands of people in Hiroshima to mark the anniversary of the bombing there at the end of World War II.


The many ways nature nurtures human well-being

New study identifies the multiple intersecting pathways linking the nonmaterial contributions of ecosystems to human well-being

Illinois Tech ‘spinout’ startup Influit Energy has created the world’s first rechargeable, safe, electric fuel

Chicago-based Influit Energy has created the world’s first rechargeable, safe, electric fuel.


We’re destroying our planet, at a climate change tipping point. But what if science can’t save us?

Stan Grant

Science accelerated the world’s population, shrunk our world, made us richer and brought us closer together. Yet science has put in our hands the capacity to destroy life on the planet. This is our deal with the devil


Nature Conservation

Who are you calling ‘tree hugger’? Saving forests is rooted in bloodshed and defiance

“Tree hugger” is often used as a slur, but the term is believed to stem from a brutal massacre in India that laid the roots for modern-day peaceful resistance.


The Notable People Map: Around the world in famous names

Ever wondered just who is the most famous person from your home town?

Maelor Himbury
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