Date: 18 September 2022 at 6:11:01 am AWST
Subject: Daily Links Sep 18
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Charity says 19 million people facing starvation in report highlighting link with extreme weather
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Forestry and Timber Industry Worker’s Day – CIS states
The current U.S. trajectory to decouple from China on clean energy technologies can harm national and global efforts to mitigate climate change, reveals a new study.
Researchers have developed an integrated framework to take into account the many variables relevant to accurate carbon emissions modeling, allowing for policy makers to see a fuller picture to choose the best path forward. They applied this framework to model transportation energy emissions for China’s 31 regions.
Across Antarctica, some parts of the base of the ice sheet are frozen, while others are thawed. Scientists show that if some currently frozen areas were also to thaw, it can increase ice loss from glaciers that are not currently major sea-level contributors.
In 2019, former Prime Minister Scott Morrison said electric vehicles “won’t tow your boat, they won’t tow your trailer”, but he was wrong. Today car manufacturers are creating all-electric car models with hefty towing capacities, but when will they be released into the Australian market?
More than 140 of the Commonwealth’s low mileage, diesel-powered luxury BMWs will be churned back onto the second-hand market in the next 18 months as a result of the Federal government’s ramped-up plans for a major electric vehicle fleet transition.
The CSIRO’s high standards have been seriously questioned in an expert report into its handling of renewables which overstates the cost of nuclear energy and understates the cost of renewables.
A popular male peregrine falcon could die and this year’s eggs might not hatch as an hours-long fight to the death looms in the CBD.
New South Wales
A close encounter with the Black Summer bushfires convinced Syd Crawford and Camille Goodman to try to eliminate their carbon emissions.
A major pollution event in Royal National Park, caused by coal waste from a mine at Helensburgh, has become the subject of “a serious criminal investigation”.
Secretary of Sydney Bush Walking John Kennett said the organisation’s Blue Mountains walking program is a fraction of what it used to be in 2019, before bushfires, the pandemic and damaging rains.
The Kiwi government has laid down the gauntlet to the country’s five biggest cities with two major pieces of urban planning law designed to boost density.
After overcoming back and neck pain that has made exercise difficult throughout her adult life, Karen Proctor will take on Fitz’s Challenge next month, on an electric bicycle.
The ACT’s rapid take-up of electric vehicles comes with a major risk of which very few members of the public are aware, but which has firefighters quietly concerned.
When Leisa and Tony Sams bought a farm and set about reconnecting bushland that had been divided for a century, they never imagined where it would take them.
The number of electric motorbikes and mopeds in Queensland has soared in the past two years as commuters seek cheaper, more efficient transport options.
Food delivery riders are no riskier on the roads than private cyclists, research has confirmed, suggesting time pressures and infrastructure issues are endangering workers.
Queensland researchers believe they’ve finally identified those elusive wonder foods that are “not only good but good for you”.
A near-5km stretch of the Great Australian Bight is for sale, giving buyers the chance to snap up their very own beach with spectacular coastal views.
Renters could buy a piece of Hobart’s renewable energy grid to offset their power bills under proposals for a community solar farm at the South Hobart tip.
Efforts should be made to prevent the extinction of species rather than playing God and trying to bring them back.
A new film celebrates the 1980s battle to protect the Tasmanian environment, but now protest rights in Australia are under attack
A plan to create a fruit and vegetable oasis in Central Australia’s arid lands has faced a judicial review after traditional owners sued the government.
Oceanographers say growth and erosion of Western Australia’s coastline intensifies in La Niña weather conditions, due to a stronger Leeuwin Current and higher sea levels.
There are fears a growing crisis in WA’s coal heartlands could imperil the state’s biggest electricity grid less than a year after the lights flickered out during an intense heatwave.
Fury as ‘explosive’ documents reveal largest oil companies contradicted public statements and wished bedbugs upon critical activists
Campaigners who blockaded Warwickshire oil terminal remanded for refusing to comply with court proceedings
Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have demonstrated that electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) can be a powerful non-destructive tool to study the degradation mechanisms of all-solid-state lithium metal batteries.
Recent findings from Iceland’s Fagradalsfjall eruptions change what we know about how volcanoes work
Electron microscopy reveals molecular mechanisms of lithium-ion batteries
As the frequency of wildfires has increased, so have pollutants in the waters from burned watersheds, say researchers in a review paper that highlights the need for more research in the area.
The Indian tycoon has climbed the wealth rankings at breakneck speed this year, surpassing Bezos as the world’s second-wealthiest individual.
Energy economists and experts believe the new draft national electricity policy (NEP) has significant increase in installed solar power capacity plan by 2027, 2030, and a downward revision of installed coal capacity when compared to Central Electricity Authority’s Optimal Generation Capacity Mix report.
The King is no woolly liberal. He’s the head of a hereditary monarchy that is ultimately focused on its own survival
Parnell Palme McGuinness
When a public relations conference told me this week that environmental, social and (corporate) governance is the next big thing, I took it as a warning that it’s about to be over.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is hopeful the reintroduction will give both the environment and tourism a boost.
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