Daily Links Sep 25

From: Maelor Himbury <maelor@melbpc.org.au&gt;
Date: 25 September 2022 at 6:05:48 am AWST
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Subject: Daily Links Sep 25

Post of the Day

Time is running out on the Murray-Darling plan. Should Tanya Plibersek reach for the big guns?

Anne Davies

NSW and Victoria have dragged their heels and now risk the federal government taking over Australia’s most important river system


On This Day

September 25

Death of Prophet Muhammad and Martyrdom of Imam Hasan – Iran

Feast of Saint Nicholas of Flüe – Switzerland


Ecological Observance

World Rivers Day


Climate Change

Afraid and anxious, young protesters demand climate action

As leaders of developing disaster-struck nations pleaded their cases at the United Nations, young people globally took to the streets to call for more ambitious action on climate change.


Facing calls to resign, World Bank president changes answer on climate crisis

His views drew scrutiny earlier in the week after he refused to say during a public event whether he believed fossil fuel burning was warming the planet.



With another La Niña under way, experts warn Australia’s east coast remains at high risk

If the latest event brings flooding, it will be the fourth NSW summer in a row marked by natural disaster; in Queensland, the fifth


Australians are in love with big polluting cars – here are some alternatives

Seven out of the top 10 car sold are large utes or SUVs – but there are EV replacements, either already in Australia or being developed overseas


Australia has a golden opportunity to expand solar energy manufacturing

World’s desire to wean off over-reliance on China could be a boon for local producers, according to the Australian PV Institute


Derailed or back on track? Inland Rail and the new government now at the throttle

In Opposition, Labor promised transparency and fixes to get the $15 billion-and-counting Inland Rail project “back on track”. It has also committed to serious budget repair. What happens now?


Lizard in your luggage? We’re using artificial intelligence to detect wildlife trafficking

Vanessa Pirotta and Justine O’Brien

Blue-tongue lizards and sulphur-crested cockatoos are among the native animals frequently smuggled overseas.


Australia has relied on agricultural innovation to farm our dry land. We’ll need more for the uncertain years ahead

Sam Rudd and Drew Evans

Since European colonisation, Australia’s farmers have had to pioneer new technologies to adapt agriculture to this dry land.


New South Wales

Raw sewage leaking into Sydney Harbour, amid dispute over ageing wastewater system

Raw sewage is leaking into Sydney Harbour, amid an ongoing dispute over a plan to upgrade Sydney’s ageing wastewater system.


Feral cull pause in Kosciuszko a real risk to Namadgi

Andrew Cox

The NSW government’s pause on programs to control feral pigs, deer and horses in Kosciuszko National Park is a knee-jerk reaction that is bad news for the Snowies and could lead to more feral animals shifting into Namadgi National Park and threatening the species living there.



No roof? No worries. Solar garden project to include ACT

Renters and apartment-dwellers in the ACT can now join the solar energy movement, with the opportunity to purchase a plot in a NSW solar garden.


‘A really useful tool’: ACT will expand its contraceptive dart program for kangaroos [$]

A contraceptive program to manage kangaroo populations will be expanded to more locations in Canberra, following the successful start to the program at Mulligans Flat.


Western Australia

Crocs v cane toads: can crocodiles in Western Australia be taught to avoid the toxic intruder?

Researchers are lacing corpses of the amphibian with nausea-inducing chemicals to train freshwater crocs not to eat them


Fears for Indigenous rock art as construction begins on WA’s Burrup peninsula

Ex-chair of Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation says hydrogen plant, gas facility and proposed urea plant are all threats to cultural sites



This dash for growth represents the death of green Toryism

Phillip Inman

Boris Johnson was far more eco-conscious than recent Conservative predecessors. But this mini-budget is a reversion to type


Maelor Himbury
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