Date: 25 September 2022 at 6:05:48 am AWST
Subject: Daily Links Sep 25
Post of the Day
NSW and Victoria have dragged their heels and now risk the federal government taking over Australia’s most important river system
On This Day
Feast of Saint Nicholas of Flüe – Switzerland
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.
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.
If the latest event brings flooding, it will be the fourth NSW summer in a row marked by natural disaster; in Queensland, the fifth
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
World’s desire to wean off over-reliance on China could be a boon for local producers, according to the Australian PV Institute
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?
Vanessa Pirotta and Justine O’Brien
Blue-tongue lizards and sulphur-crested cockatoos are among the native animals frequently smuggled overseas.
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 is leaking into Sydney Harbour, amid an ongoing dispute over a plan to upgrade Sydney’s ageing wastewater system.
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.
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 contraceptive program to manage kangaroo populations will be expanded to more locations in Canberra, following the successful start to the program at Mulligans Flat.
Researchers are lacing corpses of the amphibian with nausea-inducing chemicals to train freshwater crocs not to eat them
Ex-chair of Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation says hydrogen plant, gas facility and proposed urea plant are all threats to cultural sites
Boris Johnson was far more eco-conscious than recent Conservative predecessors. But this mini-budget is a reversion to type
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