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Land groups say plan could lift economic output by $5.7bn and focus on areas hit hardest by coronavirus shutdown
An alliance of more than 70 conservation, farming and land management organisations is lobbying the Morrison government to dedicate $4bn of stimulus spending to employ more than 50,000 people to help repair the environment.
According to a report by professional services firm Ernst & Young commissioned by the groups, it could create 53,000 jobs over four years planting trees, removing weeds and restoring rivers, wetlands and coastal habitats. It is estimated it would reduce welfare costs by about $620m and increase economic output by about $5.7bn.Continue reading...
Such deadly heat may become regular occurrence later this century, scientists find
The likelihood of the UK experiencing deadly 40C temperatures for the first time is “rapidly accelerating” due to the climate crisis, scientists have found.
The research shows that such searing heat could become a regular occurrence by the end of the century unless carbon emissions are cut to zero. Global heating has already made UK heatwaves 30 times more likely and extreme temperatures led to 3,400 early deaths from 2016-19.Continue reading...
City of Adelaide reaches 100 per cent renewables target under deal with Flow Power that will combine wind and two new solar plants.
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Researchers analyse historical records and museum artefacts to pinpoint the birds’ distribution
Two of the most well-known birds of prey – the golden eagle and white-tailed eagle – once soared high above the whole of Wales, a study has concluded.
Researchers analysed historical records, museum artefacts, medieval poetry and place names featuring eryr – the Welsh word for eagle – to pinpoint the distribution of the birds.Continue reading...
I believe Roundup gave me cancer. The Monsanto settlement is a slap in the face | Christine Sheppard
I have to inject myself with needles just to stay alive. Still, Bayer will continue to sell Roundup, and refused to label it as carcinogenic
Last Wednesday was my 71st birthday, a low-key celebration in these Covid-19 times. Then I heard the news that the pharmaceutical conglomerate Bayer has offered a settlement to resolve several massive class-action lawsuits alleging that the company’s herbicide, Roundup, is dangerous and causes cancer.
I’m one of the thousands of people who filed suit. The news of the settlement ruined my birthday.Continue reading...
US start-up Orison, backed by Origin Energy, hopes to unveil its "plug and play" battery storage that it describes as just another appliance that can be plugged into the wall.
The post World’s first “plug-in” home battery set to be tested in Australia appeared first on RenewEconomy.
A family were fishing on a lake in Wisconsin when they spotted a bear with a plastic jar stuck on its head. After several attempts at moving their boat next to the bear and removing the jar, they were finally able to free the animal. 'Never dreamt we would ever do this in our life time,' Tricia Hurt wrote on Facebook. 'Out on Marshmiller Lake yesterday with Brian Hurt and Brady Hurt when we spotted this poor bear. He made it to shore after all that'Continue reading...
$100m to be spent on conservation after critics expressed concerns for Kosciuszko national park
Scott Morrison has announced federal approval for the Snowy 2.0 project in the closing days of the Eden-Monaro byelection campaign, declaring Snowy Hydro would spend $100m on measures aimed at allaying environmental concerns.
The prime minister told reporters on Tuesday he was excited to announce “the thumbs-up, green light for the Snowy 2.0 project to now move to its full implementation phase” with construction to begin over the next two years.Continue reading...
Western Australia trial that will offer virtual home energy storage installs 464kWh Tesla battery system in Top 20 Perth solar suburb of Port Kennedy.
The post Sixth community Tesla battery installed in W.A. PowerBank trial appeared first on RenewEconomy.