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Dutton’s blast of radioactive rhetoric on nuclear power leaves facts in the dust | Temperature Check

  2024-03-13 in The Guardian

Coalition’s claim of cheap power and quickly built reactors is at odds with real world experience of other countries

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Australia


Australia’s biggest smelter to launch massive wind and solar tender, says nuclear too costly

  2024-03-13 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

The biggest single energy consumer in Australia, the Tomago smelter, is about to launch a massive tender for wind and solar. It says nuclear is too expensive.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Wind Power | Nuclear Power | Renewable Energy | Australia


Bushfires burning in Victoria's west turn sky glowing red

  2024-03-10 (or before) in 9News - Latest news and headlines from Australia and the world

  Tagged under: Australia | Bushfires


Extreme heatwave to continue in Victoria and South Australia for days yet

  2024-03-09 in 9News - Latest news and headlines from Australia and the world

<p>Overnight temperatures in both Melbourne and Adelaide barely dropped below 30 degrees before 4am.</p>

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Australia


Festivals and events cancelled as autumn heatwave hits four states

  2024-03-09 (or before) in SBS | TV, Radio, On Demand, News, Sport, Food, Movies

  Tagged under: Extreme Heat | Australia | Climate Change Impacts


The Coalition wants nuclear power. Could it work – or would it be an economic and logistical disaster?

  2024-03-07 in The Guardian

The prospect of Australia trying to build nuclear reactors at soon-to-be-closed coal plants raises many questions. Here’s what we know

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Australia


How can nuclear fit into a renewable grid where base load can’t compete?

  2024-03-05 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

Coalition’s push for nuclear is fundamentally flawed, not just for nuclear, but for any high capital cost base load generator. 

  Tagged under: Electricity Grid | Australia | Nuclear Power


Aust farmers are preparing for extremes of climate change

  2024-03-03 in Cosmos Science News, Features, Podcasts, Video and Print Magazine

Australia’s farmers are rising to the climate challenge by adopting a deep level of strategic thinking says a new survey on resilience in agriculture.

  Tagged under: Australia


Wind and solar projects gathering pace, despite Coalition campaign

  2024-03-03 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

Despite all the doom and gloom, the wind and solar currently under construction makes it certain we will be over 50% renewable by mid 2026 at the latest and probably by late 2025.

  Tagged under: Wind Power | Solar Energy | Renewable Energy | Australia


Australia’s Great Barrier Reef suffers ‘extensive’ coral bleaching, as scientists fear seventh mass bleaching event | CNN

  2024-02-29 by in CNN

The southern Great Barrier Reef is suffering from extensive coral bleaching due to heat stress, the reef’s managers said Wednesday, raising fears that a seventh mass bleaching event could be unfolding across the vast, ecologically important site.

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts | Extreme Heat | Coral Reefs | Great Barrier Reef | Australia


New ecosystems, unprecedented climates: more Australian species than ever are struggling to survive

  2024-02-19 by in The Conversation

We’ve brought some species back from the brink – but more and more are being threatened. Here’s why

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Climate Change Impacts | Australia


A sinkhole, toxic gas and the $2 billion mistake behind Snowy 2.0's blowout - ABC News

  2023-10-22 in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Snowy Hydro's tunnelling machine caused a sinkhole and spent months barely moving, then the troubled project's tunnel began filling with gas.

  Tagged under: Australia


The summer ahead

  2023-09-01 in The Monthly - Australia

The climate disasters unfolding in the northern hemisphere are a sign of what’s in store here, as governments fail to act on the unfolding emergency

  Tagged under: Extreme Heat | Climate Change | Australia


From laggards to leaders: An assessment of Australian banks’ climate commitments

  2023-08-15 (or before) in assets.nationbuilder.com

  Tagged under: Australia | Finance | Net Zero


Sea Surface Temperatures - Pacific and Indian Oceans

  2023-06-20 (or before) in Bureau of Meteorology, Australia

Australian climate is influenced by sea surface temperature patterns in the Pacific and Indian oceans. This page provides information on Pacific and Indian ocean outlooks for the coming six months based on a survey of international climate models.

  Tagged under: Pacific Ocean | Climate Data | Oceans | Australia


404 mm breaks July rainfall record in Sydney

  2022-08-01 (or before) in Weather Zone Australia

Sydney has just broken a monthly rainfall record for the second time this year, continuing the city’s prolific run of wet weather in 2022. Sydney’s main rain gauge at Observatory Hill, located next to the Harbour Bridge, collected a whopping 404.0 mm of rain during July. This is more than four times its long-term monthly average and the highest July total in records dating back to 1858, beating 336.1 mm from 1950. Sydney has now registered two record wet months in 2022, with July’s 404.0 mm and March’s 554.0 mm both unrivalled in more than 160 years of observations at the site. The city&rsquo...

  Tagged under: Extreme Rainfall | Australia | Predictions


The dead sea: Tasmania's underwater forests disappearing in our lifetime

  2020-02-24 (or before) in The Guardian

The sea along the Tasmanian east coast is a global heating hotspot. One man has watched entire sea forests disappear in his lifetime

  Tagged under: Australia | Trees


Australia Will Lose to Climate Change

  2020-01-06 (or before) in The Atlantic

Even as the country fights bushfires, it can’t stop dumping planet-warming pollution into the atmosphere.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Global Warming | Climate Change | Australia | Bushfires | Wildfires | Economic Growth | Great Barrier Reef | Coral Reefs


Australian scientists may have discovered a solution to our plastic problem

  2019-11-19 in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Local scientists develop a system they say can turn all plastic back into oil, but the first commercial recycling plant using the technology will not be built in Australia.

  Tagged under: Australia | Plastic


Testing begins for first offshore wind farm in Australia

  2019-11-11 (or before) by in The Age Melbourne

  Tagged under: Farming | Wind Power | Australia


Australia bushfires: Three dead and thousands forced from homes - BBC News

  2019-11-09 (or before) in The BBC

More than 100 blazes burn across New South Wales and Queensland, amid warnings of more to come.

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Australia | Bushfires


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