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Is environmental pollution the inevitable consequence of population increase, or is it at least in part the product of human behaviour?
by Max Thomas - 30/03/2015 - 9 comments
Research from the American Water Works Association reveals that 'water scarcity linked to climate change is now a global problem playing a direct role in aggravating major conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa.'
by Kellie Tranter - 26/03/2015 - 22 comments
Probably more surprising is the finding that emissions from cycling and walking are around 40% of those for driving.
by Alan Davies - 26/03/2015 - 4 comments
Additionally, whereas your typical desalination plant returns only about 35% of the water, Saltech technology can return 97%, and this is a key factor in the economics and environmentally positive attributes of the technology.
by James Stafford - 20/03/2015 - 6 comments
If you’re going to switch off mid-climate change story, there is a strong disincentive to cover it.
by Emily Arlidge - 19/03/2015 - 9 comments
The central premise of Oscar Archer's promotion of this nuclear chain of events is that Australia should go out on a limb – be the first country in the world to import nuclear wastes and to order a mass purchase of PRISM reactors.
by Noel Wauchope - 19/03/2015 - 13 comments
What comes out of it, to me, is that real loss that science and research are suffering as a consequence of forgetting that science is about scepticism, not consensus.
by Don Aitkin - 10/03/2015 - 19 comments
Unsubsidised wind power can compete, on a cost-per-output basis, with the likes of coal and gas, while the other forms of green power - photovoltaics and solar thermal - trail the field by a fair margin.
by Mark S. Lawson - 4/03/2015 - 83 comments
Bush fires in the Blue Mountains were devastating, but the council appears to have grossly over-estimated the economic damage.
by Robert Gibbons - 25/02/2015
It may be difficult to look beyond the current pricing environment for oil, but the depletion of low-cost reserves and the increasing inability to find major new discoveries ensures a future of expensive oil.
The small nation state of the Republic of the Marshall Islands is taking the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, China, France, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
by Sue Wareham - 23/02/2015 - 12 comments
With temperatures rising and extreme weather becoming more frequent, the 'climate-smart agriculture' campaign is using a host of measures to keep farmers ahead of the disruptive impacts of climate change.
by Lisa Palmer - 11/02/2015 - 38 comments

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