Climate News

A digest of interesting news about climate change from around the world, compiled by us.

Solar-powered and grid electric vehicle charging

CSIRO and Nissan jointly launch a trial of a solar-powered charging station. >>

Krupp Steel Using Hydrogen

Hydrogen instead of coal.  Thyssen Krupp Steel launches pioneering project for climate friendly steel production at its Duisburg (Germany) site. >>

Businesses need to lead on climate policy

Major environmental groups call on businesses to lead on climate policy. "Consensus statement raises the bar for corporate leadership on climate change." >>

Climate Change and Australia's National Security

"Climate change works as a threat multiplier – it exacerbates the drivers of conflict by deepening existing fragilities within societies, straining weak institutions, reshaping power balances and undermining post-conflict recovery and peace building." Admiral Chris Barrie (Retired) Senate Standing Committees on Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade Report >>

Metal-Air batteries

Deakin University research in areas of energy materials through the leading expertise of the Institute for Frontier Materials. >>

The Plastics Plague

How the recycle 'con' (originally in USA), 'Keep America Beautiful',  instituted and permeated by drink manufacturers and a cigarette corporation shifted responsibility for plastics pollution from themselves and onto consumers.  More Recycling Won't Solve Plastic Pollution ...>>

Murray-Darling Basin

In a recent Q&A on ABC-TV The Australia Institute researcher, Maryanne Slattery, said that Government policies have exacerbated the drought. The Australia Institute has made a Submission to the Murray-Darling Basin Commission of Inquiry Bill 2019

Forests of K’gari

Forest Protection A flawless method of preventing destruction of prime environmental sites. Forests of K’gari (Fraser Island, Queensland) World Heritage listed in 1992, this is permanently protected as part of the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy. "...conserving indigenous forests for future generations" >>

The next generation of Lithium batteries

Piotrek and CSIRO to make next-gen lithium batteries for global market. >>

Single-Use Plastics

Globelet Reusable System. How to avoid single use plastics. New Zealand firm develops their resuables in response to single use plastic trash at sporting events. >>