Climate News

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

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" >>

Caught in the Slow Lane

Report by Nielsen (market research firm) on the slow Australian take-up of electric cars.  Article from 'Drive' motoring news website outlining Nielsen's research:  Why don't Australians buy more EVs? >>

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. >>

Australia’s emissions to 2030 and beyond to 2050

"A decarbonising electricity sector won’t offset emissions rising elsewhere." >>

EV Charging Infrastructure

National Ultrafast EV Charging Infrastructure Network >>

New buyer tools to boost electric vehicles (fleet buyers)

"Tens of thousands of electric vehicles are predicted to hit Australian roads within five years under a new program launched today to assist fleet buyers." >>