Climate News

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

Environmental Performance Index

'The 2020 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) provides a data-driven summary of the state of sustainability around the world. Using 32 performance indicators across 11 issue categories, the EPI ranks 180 countries on environmental health and ecosystem vitality. These indicators provide a gauge at a national scale of how close countries are to established environmental policy targets.' (Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy) >

Increasing trends in regional heatwaves

'Heatwaves have increased in intensity, frequency and duration, with these trends projected to worsen under enhanced global warming.'  (Nature Communications journal) >

Annual climate statement (Australia) 2020

'Australia's fourth-warmest year on record, with the annual national mean temperature 1.15 °C above average.' (Bureau of Meteorology, Canberra) >

Recovering Gold from Electronic Waste

Challenges and opportunities in the recovery of gold from electronic waste. (Royal Society of Chemistry article)

E-Waste Recovery Systems

Their claim: Process Machine Company present E-Waste recycling and refining solutions as a turn-key. Our company can provide until [up to] 10 ton per day E-waste recycling and refining system. >

Boliden's Rönnskär smelter

Their claim: Boliden's Rönnskär smelter in northern Sweden is one of the world's largest recycler of metal from electronic material. The facility also minimizes its emissions and generates electricity and district heating from electronic material.

Realising Electric Vehicles-to-grid Services

Accelerating the integration of electric vehicles into the National Electricity Market through a world first fleet demonstration combined with social-technical-economic research. (Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program, Australian National University.) >

Centre for Studies of Climate Change Denialism

'Scientific and political awareness of the greenhouse effect and human influence on the climate has existed for over three decades. During the 1980s, there was a strong environmental movement and a political consensus on the issue, but in recent years, climate change denial – denying that changes to the climate are due to human influence on the environment – has increased which makes the case for understanding why this is so.' (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden) >

Murray-darling Basin Plan - June 2020 Update

Outstanding issues within NSW’s Final Draft Water Resource Plans and consequences for the Murray-Darling Basin Plan. (Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists) > 

BROKEN HILL ELECTRICITY SUPPLY

Colossal Micro-Grid planned for Broken Hill N.S.W. to guarrantee supply in the event of mains grid failure. (Broken Hill Supply - TransGrid) >