‘Why not walk?’ Google Maps to roll out green features

24 April

Google Maps will politely pester Australian travellers to take public transport or walk to their destination in one of several of green changes introduced to the service to celebrate Earth Day. Users who still intend to drive to their destination...[Read More]

Asia’s biggest battery will power Australian homes

11 October

More than one million Australian households will be powered by one of the world’s largest battery systems after the government approved a new renewable energy hub. The battery will be located in Melbourne suburb of Plumpton, where it will store...[Read More]

One giant leap for agriculture as farmers look to space

15 February

Nestled deep in the industrial and commercial centre of a major metropolitan city, a vertical farm has sprouted indoors and its backers are reaching for the stars. Researchers based in Melbourne’s Docklands are working with the space agency NASA...[Read More]

Mixed outlook for agriculture in 2023

14 December

It’s a mixed outlook for agriculture in the coming year, with grains and lamb expected to perform well while the number of dairy farmers leaving the industry takes a toll. Rural Bank’s 2023 outlook also listed global economic challenges and...[Read More]

How Green Hydrogen Could End The Fossil Fuel Era [TED Talk Video]

2 November

  As climate change accelerates, finding clean alternatives to fossil fuels is more urgent than ever. Social entrepreneur Vaitea Cowan believes green hydrogen is the answer. Watch as she shares her team’s work mass producing electrolyzers —...[Read More]

Insurers prepare for soaring climate cost

2 November

The cost of extreme weather events is expected to soar and put insurance out of reach for some communities. The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) released landmark research on Wednesday on the scale of the challenge and how the industry should...[Read More]

Electric car tax cuts welcome, more wanted

26 October

Federal budget tax cuts for electric cars and moves to create a national electric vehicle charging network in Australia have been welcomed by motoring and environmental groups overnight. The policies could shave $4700 off the cost of buying an...[Read More]

Expert finds short cut to emissions target

19 October

Australia can meet its emissions reduction target and ease its biodiversity crisis if it decides to end logging in native forests, a leading climate scientist says. Professor Brendan Mackey, who has co-authored reports for the Intergovernmental...[Read More]

Big Battery ‘more useful than big banana’

21 September

Australia can’t become fully powered by renewable energy without storage to support wind and solar, industry warns. South Australia’s Hornsdale Power Reserve was the world’s first Big Battery, since overtaken by a larger plant in Victoria near...[Read More]

Farmers ‘big winners’ in UK trade deal

21 September

Australia’s agricultural sector would be the big winner in a new free trade deal with the UK, the chief negotiator says. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Elisabeth Bowes has told a parliamentary inquiry ratifying the agreement would...[Read More]

Australia urged to help climate diplomacy

7 September

Australia must pull its weight in the Pacific and go harder on cutting emissions, according to international climate leaders. South Korea’s Ban Ki-moon, former secretary-general of the United Nations, told a forum in Canberra on Tuesday that the...[Read More]

Aussies want green transport options, fast

31 August

Australians overwhelmingly want governments to splash cash on a fast transition to green transport options that will save them money and fight climate change, a national survey shows. A YouGov poll of 2160 Australians, commissioned by the Climate...[Read More]

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World’s Largest Cities by Population 1950 – 2035

22 July

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Global Energy Production by Source 1860 – 2019

13 November

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